Logical-Mathematical Intelligence

Logical-Mathematical Intelligence

Logical – mathematical intelligence manifests itself in the ability to “think with numbers and reflect on their relationships”. Specifically, it is expressed in the ability to calculate and quantify, in the ability to recognise patterns and work with abstract symbols, establishing relationships and formulating rules. People who have specifically developed this form of intelligence analyse problems in a logical, almost scientific way and they approach solutions using deductive reasoning.

Thanks to logical thinking, they easily grasp the overall sense of connections, cause and effect relationships between information or events, and they ask themselves the why of things by reasoning scientifically based on the facts.
They are able to generalise rules learned and this allows them to be able to use them in different contexts.
People endowed with logical intelligence prefer to adopt an approach to knowledge made up of questions and experiments and to examine the results, attempting to decipher the problems and, in this way, understand reality.

Analysing a problem by breaking it down into parts, getting lost in the details, evaluating each factor and making comparisons between different elements requires time, reflection and information. And we will not find all of these variables in all situations.
Furthermore, unlike creative intelligence, which is open to multiple solution options, analytical intelligence implies set responses. For this reason, whenever, in certain contexts, the adoption of an exclusively logical deductive approach reduces the risk of errors, in other cases, it may be at the origin of the difficulty in finding an “alternative” solution to the problems.