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IQ and Verbal Intelligence

Verbal Intelligence also known as Linguistic Intelligence is being adept with words, language and expression. You’re well spoken and write and listen carefully to assess others words and speech-patterns to communicate sensitively. You learn best in a lecture setting by reading and taking notes.

If you’re high on the verbal intelligence scale you love to read, write and notice grammatical errors. You possess a broad vocabulary and are sensitive to the way words sound, their order, rhythms, syntax and the emotions well placed words provoke.

There are many benefits associated with developing your verbal intelligence. Learning to use language more efficiently will help you with public speaking, expressing your ideas, teaching others, persuasion and interviewing skills. If learned well it will help you enhance your work and personal relationships. The following are some suggested activities to help you improve verbal intelligence:

Research people that show high verbal intelligence. Famous authors, motivational speakers and broadcasters are a good starting point. Online article databases, news services, videos and print material will contain a wealth of information about them, their lives and speeches. Here are some ideas to get you started:

To get the full effect read, listen to and watch videos of famous speakers. Study their tone, inflection, body language and choice of words. Read their speeches and materials about their lives.

If you have an aptitude for and love words choosing a career in a language related field is a great option. Choosing a career as a broadcaster, journalist, editor, actor, keynote speaker or teacher are all good options. There are many others to choose from. Getting to know your strengths and weaknesses, likes and dislikes are good ways to help you choose your life and career paths.

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