This Makes A Lot Of Sense

@celticeagle (118231)
Boise, Idaho
June 15, 2017 2:49pm CST
A Harvard professor, Dr. Howard Gardener, feels that humans have multiple types of intelligences. It is his belief that these intelligences are present in all people, each with dominant types. There is the logical-mathematical one, the inter and intra personal one, a visual-spatial one, a bodily-kinesthetic one, a musical-rhythmic one, a verbal-linguistic one, the existential one, and a naturalistic one. I think it is about time that this has come to the surface. IQ tests seem so cold and really don't seem to show the true intellect of all types of people. Just my opinion. Picture from Pixabay
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@Jessicalynnt (47872)
• Centralia, Missouri
16 Jun 17
I have often felt that both creativity, and common sense should be types of IQs
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@celticeagle (118231)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Jun 17
So right. I really think these will bring out the truth genius in so many. And doing several can only help it along.
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• United States
18 Jun 17
@Jessicalynnt IQ is defined by Gardner much differently. I would encourage you to take a look at his work.
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@celticeagle (118231)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Jun 17
@CoralLevang ......I like his take on it.
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@GardenGerty (99234)
• United States
18 Jun 17
Actually this information has been around for a long time. Sometimes the intelligences are labelled differently but pretty much they are the same. It does make a difference in how we learn, how we live and how we love. It makes a difference in everything. Many IQ tests really just demonstrate how well a person takes tests. I am an awesome test taker, but that really does not demonstrate intelligence.
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• United States
18 Jun 17
Heather, yes...as I mentioned, his work has been around since the early 1980s.
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@celticeagle (118231)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Jun 17
I agree. I hadn't seen this before.
@Corbin5 (106168)
• United States
15 Jun 17
I agree. I do believe IQ tests reveal very little about a person's abilities.
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@TheSojourner (17454)
• United States
16 Jun 17
I love Gardner! I read his book, "Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences" back in the mid-1980s. I think he published it 1982 or 83. Made SO much sense to me back then, and it started to change how I saw people and their "smarts."
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@celticeagle (118231)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Jun 17
Yes, we all have many threads.
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@GardenGerty (99234)
• United States
18 Jun 17
Okay, that makes sense @CoralLevang I read something about this at that time, when my children were small, and it may have been Gardner's book.
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• United States
18 Jun 17
@GardenGerty It was very popular at the time, especially since it started to challenge the ideas of the old-style IQ exams. It was a rather difficult read though. I'll have to dig my copy out sometime soon and re-examine it.
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@Babs0630 (487)
16 Jun 17
IQ tests do not show ones true ability. We as people have different gifts this is why we are "good" in some areas as for me math is nothing to me but put me in front of a stove and I can make a dang good meal.
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@celticeagle (118231)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Jun 17
We all see things differently and have certain things that separate us and make us individuals.
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@Babs0630 (487)
17 Jun 17
@celticeagle so very true
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@mackoy85 (171)
• Manila, Philippines
15 Jun 17
I agree. IQ tests only tell limited info about a person's intelligence. I think I'm more of a musical-rhythmic and a verbal-linguistic one at the same time. BTW, I'm a musician and Online English teacher here in the Philippines. I can speak Filipino, Kapampangan (dialect) and English fluently. and A lil bit of Korean and Chinese.
@celticeagle (118231)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Jun 17
I'm the verbal one myself. Interesting career.
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@mandala100 (43363)
• Hong Kong
15 Jun 17
This is a very interesting information about human beings multiple intelligences type.
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@celticeagle (118231)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Jun 17
I thought so too.
@much2say (39159)
• United States
15 Jun 17
I like to think we all have our "gifts". People are not made from cookie cutters - we are all different - and IQ tests can't measure everyone's specific "gifts".
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@celticeagle (118231)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Jun 17
Unless they are specialized tests.
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@sharon6345 (125605)
• United States
15 Jun 17
That is good to know. I just think we are all smart in our own way. I am not sure about all that other stuff.
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@celticeagle (118231)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Jun 17
I agree. And IQ tests should reflect that.
@RasmaSandra (17530)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
15 Jun 17
I think we all have a specific kind of intelligence and with time it will emerge. So if at times we think something is beyond us if we consider it closely we can come to understand.
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@celticeagle (118231)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Jun 17
That seems realistic.
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@rebelann (41231)
• El Paso, Texas
15 Jun 17
Yes, it makes perfect sense.
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