That’s right, there’s apparently a whole slew of professional types who have agreed on nine distinct areas of intelligence.
The breakdown goes as follows, simplified for us simple people.
1. Spatial- navigation and building expertise. Famous Person: Frank Lloyd Wright.
2. Naturalist- gardening and horse lovers (eye roll). Famous Person: Charles Darwin.
3. Musical- musician and critic. Famous Person: Ludwig van Beethoven.
4. Logical- math and science chops. Famous Person: Albert Einstein.
5. Existential- philosopher. Famous Person: Aristotle.
6. Interpersonal- people skills. Famous Person: Neil Strauss.
7. Kinesthetic- physical prowess. Famous Person: Bruce Lee.
8. Linguistic- articulate and wordy. Famous Person: John Keats.
9. Intrapersonal- personal introspection pro. Famous Person: Friedrich Nietzsche.
Because nothing is complete without an infographic, here’s a really cool one the original article has with it.
Go check out the fuller article if you want some deeper information on each type of intelligence.