The Ninth Intelligence

As I sifted through my assigned reading in EDS 103, my attention was caught by the ninth intelligence of Howard Gardner.  While he may not have fully confirmed nor extensively described this intelligence compared to the rest of the multiple intelligences, I am drawn to it.

I considered myself intrapersonal.  At this point in my life, I believe that I carry also the ninth intelligence…EXISTENTIAL.  I am excited to learn more about this and delve deeper into myself.  Yes, that is very intrapersonal.  At the same time, I have this need to be at peace.  I desire to achieve balance in different aspects of life including the world at large.  But, moreso, there is a need for me to be AUTHENTIC — to live out my philosophy, by beliefs and my values.