Types of Intelligence
Intelligence Tests for Kids
Do you think IQ tests provide the best indication of intelligence? You
may be surprised to know that some scientists don't think so.

Dr. Howard Gardner of Harvard University proposed that people were
much more complex than standard testing suggested. He argued that
traditional intelligence tests favored logical and mathematical people,
but that different people had different strengths.

His list of intelligence types is:

Linguistic and verbal intelligence
People with this type of intelligence are good with words.

Logical intelligence:
People with this type of intelligence are good with math and logic.

Spatial intelligence
People with this type of intelligence are good with pictures.

Body/movement intelligence
People with this type of intelligence are good with activities.

Musical intelligence
People with this type of intelligence are good with rhythm.

Interpersonal intelligence
People with this type of intelligence are good with communication.

Intrapersonal intelligence
People with this type of intelligence are good with analyzing things.

Naturalist intelligence
People with this type of intelligence are good with understanding natural world.
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