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Gardner Intelligence Paper
Laneika Davis
June 20, 2011
Harmony Kwiker

There are three different approaches that have attempted to define intelligence, the psychometric approach, the information-processing approach, and the theory of multiple intelligences (Kowalski & Westen, 2009). Howard Gardner developed a theory of multiple intelligences where he asks the question “how are you smart” verses “how smart are you.” In Gardner theory of multiple intelligences, he gives a list of eight different intelligences that he considers is what makes each individual intelligent. The eight different intelligences include linguistic, musical, logical-mathematical, naturalist, spatial, bodily-kinesthetic, intrapersonal, and interpersonal. “Gardner’s theory suggests that intelligence lies on not one but eight curves, one for each type of intelligence” (Kowalski & Westen, 2009). The three intelligences that have an impact on my personal success are linguistic, logical-mathematical, and interpersonal.

“Linguistic intelligence involves sensitivity to spoken and written languages, the ability to learn languages, and the capacity to use language to accomplish certain goals. This intelligence includes the ability to effectively use language to express oneself rhetorically or poetically; and languages as a means to remember information” (Smith, 2002, 2008). I think this intelligence has impacted my personal success because I love to talk for one. I love to express how I am feeling and when I am spoken to I usually do not forget much of what was told to me. My boyfriend tells me all of the time that read too much into things. He also tells me that I think too much. I also like to express my feelings through writing. I keep a daily prayer journal that I like to write in to tell about how I am feeling. I love to write poems to express how I feel. I still have poems that I wrote back when I was only in the eighth grade. I love to read and I love to hear stories as well....
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