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9 Ways to Be Smart

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Transcript of 9 Ways to Be Smart

Ways to Be Smart
It has been claimed by some researchers that our intelligence, or ability to understand the world around us, is complex. Some people are better at understanding some things than others.

For some of us it is relatively easy to understand how a flower grows but it is immensely difficult for us to understand and use a musical instrument. For others music might be easy but playing football is difficult.

According to MI theory, we all possess all nine intelligences and they develop differently in each of us.

The
9
Intelligences

Interpersonal
(The Socializer)

Bodily/
Kinesthetic
(The Mover)

Musical
(The
Rhythm Lover)

Intrapersonal
(The Individual)

Naturalist
(Nature Lover)

Verbal/Linguistic
(The Word Lover
)

Like/good at:
activities involving movement, like sports
hands-on activities, like building things
gesturing
Possible Professions:
firefighter/police officer/EMT
athlete/dancer
massage therapist
actor
model
nurse
Existential
(The Thinker)

Visual/Spatial
(The Visualizer)

Logical/
Mathematical
(The Questioner)

The capacity to use language to express what's on your mind and to understand
other people.
Definition:
Likes/Good At:
reading
writing
telling stories
word games/puzzles
debate/public speaking
Learns Best By:
reading information
writing
talking
discussing information
debating topic with others
Possible Professions:
Author
Public Speaker
Teacher
Lawyer
Journalist
TV/Radio Announcer
Politician
Famous People Who Fit This Intelligence:
Shakespeare
Bill Cordes
John Dewey
John Grisham
William Allen White
Larry King
Abraham Lincoln
Characteristics of Intelligence:
Notices grammatical errors
Loves word games
Cherishes their book collection
Remembers quotes and sayings
Likes puns and rhymes
Enjoys reading and/or writing
May speak foreign language(s)
The capacity to use your whole body or parts of your body to solve problems, make something or express yourself.
Definition:
Famous People Who Fit This Intelligence:
Nick Collison
Lebron James
Maria Tallchief
Jennifer Lawrence
James Earl Jones
Florence Nightingale
Learn Best by:
doing
interacting with environment
concrete, real-life experiences
Characteristics of Intelligence:
moves around most of the time
needs to touch things to understand
gestures when talking
well-coordinated
can't sit still for long
lots of physical energy
Like/good at:
relationships with others
counseling others
teaching others
organizing things
mediating tense situations
Possible Professions:
teacher
politician
counselor
sales person
therapist/psychiatrist
social work
The capacity to understand other people, learn by interacting with others, work collaboratively and cooperatively.
Definition:
Famous People Who Fit This Intelligence:
Mother Teresa
Bill Clinton
Mr. Rogers
Dr. Phil
Oprah
Pope Francis
Learn Best by:
group games
cooperative groups/being with other people
mentoring/apprenticing others
Characteristics of Intelligence:
enjoys social events
extrovert
empathetic
loves groups and crowds of people
has many friends
likes to meet new people
Like/good at:
singing
whistling
humming
playing instruments
recognizing beats
listening
Possible Professions:
musician/vocalist
lyricist
music composer
disc jockey
sound engineer
audio mixer
The capacity to think in music, hear, recognize and manipulate musical patterns,
Definition:
Famous People Who Fit This Intelligence:
Mozart
Beethoven
Rogers & Hammerstein
Leonard Bernstein
Jay-Z
Weird Al
Andrea Bocelli
Learn Best by:
rhythm
melody
music
sound
drumming
listening
Characteristics of Intelligence:
have good rhythm
memorizes songs and lyrics
often humming, singing, or whistling
hears music in head
music plays most of the time
Like/good at:
solving visual puzzles
reading maps/directions
artistic composition
photography
designing
drawing
The capacity to think in images and pictures and "see" things in your mind.
Definition:
Famous People Who Fit This Intelligence:
Picasso
Van Gogh
Michaelangelo
Frank Lloyd Wright
I.M. Pei
Versace
Coco Channel
Learn Best by:
working with colors/pictures
using the "mind's eye"
visualizing
dreaming
drawing
Possible Professions:
artist/painter/sculptor
architect
working in art gallery
pilot/sailor
graphic designer
art dealer
fashion design
buyer/merchandiser
interior design
Characteristics of Intelligence:
doodle/draw on things
notices colors and shapes
can remember places vividly
visualizes pictures in head

Like/good at:
working alone
reflection
observation
follow instincts
meditate
be quiet
The capacity to understand yourself, know who you are, what you can do, etc.
Definition:
Learn Best by:
working alone/individualized projects
reflection
self-paced instruction
having own space to work
being given choices
Possible Professions:
psychiatrist
theologian
journalism
sociologist
researcher
author
entrepreneur
Famous People Who Fit This Intelligence:
Sigmund Freud
Martin Luther
Billy Graham
Bill Gates
Thomas Hobbes
Characteristics of Intelligence:
introverted
self-aware
perfectionist
intuitive
independent

Like/good at:
seeing the "big picture"
looks beyond senses to understand experiences
to be outside
The tendency to pose and ponder questions about life, death and ultimate realities.
Definition:
Learn Best by:
making connections to life outside of the classroom
provide overviews to help them see the "big picture"
summarizing information
Possible Professions:
philosopher
theologian
life coach
cosmologist
Famous People Who Fit This Intelligence:
Buddha
Socrates
Sir Isaac Newton
Copernicus
Einstein
Characteristics of Intelligence:
questions everything
truly wants to understand things
spends time pondering life

Like/good at:
likes to hike, camp, walk, climb, fish, etc.
garden
classifies things
has pets
The ability to discriminate among living things as well as a sensitivity to other features of the natural world.
Definition:
Learn Best by:
collect data through observations
draw/photograph outdoor subjects
finding patterns
classifying things
Possible Professions:
biologist
environmentalist
farmer
botanist
astronomer
ecologist
Famous People Who Fit This Intelligence:
Kepler
Rachel Carson
Jane Goodall
Alexander Fleming
Gregor Mendel
Characteristics of Intelligence:
appreciates scenic places
feels "alive" when in contact with nature
notices nature about all other things
bothered by pollution
sees patterns in nature

Like/good at:
strategy games
math & science
conduct experiments
work with numbers
asking questions
The ability to understand and manipulate the underlying principles of a casual system.
Definition:
Learn Best by:
working with abstract patterns and relationships
categorizing
classifying
quantifying
Possible Professions:
accountants
lawyers
scientists
banker
investment broker
Famous People Who Fit This Intelligence:
Einstein
Warren Buffett
Ben Bernake
Thurgood Marshall
Rene Descartes
Characteristics of Intelligence:
successfully reasons through challenges
does math problems in head
organize things by categories
thinks abstractly
looks for rational explanations
wonders how things work
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