It has been claimed by some researchers that our intelligence or ability to understand
the world around us is complex. Some people are better at understanding some things
For some of us it is relatively easy to understand how a flower grows but it is immensely
difficult for us to understand and use a musical instrument. For others music might be
easy but playing football is difficult.
Instead of having one intelligence it is claimed that we have several different
These are listed below:
You may be body smart. You will enjoy sports and are good at swimming,
athletics, gymnastics and other sports. This is sometimes called being
Linguistic - Word Smart
You may be word smart. You will enjoy reading, writing and talking about
things. This is sometimes called being Linguistic smart.
Logical - Number Smart
You may be number smart. You will be good at mathematics and other number
activities;you are also good at solving problems. This is sometimes called being
Interpersonal - People Smart
You may be people smart. You will like to mix with other people and you will
belong to lots of clubs. You like team games and are good at sharing. This is
sometimes called being Interpersonal smart.
Intrapersonal - Myself Smart
You may be myself smart. You will know about yourself and your strengths and
weaknesses. You will probably keep a diary. This is sometimes called being
Musical - Music Smart
You may be music smart. You will enjoy music and can recognise sounds,
and timbre, or the quality of a tone. This is sometimes called being
Visual/Spatial - Picture Smart
You may be picture smart. You will be good at art and also good at other
activities where you look at pictures like map reading, finding your way out
of mazes and graphs.This is sometimes called being Visual/Spatial smart.
Naturalistic - Nature Smart
You may be nature smart. You will like the world of plants and animals and
enjoy learning about them. This is sometimes called being Naturalistic smart.