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Interpersonal Intelligence


Interpersonal Intelligence

Interpersonal Intelligence

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Interpersonal Intelligence Definition:

Interpersonal intelligence is one of Howard Gardner's Nine Multiple Intelligences. It involves how skillful an individual is in understanding and dealing with others. Individuals who excel in this intelligence typically are able to discern moods, feelings, and motivations of others. Polticians, teachers, and counselors are among those that Howard Gardner sees as having high interpersonal intelligence.

Individuals Who Typically Have High Interpersonal Intelligence:

Following are examples of individuals who typically have high interpersonal intelligence:
  • Politicians
  • Teachers
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Diplomats
  • Coaches

Famous People Who Have High Interpersonal Intelligence:

  • Anthony Robbins
  • Bill Clinton
  • Dr. Phil
  • Oprah Winfrey

Traits of Those Who Have High Interpersonal Intelligence:

  • Enjoys socializing
  • Likes to work in groups
  • Extraverted
  • Enjoys teaching others
  • Empathetic

Ways to Enhance Interpersonal Intelligence:

Following are ways that teachers and individuals can enhance and strengthen their current musical intelligence:
  • Utilize group projects
  • Have students teach a unit
  • Include community service activities if applicable
  • Conduct interviews for class assignments

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