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Verbal comprehension

-The ability to understand concepts in verbal form.

General reasoning

-The ability to solve complex problems or plan something new by drawing on experience.

Word fluency

-The ability to speak and write fluently.


-The ability to learn and remember information

Number ability

-The ability to work with numbers.

Spatial ability

-The ability to represent things visually in space and to manipulate them mentally.

Perceptual speed

-The ability to recognise objects and identify similarities and differences.

Musical intelligence

-For composing performing and appreciating music.

Bodily-kinaesthetic intelligence

-For the movement of body or body parts. (dancing, football)

Logical-mathematical intelligence

-For logical reasoning, solving problems and numerical calculation.

Linguistic intelligence

-Related to the expression and understanding of words

Spatial intelligence

-For organising things in space.

Interpersonal intelligence

-For getting on with people.

Intrapersonal intelligence

-Understanding ourselves and being in touch with our feelings.

Naturalist intelligence


Componential intelligence

-Refers to the ways in which people process information.
-These are the type of mental process that intelligent thought depend on.

Experiential intelligence

-Refers to the way the persons past experiences contribute to knowledge and skills that are applied in life situations or tasks.
-This means that experiential intelligence allows a person to meet the demands of different situations based on experience.
-With experience you can also learn to process information or perform a task automatically.
-In this way experiential intelligence allows you to deal with different tasks at the same time

Contextual intelligence

-Refers to being able to adapt to real world situations and various contents.
-Sternberg's view is that intelligence is a culturally defined concept.
-Certain acts may seem simple, in a particular context, they may represent highly adaptive behaviour.
-Different forms of intelligent behaviour are valued in different contexts.

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