Every person has various types of intelligence composition. All of us wish to assess these hidden abilities, or find the areas of intelligence, we truly specialize in. But, what exactly is intelligence, difference between traditional intelligence view & multiple intelligence view, multiple intelligence and multiple intelligence test? In this blog post you’ll learn all about these topics and get a clear understanding.
What is Intelligence?
It can be expressed as the aptitude to infer or perceive information, and to keep it as knowledge to be applied towards adaptive behaviours within a context or an environment.
Difference Between Traditional Intelligence View & Multiple Intelligence View
There are two views of intelligence as per theory:
Traditional Intelligence View
- Fixed amount of intelligence is what people are born with.
- Level of intelligence doesn’t change over a lifetime.
- Intelligence comprises of ability in language and logic.
Multiple Intelligence View
- Human beings have all of the intelligences, but every person has a unique profile, or combination.
- We can all enhance each of the intelligences, though few people will improve more readily in one intelligence area than in others.
- There are many more kinds of intelligence that reflect different approaches of interacting with the world.
Multiple intelligence is centered at various parts of the brain Lobes. It is also referred to as the multiple intelligence test or MI Test.
What is Multiple Intelligence Test?
MI Test is the study related to 8 multiple intelligence composition of human brain with the help of MI Theory, invented by Dr. Howard Gardner (Harvard University).
The theory proposes that people are not born with all of the intelligence they will ever have. It says that one can learn intelligence throughout life. Also, it claims that all are intelligent in at least seven different ways and can build each aspect of intelligence to an average competency level.
8 Multiple Intelligences
- Linguistic Intelligence (“word smart”)
- Logical-mathematical Intelligence (“number/reasoning smart”)
- Spatial Intelligence (“picture smart”)
- Musical Intelligence (“music smart”)
- Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence (“body smart”)
- Interpersonal Intelligence (“people smart”)
- Intrapersonal Intelligence (“self smart”)
- Naturalist Intelligence (“nature smart”)
- Linguistic Intelligence
People with linguistic intelligence are word smart. They are good in reading, writing and speaking.
Example: A person who speaks fluently and persuasively about an idea.
- Logical-mathematical Intelligence
People with logical-mathematical intelligence are reasoning smart. They are good with respect to Mathematics and Science.
Example: A person who is skilled at detecting patterns, logical thinking and deductive reasoning.
- Spatial Intelligence
People with spatial intelligence are picture smart. They are good at visual thinking.
Example: A person who is skilled mentally at detecting a path through woods while utilising map and compass during hiking.
- Musical Intelligence
People with musical intelligence are musical smart. They are well versed with music.
Example: A person who has the ability to easily recognize and hear music patterns. They are capable of classifying sounds and very sensitive to sound and rhythm.
- Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence
People with bodily-kinesthetic intelligence are body smart. They are excellent in sports and extracurricular activities.
Example: A person who is skilled at dancing and sports. They have the ability to remember by doing and are also good at physical coordination.
- Interpersonal Intelligence
People with interpersonal intelligence are people smart. They basically are social oriented people and are also called as extroverts.
Example: A person who has the capability to easily understand and relate to people’s feelings, motivation, moods and intentions.
- Intrapersonal Intelligence
People with intrapersonal intelligence are self-smart. They are also referred to as introverts.
Example: A person who has the ability to express their thoughts and feelings in a creative approach. It can either be through music or writing. They constantly discover new ways to enhance themselves.
- Naturalist Intelligence
People with naturalist intelligence are nature smart. They love to be in nature and they love to be with an animal. Basically these people are nature world people.
Example: A person who shows interest in recycling and conservation, likes to be outside, enjoys gardening, feels a connection to earth and loves to give lessons on nature as well as weather.
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