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These people think in words rather than pictures. They appreciate the subtle shades of meaning among words. For example they would distinguish between spilling something - "intentionally", "deliberately" or "on purpose". They also have a strong appreciation of the rhythms, and sound of words, and are fascinated with the different ways they can use language to persuade, entertain, inform, comfort, motivate, manipulate or control others around them. Politicians, sales people, writers, poets, anyone who uses words to successfully persuade others to their way of thinking, is a master of "linguistic intelligence". LOGICAL/MATHEMATICAL INTELLIGENCE is the ability to use reason, logic and numbers. These thinkers are good at seeing patterns and relationships and making connections between pieces of information. They are critical and relentless questioners. They easily grasp the intricacies of complex problems and are attracted to computers and puzzles that draw on their reasoning abilities. They need things to make sense logically and can get quite annoyed when things don't make sense. They enjoy the challenge of systematically and analytically working through a difficult problem to it's logical conclusion.
VISUAL-SPATIAL INTELLIGENCE is the kind of intelligence you use when you are parallel parking your car on the street. Those who drive big rigs on the highways and have to manoeuvre them around in the cities, have highly developed VisualSpacial Intelligence. You might call this your built-in GPS. It comes into play, in unfamiliar territory, when you are visualizing or imagining in your mind where you are, so you don't get lost. People who easily get lost, who have difficulty knowing where they are, or finding their way around, have not developed this intelligence. This does not mean they are not smart. Some of the smartest people are directionally challenged. They excel in other intelligences. This is also the intelligence you use when you are reading a novel, or hearing someone tell a story for the first time. It's the power behind visualization. It creates a movie of the characters and story action in your mind. You often hear people say they were disappointed in the movie version of the story, because it didn't match the one they had created in their imagination, as they read the book. It's the ability to form a mental 3D model of the spatial world and to manoeuver and operate using that model. KINESTHETIC INTELLIGENCE is the kind of intelligence we use when we are making our bodies do things. It is especially highly developed in athletes, dancers, gymnasts, circus performers — people who use the body in precise and exacting ways.
and they can use that intelligence to manipulate. situations. It's the ability to use sound and make it work for you. please. It gives a person a deep knowing about subtle aspects of people. and not to talk a lot. This kind of intelligence is extremely discriminating. People who do well in sales. politics. art. the entertainment industry — all have a gift for handling people. Notice that they are combining two kinds of intelligence here: Kinesthetic and Visual-Spatial. MUSICAL INTELLIGENCE is just what it appears to be. a buzzing fly. Those who are strong on this kind of intelligence are highly paid for their skills as athletes and entertainers. and being consciously or unconsciously aware of the inner workings of anyone or anything they come in contact with. even through the fields of spiritual and psychic experience. This is the most private of all the multiple intelligences. advertising jingles. and do what they can imagine them doing in their minds. those who win at sports. are able to quickly make their bodies move. music. They can express that intelligence through writing. They move with a rhythm and learn more easily by hearing a presentation than by reading the same material. Their sensitivity to sound will make them notice non-verbal sounds in the environment that others barely hear: the sounds of nature. but they have a highly developed sensitivity or insight into how people feel. They prefer to flow their way through life. playing in orchestras. when speaking. This intelligence is found in very sociable people who are naturally skilled at working with groups or on teams. writing music. the sound of a leaking tap. INTRAPERSONAL INTELLIGENCE has been misunderstood for many years. They are very much at home in the field of Alternative Health Care. movement. Discordant sounds in music make them cringe. public speaking.For example. and things around them. . or any type of work that uses their special intelligence. or singing. They may not know how they do it. a lawn mower. reflective. sensing and knowing intuitively the best response in any situation. Guess which field of work people with a highly developed musical intelligence are likely to be found? You'll find them singing. They frequently have a song playing in their minds. entertain. persuade. bands. They tend to be quiet. comfort. It also applies to those who can't hold a note themselves. a bird. noticing any change. and so on. These people know how to change the tone of their voice for effect. INTERPERSONAL INTELLIGENCE is another familiar multiple intelligence which is easily recognized. or control people in negative or positive ways. but know how to appreciate music.
will develop? From the time Sasha is old enough to participate. They have the ability to pick out details about birds. He sees computer magazines lying around his home. and talk about sports celebrities. and can cultivate beautiful gardens. . stones. The Technically-Minded Computer Family Contrast that with Harry. So they don't feel so isolated and lose their self-confidence. If you know of someone like this. they will experience a lot of pressure to conform to the type of intelligence that is dominant in the family. as with anything. Look what happens in these examples. . He also sees neighbors and friends at the games he goes to. He sees them being taken apart. animals. On weekends they attend "The Game". they go camping. They understand animals. However. They all watch sports on TV. morning. understand and appreciate the patterns and relationships they see in nature. that others never see. now that we are becoming increasingly sensitive to the needs of the natural environment around us. you can do them a real favor by encouraging them and helping them to appreciate their different kind of intelligence.What kind of work do you think someone with a NATURALIST INTELLIGENCE would be drawn to? They have a special awareness of nature. it's skiing or hockey. A child who grows up in this environment will have a kinesthetic intelligence modeled for her/him everyday. trees and plants. hears people brag enthusiastically about their triumphs in HOW DO THESE MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES DEVELOP IN US? The family has a strong influence on the way our multiple intelligences develop. clouds. Everyone he knows is active in some form of movement. His parents jog every . at the lake. In summer. there are exceptions. They are highly likely to have a tendency to be strong in Kinesthetic intelligence. sees parts piled up in boxes. We all know of the person who grows up in a family where they just don't seem to fit in. They instinctively recognize. who grows up in a family where computers are on everyone's mind. The Kinesthetic Sports-Oriented Family What kind of intelligence do you think a child who grows up in a family where body movement is important. and in winter. swimming and canoeing. This kind of intelligence is highly developed in people who depend on nature for their survival. and cables everywhere. he is given a skateboard and joins his brothers in developing his technique. Of course. But it is becoming more valued today. how the weather works. They prefer a different kind of intelligence than all the others in their family.
he isn't out playing with the other kids.finding new ways to do things on the computer. and downloading and listening to music. His big brother plays video games on the computer all the time. his mother is a webmaster. When Harry reaches the age when he is able to use fine motor skills with his fingers. It all depends on how the family lives and moves in their digital world. He lives in a virtual world.he plays online with the kid down the street who is at home. Everyone in the house has one or more computer-like devices for uploading. musical. all things technical. Computer jargon begins to roll off his tongue early. plays. visual-spatial. playing video games. ipads. . . ipods. Playing means computer interaction . There is a lot of excitement focused around laptops. Everyone in his world talks. He spends most of his time in front of a computer. His sister networks with her friends on social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook. from the time he can talk. cameras. surfs. . smart phones . and socializes on the computer. Harry could develop: logicalmathematical. sitting in front of his computer. possibly linguistic . and how he is encouraged in his computer usage.depending on how much language is part of his computer experience. What kinds of Multiple Intelligences is Harry likely to develop? Depending on the emphasis in his family. His father is a systems analyst. He sees and experiences their excitement as they share and help friends with computer problems.
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