The 9 Intelligences

Intelligence is widely considered to be incredibly important in many industries and professions. Did you know that intelligence comes in different forms?


In 1983, Howard Gardner introduced the theory of multiple intelligences, which includes nine types: Naturalistic, Musical, Analytical, Existential, Interpersonal, Intrapersonal, Bodily-Kinaesthetic, Linguistic, and Visual. Each aspect is unique and can indicate how you work independently and with others:

  1. Naturalistic intelligence: you might feel more at ease outdoors and pursue careers in fields similar to geology, astronomy, and botany.
  2. Musical intelligence: you might be gifted in recognizing sounds, pitches, and rhythm and benefit from incorporating music into your work environment.
  3. Analytical intelligence: involves reasoning and strategy-building.
  4. Existential intelligence: focuses on listening, teaching, and inspiring others.
  5. Interpersonal intelligence: you are highly responsive to the needs of others with Emotional Intelligence and can take on multiple roles in group projects.
  6. Intrapersonal intelligence: involves being mindful of your mental and emotional state and can be advantageous when working toward a deadline.
  7. Bodily-Kinaesthetic intelligence: involves practical applications and physical manipulation of their environment.
  8. Linguistic intelligence: involves effective communication through storytelling.
  9. Visual intelligence: entails visualising the physical world in a 3D manner and can be practical in fields like architecture and art.

Remember, your intelligence type is not limited to just one and can help you use the best of your skills in your working environment. You can reach your full potential by understanding your intelligence type and learning style.

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