Finding, recognizing, and valuing different combinations of multiple intelligences is a key to applying these skills effectively. Sometimes an intrapersonal learner and an interpersonal learner working together will be in conflict. But when both take a step back and consider their differing outlooks, they may find that they’re both headed for the same result; they’re just taking different paths to arrive at the same goal. After graduation, professionals such as these two learners might team up to create or advance a new, successful idea!
Once you and your child have a better idea of what their learning preferences are, sit down with them and discuss some new study tactics that take advantage of their newfound strengths. Keep in mind, though, that the theory of multiple intelligences is fluid; learning preferences can change and grow over a lifetime of living and learning, and none are necessarily carved in stone.