Multiple Intelligences
More than one way to
skin a cat!
Verbal Linguistic
Skills and Preferences

Oral and written
communication
 Creating stories
 Debating,
discussing
 Learning
languages
 Playing word
games
 Quotes, sayings

Spells easily
 Telling jokes, puns
 Uses correct
grammar
 Writing
Verbal/Linguistic People


John Dewey
 Joan of Arc
 Walter Cronkite
 Barbara Walters
 John Steinbeck
 Winston Churchill
 Bill Cosby
Martin Luther King,
Jr.
 William
Shakespeare
 Langston Hughes
 Walt Whitman
 P.T. Barnum
 Ernest Hemingway
 Edgar Allan Poe
Words of Wisdom
A
room without books is like a body
without a soul. Cicero
 The difference between the right
work and the almost right work is the
difference between lightning and the
lightning bug. Mark Twain
 Words are, of course, the most
powerful drug used by mankind.
Rudyard Kipling
Logical/Mathematical
Skills & Preferences

Analyzing
 Computing
 Deducing
 Predicting
 Experimenting
 Organizing
 Playing strategy
games

Questioning
 Sequencing
 Solving logic
problems
 Using abstract
symbols
End States and Models

H. R. Block
 Bill Gates
 Agatha Christie
 Sir Arthur Conan
Doyle
 Alexander Graham
Bell
 Thomas Edison

Thurgood Marshall
 Aristotle
 Albert Einstein
 Isaac Newton
 Sandra Day
O’Connor
Figuring Out

I think, therefore I am. Descartes
 Not everything that can be counted
counts, and not everything that counts
can be counted. Einstein
 “Contrariwise” continued Tweedledee, “If
it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it
would be ; but as it isn’t, it ain’t. That’s
logic.”
Lewis Carroll
Visual/Spatial Intelligence
Visual/Spatial Intelligence
Visual/Spatial Intelligence
Skills & Preferences

Appreciating
architecture
 Decorating
 Building models
 Charting, graphing
 Coordination
 Doodling
 Painting

Remembers visual
details
 Molding
 Solving jigsaw
puzzles
 Thinking in
pictures and
images
End States & Models

Frank Lloyd Wright
 Martha Stewart
 Annie Oakley
 Ansel Adams
 Anne Geddes

Leif Ericson
 Bobby Fischer
 Euclid
Words of Wisdom
 Thinking
in pictures precedes
thinking in words. Immanuel Kant
 I found that I could say things with
color and spaces that I had no words
for. Georgia O’Keffe
 Art is the only way to run away
without leaving home. Twyla Tharpe
Musical/Rhythmic
Intelligence
Skills and Preferences

Composing
melodies
 Humming
 Chanting
 Whistling
 Keeping time
 Identifying
instruments

Singing
 Perfect pitch
 Tapping feet,
hands
 Understanding
structure of music
 Reading/writing
music
End State and Models

Bach
 Beethoven
 Irving Berlin
 Andrew Lloyd
Webber
 Arthur Fiedler
 Louis Armstrong
 Duke Ellington

John Lennon
 Barbra Streisand
 Frank Sinatra
 Bob Dylan
Getting in Tune
 If
you have to ask what jazz is, you
will never know. Louis Armstrong
 It is in learning music that many
youthful hearts learn to love.
Dominique Ricard
 The
notes I handle no better than
many pianists. But the pauses
between the notes -- ah, that is where
the art resides. Artur Schnabel
Bodily/Kinesthetic
Intelligence
Skills and Preferences
 Acting
 Athletic
performances
 Dancing
 Exercising
 Hand-eye
coordination
 Mimicking

Moving with grace
 Playing sports
 Using gestures
 Body language
End States & Models

Michael Jordan
 Tiger Woods
 Steve Martin
 Robin Williams
 John Wayne
 Mikhail
Barishnikov

Mohammed Ali
 Fred Astaire
 Arnold
Schwarzenegger
 David Copperfield
 Charlie Chaplin
 Jim Carrey
Moving to Intelligence
 Great
ideas originate in the muscles.
Thomas Edison
I
hear and I forget. I see and I
remember. I do and I understand.
Confucius
 Pro
football is like nuclear warfare.
There are no winners, only survivors.
Frank Gifford
Naturalist Intelligence
Skills & Preferences

Analyzing
similarities and
differences
 Appreciating
plants, flowers,
trees
 Classifying and
caring for plants,
gardens, pets, wild
animals

Predicting the
weather
 Discovering
patterns in nature
 Protecting the
environment
 Recognizing
species, rocks,
star, clouds
End States & Models

George
Washington Carver
 Galileo Galilei
 Carl Sagan
 Jonas Salk
 Louis Pasteur
 Rachel Carson

Carles Darwin
 Jane Goodall
 Jacques Cousteau
 John James
Audubon
 James Herriott
The Nature of Things
 Nature,
to be commanded, must be
obeyed. Francis Bacon
 The most incomprehensible thing
about the world is that it is
comprehensible. Albert Einstein
 The goal of life is living in agreement
with nature. Zeno of Citium (335 B.C.)
Interpersonal
Intelligences
Skills & Preferences

Caring for/teaching
others
 Communicating
with others
 Empathizing/
sympathizing with
others
 Respecting
different points of
view

Working as a team
member
 Interacting with
others
 Leading
 Being sensitive to
moods
End States & Models

Margaret Mead
 Princess Diana
 Mother Theresa
 Albert Schweitzer
 Florence
Nightingale
 Andrew Carnegie
 John Kennedy
 Ann
Landers
 Harriet Tubman
 Oprah Winfrey
 Sojourner Truth
Just Between Friends
 The
only proper intoxication is
conversation. Oscar Wilde
 If you judge people, you have no time
to love them. Mother Theresa
 Grief can take care of itself; but to
get the full value of joy, you must
have someone to divide it with.
Mark Twain
Intrapersonal
Intelligence
Skills & Preferences
 Attending
to
memories,
fantasies,
dreams
 Clarifying values
and beliefs
 Controlling
impulses
 Enjoying
think
time, alone time,
quiet time
 Intuiting
 Cognitive
thinking
End States & Models

Nietzsche
 Sartre
 Walt Whitman
 Gandhi
 Thomas Jefferson
 Abraham Lincoln

Buddha
 Christ
 Deepak Copra
 Freud
 Confucius
 Mary Baker Eddy
 St. Thomas
Aquinas
To Know Thyself
 The
purpose of life is to know one’s
self. Gandhi
 It is not who is right, but what is
right, that is important. Thomas Huxley
 Self-reverence, self-knowledge, selfcontrol: These three alone lead life
to sovereign power. Alfred Tennyson
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