Howard Gardner’s 7 Types of Intelligence

According to Howard Gardner, psychologist and author of this theory, there are a total of 7 types of intelligence and we all have a little bit of the 7 combined into one. However, each person can develop each of them more strongly and reach overlap over the others. The 7 types of intelligence identified in Howard Gardner’s work are:

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Types Of Intelligence

Linguistic intelligence.

Talent for dealing with letters and people.

People who have this type of intelligence have a great facility for expressing themselves orally and in writing. In addition to having great expressiveness, he also has a high degree of attention and a high sensitivity to understanding the points of view of others. It is closely related to the left side of the brain, it is the most common type of intelligence.

Linguistic Intelligence

Logical Intelligence.

A talent for dealing with numbers and logical questions.

People with this intelligence profile have a highly capable memory and a great talent for coping with mathematics and logic in general. They find it easy to find the solution to complex problems, being able to break down big problems into small problems and solve them until they get the final answer. These types of people are organized and disciplined. It is an intelligence closely related to the left side of the brain.

Logical Intelligence

Motor Intelligence.

Talent for sports and dance.

People with this type of intelligence have a great talent for body expression, as well as a remarkable sense of space, distance, and depth. They have greater than normal control over the body, being able to perform complex, graceful or strong movements with great precision and ease.

It is an intelligence that is related to the cerebellum, a part of the brain that controls the voluntary movements of the body. Present in Olympic and high-performance athletes. It is a type of intelligence directly related to coordination and motor skills.

Motor Intelligence Dance

Spatial Intelligence.

Great capacity for 3D and 2D abstraction, also related to creativity.

People with this intelligence profile have an enormous facility for creating, imagining and drawing images in 2D and 3D. They have a great capacity for creativity in general, but above all they have a great talent for graphic art. People with this intelligence profile have creativity and sensitivity as their main characteristics, they are able to imagine, create and see things that those who do not have this type of developed intelligence, in general, cannot.

Spatial Intelligence architecture

Musical Intelligence.

A great talent for music and creative ability.

This is a rare kind of intelligence. People with this profile have a great facility for listening to music or sounds in general and identifying different musical patterns and notes. They can hear and process sounds beyond what many people can, they are also able to create new songs and unreleased harmonies. People with this profile are as if they can “see” through sounds.

Some people have developed this intelligence so much that they learn to play musical instruments on their own. In the same way as spatial intelligence, this is a type of intelligence strongly related to creativity.

Musical Intelligence

Interpersonal intelligence.

Practical leadership to command the people.

Interpersonal intelligence is a type of intelligence linked to the natural ability to lead. People with this intelligence profile are very active and generally cause great admiration in others. They are practical leaders, those who call responsibility for themselves. They are calm, straightforward and have a tremendous ability to convince people to do what they see fit. They are also able to identify people’s qualities and get the best out of them by organizing teams and coordinating work together.

Interpersonal Intelligence

Intrapersonal intelligence.

Indirect leadership to influence people.

This is a rare type of intelligence, also related to leadership. Those who develop interpersonal intelligence have an enormous facility for understanding what people think, feel and want. Unlike interpersonal leaders who are active, intrapersonal leaders are more reserved, exercising leadership in a more indirect way, through their charisma and influencing people through ideas and not actions. Among the types of intelligence, this is considered the rarest.

Intrapersonal Intelligence Kim Kardashian


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