Intrapersonal Intelligence

What is it? 

  • Sensitivity to one's own feelings and moods
  • Knowing one's own strengths and weaknesses
  • Using self-understanding to guide decisions and set goals

Students are likely to...

  • Pursue personal interests and set individual agendas
  • Learn through observation and listening
  • use metacognitive skills

How students use the intrapersonal intelligence in the classroom: 

  • Allowing students to work at their own pace
  • Individual, self-directed projects
  • Helping students to set personal goals
  • Journal writing and other forms of reflection


Social-emotional development is integral to the New City experience: the personal intelligences—interpersonal and intrapersonal—are the foundation for everything we do. Hear from our faculty about Social-Emotional Learning and The Personals in this video.