Visual-Spatial Intelligence

People who are strong in visual-spatial intelligence are good at visualizing things. These individuals are often good with visual arts, graphics, and architecture. This type of intelligence allows people to visualize objects from different perspectives and in different ways, use objects within space, form mental images, and think in three-dimensions.

People high in visual-spatial intelligence include painters, architects, graphic designers, pilots, and sailors.

People with visual-spatial intelligence:

  • Read and write for enjoyment
  • Are good at putting puzzles together
  • Interpret pictures, graphs, and charts well
  • Enjoy drawing, painting, and the visual arts
  • Recognize patterns easily

How To Apply Visual-Spatial Intelligences In The Classroom

Use the following activities and techniques for students and groups with high visual-spatial intelligence:

  • Use mind mapping techniques
  • Use guided visualizations or verbal imagery
  • Provide opportunities for artistic expression using a variety of mediums (paint, clay, etc.)
  • Allow for make-believe or fantasy
  • Create collages for visual representations

Help a Visual-Spatial Intelligent Child Make The Right Career Choice

If a child is strong in visual-spatial intelligence, the following are good career choices for him 

  • Architect
  • Artist
  • Engineer


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