Linguistic Intelligence involves having a mastery of language. It includes the ability to effectively manipulate language to express oneself. It also allows one to use language as a means to remember information.


People who have a strong linguistic intelligence are good with words.

They enjoy:

  • reading all sorts of materials
  • discussions and debates
  • writing
  • word games (eg scrabble) and word puzzles
  • jokes that play on words
  • explaining things to others using words
  • learning from written notes



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Bryn Evans 2003