Key Concepts

Fine Bodily Intelligence

Understanding Fine Bodily Intelligence*

The ability to demonstrate strong coordination between the eye and hand, and show finesse in hand movements.

People with a strong Fine Bodily Intelligence have excellent eye-hand coordination and work effectively with tasks that require manual dexterity. They love to work with their hands and have a natural gift for activities that involve manual skills such as cutting, stitching, or gardening. They do well in activities where they get to put their eyes and hands to work simultaneously, whether it's in art, design, engineering, or even dentistry.

Characteristics of Fine Bodily Intelligence

People with strong Fine Bodily Intelligence are inclined to:

  • Work ably with their hands
  • Work well with tools
  • Cut precisely with scissors
  • Fold paper and clothing neatly
  • Repair things with their hands
  • Type with speed and accuracy
  • Play musical instruments
  • Stitch things or do embroidery

Traits of Fine Bodily Intelligence

  • Dexterity
  • Steadiness
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Strength
  • Stamina

Famous People with High Fine Bodily Intelligence

  • Christiaan Barnard (heart surgeon)
  • Frida Kahlo (painter/artist)
  • David Copperfield (magician)
  • Coco Chanel (fashion designer)
  • Michelangelo (sculptor)

Careers that correspond

Flash animator, stenographer, videographer, jewellery designer, craft artist, painter, sculptor.

Hobbies that correspond

Drawing & Painting, stamp collection, learning a musical instrument, horse riding, jigsaw puzzle, landscaping.

*While working with students and making use of the MNTEST to guide students into professions, Steven Rudolph encountered limitations with the Bodily Intelligence category defined by Howard Gardner. This led him to splitting this intelligence into two: Gross and Fine Bodily Intelligence.

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