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Profile of Intrapersonal Intelligence


Intrapersonal Intelligence - This image shows a girl writing in her dairy

Intrapersonal Intelligence - This image shows a girl writing in her dairy

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Intrapersonal Intelligence Definition:

Interpersonal intelligence is one of Howard Gardner's Nine Multiple Intelligences. It involves how skillful an individual is in understanding themselves. Individuals who excel in this intelligence typically are introspective and can use this knowledge to solve personal probelms. Psychologists, writers, and poets are among those that Howard Gardner sees as having high intrapersonal intelligence.

Individuals Who Typically Have High Intrapersonal Intelligence:

Following are examples of individuals who typically have high intrapersonal intelligence:
  • Psychologists
  • Poets
  • Counselors
  • Writers
  • Therapists

Famous People Who Have High Intrapersonal Intelligence:

  • Anne Frank
  • Walt Whitman
  • Aristotle
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Albert Einstein
  • Friedrich Nietzsche

Traits of Those Who Have High Intrapersonal Intelligence:

  • Self Motivated
  • Introverted
  • Spends Time Alone
  • Likes to Work Independently
  • Likes to Write in a Journal

Ways to Enhance Intrapersonal Intelligence:

Following are ways that teachers and individuals can enhance and strengthen their current intrapersonal intelligence:
  • Assign independent projects
  • Have students write in a daily or weekly journal
  • Incorporate mind maps
  • Have students write reflections on topics studied in class
  • Have students imagine themselves as an individual from the period being studied
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