The theory of multiple intelligences also has strong implications for adult learning and
development, (Armstrong, 1998-2010, para 5). There are eight of Gardner’s theories of multiple
intelligences; but out of the eight, three tend to stand out more because of the impact they have
on helping people to succeed in their lives goals.
The first that stands out implicitly is the linguistic intelligence theory. This is the
intelligence of words. People may be thought of as word smart, which means that they take
pleasure in speaking publically, writing, and reading as well. People often refer to this as
linguistically smart. Linguistic intelligence is usually linked amid educational success. The
interior skin of linguistic intelligence includes the skill for using vocabulary successfully for
things such as speaking, reading, and writing as well.
Other career fields requiring skill in this area include teaching, journalism, and
psychology. Convergent aspects of Linguistic intelligence assessed by standard intelligence tests
include vocabulary and reading comprehension. Activities requiring divergent thinking include
storytelling, persuasive speech, and creative writing.
People linguistically talented; this usually helps them to succeed business and during
school; for example strong people in this area are usually authors, journalists, and public
speakers. A well-developed linguistic intelligence shows itself in attention to words, overtones of
words, relations among them, syntax, and the beauty, and substance of style. It is the most
obvious element in what people mean by "good writing." Poets show how experts use this
intelligence, (Grow, 1998-2010, para 2).
Politicians are usually strong in this area, as well because they tend to have a way of