(verbal-linguistic intelligence) is
responsible for the production of language and all the complex
possibilities that follow, including poetry, humor, grammar,
metaphors, similes, abstract reasoning, symbolic thinking, and of
course, the written word. Verbal-linguistic intelligence is awakened
by the spoken word; by reading someone's ideas or poetry; and by
writing one's own ideas, thoughts, or poetry.
Professionals strong in verbal-linguistic intelligence include
poets, public speakers, journalists, writers (authors,
advertising, script and speech writers), speech pathologists,
lawyers, secretaries, editors, proofreaders, comedians,
debaters, archivists, translators, and TV and radio newscasters,
commentators, and announcers.