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The Indefinite Article.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Different Kinds of Intelligence

This weekend I stumbled upon Howard Gardner, a Harvard psychologist who has identified different types of human intelligence. I found this fascinating, and a good explanation for why we can be highly intelligent in some ways, i.e. linguistically, logically, mathematically, creatively, etc., but may at the same time be quite average in other ways.

I think I'm above average in some ways -- I'm usually very logical and also very creative, I can put down my thoughts and feelings in writing pretty well, and I have a good memory for naturalistic facts and details, which he identifies as 'naturalist intelligence,' but I'm really very average in other ways, i.e. liguistically and mathematically.

Now I know why!

This may also help shed some light on why so many geniuses, i.e. Albert Einstein, many of the great composers, writers, and artists, etc. are so talented in their field but often extremely lacking in other types of intelligence, i.e. social/verbal/interpersonal skills. Check it out:



  • i am highly intelligent in killyness
    above average in carolinaness
    and severly lacking in intelligence in adolfoness and paolaness

    By Blogger CarolinaDivina, at 1:10 PM  

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