The Linguistic Intelligence Of Multiple Intelligences

968 Words Mar 8th, 2015 4 Pages
In 1983, Harvard professor Howard Gardner identified eight different types of intelligences that each and every individual has the power to possess. The idea of multiple intelligences is significant because it gives educators the chance to identify different strengths and weaknesses in students that the traditional IQ test would not identify. The multiple intelligences that Gardner came up with suggests that the traditional method of testing intelligence, based on I.Q. testing, is far too limited. Dr. Gardner’s eight different intelligences are; linguistic intelligence, logical-mathematical intelligence, spatial intelligence, bodily-kinesthetic intelligence, musical intelligence, interpersonal intelligence, interpersonal intelligence, and naturalist intelligence. The linguistic intelligence theory is described as the ability to speak and write as well as the ability to understand written and spoken language. People utilize their verbal and linguistic skills during a typical conversation. People with very high linguistic skills may find themselves involved in a career involving storytelling, writing, or maybe even politics. It is very important for individuals to at least have some linguistic skills for day to day activities. I personally work with someone who struggles in this field. The person I am referring to struggles mainly with written language. She is a great person with a great personality, she is a fantastic worker, but as a manager she has a very hard time…
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