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The following are classified as multiple intelligences.



  • Verbal-Linguistic Intelligence (“Word Smart”): They display a facility with words and languages. They are typically good at reading, writing, telling stories and memorizing words and dates. They learn best by reading, taking notes, listening to lectures, and discussion and debate. They are also frequently skilled at explaining, teaching and oration or persuasive speaking. Those with verbal-linguistic intelligence learn foreign languages very easily as they have high verbal memory and recall, and an ability to understand and manipulate syntax and structure.
  • Logical-Mathematical Intelligence (“Number/Reasoning Smart”): They think conceptually in logical and numerical patterns making connections between pieces of information. Always curious about the world around them, these learner ask lots of questions and like to do experiments.Their skills include problem solving, classifying and categorizing information, working with abstract concepts to figure out the relationship of each to the other, handling long chains of reason to make local progressions, doing controlled experiments, questioning and wondering about natural events, performing complex mathematical calculations, working with geometric shapes.
  • Visual-Spatial Intelligence (“Picture Smart”): They tend to think in pictures and need to create vivid mental images to retain information. They enjoy looking at maps, charts, pictures, videos, and movies. Their skills include: puzzle building,reading,writing,understanding charts and graphs, a good sense of direction,sketching,painting ,creating visual metaphors and analogies, manipulating images,constructing,fixing  etc.
  • Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence (“Body Smart”): They tend to express themselves through movement. They can control body movements and handle objects skillfully, and have a good sense of balance and eye-hand co-ordination. Through interacting with the space around them, they are able remember and process information: Their skills include:dancing,physical co-ordination,sports,hands on experimentation, using body language, crafts ,acting, expressing emotions through body.
  • Musical Intelligence (“Music Smart”): They think in sounds, rhythms and patterns. They immediately respond to music either appreciating or criticizing what they hear. Many of these learners are extremely sensitive to environmental sounds. Their skills include: singing, whistling, playing musical instruments, recognizing tonal patterns, composing musics, remembering melodies.
  • Interpersonal Intelligence (“People Smart”): They try to see things from other people’s point of view in order to understand how they think and feel. They often have an uncanny ability to sense feelings, intentions and motivation. Their skill include: listening, empathizing, counseling, co-operating with groups, building trust, establishing positive relations with other people.
  • Intrapersonal Intelligence (“Self Smart”): They try to understand their inner feelings, desires and dreams, relationships with others, and strengths and weaknesses. Their skills include: Recognizing their own strengths and weaknesses, reflecting and analyzing themselves, awareness of their inner feeling, understanding their role in relationship to others.
  • Naturalist Intelligence (“Nature Smart”): They are excellent at recognizing and classifying both the animal and plant kingdoms, as well as showing understanding of natural phenomena. Their highly-developed levels of sensory perception may help them notice similarities, differences and changes in their surroundings more rapidly than others.

Note: This article is extracted from iDiscoveri XSEED presents HOWARD GARDNER India Tour 2012.