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The 8 Types of Intelligences

Types of Intelligences

Intelligence is the ability to respond effectively, or at least in an unprecedented way. From a neurological point of view, this means the ability to recognize the similarities between the new situation and what is seen and to develop an appropriate strategy for coping with it. We all know that intellectual ability determines your types of Intelligences, such as memory, verbal, spatial, numerical, and more. Everything is important but they have helped a lot in improving your communication skills.

But there is more. Interestingly, intellectual ability is also important, whether it is necessary or not is determined by the environment. They are useful because they have a profound effect on the types of intelligences we operate in this world:

1.  Spatial Intelligence

If you can conceptualize spatial measurements, you can score higher on spatial intelligence. The thing about spatially talented people is that they can only imagine areas by almost description.


You like to draw/doodie for fun

You are good at puzzles

You are better at memorizing information with a visual component.

You can recognize patterns that promote creativity + allow you to predict what is next.

2. Linguistic intelligence

Learning and communicating words to convey meaning is a strength of linguistically intelligent people. Like musical intelligence, they are sensitive to the rhythm and sound of words and use the learned words to accomplish a goal.


You enjoy writing and reading in your spare time

You excel in public speaking

You can be persuasive

You can explain difficult concepts well

3. Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence

If you enjoy moving around without getting easily exhausted, you likely score high on bodily-Kinesthetic intelligence. Note that this isn’t just about moving but also knowing the right time to move ( the mind-body union)


You are skilled in a wide range of sports

Your physical coordination is stellar

You can remember by doing better than remember through verbal/written instruction

4. Logical-mathematical Intelligence

Aside from their love of numbers, people with good logical-mathematical abilities also enjoy analyzing problems and investigating issues methodologically.


You can solve problems quickly

You can decipher complex formulas and computations

You are fond of abstract ideas

5. Musical Intelligence

Singing or playing instruments are of great interest to people with high musical intelligence. They are also very skilled in recognizing the rhythm, pitch, meter, tone, melody, and timbre of different genres of music.


You enjoy and appreciate various kinds of music

You can imagine sounds, notes, and rhythms

You can understand the structure of a music piece better than others

6. Interpersonal Intelligence

If you have high emotional intelligence, chances are you also have high interpersonal intelligence because this involves being sensitive to other people’s moods, emotions, and motivations. People who score high on interpersonal intelligence can sense others’ needs and use that to reach the desired goal.


You have a well developed emotional quotient

You create and draw in healthy relationships

You can mediate conflicts well

7. Intrapersonal Intelligence

Also, banking on emotional intelligence is intrapersonal intelligence. People who score high on this are sensitive to their own needs, feelings, and motivations. They use that introspection to make value-driven decisions for themselves.


You can understand your own strengths and weakness

You are self-aware and understand your triggers

8. Naturalistic Intelligence

Appreciating and understanding the nuances of nature including plants, animals, land, water, and another element is a core strength of naturalistic intelligence. People with high naturalistic intelligence like to spend time and thrive in the natural landscape


You are fond of botany, zoology, or biology

You enjoy and understand the elements of  nature

You enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, camping, trekking, or spelunking

Final Thoughts

A better understanding of the different types of intelligences provides a broader understanding of intelligence, indicating that we as a society have potential and growth that we have not yet fully explored. In addition to that even if you are not interested in math, it is good to understand that you do not know anything!

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