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Multiple Intelligences

Everybody is intelligent in different and diverse ways. Even if you have the same kind of intelligence as another person, the way you use your intelligences will be unique to you and your work. Look at how 2 workers use the same intelligences.

A carpenter may:

  • handle tools and materials safely (bodily and kinesthetic)
  • calculate measurements (logical and mathematical)
  • explain his work to apprentices or customers (linguistic)
  • interpret blueprints (visual and spatial)

A theatre director uses the same intelligences in different tasks. They may:

  • express text through movement (bodily and kinesthetic)
  • prepare and manage production budgets (logical and mathematical)
  • write grant applications (linguistic)
  • collaborate on set design (visual and spatial)

Knowing more about the many ways you are intelligent can help you make more focused career choices. Think about how you would like to put your intelligence to work! There are many options, including choice of

  • occupation
  • learning and studying
  • work

In this video, consider how Lindsay uses her multiple intelligences to explore a unique career path:

Exploring Career Paths: Combining Arts and Sciences (3:30)

Lindsay is interested in pursuing a career that combines both arts and science. She's leaning toward anaplastology, a type of specialized medicine. Watch as she uses techniques like volunteering and job shadowing to explore her unique combination of interests.

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