...correlated to the functions. But only a few do. That makes me sad.
1. Interpersonal intelligence (Fe)
2. Intrapersonal Intelligence (Fi)This area has to do with interaction with others. In theory, people who have a high interpersonal intelligence tend to be extroverts, characterized by their sensitivity to others' moods, feelings, temperaments and motivations, and their ability to cooperate in order to work as part of a group. They communicate effectively and empathize easily with others, and may be either leaders or followers. They typically learn best by working with others and often enjoy discussion and debate.
3. Linguistic Intelligence (Ni??)This area has to do with introspective and self-reflective capacities. People with intrapersonal intelligence are intuitive and typically introverted. They are skillful at deciphering their own feelings and motivations. This refers to having a deep understanding of the self; what are your strengths/ weaknesses, what makes you unique, can you predict your own reactions/ emotions.
4. Logical-mathematical intelligence (Ti) (and perhaps Te??)Involves having a mastery of language. This intelligence includes the ability to effectively manipulate language to express oneself rhetorically or poetically. It also allows one to use language as a means to remember information.
5. Bodily/Kinesthetic Intelligence (Se)This area has to do with logic, abstractions, reasoning, and numbers. While it is often assumed that those with this intelligence naturally excel in mathematics, chess, computer programming and other logical or numerical activities, a more accurate definition places emphasis on traditional mathematical ability and more reasoning capabilities, abstract patterns of recognition, scientific thinking and investigation, and the ability to perform complex calculations. It correlates strongly with traditional concepts of "intelligence" or IQ.
6. Spatial Intelligence (Si)Ability in physical movement as seen in both athletes and dancers. Entails the potential of using one's whole body or parts of the body to solve problems. It is the ability to use mental abilities to coordinate bodily movements. Howard Gardner sees mental and physical activity as related.
And here's where it gets fishy:The precise perception of things and the ability to recall visual patterns. Involves the potential to recognize and use the patterns of wide space and more confined areas.
7. Naturalist Intelligence (Ne???)
8. Musical intelligence (Wtf??)Displayed by those who are talented at observing, understanding and organizing patterns especially those found in nature. Enables human beings to recognize, categorize and draw upon certain features of the environment. It 'combines a description of the core ability with a characterization of the role that many cultures value'
My Ne really wants it to fit, but it doesn't. It seems to work well for Fe, Fi, Se, Si, and Ti, but things get weird with Ni, Ne, and Te. I guess Gardner just thinks the latter three are dumb. Poo on him. I believe this intelligence theory is highly criticized though.This area has to do with rhythm, music, and hearing. Those who have a high level of musical-rhythmic intelligence display greater sensitivity to sounds, rhythms, tones, and music. They normally have good pitch and may even have absolute pitch, and are able to sing, play musical instruments, and compose music. Since there is a strong auditory component to this intelligence, those who are strongest in it may learn best via lecture. Language skills are typically highly developed in those whose base intelligence is musical. In addition, they will sometimes use songs or rhythms to learn and memorize information.