Oct 24, 2012

Everybody's Special

Everybody's special. Do you agree with me?

If you can't spell, or if you are mathematically challenged do you consider yourself dumb?  Well think again, there must be something you can do better than somebody else does. Say for example one friend of mine who is like a walking calculator and who always excel in math and won every quiz bee he had attended BUT has a very hard time associating with people. Or this other friend of mine who's average in college and flanked a few subjects BUT is now a very successful salesman.

According to Dr. Howard Gardner there are 9 kinds of Intelligence. Which explains why there are certain things we are very good at and some we are just "so-so".

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Here are the 9 Kinds of Intelligence.I got from here and here. See for yourself where you belong.


1. Linguistic Intelligence (Word Smart)
Reflects the ability to read, write, tell stories, and learn languages, grammar, and syntax.  Evident in most poets, journalists, and public speakers.
2. Logical-mathematical intelligence. (Number/ Reasoning Smart).
The ability to calculate, quantify, consider propositions and hypotheses, and carry out complete mathematical operations. It enables us to perceive relationships and connections and to use abstract, symbolic thought; sequential reasoning skills; and inductive and deductive thinking patterns.
This is a bit me, though I hate Math but I always get high grades during my school days and I definitely have a good reasoning skill and I love watching suspense/ detective movies and TV series and I often get the outcome.    
3. Musical Intelligence. (Musical Smart)
Sensitive to sounds, tones, rhythms, pitch, musical keys, and structure of the songs (from verse and chorus to symphonies).
Oh, this is hubby. He can play almost all instruments and can play a song with the guitar or piano by just listening to the melody of the song.
4. Spatial Intelligence. (Picture Smart)
The ability to imagine, understand, and represent the visual-spatial world. They may have a good sense of direction, hand-eye coordination, and visual memory. 
5. Bodily-kinesthetic Intelligence. (Body Smart)
The capacity to manipulate objects and use a variety of physical skills.  This intelligence also involves a sense of timing and the perfection of skills through mind–body union.  Athletes, dancers, surgeons, and craftspeople exhibit well-developed bodily kinesthetic intelligence.
6.  Interpersonal intelligence. (People Smart)
The ability to understand and interact effectively with others.  It involves effective verbal and nonverbal communication, the ability to note distinctions among others, sensitivity to the moods and temperaments of others, and the ability to entertain multiple perspectives.  Teachers, social workers, actors, and politicians all exhibit interpersonal intelligence. 
This is kind of a little bit of me too.  
7. Intrapersonal intelligence. (Self Smart)
The ability to be self-aware and explore emotions, goals and motivations. This perspective on the human condition is used by writers, philosophers, psychologists, and theologians. To improve your intrapersonal intelligence, “know thyself”—write in a journal, meditate, try the personality tests mentioned above. 
8. Naturalistic Intelligence. (Nature Smart)
Individuals with green thumbs and “horse whisperers” have naturalistic intelligence. They are sensitive to nature and may easily recognize and classify species. T
9. Existential Intelligence.
The ability to explore questions about life, death, and what lies beyond the subjective perspective. 
Knowing this, made me understand each individual more and confirmed that indeed everybody is special.

As a mom, I find it important to recognize where my child excels so I can appreciate her more and support her to further enhance her skills. Or, I can help her improve and strengthen where her weakness is to improve her whole well being.

What field of intelligence do you most likely belong guys? and which field do you need to improve more?

Have a nice day Brainiacs....


xoxo,

PhoebeCarla

44 comments:

Mommy Maye said...

That is so true Mommy. We should nourish their passion and support them. My son loves music so I am encouraging him more.

sanna said...

Nice read. Very informative. I think i am under a couple of the categories above. Sana naman:)

Pepper Tan said...

I've always subscribed to Dr. Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences. If it didn't cost so much, I'd send my daughter to one of those multiple intelligence schools.

Traditional schools should realize that each child has different ways of learning things. Just because he can't memorize the Periodic Table of Elements doesn't mean he's dumb! But then again, I guess we can't change the system...

anne lei said...

Interesting. I;m good in no 2 and 4.

Dominique Goh said...

Interesting article. I guess for me I have a bit of some of these intellegence and I also see a spectrum of these in my kids.

aby ♥ said...

Thank you for sharing.. Sometimes I am wondering I am not good in spelling nor in math, so what am I? hahaha Good thing, i read this.. I think I am more of picture smart :)

KULAPITOT said...

intrapersonal intelligence mukhang dun ako ha

Rosemarie-Pinay Singlemom said...

I think my niece is in a mathematical intelligence.. she can add numbers mentally when she was in preparatory...visiting from ComEx Oct23

GeriLen Elinessete said...

cant wait to discover my babe's interest and intellligence :P

Pinay Ricamora said...

I have always believed in this that each person always has a special gift and it may come in different forms. I have believed this because I have seen my son to excel not so much in school and books, but so great in life's ways! Now, he is 16 = very people smart and self smart! I can say street smart! I still pray that he would appreciate books and school more... no need to emphasize to him this is his passport for the future if he wants to be a doctor!

anney said...

Hmmm di yata ako belong sa isa sa 9 na yan! Sige na nga dun na lang ako sa musical intelligence. YUng ang pinakamalapit e. hehe!

max said...

agree, everybody's special
this is such an informative post

Aileen said...

I think my top 3 "intelligences" in order would be no. 3, 1, and 7....I suck at spatial intelligence because I have the worst internal compass...I get lost easily hahaha!

Marie Bulatao said...

Nice post!!! Our regular schools should also consider these kinds of intelligence, because they put too much emphasis on linguistic and mathematical intelligence. My child is lucky that his school actually recognizes these kinds of intelligence

Adventures on Planet Mom said...

i think my kids are more likely music smart and number/reasoning smart. :)

Olga said...

My linguistic, logical-mathematical, and spatial intelligence are well-developed. I wish I could say the same though for my musical and body-kinesthetic intelligence. I really suck at music and sports. :(

kat said...

Nice info. People are gifted in different ways.

Ron Leyba said...

Everybody posses a very distinct and unique characteristic. We are all special in our very own way.

Marco Polo Demo said...

We are all different, no matter how we compare we are all different from each other. What's good is that we have our own specialties and that's what makes us extraordinary.

Terry said...

Everyone is indeed special. If my memory serves me right, there are already twelve noted intelligences ...way back when I studied SPED in 2007 :)

Vera said...

Interesting stuff! Alin kaya ako? :)

Grace Alegonza said...

this is a great read. with every type of intelligence i tried to think which type can best describe my two girls. i can't wait to see more of their intelligence in the future :)

Farida said...

I remember learning this in college. And yes I agree that everybody is smart :)

promding chamimay said...

interesting! #7 and #9 is kinda enlightening, part pala talaga sya... :-) while reading, i was already trying to identify where i fit in hehehe... and thinking about my boy too! :-)

Khimbyrlee Eerlrybmihk said...

Mhmm? Me? I think I belong to any of the group except Musical Intelligence, Naturalistic Intelligence. :D


Can I grab this and post it to my blog? I find this interesting. :)

jellybelly said...

It's good to know that there is more awareness of other kinds of smarts. Children used to be automatically thought of as dumb if they couldn't read or write as well as the others.

Miss `Chievous said...

Multiple intelligence. Got hooked with this back in high school. The non-modern man would only consider academic excellence as a sign of a bright future, but honestly it isn't Follow your passion and it'll take you to places that you have never imagined.

Mylene said...

This is interesting. I remember this topic was discussed in out psychology subject way back in college. If I correctly remember it, I fell on the reasoning smart when we took the test for this.

reese said...

nice read, i've already read this 9 kinds of intelligence somewhere

Dominique Goh said...

MAny kids have different areas which they are good at and it is important to cater to their different learning styles.

The Joyful Crafter said...

This is very informative...
I personally do believe that every one is special in his/her own way...
And this post has helped proved it why =)

Thanks for sharing!

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Cristine said...

very helpful info. this is also very helpful for us parents. this only prove that we must not compare our children among themselves or from other children.

Claudine said...

I hope everybody would realize that while we may not be perfect, that does not make us any less special. We may not have the same level of intelligence but that does not mean we are dumb. We just have different ways of learning. Parents and teachers should use a child's interests to make lessons a lot easier to relate to and understand.

Jhari said...

This is a great post Lalah. Thanks for sharing :)
Reminds of Barney's song. Visiting from CommEx 10/30.

Meikah Ybañez-Delid said...

Yes, I agree! Each one of us has strengths and weaknesses. That's why I like the concept of multiple intelligences. :)

WAHM Blog said...

I think I belong to the Reasoning Smart group. I am good with abstract, reasoning and inductive and deductive thinking patterns during exams. Haha.

January said...

Everybody is indeed special.. :)

Ms. Journ said...

This is great post. I have to check one more time, checking where do I belong? HHehhehe... this is really great one!

Pearl said...

I would have wanted to enroll my youngest daughter in a school near our place which offers Multiple Intelligences curriculum, but she didn't want to leave her friends behind...

Ditas said...

Salamat for this. Everyone is special in their own way.

Michelle Villarta-Cabanas said...

I wish I could say that I am a little bit of everything. lol! But i know I'm still special in my own little ways. :-)

Ron Leyba said...

We all have our own set of skills. Specially kids.

Allan said...

I beleive that everyone has their own intellingence in different fields.

Louise Antonette | Mommy Practicality said...

I think I am #3, 6 and 7. Love for music, people and self-smart. :) Ive always been interested in this kind of information, about intelligence and psychology. Reading your post is a treat for me. THanks for the post.

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