Key Concepts

Linguistic Intelligence

Understanding Linguistic Intelligence

The ability to understand, acquire and use language effectively.

People with strong Linguistic Intelligence have an aptitude for learning and using languages. They learn through listening to spoken word, reading, writing, and discussing. They are proficient in discussing and explaining in written or spoken words. They perceive and respond to voice tones, tempo, rhythm, and word sounds, and can imitate languages. They have a natural command of the language, including subtlety of word choice, pronunciation, and semantics, and learn languages easily. They are often attracted towards writing poems and enjoy reading anything, including stories, dictionaries, signboards, and even instruction manuals. They may easily spell words that others are not even able to pronounce, and their friends love their ability to use quotes, proverbs or clever phrases while communicating.

Characteristics of Linguistic Intelligence

People with strong Linguistic Intelligence are inclined to:

  • Learn new languages easily
  • Possess an expansive vocabulary
  • Use language accurately to convey their meaning
  • Demonstrate facility in writing and speaking
  • Enjoy reading
  • Understand and follow the rules of grammar

Traits of Linguistic Intelligence

  • Reads with competence
  • Expresses thoughts and feelings through writing
  • Expresses thoughts and feelings through writing
  • Possesses a strong vocabulary and builds it
  • Expresses things with grammatical accuracy

Famous People with High Linguistic Intelligence

  • Abraham Lincoln (President of the USA)
  • Nicki Minaj (rapper)
  • JK Rowling (author)
  • William Shakespeare(playwright/poet)
  • Emily Dickinson (poet)

Careers that correspond

Web content editor, editor, proofreader, stenographer, lyricist, science writer, legal content writer.

Hobbies that correspond

Creative writing, writing stories, blogging, learning a foreign language, writing songs.

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