Nobody is stupid, Everyone has one or more types of intelligences with different percentages that he/she may not be aware of . There are many theories and researched done related to this concept. One of them was induced by Professor Howard Gardner; one of the famous psychologists who proposed a very interesting model for 9 main types of intelligence, known as “The theory of multiple intelligences”. which is I believe is much more logical and deeper than the old concept of Intelligence as a one factor ability.
This theory was discussed and developed many times, but due to its importance and its pleasant nature, I here review those 9 types briefly hoping that you explore yourself after reading it and start to evaluate your intelligences and strong points and you share with others.
The understanding of words, how to apply them in different orders to express feelings and ideas, and the ability to learn and use new languages effectively. People with linguistic intelligence enjoy writing and reading, and examples for them include Poets, Writers, Novelists, Journalists, Lawyers and public speakers.
The ability to calculate and process mathematical calculations and operations, using logical reasoning & inductive and deductive thinking and other thinking patterns. Examples for people having this type are of mathematicians, scientists and detectives.
Recognizing and making Music, and everything related to it; Including Composing, Mixing, listening and identifying different notes, chords and other Music aspects
Coordinating between mind and body and applying physical skills, this includes Craftsmen, Surgeons, Actors and dancers.
Creativity in imaging everything in our world , focusing on pictures and patterns and applying artistic skills. This includes Painters and architects.
Effectively thinking about psychology of others, their thoughts, moods and way of thinking, communicating and leading people and working with them. This includes Teachers, Social Workers, and sales persons.
it is similar to Interpersonal Intelligence but differs in its direction, as it is attention is directed towards one’s self. Understand one’s self totally and be able to manage it and think about its different parameters and aspects, fears and motivations. This includes Thinkers and Philosophers.
The caring for Environment, and distinguish its different elements, and ability to effectively using, developing or categorize Plants , Animals, Water , Rocks, Air and clouds in a new or arranged way which includes people working in the ecological related issued and Nutrition works.
Asking questions about purpose of life, religious topics and human soul and spiritual nature, Including Philosophers and religious people.
So, What kind of intelligence do you have most? , what is the type that you want to progress and develop? , I believe we all should ask ourselves those questions and start to think more about our intelligence and potential positives.