Intrapersonal Intelligence

This is one of the nine intelligences recognized in the Multiple Intelligence (MI) Theory, which was first introduced by Harvard University Professor Dr. Howard Gardner in 1983. Read my article Multiple Intelligence Theory for more on this.

Intrapersonal Intelligence is the inner quality of individual that helps focus on the skills of concentrating deeply on life all by oneself. This is the basic quality of being a good thinker. Every individual has unique set of qualities with a certain combination of all nine intelligences. The people with the strong presence of this intelligence are sensitive to own emotion, motivation and mental conditions. They are keen critics by self-understanding. Persons with strong Intrapersonal Intelligence are good at understanding own life and thinking for life in future. They are eventually good at learning alone and keeping distance from social events.

People with strong Intrapersonal Intelligence are very good in:

Understanding own mood and desire

Keeping Apart from social gathering

Reading own mind

Learning things by own ways

Identifying own Strength and Weakness

Predicting future for own life around

Thinking deeply on a specific matter


Professionally, these people are usually Philosopher, Thinker, Columnist, Religious Leader, Priest, Researcher, Innovator, Blogger, Publisher, Book/Journal Editor, News Editor etc.


Avram Noam Chomsky, an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, social critic, and political activist, born in 1928


Nikola Tesla (1856-1943), a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist who is best known for his contributions to the design of the alternating current


Please follow my other articles on specific intelligence for extensive details on Verbal Linguistic Intelligence, Logical-Mathematical Intelligence, Visual Spatial Intelligence, Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence, Musical Intelligence, Interpersonal Intelligence, Naturalist Intelligence, and Existentialist Intelligence.

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