According to Howard Gardner each intelligence represents the different ways of processing information.
Gardner theorizes that people do not have just an intellectual capacity, but have many kinds of intelligences, expanding the horizon of available teaching and learning tools, beyond the conventional linguistic and logical methods used in most schools.
- Linguistic Intelligence:
People who are strong in linguistic-verbal intelligence are able to use words well, both written and spoken. These individuals are typically very good at writing stories, memorizing information, reading and using humor when telling stories. Good career choices are: Writer, Journalist, Lawyer, and Teacher.
- Logical-mathematical Intelligence:
People who are strong in logical-mathematical intelligence are good at reasoning, recognizing patterns, and analyzing problems logically. These individuals tend to think conceptually about numbers, relationships, and patterns. They analyze problems and mathematical operations, have excellent problem-solving skills, love
conducting scientific experiments, can solve complex computer problems. Career Choices: Scientist, Mathematician, Computer programmer, Engineer, Accountant.
- Spatial intelligence:
People who are strong in visual-spatial intelligence are good at visualizing things. These individuals are often good with directions as well as maps, charts, videos, and pictures. They read and write for enjoyment, love puzzles, interpret pictures, graphs, and charts well, enjoy drawing, painting, and the visual arts. Good career choices are: Architecture, Art and Engineering.
- Musical intelligence:
People who have strong musical intelligence are good at thinking in patterns, rhythms, and sounds. They have a strong appreciation for music and are often good at musical composition and performance. They enjoy singing and playing musical instruments, remember songs and melodies. Good career choices are: Musician, Composer, Singer, Music teacher and Conductor.
- Bodily and kinesthetic intelligence:
Those who have high bodily-kinesthetic intelligence are said to be good at body movement, performing actions, and physical control. They have excellent hand-eye coordination and dexterity, skilled at dancing and sports. Enjoy creating things with their hands and have excellent physical coordination. Remember by doing, rather than by hearing or seeing. Good career choices would be dancer, builder, sculptor and Actor.
- Intrapersonal intelligence:
People who are strong in intrapersonal intelligence are good at being aware of their own emotional states, feelings, and motivations. They enjoy self-reflection, analysis and daydreaming, exploring relationships with others. Good career options are: Philosopher, Writer, Theorist and Scientist.
- Interpersonal intelligence:
Those with strong interpersonal intelligence are good at understanding and interacting with other people. They can understand emotions, motivations, desires, and intentions of those around them. Communicate well verbally and non-verbally. They are good Psychologists, Philosophers, Counselors, Salespersons and
- Naturalistic Intelligence:
Gardener and Naturalistic. These people are interested in nurturing, exploring the environment, and learning about other species and about changes to the environment. They are interested in subjects such as botany, biology, and zoology, enjoy camping, gardening, hiking, and exploring the outdoors. Those are Biologists,
Conservationists, Gardeners and Farmers.
- Existential intelligence:
Sensitivity for deep questions about human existence, the meaning of life, why we die, and how did we get here. They are reflective and deep thinking and design abstract theories. They can be scientists, philosophers and theologians.