People with Linguistic Multiple Intelligence Enjoy Talking, Reading, Writing, Debating, etc., etc. 

     The linguistic multiple intelligence strengths are also known as verbal learners. They have good reading and writing skills, and they are good at memorizing words, dates, and other facts.

These persons seem the "most" intelligent because they score high on the written/paper tests.They love learning new languages, filling in crossword puzzles, and even reading the dictionary for fun.

They demonstrate an acute sensitivity to words and understand literal, figurative, and nuances of them. They learn grammar quickly and know when to abandon the rules for persuasive and dramatic effect. 

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To Build These Strengths, have your child

  • write experiences in a journal
  • tell stories, especially to younger children
  • answer crossword puzzles (Crosswords are very healthy for one's intellect also.)
  • actually, if you are reading this far, thank you, but really, your child probably won't have many challenges in this area. (However, if your child is having difficulty in some area, send me a comment, and I'll be happy to help you personally.)
  • experiment with other techniques in other areas as children usually have strengths in multiple fields

In Order to Learn Difficult Material, your child can...

  • create mnemonics to learn material. (The classic one is H.O.M.E.S. for memorizing the Great Lakes)
  • rewrite their history lessons in a different style using their own words
  • talk out loud to yourself when you are studying for a test
  • brainstorm alternative ending to stories to reinforce the original ending

Linguistic/Verbal Intelligence Careers include...

 Children who possess the linguistic intelligence strength enjoy careers as 

  • attorneys
  • advertising executives
  • writers
  • teachers
  • poets
  • playwrights
  • bloggers

Famous People with Verbal Intelligence include

  • William Shakespeare
  • Maya Angelou
  • William Faulkner
  • Charles Dickens
  • Abraham Lincoln

After reading about this linguistic multiple intelligence, return the the main page to learn more about the other multiple intelligences.

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