1 Logical Reasoning – Logic Smart
Calculating, classifying, and finding patterns are all your strong suits. You like to experiment, solve puzzles, and identify relationships. You light up at the idea of a “deductive reasoning” exercise. This is the other most highly regarded intelligence in traditional education, so you’ve probably done well in school.
Logical-Reasoning careers: Scientists, computer programmers, inventors
To cultivate Logical-Reasoning intelligence: Play logic and pattern games like Sudoku, organize a collection, develop and prove a hypothesis, find the pattern in a poem
Famous people with Logical-Reasoning intelligence: Nicola Tesla, Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates
2 Verbal Linguistic – Word Smart
You learn best through reading, writing, listening, and speaking. You probably enjoy writing poetry and stories. You’re good at identifying grammar errors and you may have a talent for learning foreign languages. This is traditionally one of the most highly-prized intelligences in education systems worldwide, meaning it’s likely that you’ve been successful in your scholarly pursuits.
To cultivate Verbal-Linguistic intelligence: Write in a journal, play word games (like Scrabble and crossword puzzles), read more books, and debate issues more often
Verbal-Linguistic careers: Writers, public speakers, lawyers
Famous people with Verbal-Linguistic intelligence: JK Rowling, Barack Obama, Martin Luther King Jr, and Junot Diaz
3 Visual Spatial – Picture Smart
You have an excellent ability to draw, visualize, and design. You benefit greatly from having access to pictures, diagrams, and other visual aids. You enjoy puzzles and mazes and you can visualize and manipulate objects with your mind’s eye.
Visual-Spatial careers: Architect, computer scientist, designer
To cultivate Visual-Spatial intelligence: Take a photography or drawing class, draw mind maps of your plans or ideas, do puzzles and mazes for fun
Famous people with Visual-Spatial intelligence: Galileo Galilei, Salvador Dali, and Steve Jobs
4 Bodily Kinesthetic – Body Smart
You learn best through touch and movement. You process information through the body and may have fine-tuned motor skills. People probably say that you’re “well-coordinated” and “athletic”. You usually need to do something to remember it and you may have a hard time working at a desk all day.
Bodily-Kinesthetic careers: Dancer, actor, construction worker, sculptor
To cultivate Bodily-Kinesthetic intelligence: Physical activities, manipulate objects, using fine and gross motor skills, build things
Famous people with Bodily-Kinesthetic intelligence: Michael Jordan, Michael Jackson, Mary Lou Retton
5 Auditory-Musical – Sound Smart
You understand and appreciate the art of music. You do well at listening, composing and performing music. You use rhythms and patterns to understand things. You can probably remember and even replicate a sound or listening passage you’ve only heard once.
Auditory-Musical careers: Composer, DJ, Band Director, Singer
To cultivate Auditory-Musical intelligence: Listen to music while studying, connect music to a lesson, write a short song
Famous people with Auditory-Musical intelligence: Mozart, Yo-Yo Ma, Alicia Keys