The Theory Of Emotional Intelligence

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Howard Gardner is a Harvard graduate and developmental Psychologist who founded the theory of multiple intelligences. There are nine different types that allow educators to identify differing strengths and weaknesses in students. The types of intelligences include; verbal/linguistic, logical-mathematical, visual/spatial, bodily-kinesthetic, musical, interpersonal, intrapersonal, naturalistic, and existential. Gardner has created a multiple intelligence charter school that uses these categories to better teach and shape young minds. Along with Gardner; there is another psychologist, Daniel Goleman, who expanded the theory of emotional intelligence over IQ. Emotional intelligence, differing from multiple intelligence, is the ability to recognize one 's own feelings and others emotions and is just as important to success as multiple intelligence. Multiple intelligences will greatly affect one’s academic and professional success. Depending on which area one is strongest in, an ideal work environment would allow for that strength to be used. For example, if an individual were strongest in the logical-mathematical intelligence, he or she would want to work as an IT technician or a financial advisor. It 's the same as if an individual had the most strength in musical intelligence, he or she would want to be a musician or conduct an orchestra. Knowing one’s multiple intelligence could be extremely beneficial to one’s academic and career success. For example, If an
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