The Eight Intelligences

This article briefly defines the eight different types of intelligences according to Gardner's theory.

    1. Verbal/Linguistic: sensitivity to the meaning and order of words.

    2. Logical/Mathematical: ability to handle chains of reasoning and to recognize patterns and order.

    3. Musical: sensitivity to pitch, melody, rhythm, and tone.

    4. Bodily/Kinesthetic: ability to use the body and to handle objects skillfully.

    5. Spatial: ability to perceive the world accurately and to re-create or transform aspects of that world.

    6. Interpersonal: ability to understand people and relationships.

    7. Intrapersonal: ability to assess one's emotional life as a means to understanding oneself and others.

    8. Naturalist: the aptitude for observing nature and discerning patterns and trends. The naturalist enjoys collecting and cataloguing natural material.

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