How to know the types of Intelligence you have?

types of intelligence

The type of intelligence is an indicator of a person’s strengths and areas where they excel. Each intelligence type indicates different skills a person has and what they can best do with the skill.

How many types of intelligence are there?

There are 12 different intelligence types. Lets ponder over each of them

Intelligence Quotient (IQ)

A person’s IQ is the number that represents their reasoning ability. This is measured by performing problem-solving tests.

As per many reputable studies, children who score high in IQ tests will, on average, do better when in the conventional measures of successes in life. For example academic life achievements and economic success. These individuals are also more expected to have better health and a longer life due to their high IQ levels.

Real leverage in life comes mostly from the things that IQ doesn’t test, such as social and emotional intelligence, creativity, and self-awareness. Life isn’t an exam. It’s a process. Success in life overall is almost always about relationships and adding value to other people, and assembling and working in a team. [2]

There are many other forms of intelligence, that IQ levels cannot test. For example, emotional, social, and creative intelligence. Success in life is not always based on strong IQ levels. It also depends on creativity, working together as a team, valuing relationships, and so. Therefore, there are many other forms of intelligence that should be considered in addition to the previously ranked IQ levels.

Naturalist Intelligence

People who find peace in the natural world and are nature meditative have intelligence of natural beings. People with this intelligence type mostly have an interest in zoology or botany, and appreciate being outside in nature. 

Individuals with high naturalistic intelligence are nature lovers. They are often sensitive to slight changes in their environment and gravitate to explore nature and examine flora and fauna of life.

So, do enjoy spending time in nature? Or you have an interest in animals and plants? Do you feel excited of subtle changes in the environment? Or being in nature make you feel better? The ones who answer yes for all these may have a high naturalistic intelligence

Linguistic-verbal Intelligence

This type of Intelligence is all about words, words, words. Here we refer to great readers, writers, and also speakers. Basically, someone who is a good story teller and memorizes words quickly, they may have high linguistic-verbal intelligence.

So, are you a good writer? Or enjoy playing around with words and language? Do you memorize things well? Or are a good communicator? The ones who answer yes for all these may have a high linguistic-verbal intelligence

Emotional Quotient (EQ)

People with high Emotional intelligence are often smart enough to identify and understand emotions. Moreover, they also manage them well. The ability makes you recognize emotions as they arise, interpret their meaning, and also regulate your emotions. Individuals who are emotionally intelligent can also manage emotions for others.

Nutrition Quotient (NQ)

Nutritional intelligence determines how smart people are with the food choices. They consider all good and bad effects of food and beverages. A nutrition profile of a diet can be well understood by people who have a high NQ levels.

People having high NQ focus more on nutritious intake and low caloric whole food items. They monitor their daily intake and well plan adequate intake of essential mineral, and vitamins. These people also balance well all macro nutrients like protein and carbs in diet.

NQ is all about knowledge, correct choices, and self-control. People with a lesser NQ levels won’t properly understand the effects that different types of food may have on their health, energy, and mental state.


Logical-Mathematical intelligence is about numerals sense and logical problem solving. People with high logical-mathematical intelligence are mostly great at solving math problems and have strong conceptual skills. These are mostly programmers and mathematicians.

So, are you good at math? Or do you excel at logical problem-solving? Or do you make good logical systems? The ones who answer yes for all these may have a high logical-mathematical intelligence.

Positive Quotient (PQ)

Positive intelligence quotient amplifies mental abilities by focusing on good thoughts and the good aspects of things in our lives. These people keep their mind more positive and create optimistic energy by seeing the good in the world and also in their own lives. This is a huge factor that allows you to reach your full potential.

A positive mindset has an edge over negativity and realism as mental energy is decreased with an internal narrative of doubt. A high PQ sees the good in things, people, and situations and assumes of good outcomes regardless of the current bad reality. This makes happiness emerge from them. These people have faith in all things around them, a raised spiritual intelligence.


Interpersonal intelligence is about a person’s interpersonal or social skills. People who are empathetic and good at understanding other people’s intentions and emotions, probably have a high interpersonal intelligence.

People with this type of intelligence excel in group work and to keep peace in organizations. They’re excellent communicators and often sensitive to other people’s needs. They are capable to see things from other people’s perspectives.

So, are you the peacemaker in your group? Or you can describe yourself as empathetic? Or you are good with understanding other people’s emotions? The ones who answer yes for all these may have a high interpersonal intelligence.


Intra-personal is also called self-awareness intelligence. This is how well a person reflects on and is aware of their own emotional states and mental health. Such people are mostly day dreamers or philosophers.

Experience Quotient (XQ)

A person’s ability to understand the expectations of people around themselves, If you have a personal or business relationship with someone and are able to meet their desired outcomes as per they values. Then you have high experience quotient.

One of skill of critical people is to be smart enough to understand people’s expectations of us. Knowing what people demand from us is crucial for success in life whether it’s for our spouse, child, boss, or a customer.

Digital Quotient (DQ)

The awareness and application of latest digital technologies in business to optimize profitability or personally to improve quality of life refers to Digital Quotient. People with high DQ are smart enough to stay updated with existing and emerging digital trends, platforms, capabilities, computing power and processing speeds.

Creative Quotient (CQ)

The ability to make distinct connections between existing knowledge, information, and experience, in a new situation. To explore all potential and probable outcomes and present brand new ideas is the quality of people with high Creative Quotient.

High creative intelligence enables people to come up with consistent new ideas, relevant to a situation, or any business. This higher level thinking allows people to respond better to constant changes in their personal life and career.

Which type of intelligence is the best?

The type of Intelligence you posses is best for you!

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” – Anonymous