Theory of Multiple Intelligences
Gardener first pioneered the theory of multiple intelligences in a 1983 book known as “Frames of mind” (Cherry, 2019). The theory asserts that there are too limited traditional psychometric views of intelligence and that people have varied types of intelligence different from one another. To understand people’s total capacity in terms of their abilities and talents, Gardener propagated his theory and said that people possess the intellectual capacity and have many kinds of intelligence, which significantly defines their life potentials (Cherry, 2019). He understood people have different strengths and weaknesses in their life learning process. To bring his thoughts clear about the bits of intelligence, Gardener came out with nine bits of intelligence.
To begin with, is Visual-Spatial Intelligence; these are people with outstanding ability to visualize things and interpret them. They often give directions and bearings, geographical maps, charts representations, videos, and pictures (Cherry, 2019). People with this intelligence portray several characteristics, including reading and writing for enjoyment; they have a cognitive mind of putting the puzzle together and a high level of interpretation of pictures, graphs, and charts. In addition, they also enjoy most of their time drawing, painting, visualizing arts, and recognizing patterns quickly. However, due to their energized visual observation with the mind’s eyes, they can best serve in various fields such as architecture, artists, engineering, surveyors, forensics, and landscaping in real-life situations.
Linguistic verbal intelligence entails manipulating words well both in oral speaking and writing down. This category of people can recall written and spoken information before them (Cherry, 2019). They love the art of riding and writing simultaneously. They are very persuasive, can explain things very clearly, and use a lot of humor when narrating stories. Thus, their most strengths are defined by their ability to communicate and pass a message creatively. This type of people is well suited in carriers’ opportunities such as journalists, lawyers, teachers, comedians, politicians, and gospel ministries.