The American psychologist and researcher Howard Gardner it was he who devised the Theory of multiple intelligences . According to this specialist from the Harvard University , the intelligence It consists of various specific capabilities: therefore, one can speak of different types or kinds of intelligence.
Between them, Gardner recognizes the Intrapersonal intelligence . This is what he calls the skill that allows one person know herself and understand their own way of acting, feeling and thinking.
Intrapersonal intelligence, therefore, is a capacity that is linked to self-knowledge . Through this intelligence, a human being You can operate on your own psyche according to your needs and interests.
Understanding how external stimuli influence their way of being and their mood, a subject can define their conduct towards certain objectives. Intrapersonal intelligence allows us to know how the mind works and take advantage of that knowledge when acting.
It should be noted that the resources provided by intrapersonal intelligence are very important for control anxiety, reduce anger and maintain control over oneself , for example. Do not confuse intrapersonal intelligence with intelligence interpersonal , associated with the discovery and interpretation of the intentions and desires of others. While intrapersonal intelligence points to self-knowledge, interpersonal intelligence is oriented towards others.
"My intrapersonal intelligence" Finally, it is the title of a song by the Argentine band of rock Intoxicated . The song is part of "Good day" , the group's first album, which was released on 2001 .