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Posted on Jul 27, 2008 at 10:04 PM

There was this cool dude named Gardner that decided to study different types of intelligences. Lots of reading about his theories and rebuttals and debates on the web. I kinda go along with his theories to some degree since I can see certain talents and weakness in myself. So, if you buy his theories, what are your types of intelligence, such as: 1. Verbal ? the ability to use words 2. Visual ? the ability to imagine things in your mind 3. Physical ? the ability to use your body in various situations 4. Musical - the ability to use and understand music 5. Mathematical ? the ability to apply logic to systems and numbers 6. Introspective ? the ability to understand your inner thoughts 7. Interpersonal ? the ability to understand other people, and relate well to them *In other sources, there may be nine different types of intelligence. The other two that are not included on the list above are: Naturalist Intelligence (?Nature Smart?) ? Sensitive to living things. Gardner added this to his original list of seven years later). Existential Intelligence ? the ability to tackle deep questions about human existence such as the meaning of life, how did we get here, and what happens when we die. ************* I believe he missed one, which I will call systems intelligence. I find it rather rare. more info: The Nine Types of Intelligence By Howard Gardner 1. Naturalist Intelligence (?Nature Smart?) Designates the human ability to discriminate among living things (plants, animals) as well as sensitivity to other features of the natural world (clouds, rock configurations). This ability was clearly of value in our evolutionary past as hunters, gatherers, and farmers; it continues to be central in such roles as botanist or chef. It is also speculated that much of our consumer society exploits the naturalist intelligences, which can be mobilized in the discrimination among cars, sneakers, kinds of makeup, and the like. 2. Musical Intelligence (?Musical Smart?) Musical intelligence is the capacity to discern pitch, rhythm, timbre, and tone. This intelligence enables us to recognize, create, reproduce, and reflect on music, as demonstrated by composers, conductors, musicians, vocalist, and sensitive listeners. Interestingly, there is often an affective connection between music and the emotions; and mathematical and musical intelligences may share common thinking processes. Young adults with this kind of intelligence are usually singing or drumming to themselves. They are usually quite aware of sounds others may miss. 3. Logical-Mathematical Intelligence (Number/Reasoning Smart) Logical-mathematical intelligence is the ability to calculate, quantify, consider propositions and hypotheses, and carry out complete mathematical operations. It enables us to perceive relationships and connections and to use abstract, symbolic thought; sequential reasoning skills; and inductive and deductive thinking patterns. Logical intelligence is usually well developed in mathematicians, scientists, and detectives. Young adults with lots of logical intelligence are interested in patterns, categories, and relationships. They are drawn to arithmetic problems, strategy games and experiments. 4. Existential Intelligence Sensitivity and capacity to tackle deep questions about human existence, such as the meaning of life, why do we die, and how did we get here. 5. Interpersonal Intelligence (People Smart?) Interpersonal intelligence is the ability to understand and interact effectively with others. It involves effective verbal and nonverbal communication, the ability to note distinctions among others, sensitivity to the moods and temperaments of others, and the ability to entertain multiple perspectives. Teachers, social workers, actors, and politicians all exhibit interpersonal intelligence. Young adults with this kind of intelligence are leaders among their peers, are good at communicating, and seem to understand others? feelings and motives. 6. Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence (?Body Smart?) Bodily kinesthetic intelligence is the capacity to manipulate objects and use a variety of physical skills. This intelligence also involves a sense of timing and the perfection of skills through mind?body union. Athletes, dancers, surgeons, and craftspeople exhibit well-developed bodily kinesthetic intelligence. 7. Linguistic Intelligence (Word Smart) Linguistic intelligence is the ability to think in words and to use language to express and appreciate complex meanings. Linguistic intelligence allows us to understand the order and meaning of words and to apply meta-linguistic skills to reflect on our use of language. Linguistic intelligence is the most widely shared human competence and is evident in poets, novelists, journalists, and effective public speakers. Young adults with this kind of intelligence enjoy writing, reading, telling stories or doing crossword puzzles. 8. Intra-personal Intelligence (Self Smart?) Intra-personal intelligence is the capacity to understand oneself and one?s thoughts and feelings, and to use such knowledge in planning and directioning one?s life. Intra-personal intelligence involves not only an appreciation of the self, but also of the human condition. It is evident in psychologist, spiritual leaders, and philosophers. These young adults may be shy. They are very aware of their own feelings and are self-motivated. 9. Spatial Intelligence (?Picture Smart?) Spatial intelligence is the ability to think in three dimensions. Core capacities include mental imagery, spatial reasoning, image manipulation, graphic and artistic skills, and an active imagination. Sailors, pilots, sculptors, painters, and architects all exhibit spatial intelligence. Young adults with this kind of intelligence may be fascinated with mazes or jigsaw puzzles, or spend free time drawing or daydreaming.

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Posted on Aug 13, 2008 at 11:39 AM

Thanks for understanding Shaz.

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Posted on Aug 09, 2008 at 04:26 PM

ahhh geeez,,how am I supposed to flirt with a guy if you remove the posts ??? LOL NO matter,,that "person" was a known troll and is gone yet again. He gets spooked when I recognize him. BUT thanks for the notice.

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Posted on Aug 08, 2008 at 09:51 AM

Quoting author: someone is fooling around with the blog board again ,,removing comments etc. Unless you did WWW. good old stan and a few others have told us they can do it at will. A little lite removal to cover the tracks ,hmmm ?

Shaz I removed someone's post that was off the subject. I didn't want this hopefully educational blog hijacked. Then, I removed your post because you had responded to him. So, for a change, its not MM, I am the guilty one.

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Posted on Aug 07, 2008 at 11:58 AM

someone is fooling around with the blog board again ,,removing comments etc. Unless you did WWW. good old stan and a few others have told us they can do it at will. A little lite removal to cover the tracks ,hmmm ?

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Posted on Aug 01, 2008 at 08:40 AM

One of my friends suggest that there are people with criminal intelligence. That they have a great talent for lying, conning, stealing, killing, etc. (and without any conscience at all). I don't know if this is a type of intelligence, but there certainly are people who have done well in their criminal career,.... Hitler for example.

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Posted on Jul 30, 2008 at 08:24 PM

2.4.6.9 I scored in the top 5 % of the population is spatial relations, Back when I was a freshman college student, batteries of tests were adminstered. My dad was a design engineer for Revell Model company and we were a test family. All those models I built as a child really did have beneficial side effects ! Anyone remember Rat Fink ? The Saturn Rocket models??? Revell had some really great models ! I also agree with Queen...some people have huge talent in inter-species communications. I am fluent in Cat, myself.

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Posted on Jul 28, 2008 at 07:33 PM

Quoting author: Define if you would "systems intelligence". Possibly a combination of a couple of his existing types such as spatial, logical-mathimatical and interpersonal???

I am not sure I can properly define systems intelligence. It does combine several types of intelligence, you need to be creative, and have broad based knowledge. I do know that the end result is often a new way of doing things, or major improvements in existing things or ways. A person with good systems intelligence just sees and understands things that the normal intelligent person overlooks somehow. They often make the greatest advances in engineering, science, medicine, manufacturing, etc. but often you never hear of them because the corporation gets the credit.

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Posted on Jul 28, 2008 at 01:46 PM

Define if you would "systems intelligence". Possibly a combination of a couple of his existing types such as spatial, logical-mathimatical and interpersonal???

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Posted on Jul 28, 2008 at 04:07 AM

I feel very intelligent after reading this. Thanks WWWWWWWWWWWWs. I needed that. Well, except for the math part. Even though I do use it for some of my work, math has never been my favorite subject. I also think there is one more to add to this list. Inter species intelligence. Some people are to communicate to other species,(not always in spoken words) such as with animals, or aliens (from out of space LOL!) or those who have crossed over. Heck, studies have shown that plants respond to people talking to them.

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