Jody Ant Gardner?s Seven Intelligences

Howard Gardner of Harvard has identified seven distinct intelligences. According to this theory, "we are all able to know the world through language, logical-mathematical analysis, spatial representation, musical thinking, the use of the body to solve problems or to make things, an understanding of other individuals, and an understanding of ourselves. Gardner\'s Theory of multiple intelligences states not only do human beings have several different ways of learning and processing information, but these methods are relatively independent of one another: leading to multiple "intelligences" as opposed to a general intelligence factor among correlated abilities.
The two theories that pertain to me are Musical and Interpersonal. I show a sensitivity to rhythm and sound. I study better with music in the background. I sometimes learn better by turning lessons into lyrics, or speak rhythmically. Tools that I use to learn may include musical instruments, music, radio, stereo, CD-ROM, and multimedia. When Gardner explains the theory of I feel this theory also pertains to me. I tend to learn better when I interact with others. I have many friends, empathy for others, and have some street smarts. I can be easily taught through group activities, seminars ,and dialogues. Tools that I use to help me learn include the telephone, audio conferencing, time and attention from the instructor, video conferencing, writing, computer conferencing, E-mail.
Gardner suggests that "although they are not necessarily dependent on each other, these intelligences seldom operate in isolation. Every normal individual possesses varying degrees of each of these intelligences, but the ways in which intelligences combine and blend are as varied as the faces and the personalities of individuals."