A highly developed self-knowledge, involving accurate knowledge of goals, strengths, limitations, moods, anxieties, desires and motivations. The ability to act on the basis of this self-knowledge.
Joan of Arc
Gladys Aylward (missionary to China)
Sir Edmund Hilary
Aware of own strengths and weaknesses.
Usually well motivated and determined.
Possessing a strong sense of identity and purpose.
Probably prefers to work alone and may appear shy.
Reflective thinker: may appear to be a daydreamer.
Minister of religion.
Visiting museums and places of (historical) interest.
Reading biographies and (historical) novels.
The frontal lobes are instrumental in shaping both personal intelligences. Damage to the frontal lobes has only minor effect (if any) on problem-solving capacity but can wreak severe damage to personality, leaving the person with little sense of purpose and incapable of forward planning.
DEVELOPING INTRAPERSONAL INTELLIGENCE
Keep a diary, focusing on feelings.
Set yourself daily achievement targets.
Consider what things (or people) cause you stress and the strategies you employ to minimise their effect.
To help you become more aware of your own feelings, take a (10 minute) break during the day to sit quietly and reflect on the past few hours' events and the impact they had on you.
Find out about Emotional Intelligence
Set aside time to reflect on what you have learned (perhaps compiling the questions that come to mind)
Imagine yourself into the context of what you are learning.