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Multiple Intelligences: Careers and People

Bodily/Kinesthetic Intelligence
Bodily/Kinesthetic Careers

acrobat dancer magician


actor electrician massage therapist
athlete gymnast mechanic
carpenter inventor physical therapist
choreographer jeweler surgeon
circus performer juggler sculptor
construction worker martial artist stuntman

Famous Bodily/Kinesthetic People


Lance Armstrong Harry Houdini Lisa Lesley
Andre Agassi Oscar de la Hoya Carl Lewis
Lucille Ball Wayne Gretzky Tara Lipinski
Mikhail Baryshnikov Michael Jordan Jesse Owens
Jim Carrey Helen Keller Marcel Marceau
Charlie Chaplin Jackie Joyner Kersee Joe Montana
Thomas Edison Michelle Kwan Mary Lou Retton
Gregory Hines Bruce Lee Babe Ruth

Bodily-Kinesthetic intelligence
involves body movement,
physical experiences, or the
sense of touch.

Adapted from Multiple Intelligences: The Complete MI Book. Spence Kagan. 1998.
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Interpersonal Intelligence
Interpersonal Careers
nurse salesperson
arbitrator
politician social worker
actor
principal sociologist
counselor
psychiatrist supervisor
doctor
psychologist teacher
entrepreneur
public relations therapist
human resources
religious leader travel agent
manager

Famous Interpersonal People


Ronald Reagan
Cesar Chavez Mahatma Gandhi
Nelson Rockefeller
Winston Churchill Thomas Jefferson
Franklin Roosevelt
Bill Clinton John F. Kennedy
Norman
John Dewey Martin Luther King, Jr.
Schwartzkopf
Princess Di Horace Mann
Anne Sullivan
Jaime Escalante Margaret Mead
Mother Teresa
Anne Frank Luisa Moreno
Harriet Tubman

Interpersonal
intelligence is
about interacting
with others, being
involved in a
group and talking
about things.

Adapted from Multiple Intelligences: The Complete MI Book. Spence Kagan. 1998.
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Intrapersonal Intelligence
Intrapersonal Careers
artist philosopher salesperson
autobiographer poet spiritual leader
counselor political leader sports agent
entrepreneur psychiatrist teacher
explorer psychologist theologian
judge public relations wedding planner
lawyer radio dj writer

Famous Intrapersonal People

St. Thomas Aquinas L. Ron Hubbard Eleanor Roosevelt


Buddha Carl Jung Jean Jacques Rousseau
Roslyn Carter Dalai Lama Jean Paul Sartre
Confucius Abraham Lincoln Albert Schweitzer
Emily Dickinson Pope John Paul, II Henry David Thoreau
Walt Disney Pablo Picasso Harry Truman
Sigmund Freud Anthony Robbins Vincent van Gogh

Intrapersonal intelligence is about


self-reflection, thinking, and processing.

Adapted from Multiple Intelligences: The Complete MI Book. Spence Kagan. 1998.
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Linguistic Intelligence
Verbal Linguistic Careers
publicist
actor marketing
publisher
attorney newscaster
religious leader
author novelist
salesperson
comic orator
speaker
editor playwright
speech writer
journalist poet
teacher
librarian politician
writer

Famous Verbal Linguistic People


T.S. Elliot
Maya Angelou Robert Frost Shel Silverstein
Jane Austen Ernest Hemingway John Steinbeck
James Baldwin Rudyard Kipling R.L. Stine
Judy Blume Martin Luther King, Jr. Mark Twain
Winston Churchill Abraham Lincoln E.B. White
Agatha Christie Edgar Allen Poe Walt Whitman
Frederick Douglass William Shakespeare Oprah Winfrey

Linguistic intelligence involves learning


through words, both spoken and written.

Adapted from Multiple Intelligences: The Complete MI Book. Spence Kagan. 1998.
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Logical/Mathematical Intelligence
Logical/Mathematical Careers

accountant judge
astronomer doctor
mathematician
banker detective
mystery writer
bank teller economist
philosopher
buyer engineer
physicist
cashier entrepreneur
real estate agent
chef inventor
scientist
computer investor
stock broker
programmer

Famous Logical/Mathematical People

Alexander Graham Bell


Bill Gates Barbara McClintock
H.R. Block
Galileo Galilei Alfred Nobel
Copernicus
Francis Galton Sir Isaac Newton
Marie Curie
Stephen Hawking Sally Ride
Rene Descartes
Oliver Wendell Socrates
Thomas Edison
Holmes Bertrand Russell
Albert Einstein
Thurgood Marshall Marilyn Savant
Benjamin Franklin

Logical-Mathematical intelligence is
learning through numbers, patterns,
reasoning, or scientific investigation.

Adapted from Multiple Intelligences: The Complete MI Book. Spence Kagan. 1998.
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Musical/Rhythmic Intelligence
Musical/Rhythmic Careers

composer instrument maker producer


conductor music critic rapper
dancer music teacher singer
disc jockey musician songwriter
foley artist music instructor sound engineer
instrumentalist piano tuner sound mixer

Famous Musical/Rhythmic People


Louis Armstrong Ella Fitzgerald B.B. King
Ludwig van Aretha Franklin Madonna
Beethoven Dizzy Gillespie Wolfgang Amadeus
Leonard Bernstein Jimi Hendrix Mozart
Garth Brooks Billie Holliday Luciano Pavarotti
Ray Charles Whitney Houston Carlos Santana
Frederic Chopin Michael Jackson Igor Stravinsky
Duke Ellington

Musical, or musical-rhythmic,
intelligence is learning through music
and sound.

Adapted from Multiple Intelligences: The Complete MI Book. Spence Kagan. 1998.
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Naturalist Intelligence
Naturalist Careers
animal trainer ecologist hunter
archeologist environmentalist meteorologist
astronomer explorer oceanographer
biologist farmer photographer
botanist fisher ranger
chef geologist veterinarian
conservationist guide zoologist

Famous Naturalist People

Jane Goodall Louis Pasteur


John James Audubon
James Herriot Charles Richter
Luther Burbank
Galileo Galilei Monty Roberts
Robert Chandler
Sarah Hrdy Carl Sagan
Jacques Cousteau
Aldo Leopold Jonas Salk
George Washington
Gregor Johann Mendel Henry David
Carver
John Muir Thoreau
Charles Darwin

Naturalist learning is done through nature or


through an experience in the natural world.

Adapted from Multiple Intelligences: The Complete MI Book. Spence Kagan. 1998.
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Visual/Spatial Intelligence
Visual/Spatial Careers
art director decorator museum curator
art teacher driver painter
artist engineer pilot
architect fashion designer photographer
builder florist printer
cartographer graphic designer sculptor
cartoonist illustrator topologist

Famous Visual/Spatial People


Jackson Pollock
Ansel Adams Matt Groening Charles Schultz
Mary Cassatt Ralph Lauren Georges-Pierre
Coco Chanel Annie Leibovitz Seurat
Christopher Bob Mackie Martha Stewart
Columbus Georgia OKeeffe Chris van Allsburg
Leonardo da Vinci Pablo Picasso Amerigo Vespucci
M.C. Escher Frank Lloyd Wright Andy Warhol
Anne Geddes

Visual/Spatial learning is done through


pictures. Some people call this visual learning.

Adapted from Multiple Intelligences: The Complete MI Book. Spence Kagan. 1998.
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