Multiple Intelligences by Dr. Howard Gardener
The theory of multiple intelligences was discovered by Howard Gardner as a model of intelligence that sets apart intelligence into varied modalities, rather than seeing it as subjugated by a single general ability. Intelligence is defined in many ways that include the abilities for reasoning, understanding, problem solving, and abstract thought, learning and planning.
Intelligent quotient is the intelligence of an individual. The intelligence quotient is the ability to think abstractly, and to make you adjust to the environment. Intelligent activity includes grasping the essentials in a given situation. Intelligence is basically a person’s ability to gain knowledge and apply it to solve problems. It is the ability of one’s intellect and is a very important aspect of one’s happiness and comfort.
Emotional quotient helps us in becoming aware of our feelings and that of others. It helps in understanding yourself, your intentions, responses, behavior and your goals. It imparts sympathy, motivation, kindness and capability to react adeptly to pleasure and pain by understating your own feelings and feelings of others and to act accordingly. However, there has been much debate surrounding the authenticity of a definition of emotional quotient mainly because there is no standard available on which it can be measured.
Sometimes we believe that creativity is just because of talent. Talent is like money you find on the street. A strong desire and a proper method can inspire an individual a lot and take you further than just talent. Creativity as a Quotient is all about imagining things which you have never done or heard about, something new and fresh. Creativity is the ability or the skill to produce new ideas and bring them into reality. The whole process is about thinking and then making it real.
Adversity quotient is the measure of how you react to adversity. This quotient specifies that how well you can endure adversity and your ability to overcome it and also predicts who will win and who will give up. The capability to succeed at the time of adversity helps to overcome the hard times. According to adversity quotient theory, each one of us can customtrain ourselves in the face of continuous change, and respond absolutely to crisis, denial and failure.
Spiritual quotient is the main intelligence used to answer the problems of meaning and value. It all depends on the growth of a human being. Spiritual quotient explains about moving on in life with a direction in mind. It is thinking of us as an expression of a higher reality. Howard Gardner, who discovered the theory of multiple intelligences, found it a bit daunting task due to the codifying quantifiable scientific criteria.