Howard Gardner’s Theory of the Seven Areas of Giftedness are as listed below:
- Bodily-Kinesthetic Giftedness has to do with physical intelligence which includes acting, sports, dance, or some type of physical activity.
- Interpersonal Giftedness has to do with sensitivity or empathy when interacting with people. It also can involve discussing ideas.
- Verbal-Linguistic Giftedness has to do with language, both spoken and written. It involves learning foreign languages easily.
- Logical-Mathematical Giftedness has to do with performing complex calculations, understanding abstract patterns, logic, reasoning, and scientific thinking.
- Intrapersonal Giftedness has to do with a high degree of self-awareness and self-reflection.
- Spatial Giftedness has to do with great sense of direction and visual memory, spatial reasoning, and visualizing of things.
- Musical Giftedness has to do with a high level of musical ability and rhythm plus a sensitivity to sounds and tones.
According to The Marland Report, there are Six Areas of Giftedness:
- General Intellectual Ability has to do with high scores on IQ tests.
- Specific Academic Aptitude has to do with scoring at the 97th percentile or higher in at least one subject.
- Creative/Productive Thinking has to do with coming up with creative and new ideas.
- Leadership Abilities has to do with strong social skills.
- Visual/Performing Arts has to do with music, art, drama, etc.
- Psychomotor Abilities has to do with exceptional mechanical, spacial, and physical skills.