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Intrapersonal Celebrity Profiles

Here's a list of some great thinkers and leaders who also happened to live with a disability. Their unique combination of intelligences--strengths as well as weaknesses--made them such successful people.

Helen Keller
This American author, lecturer, and humanitarian was blind, deaf, and mute. Her life story and writings continue to inspire people from all walks of life.

General George Patton
This brilliant American military strategist who served in both World Wars was dyslexic.

Friedrich Nietzsche
This German philosopher's theories had a widespread influence on social, political, and cultural movements throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. He had a behavioral disorder.

Aldous Huxley
This British writer and social critic is best known for his visionary, futuristic novel Brave New World (1932). Huxley was sight impaired.

Aristotle
This eloquent Greek philosopher studied under Plato and had a profound influence on western thought. Aristotle was a brilliant orator and thinker who also had a communicative disorder.

What do your kids think?
Ask your kids if they can think of any famous people who have high intrapersonal intelligence. Start them off with a few familiar names:

  • Confucius
  • Jean Paul Sartre
  • Gandhi
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Brought to you by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)

    Source: Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom by Thomas Armstrong (ASCD 1994)

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