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10 Innate Intellects

Neurons have the major control of our intelligence development. Dermatoglyphs analysis can help us discover the development of our neurons and understand our innate strength and weakness. Even Albert Einstein has only used 30% of his innate intelligence, the rest is developing intelligence. How can parents and educators help children develop their intelligence?

Before Dr. Howard Gardner has proposed the theory of multiple intelligence in his book Frames of Mind in 1983, the intelligence development of students completely has depended on the expectation of their parents and educators. In other words, the expectation of the teachers has a great impact on how well the students perform. In 1970s, educators are requested to show positive attitudes toward all students. These resolutions have encouraged a lot of students. There was, however a few theories have developed about intelligence.

Since the 1970s, theories on intelligence have come and gone but IMI has set an unprecedented standard in the fundamental understanding of our Innate Intellect. Intelligence only exists in the presence of input. The input, however, is processed by our innate intellect which is how we process information, namely the speed and style in which we accept input. The output becomes our intelligence.

Visual Appreciation / 2D

This intellect relates to someone’s ability to coordinate colors, textures, patterns and other elements to create a harmonious and aesthetically pleasing environment. It also incorporates the ability to create and appreciate 2-dimensional art such as paintings, sketches and collages.

Visual Identification / Observation

This intellect involves understanding the natural world of plants and animals, noticing their characteristics and categorizing them. It generally involves keen observation of environment and surrounding and the ability to classify other things as well.

Emotion / Pitch & Tone

This intellect has to do with rhythm, music, and hearing. Those who have a high level of musical – rhythmic intelligence display greater sensitivity to sounds, rhythms, tones and music. They normally have good pitch and may even have absolute pitch and are able to sing, play musical instruments and compose music.

Linguistic / Verbal

Verbal – linguistic intellect has to do with words, spoken or written. People with verbal-linguistic intelligence display a facility with words and languages. They are typically good at reading, writing, telling stories & memorizing words and dates. They tend to learn best by reading, taking notes, and listening to lectures, via discussions and debates.

Gross Motor / Kinesthetic

This intellect has to do with gross body movement, physical activity and body coordination. In this category, people are generally adept at physical activities such as sports or dance and often prefer activities which utilize movement. They may enjoy acting or performing, and in general they are good at building and making things.

Fine Motor / Kinesthetic

This intellect has to do with fine motor skills. In this category, people are generally adept at playing at musical instrument, playing video games, sewing, art and other fine more activities. Tasks like putting a puzzle together or assembling a watch with small parts will be easier for people strong in this category than those who are weak.

Imagination / Creativity / 3D

This intellect has to do with vision and spatial judgment. People with strong visual-spatial intelligence are typically very good at visualizing and mentally manipulating objects. They have a strong visual memory and are often artistically inclined.

Logic / Sequencing

This area has to do with logical, abstract, inductive and deductive reasoning and numbers. It is safe to assume that those with this intellect naturally excel in mathematics, chess, computer programming and other logical or numerical activities.

Interpersonal / Social Acuity

This intellect has to do with interaction with others. People in this category are usually extroverts and are characterized by their sensitivity to other’s moods, feelings, temperaments and motivations and their ability to cooperate in order to work as part of a group.

Intrapersonal / Self Cognition

This intellect has to do with introspective and self reflective capacities. Those who are strongest in this intellect are typically introverts and prefer to work alone. They are usually highly self aware and capable of understanding their own emotions, goals, and motivations.