The Seven Types of Intelligence
Psychologist Howard Gardner identified the following distinct types of
- Children with this kind of intelligence enjoy writing, reading, telling
stories or doing crossword puzzles.
- 2. Logical-Mathematical
- Children with lots of logical inteligence are interested in patterns,
categories and relationships. They are drawn to arithmetic problems,
strategy games and experiments.
- 3. Bodily-kinesthetic
- These kids process knowledge through bodily sensations. They are often
athletic, dancers or good at crafts such as sewing or woodworking.
- 4. Spatial
- These children think in images and pictures. They may be fascinated
with mazes or jigsaw puzzles, or spend free time drawing, building with
Legos or daydreaming.
- 5. Musical
- Musical children are always singing or drumming to themselves. They are
usually quite aware of sounds others may miss. These kids are often
- 6. Interpersonal
- Children who are leaders among their peers, who are good at
communicating and who seem to understand others' feelings and motives
possess interpersonal intelligence.
- 7. Intrapersonal
- These children may be shy. They are very aware of their own feelings
and are self-motivated.
(text from Bill Allen, photo from: http://www.ed.psu.edu/dept/ae-insys-wfed/insys/esd/Gardner)