Intelligence has been defined in many different ways including as one’s capacity for logic, understanding, self-awareness, learning, emotional knowledge, planning, creativity, and problem solving.* Which definition is true? Or maybe intelligence escapes just one simple definition?

*from Wikipedia



How would you define intelligence? Do you know people who are highly intelligent? What is so special about them?





  • hone – refine or perfect (something) over a period of time
  • endeavor – an attempt to achieve a goal
  • attuned – receptive or aware
  • mull – to think about carefully
  • remarkable – extraordinary 


Think about it

Answer the questions below.

  • What did Howard Gardner come up with?
  • What is talent?
  • What is Naturalist Intelligence?
  • What is Existential Intelligence?
  • What is Interpersonal Intelligence?
  • What is Intra-personal Intelligence?
  • What is Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence?
  • What is Spatial Intelligence?
  • Which type(s) of intelligence do you recognize in yourself?


Practice makes perfect

Fill in the blank spaces with the missing words. Use ONE word per blank space.

Logical-mathematical intelligence is the ability ________ calculate, quantify, consider
propositions and hypotheses, and carry ________ complete mathematical operations. It enables us ________ perceive relationships and connections and to use abstract, symbolic thought; sequential reasoning skills; and inductive and deductive thinking patterns. Logical intelligence is usually well developed ________ mathematicians, scientists, and detectives. Young adults with lots of logical intelligence are interested ________ patterns, categories, and relationships. They ________ drawn to arithmetic problems, strategy games and experiments.


Fill in the blank spaces with the words in CAPITAL LETTERS used in appropriate forms.

Linguistic intelligence is the ________ ABLE to think in words and to use language to ________ EXPRESSION and appreciate complex meanings. Linguistic intelligence allows us to understand the order
and meaning of words and to ________ APPLICATION meta-linguistic skills to ________ REFLECTION on our use of language. Linguistic intelligence is the most widely shared human competence and is evident in poets, ________ NOVEL, journalists, and ________ EFFECT public speakers. Young adults with this kind of intelligence enjoy writing, reading, telling stories or doing crossword puzzles.


Explore it more

The 9 Types of Intelligence


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