Traditional IQ tests have long been the way that we determine and measure intelligence. However, there has been much controversy over the fairness of the traditional IQ tests in determining intelligence.
In response to the controversy over the fairness of traditional IQ tests to determine our mental ability, some psychologists have developed their own theories of intelligence. One of these theories is Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences, which was created by Howard Gardner.
Gardner theorizes that people possess different kinds of intelligences, rather than our generally accepted ideas about what comprises intelligence. Gardner’s eight types of intelligence are generally not considered when testing intelligence and competency.
Most intelligence tests emphasize math and linguistic ability. In addition to these abilities Gardner proposes several other types of intelligence that people may possess, such as spatial ability, bodily-kinesthetic ability, musical ability, and so forth.
Gardner’s eight types of intelligence can be viewed here by looking through the photos and information below.