Mental capacity can be demonstrated in many ways. Because of that, it should also be cherished in many ways. We should all be eager to develop our special talents.

Intelligence is inquisitive and dedicated to solutions. Regardless of its nature, intelligence requires a challenge. Force yourself to discover more.

The nine types of intelligence infographic

 



 

The 9 Types of Intelligence:

 

Being good at mathematics or language are only two of the many ways intelligence reveals itself. What’s your gift?

1. Naturalist Intelligence

NATURE SMART

Designates the human ability to discriminate among living things (plants, animals) as well as sensitivity to other features of the natural world (clouds, rock configurations).

 

2. Musical Intelligence

SOUND SMART

The capacity to discern pitch, rhythm, timbre, and tone. This intelligence enables us to recognize, create, reproduce, and reflect on music.

 

3. Logical-mathematical Intelligence

NUMBER/REASONING SMART

The ability to calculate, quantify, consider propositions and hypotheses, and carry out complete mathematical operations.

 



 

4. Existential Intelligence

LIFE SMART

Sensitivity and capacity to tackle deep questions about human existence, such as the meaning of life, why we die, and how did we get here.

 

5. Interpersonal Intelligence

PEOPLE SMART

The ability to understand and interact effectively with others.

 

6. Intra-personal Intelligence

SELF SMART

The capacity to understand oneself and one’s thoughts and feelings, and to use such knowledge in planning and directing one’s life.

 



 

7. 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 the mind-body union.

 

8. Linguistic Intelligence

WORD SMART

The ability to think in words and to use language to express and appreciate complex meanings. The most widely shared human competence and is evident in poets, novelists, journalists, and effective public speakers.

 

9. Spatial Intelligence

PICTURE SMART

The ability to think in three dimensions. Core capacities include mental imagery, spatial reasoning, image manipulation, graphics and artistic skills, and an active imagination.