Emotion and MindWhat types of intelligence are there?

What types of intelligence are there?

According to Professor there are a total of 7 types of intelligence. Which one do you have? We discover everything there is to know about them.

The term intelligence by itself has evolved over the centuries. Historically, it has been believed that a cultured and intelligent person was the one with the greatest knowledge in mathematics, art, history, science or languages.

However, with the passage of time, new types of intelligence have been discovered that we will unravel through the following lines.

The 7 types of intelligence that exist

Mathematical intelligence

This is one of the intelligences that has been most attributed to the greatest scientists that humanity has given such as Galileo, Albert Einstein or Stephen Hawking among many others.

This tries to establish logical relationships between different numbers and symbols that are presented throughout a mathematical formula. How quickly these problems are solved will determine the degree of mathematical intelligence possessed by the person in question.

Musical intelligence

Just as there are people capable of creating paintings, sculptures and interpreting any role in a masterful way, there are other types of individuals who have a special gift for music.

They have the intelligence and ability to create musical songs by playing a simple instrument, not to mention that they can create musical pieces from scratch with astonishing ease.

Linguistic intelligence

As its name suggests, it is based on the ability of certain people to learn and function in languages ​​other than their mother tongue.

They also have an innate intelligence to memorize words, verbs and quickly grasp the meaning of certain phrases in a foreign language. They can also get along really well in any oral conversation and have no problem “changing the chip quickly.”

Body intelligence

Those people who have a special gift for singing, music and acting can also be considered as possessors of this intelligence.

And they have an innate ability to move through different spaces, interpret the rhythm of the songs and then capture it through different perfectly coordinated body movements.  Even many soccer players can have this type of intelligence because they are able to move the ball between their feet without losing their balance while they dodge the opposite.

Emotional intelligence

It can be said that the term emotional intelligence was not coined until the 90’s. Although since then, it has been the object of study for many scientists and psychologists in general.

This encompasses all the ability that people have to measure all the emotions that surround them. They are also characterized by having highly developed social skills in the form of empathy and assertiveness.

Spatial intelligence

This type of intelligence can be simply summarized in the ability of certain individuals to observe and interpret all the elements that surround them through different perspectives.  Thanks to this, they can create images inside their head. And therefore, they have a great photographic memory that can improve over time.

Spatial intelligence is usually attributed to painters, graphic designers or simply to all those people who love puzzles who through this intelligence can finish them much faster than the average.

Creative intelligence

Highly creative people have no problem creating original ideas in a practical, simple and direct way. They always have a solution to any adversity that comes their way since their head is abuzz with constant ideas.

In short, the minds of creative people are at another level than the most “conventional” as they always make innovative contributions, never-before-seen answers and solutions to problems that usually occur within a specific group. These people are highly valued by the most renowned companies around the world.


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