June 13, 2024

The theory of multiple intelligences

According to the theory of multiple intelligences, developed by Howard Gardner in 1983, there are eight types of intelligences:

- Logicomathematic intelligence combines the ability to calculate, measure, use logic and solve mathematical and scientific problems.

- Space intelligence allows us to represent, mentally and in three dimensions, what surrounds us.

- Interpersonal (or social) intelligence allows you to act and react with others in a correct and appropriate way, to feel the differences and nuances of temperament, character and motivations of those around you.

- The body intelligence (or kinesthetic) is the ability to use one's body to express an idea or feeling, to carry out an activity or to create.

- Verbo-linguistic intelligence is the ability to think with words and to express or understand complex ideas through language.

- Intrapersonal intelligence is the ability to decipher your own emotions, needs and desires.

- The musical intelligence is the disposition to produce, appreciate, recognize and understand rhythms, sounds and melodies.

- The naturalistic intelligence classifies, discriminates, recognizes and uses knowledge about the natural environment, animals, plants or minerals.

8 Intelligences - Theory of Multiple Intelligences Explained - Dr. Howard Gardner (June 2024)