Your Little One is a Talker, Signs of High IQ?

Morinaga Platinum ♦ 1 July 2017

Does it look like your little one can’t stop talking while playing with his peers? Do not easily judge him as hyperactive. Take a closer look at his development. When your little one becomes more active or loves to talk while socializing, his dominant intelligence is most likely interpersonal intelligence.

What is interpersonal intelligence?

Intelligence is an overall capacity of ones’ self to overcome problems. In general, intelligence is related to IQ score and self-ability to read, write, and count. According to Howard Gardner, a psychologist from Harvard University, each child has several types of intelligence ready to develop. He mapped the vast scope of human ability into eight types of basic intelligence, including interpersonal intelligence.

Interpersonal intelligence is the ability to weave relationship with others, friends in particular. A child with this kind of intelligence is able to communicate effectively, has good social skills, makes lots of friends, and loves teamwork. Your little one may be sharpening his interpersonal intelligence by engaging in active communication with his friends, telling stories and getting along with people easily.

A child with dominant interpersonal intelligence is usually easy to get along with people, loves to socialize, has many close friends and dare to become a leader. These traits may make people think that your little one is captious when actually he just wants to get along and communicate.

No need to worry if your little one is a talker. You can direct his wishes to interact with the environment in such a way it would not intervene with fulfillment of other needs like eating or sleeping.

If your child is not a talker, does it mean that his interpersonal intelligence not develop?

Not necessarily, Moms! Remember that each child has his own growth and development pattern. This is why your role and environmental condition are important to provide appropriate stimulation. You can do the following things to hone your little one’s interpersonal intelligence:

  • Reading stories with expression.
  • Role playing.
  • Show varying expressions like sad, happy, or disappointed when facing a particular situation.
  • Bring your little one to public areas where many other children of the same age are present.
  • Give support so that your little one dare to take important role in his social environment.

The development of intelligence not only relies on stimulation. It surely requires good and balanced nutritional support. So, make sure you can provide both consistently and simultaneously for optimal growth and development of your little one.

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