• Multiple Intelligences Creative Examples
  • Multiple Intelligences Creative Examples

Multiple Intelligences Creative Examples

Verbal-linguistic Intelligence
Well developed verbal skills and sensitivity to sounds, meaning and the rhythm of words. Examples are the American journalist and producer Oprah Winfrey and the Danish poet Hans Christiaan Andersen. Examples from everyday life are any kind of storyteller, such as perhaps your grandfather, aunt or uncle and often people who love to play scrabble, write beautifully crafted letters or long e-mails. 

Logical-mathematical Intelligence
The ability to think conceptually and abstractly, the capacity to discern logical and numerical patterns. Examples are the French scientist Marie Curie and the American statistician and astronomer Elisabeth Scott. Examples from our daily life are found in the person who reads the stock market figures in the newspaper before the news. Lovers of Sudoku or other logical puzzles also qualify for this intelligence.
Musical-rhythmic Intelligence
The ability to produce and appreciate rhythm and beat, pitch and timber. People with outstanding musical-rhythmic intelligence are the African singer Myriam Makeba and the Dutch violinist Isabelle van Keulen. In our everyday lives, think of the person that is always humming a tune, or the kid in the disco that is always on the dance floor or drumming along to the rhythm of any kind of music.
Visual-spatial Intelligence
The ability to think in images and pictures, to visualise accurately and abstractly. Examples are the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo and the French fashion designer Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel. In the everyday world, think of your colleagues or designer friends who have a high preference for visual depiction like the Apple system, or the friend who loves movies or goes to the museum  - or any good map reader for that matter.

Bodily-kinesthaetic Intelligence

The ability to control and coordinate one's body movements and handle objects skilfully. Examples are the Czech American tennis pro Martina Navratilova, or the legendary Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev. In the everyday world, think of the kid around the corner constantly playing football, or the girl who loves to work on the printing press publishing her designs. We all know the guy who stays in his garage forever working on small but intricate gadgets on his bike, car or motorcycle.
Naturalistic Intelligence
The ability to recognise and categorise plants, animals and other objects in nature and have a feel for ecological balance. Examples are the British biologist Jane Goddall, the Nobel prize winning chemist Gertrude Elion and the movie star and environmentalist Jane Fonda. In your own life it might be one of your friends who loves to select fresh food at the farmer's market to prepare a delicious meal, the stamp collector who loves to spend hours categorising his stamps and of course the people who have a natural insight into their body and health.
Interpersonal Intelligence (social)
The capacity to detect and respond appropriately to the moods, motivations and desires of others. Examples of extraordinary individuals are the late Princess Diana, the politician Hillary Clinton and the entrepreneur Anita Roddick, who created the Body Shop. In our daily life, it might be the person in the train to whom you gradually tell your entire life story because she really listens, or the saleswoman that sells you something you do not really need but still seem to want and be happy with.

Intrapersonal Intelligence (self knowledge)

The capacity to be self-aware and in tune with inner feelings, values, beliefs and thinking processes. Examples are the Jungian analyst Elaine Aron and the writer Jane Austen. In daily life it could be the person who loves to write a diary or the friend who now and then asks you to leave so she can have some time to herself and sort out her thoughts and returns refreshed with unexpected and well thought-out ideas.

For an overview of the Multiple Intelligences please click on the link below.