Exploring your skills using the 10 different types of intelligence

1. Naturalistic Intelligence

BEAR GRYLLS
ADVENTURER

The ability to understand other living beings and connect with nature is associated with natural intelligence. Have you seen people working with animals in zoos comfortably and wonder how they do it? Naturalist intelligence.

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2. Musical intelligence

A. R. Rahman
The Mozart of Madras

The capacity to discern sounds, pitch, tone, and timbre is musical intelligence. Do you find yourself observing the tiny details of the composition you are listening to? You might be gifted with musical intelligence.
 

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3. Spatial intelligence

Zaha Hadid
Queen of the curve

The capacity to discern sounds, pitch, tone, and timbre is musical intelligence. Do you find yourself observing the tiny details of the composition you are listening to? You might be gifted with musical intelligence.
 

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4. Interpersonal intelligence

Mahatma Gandhi
A Symbol of Peace

Understanding fellow human beings and how to respond to them better falls under interpersonal intelligence which is much needed in the jobs that involve managing networks and communicating with a lot of people.

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5. Intra-personal intelligence

Socrates
Founders of Western philosophy

Intra-personal intelligence is the capability to understand your feelings and your needs. It allows you to work better with yourself.
 
 

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6. Logical-mathematical

Stephen Hawking
Theoretical physicist, cosmologist

Logical-mathematical intelligence is the aptitude to process numbers and logic. IQ tests primarily measure this type of intelligence. Problem-solving and reasoning come naturally to people with this intelligence.

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7. Linguistic intelligence

William Shakespeare
greatest writer in the English language

Are you capable of effectively communicating with other people about your thoughts through words? Then you have a good level of linguistic intelligence. Professions like writing, advocacy, and leadership in any field will fit you.

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8. Bodily-kinaesthetic intelligence

Virat Kohli
Indian cricketer

Bodily-kinaesthetic intelligence is the capacity to coordinate your mind and body. The grace of sportsperson and dancers stem from this intelligence.
 
 

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9. Pedagogical intelligence

A P J Abdul Kalam
Aerospace scientist

Understanding how learning happens and the ability to come up with ways to make others learn, fall under pedagogical intelligence. Great teachers like Dr. Radhakrishnan and Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, had this kind of intelligence.

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10. Existential intelligence

Gautama Buddha
spiritual teacher and founder of Buddhism

Existential intelligence denotes the ability to look beyond the insignificant and understand the world around them. People with existential intelligence are more equipped to see the bigger picture.

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