Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligence
Intelligence is not a single general concept. There are multiple facets of intelligence. All those clubbed together to define the intelligence of any individual.
Howard Gardner gave a different dimension to look towards intelligence in the year 1983 through his book 'Frame of mind: The theory of multiple intelligence'. He suggested that there are broadly eight types of intelligence which contribute to various proportion to define the intelligence of an individual.
- Linguistic intelligence (“word smart”)
- Logical-mathematical intelligence (“number/reasoning smart”)
- Spatial intelligence (“picture smart”)
- Bodily-Kinesthetic intelligence (“body smart”)
- Musical intelligence (“music smart”)
- Interpersonal intelligence (“people smart”)
- Intra-personal intelligence (“self smart”)
- Naturalist intelligence (“nature smart”)