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Physical Intelligence

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Also called "Kinaesthetic Intelligence". The ability to use one's body in highly differentiated and skilled ways, for both goal-oriented and expressive purposes.  The capacity to exercise fine and gross motor control of one's body.

 

   

 

HOBBIES

 

Walking

 

Running

 

Cycling

 

Sport, keeping fit & gymnastics

 

Dancing

 

Swimming

 

Golf

 

Drama

 

D-I-Y & practical activities

 

Crafts (sewing, knitting, crochet, embroidery, marquetry, model-making, woodturning, toy-making, origami)

 

Juggling

CHARACTERISTICS

 

Active

 

Balance, grace and poise

 

Dextrous

 

Well co-ordinated

 

Solves problems by experiment

 

Tends to touch and fiddle with things

 

Uses hands when talking

 

May be an outdoor person

 

May find it difficult to sit still

 

May enjoy daredevil fairground rides and similar experiences

 

 

CAREERS

 

Professional sport

Sports coaching & therapy

Personal fitness trainer

Leisure industry

Physiotherapy

Massage

Dancing

Choreography

Entertainment

Circus performer

Travel

Practical crafts

Carpenter

Sculptor

Manufacturing

Agriculture (especially if also naturalist)

Theatre

Building & construction

Forestry (especially if also naturalist)

Transport

Touch-typing

Archaeology (if also naturalist)

Engineering (if also logical)

 

 

DEVELOPING PHYSICAL INTELLIGENCE

 

Engage in sports and physical activities.

 

Practice mime.

 

Use your non-dominant hand (perhaps for an hour a day).

 

Notice the connection between your own body language and your feelings.

 

Learn how to actively use your own body language to influence others.

 

Take up a practical hobby (see list on left)

 

 

EXAMPLES

 

Marcel Marceau (mime artist)

 

Charlie Chaplin

 

Michael Crawford (actor)

 

Michael Owen (footballer)

 

BRAIN STUFF

 

The part of the brain that controls the movement process is a strip across the top of the head roughly underneath where one would wear a set of headphones. The left-side strip governs movement of the body's right side and vice versa.

 

Surgical separation of the corpus callosum (the bundle of nerve fibres which enables cross-brain communication) can leave an individual literally "in two minds", creating co-ordination difficulties.

 

The brain's awareness and regulation of the position and status of the body's constituent parts is known as proprioception.

 

In (blind) Braille readers, the area of the brain that controls the reading finger becomes more active and enlarged.

 

STUDY TIPS

 

Practice a skill.

 

Learn and use the "Body pegs" memory system.

 

Learn the sign-language alphabet and use this as a mnemonic aid.

 

SEE: "Let's get physical"