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Definitions of Multiple Intelligences

Definitions of 8 Multiple Intelligences

Interpersonal

You're able to recognize and understand the motivations and feelings of other people. Teachers, psychologists, and salespeople have this intelligence.

Intrapersonal

You're aware of your different feelings. You can build accurate mental models of yourself. You use these models to make decisions about your life. People with this strength are found in all walks of life.

Verbal/Linguistic

You make sense of the world through language. You use words effectively when you are speaking and writing. Writers and editors have this intelligence.

Naturalist

You use features of the environment to make sense of the world. Gardeners, florists and geologists have this intelligence about nature.

Bodily/Kinesthetic

You use all or part of your body to create things or solve problems. Athletes, surgeons, dancers and craftspeople have this intelligence.

Visual/Spatial

You're able to perceive visual and spatial information. You can create effective mental pictures. Architects, artists and engineers have this intelligence.

Logical/Mathematical

You appreciate abstract relationships. You can use numbers effectively. Scientists, mathematicians and philosophers have this intelligence.

Musical

You can create, communicate and understand meanings made out of sounds. Composers and musicians have this intelligence.

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