Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences

The theory of multiple intelligences was developed in 1983 by Howard Gardner, a Harvard University professor of cognition and education. Gardner’s theory identifies eight distinct “intelligences,” or modalities for learning: interpersonal, intrapersonal, visual-spatial, bodily-kinesthetic, verbal-linguistic, naturalistic, logical-mathematical, and musical. Identifying which intelligence is most strongly expressed in someone’s personality can help many learn how their own brains function and what they can do to increase their productivity. Unhappy with your results? Try taking a different path. All eight intelligences are present in all individuals to some degree, but most people have one or two dominant intelligences that can describe their behavior and interests quite accurately.