The 9 different types of intelligence: Which one best describes you?

Growing up in school, most of us thought that if you weren’t good at Maths or English then you weren’t considered intelligent. But that couldn’t be further from the truth.

In 1983, American developmental psychologist Howard Gardener came up with the theory of multiple intelligences. He concluded that humans have several different ways of processing information and these ways are relatively independent of one another. Here they are:

Spatial: Visualizing the world in 3d. 

Naturalist: understanding living things and nature. 

Musical: Discerning sounds, their pitch, tone, rhythm and timbre. 

Logical-mathematical: Quantifying things: making hypotheses and proving them. 

Existential: Tackling questions of why we live, and why we die.

Interpersonal: Sensing people's feeling and motives. 

Kinesthetic: Coordinating your mind with your body. 

Linguistic: Finding the right words to express what you mean.

Intra-personal: Understanding yourself and what you want.

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