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Naturalist Intelligence

January 7, 2017

The Naturalist intelligence has to do with how we relate to our surroundings and where we fit into it. People with this type of intelligence can easily recognize and classify plants and animals. They are gifted in distinguishing patterns in nature- for example, skillfully sorting and classifying rocks, insects, shells, or dinosaurs. Some are even good at distinguishing between the sounds of different engines or at analyzing variations in fingerprints. What an attention to detail!

People with developed Naturalist intelligence have the following characteristics:


·Bothered by pollution

·Enjoys having pets

·Likes to learn about nature

·Enjoys gardening

·Appreciates scenic places

·Feels alive when in contact with nature

·Likes to camp, hike, walk and climb

·Notices nature above all other things

·Conscious of changes in weather



And career options to choose are plentiful: conservationist, gardener, farmer, animal trainer, park ranger, scientist, botanist, zookeeper, geologist, marine biologist, ecologist, and veterinarian…


Although Gardner added the intelligence to the Theory of Multiple Intelligences in 1996, it was often criticized as being an interest rather than intelligence. But, for him the most important thing was that people realize that humans can have different types of intelligences. When we realize which one is our strong suit, we can adapt our studying style and career choices to it! 


“Nature is not some dumb and mindless "thing," it is rather a distributed form of self-organizing intelligence."



For more information on Naturalistic intelligence, check out this article, based on scientific references. Follow the link below: http://thesecondprinciple.com/optimal-learning/naturalistic-intelligence/


As always, we encourage you to keep on researching! 


Stay curious, stay connected! #EEIY2017



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