The 9 types of intelligence

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Did you know that academic intelligence is not a decisive factor when deciding intelligent someone is?

It is possible for a person to be very good at math but not so good at communication. According to the theory of psychologist Howard Gardner, it is possible that Lionel Messi is as intelligent as Stephen Hawking. This is because these two people have developed different types of intelligence.

Keeping this in mind is very important when deciding which is the best way to study.
Here you can find out more about these types of intelligence are and what jobs are best to develop each of them.

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Number 1: verbal-linguistic intelligence

Some people are very good at understanding the meaning of words when they read or hear them. They also have a certain ability to remember dates and facts. Also, these people tend to be excellent storytellers.

Linguistic-verbal intelligence consists of the capacity for oral and written language. Some professions that have this area more developed are those developed by journalists, speakers and writers.

Number 2: logical-mathematical intelligence

For many years this type of intelligence has been considered the foundation of intelligence by definition but this is not correct. This intelligence includes: ability for logical thinking, abstraction, complex reasoning, numerical calculations, problem solving and critical thinking.

Some professions that develop this type of intelligence more are engineers, mathematicians and scientists.

Number 3: visual-spatial intelligence

Visual spatial intelligence refers to the ability to mentally visualize, recreate, and manipulate spaces.

Some professions that develop this type of intelligence more are designers, photographers and architects.

Number 4: musical intelligence

Musical intelligence refers to the ability to interact with musical instruments and nature in order to create complex musical pieces.

Obviously, the professions that develop this type of intelligence the most are musicians, composers and singers.

Number 5: bodily-kinesthetic intelligence

Bodily-kinesthetic intelligence is the ability to dominate the body in order to manipulate different instruments and also to be able to perform certain acts. It contemplates the body’s ability to express emotions as in dancing, compete as in sports or create as in the plastic arts.

Examples of the professions that most develop this type of activity are: surgeons, actors, athletes and craftsmen.

Number 6: interpersonal intelligence

Interpersonal intelligence is the ability to feel empathy and communicate with other people.

An example of this type of intelligence are people who are sensitive enough to capture the moods, feelings and motivations of others and act accordingly.

This type of ability is also related to the ability to communicate with others in order to achieve a common goal.

Number 7: intrapersonal intelligence

Intrapersonal intelligence refers to the ability to understand oneself. It is the ability to understand one’s own emotions, sensations, thoughts and emotions.

Examples of people with this type of more developed intelligence are all people who have acquired the habit of self-reflection, either through meditation or by keeping a journal on their emotions and thoughts. Here we can also consider philosophers, theologians and psychologists.

This type of intelligence gives a certain advantage to the people who possess it, because they know their own strengths and weaknesses.

Number 8: naturist intelligence

Naturist intelligence translates into the sensitivity that some people show towards the natural world. It involves observing nature, recognizing flora and fauna, making certain distinctions in the natural environment, and using this skill productively.

Examples of professions that make use of this type of intelligence are all those related to agriculture and livestock, and also biologists.

Number 9: existential intelligence

Existential intelligence refers to the ability that human beings have to question our world.
Questions like: “Who are we?”, “What are we doing here?” or “why are we alive?” are typical of this type of intelligence.

This type of intelligence had not originally been included by Gardner in his 1983 book called “Frames of Mind”; however in the 2009 review titled “Multiple Intelligences” he suggested that this type of intelligence could also be included.

On the other hand, the same author in his book also acknowledges that additional intelligences may exist. Have you ever even heard of “emotional intelligence”? That may be another type of intelligence to consider, although it could also be understood as simply a fusion between interpersonal and intrapersonal intelligences.

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