Multiple Intelligence

This report lists out one’s areas of excellence among the different intelligence aspects and identifies talent and areas of potential.

This report lists out one’s areas of excellence among the different intelligence aspects and identifies talent and areas of potential. With this information, you will be able to identify one’s true potential and area of talent. The knowledge of such can then help you path a plan towards one’s personal growth and strive towards maximisation of his/her inborn areas of excellence, allowing the individual to be the best possible version of himself or herself.

Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences

a sensitivity to and responses about symbolic language, the shades of meaning, and the order and context of words.

Strengths: Words, Language and Writing People who are strong in linguistic-verbal intelligence are able to use words well, both when writing and speaking. These individuals are typically very good at writing stories, memorizing information and reading.

Characteristics of Linguistic-Verbal Intelligence

  • Good at remembering written and spoken information
  • Enjoys reading and writing
  • Good at debating or giving persuasive information
  • Able to explain things well
  • Often uses humour when telling stories

Potential Career Choices

  • Writer / Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Teacher

ability in mathematics, other complex logical systems including formal and informal reasoning.

Strengths: Analysing Problems and Mathematical Operations People who are strong in logical-mathematical intelligence are good at reasoning, recognizing patterns and logically analyse problems. These individuals tend to think conceptually about numbers, relationships and patterns.

Characteristics of Logical-Mathematical Intelligence

  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Enjoys thinking about abstract ideas
  • Likes conducting scientific experiments
  • Good and solving complex computations

Potential Career Choices

  • Scientist
  • Mathematician
  • Computer programmer
  • Engineer
  • Accountant

the ability to understand, perceive and create music. Musicians, singers, composers and dancers may show heightened musical intelligences

Strengths: Rhythm and Music People who have strong musical intelligence are good and thinking in patterns, rhythms and sounds. They have a strong appreciation for music and are often good at musical composition and performance.

Characteristics of Musical Intelligence

  • Enjoy singing and playing musical instruments
  • Recognizes musical patterns and tones easily
  • Good at remembering songs and melodies
  • Rich understanding of musical structure, rhythm and notes

Potential Career Choices

  • Musician
  • Composer
  • Singer
  • Music Teacher
  • Conductor

the ability to “think in pictures,” to perceive the visual word more accurately, and recreate, alter or manipulate it physically, or in the mind or with graphical representations such as on paper. Spatial intelligence is highly developed in artists, architects, designers and sculptors.

Strengths: Visual and Spatial Judgement People who are strong in visual-spatial intelligence are good at visualizing things. These individuals are often good with directions as well as maps, charts, videos and pictures.

Characteristics of Visual-Spatial Intelligence

  • Enjoys reading and writing
  • Good at putting puzzles together
  • Good at interpreting pictures, graphs and charts
  • Enjoys drawing, painting and the visual arts
  • Recognizes patterns easily

Potential Career Choices

  • Architect
  • Artist
  • Engineer

an ability to feel, perceive and understand other individuals – their moods, desires and motivations. Skilled individuals in political and religious leadership, parenting and teaching, and therapy uses this intelligence to a greater extent.

Strengths: Understanding and Relating to Other People

Those who have strong interpersonal intelligence have good understanding and interaction with other people, these individuals are skilled at assessing the emotions, motivations, desires and intentions of those around them.

Characteristics of Interpersonal Intelligence

  • Good at communicating verbally
  • Skilled nonverbal communicators
  • See situations from different perspectives
  • Create positive relationships with others
  • Good at resolving conflict in groups

Potential Career Choices

  • Psychologist
  • Philosopher
  • Counsellor
  • Salesperson
  • Politician

an understanding of one own’s reactions, thoughts and emotions. Some novelists and counsellors turn their own perceptions and experiences to influence or guide others.

Strengths: Introspection and Self-Reflection Individuals who are strong in intrapersonal intelligence are good at being aware of their own emotional states, feelings and motivations. They tend to enjoy self-reflection and analysis, including daydreaming, exploring relationships with others and assessing their personal strengths.

Characteristics of Intrapersonal Intelligence

  • Good at analysing their strengths and weaknesses
  • Enjoys analysing theories and ideas
  • Excellent self-awareness
  • Clearly understands the basis of their own motivations and feelings

Potential Career Choices

  • Philosopher
  • Writer
  • Theorist
  • Scientist

the ability to recognize, comparatively to systematically classify plants, flora and fauna, animals, minerals, the earth and cosmos.

Strengths: Finding Patterns and Relationships to Nature Naturalistic is the most recent addition to Gardner’s theory and has been met with more resistance than his original seven intelligences. According to Gardner, individuals who are high in this type of intelligence are more in tune with nature and are often interested in nurturing, exploring the environment and learning about other species. These individuals are said to be highly aware of even subtle changes to their environments.

Characteristics of Naturalistic Intelligence

  • Interested in subjects such as botany, biology and zoology
  • Good at categorizing and cataloguing information easily
  • May enjoy camping, gardening, hiking and exploring the outdoors
  • Does not enjoy learning unfamiliar topics that have no connection to nature

Potential Career Choices

  • Biologist
  • Conservationist
  • Gardener
  • Farmer

the ability to use one’s body in a skilled way, for self-expression or toward a goal. Mimes, dancers, sports players, physically expressive singers and actors are among those who are more noted in bodily-kinesthetic intelligence.

Strengths: Physical Movement, Motor Control Those who have high bodily-kinesthetic intelligence are said to be good at body movement, performing actions and physical control. People who are strong in this area tend to have excellent hand-eye coordination and dexterity.

Characteristics of Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence

  • Good at dancing and sports
  • Enjoy creating things with their hands
  • Excellent physical coordination
  • Tends to remember by doing rather than hearing or seeing

Potential Career Choices

  • Dancer
  • Builder
  • Sculptor
  • Actor

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