8 Intellegences Pt 4

In part 4 of my posts on the 8 intellegences we will look at the Musical and Naturalistic intellegences.

Musical Intelligence

People with musical intelligence love music. They appreciate rhythm and composition. They are gifted with the ability to compose, sing and/or play instrument(s). Able to recognize sounds, tones and rhythm, they have a “good ear” for music. They learn best through lectures and often use rhythm and music as a way to memorize things.

Common Characteristics

  • Have good rhythm
  • Can easily memorize songs
  • Notice and enjoy different sounds
  • Often singing, whisling or tapping a song
  • Talented with an instrument or singing
  • Can tell when a note is off-key
  • Often have a song running through their head
  • Have an unquenchable passion for music
Career Matches

  • Musician
  • Singer
  • Conductor
  • Composer
  • Songwriter
  • Music Teacher
  • Music Director
  • Choir Director
  • Record Producer

Naturalist intelligence

The Naturalist intelligence has to do with how we relate to our surroundings and where we fit into it. People with Naturalist intelligence have a sensitivity to and appreciation for nature. They are gifted at nurturing and growing things as well as the ability to care for and interact with animals. They can easily distinguish patterns in nature.
Note that this intelligence is the newest added to the theory of Multiple Intelligences and is often criticized as being an interest rather than an intelligence.

Common Characteristics

  • Bothered by pollution
  • Enjoys having pets
  • Likes to learn about nature
  • Enjoys gardening
  • Appreciates scenic places
  • Feels alive when in contact with nature
  • Likes to camp, hike, walk and climb
  • Notices nature above all other things
  • Conscious of changes in weather
Career Matches

  • Conservationist
  • Gardener
  • Farmer
  • Animal Trainer
  • Park Ranger
  • Scientist
  • Botanist
  • Zookeeper
  • Geologist
  • Marine Biologist
  • Ecologist
  • Veterinarian

 

8 Intellegences Pt 3

In part 3 of my posts on the 8 intellegences we will look at Visual/Spacial and Bodily/Kinesthetic intellegences.  (Two of which I virtually have none)

Visual/Spacial

People with Visual intelligence are artistic. They are very aware of their surroundings and are good at remembering images. They have a great sense of direction. They like to draw, paint and read maps. They learn best through drawings and visual aids.

Common Characteristics

  • Good at solving visual puzzles
  • Enjoyed geometry in school
  • Good at drawing
  • Can visualize pictures in head
  • Notices colors and shapes
  • Enjoys photography
  • Good with directions
  • Can remember places vividly
  • Good at artistic composition
  • Likes books with pictures
Career Matches

  • Artist
  • Architect
  • Graphic Designer
  • Engineer
  • Fashion Designer
  • Interior Decorator
  • Photographer

Bodily/Kinesthetic

People with Kinesthetic intelligence love movement. They enjoy sports and/or dance. They are good at building things and like to stay active. They have good motor skills and are very aware of their bodies. They learn best through movement and experimentation.

Common Characteristics

  • Learns by “doing”
  • Would rather touch than just look
  • Well-coordinated withgood motor skills
  • Likes figuring out how things work
  • Enjoys the outdoors
  • Likes to work with hands
  • Can’t sit still for too long
  • Enjoys sports and exhilarating experiences
  • Likes to be active
  • Has a lot of physical energy
  • Athletic
Career Matches

  • Athlete
  • Dancer
  • Mechanic
  • Actor / Actress
  • Performer
  • Physical Education Instructor
  • Craftsman
  • Gardener
  • Physical Therapist
  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Builder
  • Park Ranger
  • Firefighter
  • Paramedic

 

8 Intellegences Pt 2

Let’s look at the first two intellegences I mentioned in my last post.

Verbal – Linguistic

I pulled the following description from http://www.mypersonality.info/multiple-intelligences/verbal-linguistic/

People with Linguistic intelligence love and are talented with words. They enjoy reading, writing and learning languages. They have an ability to teach and explain things to others. They learn best by reading, taking notes and going to lecture

Common Characteristics

  • Notices grammatical mistakes
  • Often speaks of what they have read
  • Likes to use “fancy” words
  • Loves word games
  • Cherishes their book collection
  • Easily remembers quotes and famous sayings
  • Likes puns and rhymes
  • Enjoys writing
  • Enjoys foreign language
  • Always enjoyed English class
Career Matches

  • Writer (any type)
  • Editor
  • Public Speaker
  • Politician
  • Preacher
  • Teacher
  • Journalist
  • Broadcaster
  • English / Writing Tutor
  • Actor / Actress

Logical – Mathematical

I pulled the following description from http://www.mypersonality.info/multiple-intelligences/logical-mathematical/

People with Logical intelligence are abstract thinkers and are attracted to logic and reasoning. They are good at investigation and scientific processes. They learn best by logic.

Common Characteristics

  • Can easily do math in their head
  • Good at strategy games
  • Have a mind “like a computer”
  • Really like math
  • Enjoy science experiments
  • Organize things by category
  • Abstract thinker
  • Look for a rational explanations
  • Wonder how things work
Career Matches

  • Scientist
  • Mathematician
  • Lawyer/Attorney
  • Doctor
  • Accountant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Computer Programmer
  • Researcher
  • Financial Planner

 

 

 

Types of Intelligences (Learning Styles)

In 1983 there was a Harvard study conducted by Howard Gardner that revealed that there are 8 different types of intelligences.  IQ may not be the best way to explain intelligence.

The 8 intelligences are as follows:

  1. Verbal – Linguistic
  2. Logical – Mathematical
  3. Bodily – Kiesthetic
  4. Visual – Spacial
  5. Interpersonal
  6. Intrapersonal
  7. Musical
  8. Naturalistic

In the next few weeks I’ll start explaining them all.  I have a feeling that this will be a new serious interest of mine.