Gardener Intelligence Paper
February 13, 2012
The world in which we live in is made up off all different kinds of people. In a normal society, we do not always call someone intelligent because they can dance or sing. However, according to Gardner, there are eight different intelligences, and one being a musically inclined person. The theory of multiple intelligences identifies eight intelligences: musical, bodily/kinesthetic, spatial, linguistic or verbal, logical/mathematical naturalistic, intrapersonal, and interpersonal (Kowalski & Westen, 2011). Being that the theory states that one can be intelligent in any of the eight or ...view middle of the document...
Being a linguistic person most of the time means that one loves to read, knows how to write, and have a great memory. I was always advised that reading, writing and spelling go hand in hand. A person can elevate their language and intelligence by reading books! It is impossible not to be word savvy after reading tons of books. Reading also stimulates the mind and broadens one’s vocabulary. One’s personal success can be inhibited because they simply do not like to read. There are jobs in the business world which require one to do lots of reading and researching and simply without this intelligence you will not go far in the business world.
Interpersonal (social skills)
For one to have interpersonal intelligence, they must simply be able to interact well with others. From those whom I have met who have a high level of interpersonal intelligence, they are extremely outgoing, highly motivating people and are leaders of the business. In my opinion this intelligence can get a person far in their business careers and can attribute to their personal success; these are natural leaders the interpersonal intelligent person has the ability to motivate themselves and others. The interpersonal intelligence allows one to not be limited because of fear of “putting themselves out there.” The interpersonal intelligence to some may not be a true depiction of being intelligent. It is quite true that there are some people who have interpersonal skills, but are not intelligent. What separates those with true interpersonal skills or just being talkative? The separation is those who know what to do with that intelligence to work that intelligence to the best of their success and execute. The reason being is because these folks are not scared to work with others and love talking to people. When I think of people who are highly interpersonal intelligent, the President of the United States come to mind and those in the sales field. The interpersonal intelligence reminds me of a saying, “closed mouths don’t get fed!” In one’s personal success, being scared to talk is not an option. Being able to network yourself in order to achieve a high level of success is important. If one is not interpersonally intelligent they may miss a golden opportunity to meet someone.
To know one ’s self is truly important, but to know one’s self and to act on...