DMIA – Dermatoglyphics Multiple Intelligence Analysis is an innovative, globally followed science that refers to scientific study of finger prints in coordination with Multiple Intelligence theory of Dr. Howard Gardner to reveal our
- Innate potential, intelligence and talents
- Inborn strengths and weaknesses
Dr. Howard Gardner, a renowned scientist, psychologist & educationist, is the Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Senior Director of Harvard Project Zero. Among numerous honours, Gardner received a MacArthur Prize Fellowship in 1981. He has received honorary degrees from twenty-two colleges and universities.
In 2005 he was selected as one of 100 most influential public intellectuals in the world. The author of over twenty books translated into twenty-seven languages, and several hundred articles, Gardner is best known in educational circles for his "Theory of Multiple Intelligences" proposed in 1983, which has been widely accepted by science all over the world.
Theory of Multiple Intelligences
After years of research, Dr. Gardner established the theory of Multiple Intelligence that every child is born with eight intelligences which are common to all of us, but the degree of each intelligence vary from individual to individual due to genetic predispositions, learning environment, level of support and motivation within ecosystem and so on.
This theory has been widely accepted by science all over the world and there are many schools across the world that are running on the education pattern of this theory.
(“word smart” or “book smart”)
This intelligence involves the knowing which comes through language; through reading, writing and speaking. It involves understanding the order and meaning of words in both speech and writing and how to properly use the language. It involves understanding the sociocultural nuances of a language, including idioms, plays on words, and linguistically-based humour.
If this is a strong intelligence for you, you have highly developed skills for reading, speaking, and writing and you tend to think in words. You probably like various kinds of literature, playing word games, making up poetry and stories, engaging in involved discussions with other people, debating, formal speaking, creative writing, and telling jokes.
(“math smart” or “logic smart”)
This intelligence uses numbers, math, and logic to find and understand the various patterns that occur in our lives: thought patterns, number patterns, visual patterns, colour patters, and so on.
If you happen to be a logical-mathematically inclined person you tend to think more conceptually and abstractly and are often able to see patterns and relationships that others miss. You probably like to conduct experiments, to solve puzzles. You most likely enjoy working with numbers and mathematical formulas and operations, and you love the challenge of a complex problem to solve.
(“art smart” or “picture smart”)
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, colours, textures, and patterns in the environment around you. You probably like to draw, paint, and make interesting designs and patterns, and work with clay, coloured markers, construction paper, and fabric. You are likely excellent at performing tasks that require “seeing with the mind’s eyes,” such as visualizing, pretending, imagining, and forming mental images.
(“self-smart” or “introspection smart”)
At the heart of this intelligence are our human self-reflective abilities by which we can step outside of ourselves and think about our own lives. This is the introspective intelligence. It involves our uniquely human propensity to want to know the meaning, purpose, and significance of things. It involves our awareness of the inner world of the self, emotions, values, beliefs, and our various quests for genuine spirituality.
("body smart" or "movement smart")
We often talk about “learning by doing.” This way of knowing happens through physical movement and through the knowing of our physical body. The body “knows” many things that are not necessarily known by the conscious, logical mind, such as how to ride a bike, how to parallel park a car, dance the waltz, catch a thrown object, maintain balance while walking, and where the keys are on a computer keyboard.
(“people smart” or “group smart”)
This is the person-to-person way of knowing. It is the knowing that happens when we work with and relate to other people, often as part of a team. This way of knowing also asks use to develop a whole range of social skills that are needed for effective person-to-person communication and relating.
If this person-to-person way of knowing is more developed in you, you learn through personal interactions. You probably have lots of friends, show a great deal of empathy for other people and exhibit a deep understanding of other points of view.
(“nature smart” or “environment smart”)
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.
(“music smart” or “sound smart”)
This is the knowing that happens through sound and vibration. In the original research on the theory of multiple intelligences this intelligence was called musical-rhythmic intelligence. However, it is not limited to music and rhythm and is called auditory-vibrational, for it deals with the whole realm of sound, tones, beats, and vibrational patterns as well as music.