- What are ‘Multiple Intelligences’?
- Where did this New Concept of Multiple Intelligences Come From?
- Two New Intelligences Making Their Debut
- Descriptions of the 8 Multiple Intelligences
- How can this information help me in getting a job?
- How do we develop our preferences?
- How to analyze what intelligences are needed in a specific job?
- The Quick Job Analysis Guide
- How to Boost Your Intelligences
- Career Chart
- The Multiple-Intelligences Inventory
There are 8 Multiple Intelligences, the first two of which we are all familiar with:
- Visual/Spacial Intelligence
- Body Kinesthetic,
“Intelligence”, in the past, has been defined as the ability to reason, to plan, to solve problems, to understand ideas, to use language, and as a result, to learn new things. It is now becoming clear that we all have Multiple Intelligences.
However, this limited definition of ‘Intelligence’ only takes into account two of the ‘Multiple Intelligences’ that we now know are available to us. What were those two intelligences?
‘Linguistic‘ and ‘Logical-Mathematical‘ Intelligences are the two intelligences we are all familiar with, because they were taught and tested in the school system, and used to measure IQ.
It looks like the Intelligence Quotient commonly known as your IQ may soon be an outmoded way to measure intelligence.
Why? Because it’s now clear, that there are other forms of intelligence that are just as important, which haven’t been taken into consideration. And the world needs all of them.
The term “multiple intelligences” was coined by developmental psychologist, Dr. Howard Gardner in 1983, to include the six other intelligences we use to solve problems in our everyday life. He recognized that we all tend to develop a preference for some intelligences over others, and to use these more than the others as our preferred ways of learning, thinking, and operating in the world. Here is Dr. Gardner talking about his theory of Multiple Intelligences and how they can be used in the Education system.
Dr. Howard Gardner on The Multiple Intelligence Theory
The eight intelligences are: Linguistic, Logical-Mathematical, Visual-Spatial, Kinesthetic, Musical, Interpersonal, Intrapersonal and Naturalist.
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In this ebook you’ll find detailed descriptions of the the 8 Multiple Intelligences plus detailed descriptions of each of the 6 Work Styles, the 25 Work Values, and the 22 Central Motivations.
Two New Intelligences Discovered
Dr. Gardner’s research has expanded these eight, to include two more: Existential Intelligence and Moral-Ethical Intelligence.
Existential Intelligence is a concern with ultimate issues – the larger spiritual concerns of life – such as: What is our life purpose? Where do we come from? Where do we go when we die? How can I make a difference in the world? It also is an ability to pick up energies, and to have access to information, without actually being able to trace back or explain exactly why or how we know these things. It’s an ability to intuitively sense and gather clues from the environment, from people, places, things that are present which contribute to the whole picture. This intelligence is not easily identified or quantified, and therefore is difficult to describe in any concrete sense. Perhaps, in time, as more people become aware of this intelligence, it will become accessible to a clearer understanding, and a description will be available for all.
Moral-Ethical Intelligence Dr. Gardner suggests that it is difficult to come to any consensual definition about this type of intelligence, also. But he argues that it is possible to get a glimpse of it by saying that it is a sense of morality – not necessarily associated with religion – but as a statement about the kind of personality, individuality, will, and/or character that a person has developed. It is focused on the highest realization of human nature.
But not enough is known about these yet, to be able to measure them. So we will focus on the eight that have been formally declared, up to now.
We bring who we are into our careers and jobs. Once you know what your unique intelligences are, you can look for jobs that put the emphasis on those.
Different Multiple Intelligences are used in different jobs. Guess what kind of intelligence a guitar-player needs? What about a gymnast, or a hockey player? What kind of intelligence does a cartoonist need? Knowing what kind of intelligences you have developed a preference for, will allow you to look for jobs where those intelligences are needed.
For example, if you knew you had a highly developed artistic intelligence, but couldn’t sing a note, or play a musical instrument, would you look for work in the ‘Field of Music’? If you did, you’d be at a major disadvantage, and you’d soon find that out. You would be much more successful, following your natural intelligence into the ‘Field of Art’.
And if you had a highly developed ‘naturalist’ intelligence, it would make more sense to look for work doing something related to nature, or the environment.
If you were one of those people who was mathematically challenged, or had difficulty with grammar or writing essays, you can take heart. You most likely favor a different kind of intelligence, that wasn’t taught in the School System. Now is your chance to find out which of all these intelligences you excel in.
For more on common careers or occupations associated with the 8 multiple intelligences see the Career Chart page.
For a quick method of checking any job you are considering, to see if it uses your preferred intelligences, see The Quick Job Analysis Guide.
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In this ebook you’ll find the Multiple Intelligences Inventory, the Work Styles Inventory, the Work Values Inventory, the Personality Test and the Central Motivations Quiz, ready to take.
Follow the quick and easy steps to doing the Multiple Intelligences Inventory, to find out which of the 8 Intelligences you have developed in your life. This is one of the keys to selecting the right job.
This Link Will Take You Through Steps 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the Program
Step 1 - Discovering Who You Are
- 1. Your Work Style Preferences
- Your Work Style Preferences Overview
- 4. Your Central Motivations
- Your Central Motivators - An Overview
- 5. Your Multiple Intelligences
- Multiple Intelligences - An Overview
- Multiple Intelligences Descriptions
- 60 Ways to Boost Your Intelligences
- How to Develop Your Intelligences
- The Quick Job Analysis Guide
- Career Chart
Step 2 - Exploring Your Career Options
- Get the FAQs About Career Exploration 9 Frequently Asked Questions on Job Searching
- Researching the Major Occupational Groups How to Do Job Research - Your Search Tool Links
Step 3 - Doing the Research For Your Dream Job
- Paper Research
- Help For Doing Paper Researching
- Online Research
- Help For Doing Research Online
- People Research Links
- Help For Doing People Researching
- How to Prepare for the Information Interview
- 20 Interview Questions for Informational Interviews
- Sample Phone Scripts for Information Interviews
- Writing the Interview Thank You Letter
- Participation Research Links
- Help For Doing Participation Researching
- Open Houses in the Workplace and at Schools
- Job Shadowing
- 21 Sample Job Shadows in the Workplace
- Temping & Volunteering as Participation Research
- 50 Basic Questions Checklist For Job Researching
Step 4 - Managing Your Career - Doing Career Planning
- Taking Care of Your Career - Building Your Toolkit
- Arriving in Your New Career - 8 Workable Career Management Options
- Preventing Burnout: The Burnout Checklist
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