Identifying Life’s Different Talents

Being talented is a wonderful thing, don’t you think? It’s truly rewarding to build upon our skills, as it fills us with the confidence to live life to the fullest. Sadly, it’s not that easy for us to pinpoint what we can be good at. Luckily, in 1983, Howard Gardner, a Harvard psychologist published the theory of multiple intelligences in a book called “Frames of Mind.” Gardner claims that our intellectual minds possess 8 facets of intelligence. Therefore, let us explore these various intelligences to identify our own strengths and weaknesses.

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Linguistic Intelligence

Gardner defines linguistic intelligence as the ability to understand or utilize languages. This includes written words, verbal sounds or visual signs. It can be very helpful when communicating with people of different nationalities, and it also shaped some of the world’s greatest writers and poets like Maya Angelou and J.R.R Tolkien.