Multiple Intelligences:  Interpersonal

The Interpersonal Intelligence (people smart) is related to person to person contact and relationships found in pairing, grouping, and cooperative team work.  The interpersonal learner has the ability to verbally as well as non verbally interact with people or groups of people and takes leadership roles.  This intelligence involves having the ability to perceive and make distinctions in the moods, intentions, motivations, and feelings of other people.


Activities that strengthen the interpersonal intelligence  

Paired activities; board games; interactive software programs; surveys and polls; letter writing/pen pals and other written communication; post cards; leadership development; collaborative activities such as team problem solving; jigsaw expert teams; group mind mapping and webbing; group brainstorming; peer teaching; group note taking exercises; developing an interview schedule with an individual to learn a specific concept; keeping written and visual records; tape an interview with a significant mentor; simulations; peer teaching; and class or group writing projects.