Verbal/Linguistic Intelligence

Having an easy way with words

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People with Linguistic intelligence love words. They enjoy reading and writing. Linguistic people are often gifted at learning languages. They appreciate the complexities of sentence structure, word structure, meaning and sound. They savor convoluted words and are quick at learning them. They possess rich vocabularies.

School is an area in which people with Linguistic intelligence often do well. They enjoy lectures and taking notes. They also have the ability to teach others and communicate complex concepts. People with Linguistic intelligence are adept at communicating through the written word and seek to hone their skills. Verbal/Linguistic is one of several Multiple Intelligences.

“A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.” — W. H. Auden

Linguistic Characteristics

  • Enjoys writing
  • Good at editing
  • Avid Reader
  • Uses fancy words
  • Enjoys word games
  • Speaks of what they read
  • Remembers quotes
  • Likes puns and rhymes
  • Enjoys foreign languages

Linguistic Careers

  • Copywriter
  • Court Reporter
  • Editor
  • Journalist
  • Lecturer
  • Broadcaster/Newscaster
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Teacher
  • Translator/Interpreter

Also see the Auditory Learning Style.