At the heart of this intelligence are our human
self-reflective abilities by which we can step outside of ourselves and
think about our own lives. This is the introspective intelligence. It
involves our uniquely human propensity to want to know the meaning,
purpose, and significance of things. It involves our awareness of the
inner world of the self, emotions, values, beliefs, and our various quests
for genuine spirituality.
If this intelligence is one of your strong points you may like to work
alone and sometimes you may shy away from others. You are probably
self-reflective and self-aware and thus you tend to be in tune with your
inner feelings, values, beliefs, and thinking processes. You are
frequently bearers of creative wisdom and insight, are highly intuitive,
and you are inwardly motivated rather than needing external rewards to
keep you going. You are often strong willed, self-confident, and have
definite, well-thought out opinions on almost any issue. Other people will
often come to you for advice and counsel.