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Training Intelligences ~ 2013-1129



  1. Verbal/Linguistic (Word Smart) – good at read, writing, speaking, listening; they use language to express ideas, experiences, and images; like to put thoughts on paper in letters, journals, or creative writing; remember quotes and sayings; communicate with colorful and descriptive phrases
  2. Logical/Mathematical (Math Smart) – good at making lists; classify and categorize objects; set priorities; decipher codes; find and create patterns; outline, organize, and sequence; solve problems, estimate and predict; think in numbers and symbols
  3. Visual/Spatial (Art Smart) – think in pictures and images; rotate figures mentally; create 3-dimensional models; solve jigsaw problems; paint, sketch, and draw; coordinate colors;
  4. Musical/Rhythmic (Music Smart) – enjoys listening to music; key into sounds around us; sing, whistle, or hum while doing other things; keep time and recognize rhythm; play a musical instrument; read and write music; make up songs to remember information
  5. Bodily/Kinesthetic (Body Smart) – move with grace and coordination; act and mimic; process information through bodily sensations; enjoy movement; communicate information by modeling; learn though hands-on activities; dance, choreograph, play sports; use movements to symbolize content
  6.  Naturalist (Nature Smart) – care for pets and wild animals; notice changes in environment; collect and organize items; draw or photograph natural objects; protect the environment; enjoy being outdoors, camping, hiking, field trips; tame and train animals
  7. Interpersonal/Social (People Smart) – understand and respect others; see the points of view of others; focus on others; enjoy social gatherings; serve as mediators; listen attentively; know why people do what they do
  8. Intrapersonal/Introspective (Self Smart) – like quiet time alone; express our inner selves; hold strong opinions and beliefs; dream, fantasize and recall memories; set goals; motivate and direct ourselves; work independently

CITE: Kagan, L. (2007). Dynamic Trainer! San Clemente. CA. Kagan Publishing Company



Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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