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The 9 Types of Intelligence

Discussion in 'Jamii Intelligence' started by Invisible, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. Invisible

    Invisible Admin Staff Member

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    1. Linguistic intelligence reflects the ability to read, write, tell stories, and learn languages, grammar, and syntax. Strengthen this ability by studying a new language, improving vocabulary, and writing.

    2. Your friendly computer programmer has logical-mathematical intelligence. She’s comfortable with numbers, logic, reasoning, and abstractions. To increase logical ability, get a book of logic games, knit a sweater, and learn computer programming. Or watch a movie on video, and stop it to predict what will happen.

    3. Those with strong musical intelligence are sensitive to sounds, tones, rhythms, pitch, musical keys, and structure of the songs (from verse and chorus to symphonies). Borrow different types of music CDs, sing with the radio, be quiet and listen to the sounds around you.

    4. Those with strong spatial intelligence can imagine, understand, and represent the visual-spatial world. They may have a good sense of direction, hand-eye coordination, and visual memory. Some people, for instance, can visualize how furniture fits in a room without measurements, or buy a scarf that matches the blue in a blouse at home (perfect “chromatic pitch.”) To strengthen your spatial intelligence, be a backseat driver and provide directions for a trip, fit the groceries in the bag or the car, play with jigsaw puzzles and mazes, build some Lego’s, or sculpt some clay.

    5. Remember Gene Kelly performing “Gotta Dance!” in Singing in the Rain? He had bodily-kinesthetic intelligence, as do athletes, builders, actors, or surgeons (if they have fine motor skills). Yoga is a great way to increase this ability. Make crafts or build, ride a bike, dance, and learn tai chi or other sports.

    6. Someone with interpersonal intelligence is good at organizing people and is aware of moods and motivations. He or she can communicate and lead well. To get more people skills, practice active listening—that is, repeat back what you think someone said. Learn about the types of personalities with the Myers-Briggs test (psychological preferences such as extraversion and introversion) or the Enneagram (a theory of nine personality types—possibly centuries old).

    7. Intrapersonal intelligence is the ability to be self-aware and explore emotions, goals and motivations. This perspective on the human condition is used by writers, philosophers, psychologists, and theologians. To improve your intrapersonal intelligence, “know thyself”—write in a journal, meditate, try the personality tests mentioned above.

    8. Individuals with green thumbs and “horse whisperers” have naturalistic intelligence. They are sensitive to nature and may easily recognize and classify species. To get more naturalistic intelligence, expose yourself to the great outdoors: plant a seed, volunteer at an animal shelter, take a walk with a naturalist at the park, read about classifications of animals (kids’ books can be a great place to start).

    9. Spiritual or existential intelligence fits all Dr. Gardner’s criteria except for association with a specific brain specialization—though this intelligence could be a whole-brain function. Those with this ability explore questions about life, death, and what lies beyond the subjective perspective. Prayer and meditation increase whole-brain communication and lessen the blood flow to the parietal lobes (which give a subjective sense of time and space). Explore what lies beyond through inquiry, reading, or talking with others.

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  2. emmathy

    emmathy Senior Member

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    The content of your post concerning 9 types of intelligence give us room as Tanzanian to understand how the learning is suppose to be.

    Most of parent in Tanzania when they send their children to school they focus on paper and pencil (reading and writing) while forggeting that learning can take place in various ways, as the 9 types of intelligences state.

    We should insist our family and community in general to give room to other intelligence to emerge in our education system.
  3. Edson

    Edson JF-Expert Member

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    Dah! Kuna mwanangu miaka 5 akiwa ndani ya nyumba anaweza kukwambia nje barababi kuna nini au nani anakuja home.

    Sometimes ukienda nae sehemu anakwambia 'Dad it is not safe to be here lets go!' ukiondoka hapo baada ya nusu saa kinatokea kitu ambacho huwezi amini

    Juzi amemwangalia mama yake usoni akamwambia ''mama kuna kitu kinakusumbua moyoni macho yako yanaonyesha!!"

    IQ yake iko juu sana, ana miaka 5 lakini anaweza kuongea lugha 4 (swahili, kingereza, dutch-lugha ya mama yake na kisukuma - lugha ya baba yake)
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    E=mcsquared JF-Expert Member

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    Ungewea kujibu kwa kiswahili tu, ingependeza. Kwa kiasi fulani unaeleweka
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    kibhopile JF-Expert Member

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    Well, nahisi hizi vitu ziko vivid kama your mind iko settled yaani free from mawazo na tabu, wengi wetu tuko driven na frustrations za maisha huwezi gundua kirahisi kama una potential kati ya hizo.

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    Nyunyu JF-Expert Member

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    This is absolutely true mkuu.
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    introvert JF-Expert Member

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    GodfreyTajiri JF-Expert Member

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    ina maana kama mtu hana mojawapo ya hizo aina ya "werevu 9"
    ndio kwisha habari yake?

  9. Relief

    Relief JF-Expert Member

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    This post has really been useful am sure everyone here will agree with me since some of us weren't away of the kind of intelligencies we are holdin, but now am grateful coz it seems i am multi-intelligent, i possess almost a quarter if not more than that for every kind of Intelligence explained, Oh my!

    Thanks for this Invisible, keep up the good work champ!!
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    Mama Mdogo JF-Expert Member

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    Nashauri huyo mtoto apewe msingi mzuri wa elimu, anaweza akawa Einstein, Hawking, Newton, etc wa baadaye!!!
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    Very useful thread, thanks
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    Charles1990 JF-Expert Member

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    Mi nimezipitia kwa makini mara tatu, na ninazo nane au saba. Does that make me some kind of genius?
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    sensa JF-Expert Member

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    For sure hapa tumefunuliwa akili, thanks mkuu. Itabidi utusaidie interpretation ya matatizo yetu mmoja mmoja.

    Kama mimi nina tatizo kwenye ku-learn languages ntawezaje kufanya imrovement au inatakiwa iwe natural?
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    wikama Member

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    hongera yuko juu zidi kukuza kipaji chake
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    afrodenzi Platinum Member

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    :smile-big::smile-big: asante mzee
    very useful..
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    mwanaharakati2 Member

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    Kwa hizo aina 9 za intelligence ni wazi kwamba Engineers and Mathematicians wanafit kwenye type 2: logical-mathematical intelligence na watu wa arts wanafit kwenye type 1: Linguistic intelligence

    Je watu wa Accounts na Finance tutawaweka kwenye type ipi?
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    ChescoMatunda JF-Expert Member

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    mkuu invsible naomba ni copy na kupaste somewhere! pls. gud stuff.
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    FirstLady1 JF-Expert Member

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    wewe wa kwako nahisi anaelekea kuwa shekhe Yahya kiddin haaa,,
    safi sana endelea kumwangalia anaweza kuwa hazina kwa Taifa
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    Kamarada Senior Member

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    Vry useful Catch Invisible, thax Kiongozi :A S crown-1: !!
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    Shamu JF-Expert Member

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    Accountants and Finance wapo ktk logical-mathematical.

    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 less emphasis on traditional mathematical ability and more on 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.

    Careers which suit those with this intelligence include scientists, physicists, mathematicians, logicians, engineers, doctors, economists and philosophers.