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".
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....