Visual/Spatial Intelligence

Possessing a sharp sense of space, distance and measurement

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People with Visual/Spatial intelligence are very aware of their surroundings and are good at remembering images. They have a keen sense of direction and often enjoy maps. They have a sharp sense of space, distance and measurement.

People with Visual intelligence learn well through visual aids such as graphs, diagrams, pictures and colorful displays. They usually enjoy visual arts such as drawing, painting and photography. They can visualize anything related to art, fashion, decoration and culinary design before creating it. Visual/Spatial is one of several Multiple Intelligences.

“I think I understand something about space. I think the job of a sculptor is spatial as much as it is to do with form.” — Anish Kapoor

Visual Characteristics

  • Notices colors and shapes
  • Can visualize anything
  • Good at visual puzzles
  • Enjoys geometry
  • Loves to draw and paint
  • Enjoys photography
  • Appreciates books with pictures
  • Good with directions
  • Remembers places vividly
  • Good at artistic composition

Visual Careers

  • Architect
  • Art Director
  • Artist
  • Computer Animator
  • Fashion Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Interior Decorator
  • Photographer
  • Video Editor
  • Surveyor

Also see the Visual Learning Style.