Theory of Multiple Intelligences

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What is the Theory of Multiple Intelligence?

The theory is based on the fact that people all have different minds and learn in different ways. This theory can be used to find students' strengths and weakness, as well as their learning preference.

Who came up with this theory?

Howard Gardner


  • Harvard Graduate & Currently a professor at Harvard
  • Psychologist
  • States that intelligence is, "the ability to create an effective product or offer a service that is valued in a culture, a set of skills that make it possible for a person to solve problems in life, and the potential for finding or creating solutions for problems, which involves gathering new knowledge."

Here are the Intelligences:

Intelligence is not just defined by one's IQ.

Now that you have taken the test, here is how you can analyze the results.

Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences (Historical Overview)
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Occupations that Correlate to the Intellegences

  • Linguistic Intelligence: librarian, speech pathologist, writer, radio or TV announcer, journalist, lawyer
  • Logical-Mathematical Intelligence: accountant, mathematician, scientist, statistician, computer analyst, technician
  • Spatial Intelligence: engineer, architect, interior designer, photographer, pilot
  • Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence: physical therapist, dancer, actor, mechanic, carpenter, forest ranger
  • Musical Intelligence: musician, piano tuner, music therapist, choral director, conductor
  • Interpersonal Intelligence: administrator, manager, personnel worker, psychologist, nurse, public relations person, social director, teacher
  • Intrapersonal Intelligence: psychologist, therapist, counselor
  • Naturalist Intelligence: botanist, astronomer, wildlife illustrator, meteorologist, park ranger, geologist, landscape architect