According to the world wide web, Intelligence the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills. It is also the capacity for logic, understanding, self-awareness, learning, emotional knowledge, reasoning, planning etc.
It is known that there are 8 types of intelligence as proposed by Gardner in his theory of multiple intelligence. Find where you comfortably belong and then we move from there.
- Musical-rhythmic is for people who are musically inclined and have a sensitivity to sounds, rhythms, tones, and music. People with high musical intelligence are able to sing, play musical instruments, and compose music.
- Visual-spatial or psychology deals with spatial judgment and the ability to visualize with the mind’s eye
- Verbal-linguistic or linguistic intelligence deals with high verbal-linguistic intelligence which display a facility with words and languages.
- Logical-mathematical or reason is the area that has to do with logic, abstractions, reasoning, numbers and critical thinking.
- Bodily-kinesthetic aka gross or fine motor skills has to do with the core elements of the bodily-kinesthetic intelligence which are in control of one’s bodily motions and the capacity to handle objects skillfully. Gardner says that this also includes a sense of timing, a clear sense of the goal of physical action along with the ability to train responses.
- Interpersonal or social skills have to do with individuals who are distinguished by their responsiveness to others’ moods, feelings, temperaments, motivations.
- Intrapersonal is for those who have a deep understanding of self; what one’s strengths or weaknesses are, what makes one unique, being able to predict one’s own reactions or emotions.
- Naturalistic was not a part of Gardner’s original seven until 1995 when he proposed it. He was of the opinion that this 8th intelligence was important to make other consequential distinctions in the natural world and that this area has to do with nurturing and relating information to one’s natural surroundings.
Now that you have found out where you are, it’s easy to know and work on improving that aspect.
- Seek Novelty: You need to find new experiences, activities, information that can help you build or create neural connections. You need to be open to learning more.
- Challenge yourself: As soon as you find out that you are good in a particular part, you need to move and learn something else. Challenging yourself keeps your brain constantly active and working.
- Do things the hard way: Your brain needs exercise like your body. Use your memory, try to spell without auto-correct, Do the math in your head, rehearse on a key you are not comfortable with, work with a temperament you do not necessarily like.
- Network: Exposing yourself to a variety of people gives you an opportunity to get insights and new perspectives and helps you to think in a different way.