Multiple Intelligences

The 8 Multiple Intelligences

Linguistic Intelligence – The ability to use words properly be able to use of spelling correctly.

Uses: singing,talking and reading.


Logical Mathematical Intelligence – The ability to work well with numbers and, or logic and reasoning.


Spatial Intelligence (“Picture Smart”) – The intelligence of pictures and images. The ability to visualize pictures or objects in one’s mind, to abstractly create in 2 or 3 dimensional form.


Examples in Everyday Life: arts & crafts, decorating your house, landscaping.


Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence (“Body Smart”) – The intelligence of the body or body parts (e.g., hands), fine-motor coordination.


Examples in Everyday Life: playing sports, dancing, working under the hood of a car, unscrewing a jar of mayonnaise.


Musical Intelligence (“Music Smart”) – The capacity to carry a tune, remember musical melodies, have a good sense of rhythm, enjoy and appreciate music.


Examples in Everyday Life: sing in a choir, play a musical instrument, enjoy music.


Interpersonal Intelligence (“People Smart”) – The ability to understand and work with people.


Examples in Everyday Life: listening to others, encouraging or understanding others, motivating others.


Intrapersonal Intelligence (“Self Smart”) – The intelligence of self-understanding or self-knowledge, of knowing who you are, of knowing what you are good at and what you are not good at.


Examples in Everyday Life: reflecting on one’s goals and beliefs.


Naturalistic Intelligence – The ability to identify and/or a sensitivity to natural forms (e.g., birds, flowers, trees, animals, clouds, geological formations).


Examples in Everyday Life: gardening, camping, supporting ecological causes.



Proposed 9th Intelligence


Existential Intelligence (“Life Smart”) – The intelligence concerned with ultimate life issues.


Examples in Everyday Life: reflecting on the meaning of life, reflecting on religious or philosophical issues.