Descriptions of the 9 types of intelligences
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9 Most valuable types of intelligence

This article explains the 9 different types of intelligence that humans have. In other words, there are various types of smartness in us. Read more..

There are 9 different types of intelligence communication methods that humans possess. Actually, there could be more but these following 9 types of intelligence have been recognized: Natural, Musical, Logical-Mathematical, Existential, Interpersonal, Body – Kinesthetic, Linguistic, Intra – Personal and Spatial Intelligence. In other words, you could say that people can be:

  • nature smart
  • musical smart
  • number smart
  • people smart
  • body smart
  • self-smart
  • picture smart

Each intelligence communication method is explained in this article together with the advice on how to specifically develop each within your own intelligence structure.

Descriptions of the 9 types of intelligences

Types of intelligence

  1. Naturalist intelligence (Nature Smart)

Naturalist intelligence is one of the important types of intelligence. The ability to discern our surroundings. People with a high level of perception and knowledge application of nature (plants, animals, rocks, etc.), and such a sensitivity to such, in a way that is discriminatory, usually posses naturalist intelligence. Such ability is valued greatly with hunters, gardeners, and farmers as such intelligence allow them greater efficiency in their activities of choice. Such intelligence usually makes great landscapers, geologists, farmers, and marine biologists. If one would like to develop this intelligence in oneself, they could: escape from their home and spend more time with nature This can include: hiking and biking through forests, meadows, mountains, etc. to explore the rivers, trees, plants, and animals.

  1.    Musical intelligence (Music Smart)

These individuals have an extreme understanding of music pitches, rhythms, timbre, and tone. This perception of music allows them the ability to compose, sing, conduct, and play the music that benefits many others, to a point of great liking of such musical participation. Those who are musically intelligent can connect their music to their emotions and do so in a highly productive and acceptable way. You can also miss certain sounds or aspects of music that a musically intelligent individual will notice. In other words, to sum it all up, they have an excellent ear for music. Such intelligence usually makes great musicians, singers, music directors, and record producers.

If one would like to develop this intelligence in oneself, they could: Learn a musical instrument. This gives them the opportunity to learn the basic tones, rhythms, and pitches of music to better develop their hidden musical senses.

  1. Logical-Mathematical Intelligence (Number/Reasoning Smart)

One of the most valuable types of intelligence is Logical-Mathematical intelligence. With this intelligence, individuals are abstract thinkers and are logical and reasoning people who can calculate in their heads and hypothetical as well. With this group of thinking, relationships and connections are perceived, and even with symbolic, inductive, and deductive thoughts as well. Such intelligence usually makes great scientists, doctors, researchers, and lawyers. If one would like to develop this intelligence in oneself, they could: Join a math club. This move will allow them to learn how other people of this intelligence interact and how they use certain strategies is particular math problem situations that one may have no clue about.

  1. Existential Intelligence

Having the ability for human existence. This intelligence gives those with it, the perception on larger questions of existence such as: why do we die, the meaning of life, are there ghosts, where is heaven and how did we get here, and, not be afraid to answer the questions in the process.

Such intelligence usually makes great theologians, philosophers, and scientists. If one would like to develop this intelligence in oneself, they could: Study subjects on such topics. Once information on such topic has been understood, the researcher can practice speaking on what they’ve learned to others, until they’re most comfortable. 

  1. Interpersonal Intelligence (People Smart)

This intelligence allows an individual to perceive the qualities of interacting with others. It is one of the most required types of intelligence. These individuals are really good with people and are successful during social gatherings and interactions. They can read and empathize with people very well with both nonverbal and verbal communication. You can expect this type of intelligence holder to be a leader, as great communication and people understanding are two of their strongest skills. Such intelligence usually makes great managers, counselors, coaches, teachers, and even actors. If one would like to develop this intelligence in oneself, they could: Socialize more. Meet new people and learn more about them while learning how to respond with an interesting conversation that recipients are interested in knowing.

  1. Body – Kinesthetic Intelligence (Body Smart)

This intelligence allows individuals to discern how to manipulate objects and use their physical skills in a skillful manner to do so. These individuals enjoy moving their bodies, can build things and will stay active as long as they can. They are better learners when they are moving. Such intelligence usually makes great carpenters, dancers, athletes, and firefighters. If one would like to develop this intelligence in oneself, they could: Play a sport. With time and dedication, such activity will shape and develop this intelligence and allow them to better experience the results of their efforts.

  1. Linguistic Intelligence (Word Smart)

This intelligence allows an advantaged recognition for words and can allow individuals to use them creatively in various forms and formats. They will read, write, and learn new languages. They can also explain what they’ve read and done so effectively. You can find this intelligence enjoying the complex meanings of different words. Such intelligence usually makes great editors, preachers, public speakers, and politicians. If one would like to develop this intelligence in oneself, they could: Keep a written journal of all things of interest. They can jot down thoughts and how they feel on particular subjects and do so quite often. They can even create a complete story about topics as well.

  1. Intra-personal Intelligence (Self Smart)

With this intelligence, an individual can have good discussions with their own self. This means that they are quite adept at communicating with his or her unconscious mind. Their thoughts and feelings are incomplete inclusion as they are creating direction in their lives. They appreciate not only themselves but also other humans as well. People with this kind of intelligence also tend to tolerate stress better as they can communicate with themselves on a high level. This intelligence allows for looking inward for the answers to figuring out their life approaches. Such intelligence usually makes great psychologists, philosophers and theologians. If one would like to develop this intelligence in oneself, they could: Practice motivating self. Standing in front of a mirror, often, and speaking positive words to oneself to boost confidence and character is ideal, and can help individuals reach goals that they’ve set out to accomplish.

  1. Spatial Intelligence (Picture Smart)

This intelligence allows an individual to discern three-dimensionally. These people are artistic a can remember their surroundings in an image format. You can notice that such intelligence can manipulate images in a creative way and will use their imagination often. Such intelligence usually makes great artists, architects, graphic designers, and photographers.

If one would like to develop this intelligence in oneself, they could: Play chess or do puzzles. These activities possess extreme thinking and strategizing methods, in which can develop a memory for visual representations.

These are the complete 9 types of intelligence communication methods. I hope you got an idea about the 9 types of intelligence. Anyone can develop a sense of each but, there are people who are born with an advantaged ability of one or more of such intelligence over others.

 

Read more:

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