Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences.

  • Verbal-linguistic:
    • Is the ability to think in words and to use language to express and appreciate complex meanings;
    • People with this kind of intelligence understand relationship between communication and meaning;
    • Linguistic intelligence allows us to understand the order and meaning of words and to apply meta-linguistic skills to reflect on our use of language;
    • It's evident in poets, novelists, journalists, and effective public speakers;
    • Young adults with this kind of intelligence enjoy writing, reading, telling stories or doing crossword puzzles;
  • Intrapersonal:
    • Is the capacity to understand oneself and one’s thoughts and feelings, and to use such knowledge in planning and directioning one’s life;
    • Involves not only an appreciation of the self, but also of the human condition;
    • It is evident in psychologist, spiritual leaders, and philosophers.
    • These young adults may be shy. They are very aware of their own feelings and are self-motivated.
  • Existential:
    • Sensitivity and capacity to tackle deep questions about human existence, such as the meaning of life, why do we die, and how did we get here.
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