Thursday, January 03, 2008


Definition: Linguistic Intelligence is the capacity to use language, your native language, and perhaps other languages, to express what's on your mind and to understand other people.

Usually found in: poets, copywriters, novelists, journalists, scriptwriters, orators, seminar presenters, politicians, editors, publicists, journalists, speech writers, lawyers

Famous examples: Bill Clinton, J.K.Rowling, Tony Robbins, Winston Churchill

Linguistic Intelligence traits:

  • like to read
  • like to write
  • like to listen
  • good at spelling
  • sensitive to patterns
  • like word games
  • good memory for general knowledge
  • orderly and systematic
  • ability to reason
  • good public speaker / debater though may prefer either oral or written communication

Exercises to strengthen linguistic intelligence:

  • make up stories and tell them to someone else
  • have debates about current events
  • discuss life, the universe and everything!
  • put together a family, school or work magazine or newsletter
  • keep a journal
  • learn new words every day
  • interview friends, family and mentors
  • write poems
  • read all kinds of novels, stories and jokes
  • write stories and jokes
  • use a computer to write
  • play vocabulary games and tests
  • publish your own website dedicated to your special subject
  • do puzzles and crosswords
  • learn about Neuro-Linguistic Programming
  • write letters/emails to penpals
  • write book reviews and product reviews

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