The naturalist intelligence involves the full range of knowing
that occurs in and through our encounters with the natural world
including our recognition, appreciation, and understanding of the
natural environment. It involves such capacities as species discernment,
communion with the natural world and its phenomena, and the ability to
recognize and classify various flora and fauna.
If the naturalist intelligence is one of your strengths you have a
profound love for the outdoors, animals, plants, and almost any natural
object. You are probably fascinated by and noticeably affected by such
things as the weather, changing leaves in the fall, the sound of the
wind, the warm sun or lack thereof, or an insect in the room. At a young
age you were likely nature collectors, adding such things as bugs, rocks
leaves, seashells, sticks, and so on to your collections. You probably
brought home all manner and kinds of stray animals and today you may
have several pets and want more. You tend to have an affinity with and
respect for all living beings.