A friend of mine just taught me about Howard Gardner's theory of Multiple Intelligences. As she described it, everyone is 100% smart but we are smart in different ways.
Gardner separates the areas of intelligence into 8 categories: Language/Word, Spatial, Logic/Math, Body, Music, Social, Self and Nature.
I took a Multiple Intelligence quiz and discovered that I am WORD smart and SELF smart. Not surprisingly, my biggest challenge is LOGIC/MATH.
This made me think about people in my life and the ways they are smart. I also considered Multiple Intelligences in relation to the characters I am writing. How are they smart? What are their weaknesses?
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