We often say “A picture is worth a
thousand words!” or “Seeing is believing!” This intelligence represents
the knowing that occurs through the shapes, images, patterns, designs,
and textures we see with our external eyes, but also includes all of the
images we are able to conjure inside our heads.
If you are strong in this intelligence you tend
to think in images and pictures. You are likely very aware of object,
shapes, colors, textures, and patterns in the environment around you.
You probably like to draw, paint, and make interesting designs and
patterns, and work with clay, colored markers, construction paper, and
fabric. Many who are strong in visual-spatial intelligence love to work
jigsaw puzzles, read maps and find their way around new places. You
probably have definite opinions about colors that go together well,
textures that are appropriate and pleasing, and how a room should be
decorated. And, you are likely excellent at performing tasks that
require “seeing with the mind’s eyes,” such as visualizing, pretending,
imagining, and forming mental images.