Intrapersonal Intelligence

Adept at looking inward and understanding self

People with intrapersonal intelligence are adept at looking inward and figuring out their own feelings, motivations and goals. They are quintessentially introspective. They analyze themselves and seek understanding. People with intrapersonal intelligence are intuitive and usually introverted. They learn independently and through reflection.

Philosophy, psychology and theology are often of interest to people with intrapersonal intelligence. They enjoy journaling because it helps them learn about themselves. They are also good at helping others understand themselves. They are able to predict the reactions of themselves and others. Intrapersonal is one of several Multiple Intelligences.

“No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.” — C. S. Lewis

Intrapersonal Characteristics

  • Intuitive
  • Self-aware
  • Spends time reflecting
  • Likes to learn about self
  • Philosophical
  • Independent
  • Enjoys journaling
  • Works well alone
  • Usually introverted
  • Interested in self-employment

Intrapersonal Careers

  • Entrepreneur
  • Farmer
  • Historian
  • Inventor
  • Librarian
  • Philosopher
  • Psychologist
  • Scientist
  • Theologian
  • Counselor