This Makes A Lot Of Sense
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
10 people like this
• Marion, Kansas
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.
• United States
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."
• Manila, Philippines
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.