says: Naturalistic is the most recent addition to Gardner’s theory 5 and has been met with more resistance than his original seven intelligences. According to Gardner, individuals who are high in this type of intelligence are more in tune with nature and are often interesting in nurturing, exploring the environment and learning about other species. These individuals are said to be highly aware of even subtle changes to their environments.
Characteristics of Naturalistic Intelligence:
- Interested in subjects such as botany, biology and zoology
- Good at categorizing and cataloguing information easily
- May enjoy camping, gardening, hiking and exploring the outdoors
- Doesn’t enjoy learning unfamiliar topics that have no connection to nature