Updated: Nov 18, 2021
Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligence focuses on people's ability to learn in 3 ways people learn: Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetics. There are 9 types of intelligence that will help you understand and embrace your individual uniqueness.
Our current educational system is a factory created to produced obedient and predictable employees. Leaving no room for encouraging our individuality or self-awareness. Being different is human nature and necessary for evolution. I believe it to be the root cause of our unhappiness. Until now, there has been no system created to support our differences. Understanding that it is ok to be different and your "difference" is not a reason to feel isolated.
"When a man no longer confuses himself with the definition of himself that others have given him, he is at once universal and unique" - Allan Watts
This is the ability to think logically, analyze and come to a logical conclusion. Logical intelligence is associated with mathematics and is also one of the two intelligence that the IQ is based on. This is an intelligence that is genetically inherited but can also be a learned trait.
Characteristics: Problem solvers, Interest in puzzles and strategic games
Careers: Accountant, Bookkeeper, Scientist, Computer analyst, Economist
Famous personalities: Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawkins, Bill Gates
An ability we all possess, the difference is how well developed this trait is. Interpersonal Intelligence is the ability to relate to and understand and the actions and motives of people. People are often drawn to these people to seek advice.
Characteristics: Helper, Humble, Inquisitive, Delegator, Communicate well with others
Careers: Managers, Supervisors, Counselors, Public Relations, Social Work
Famous personalities: Bill Gates, Mother Theresa, Ronald Reagan
A trait I believe to be the key to happiness. This is the ability to be self-aware. This intelligence allows you the ability to decipher your own motives and desires.
Characteristics: Help others figure out their own feelings, goals, and motivations
Careers: Entrepreneurs, Counselor, Psychologist
Famous personalities: Albert Einstein, John Lennon, Anne Frank
The ability to hear and recognize use rhythm and patterns to learn. People with this intelligence tend to think in terms of patterns. Very sensitive to rhythm and sound.
Characteristics: Use patterns to remember things, Seek patterns in their environment
Careers: Music Teacher, Songwriter, Musician, Singer, Music Producer
Famous personalities: Michael Jackson, Ludwig van Beethoven
The sensitivity to nature and the world around them. People that excel are typically interested in growing plants, taking care of animals, and studying animals and plants. Ability to navigate the outdoors without maps or GPS.
Characteristics: Considered having a Green Thumb, Passion for animals, Empathy for the environment, Great sense of direction
Careers: Zookeepers, Biologist, Gardeners, Veterinarians
Famous personalities: Charles Darwin, Jacques Cousteau, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Steve Erwin
This is the ability to use your entire body or parts or the body to solve problems.
Characteristics: Expression through the body, Enjoy creating things with hands, Ability to understand how to use their body to reduce stress
Careers: Athletes, Dancers, Mechanic, Carpenter, Physical Therapist, Surgeon
Famous personalities: Michael Jordan, Simone Biles
Possess a heightened sensitivity to the spoken and written language. They have the capacity to use language to accomplish certain goals
Characteristics: Remembering written or spoken information
Careers: Author, Journalist, Lawyer, Curator, Speaker
Famous personalities: William Shakespeare, Oprah Winfrey
The ability to recognize and manipulate the patterns of wide space.
Characteristics: Ability to Visualize everything in their minds, manipulate 3D objects in their mind, Navigate, would be great at Rubik Cube, inherited but can also be a learned skill
Careers: Graphic Artist, Interior Design, Pilot, Surgeon, Architect
Famous personalities: Frank Lloyd Wright, Amelia Earhart
The ability to question life, our existence, purpose and why we die. Sensitivity and capacity to ask deep questions.
Characteristics: Abstract and Philosophical thinkers
Careers: Philosopher, Author, Poet, Theologian
Famous personalities: William James, Søren Kierkegaard, Peter Wessel Zapffe
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