Some Considerations on the Social Construction of Multiple Intelligence. Appreciative Intelligence

Antonio SANDU


In the context of the development of postmodern constructive socialist psychology, Thatchenkery & Metzker (2006) formulated the hypothesis of an appreciative intelligence. The presumption of the existence of a form of appreciative intelligence that is responsible for the positive results of successful individuals is consistent with the theory of multiple intelligences, formulated by Howard Gardner (1983), as a deconstruction of the idea of human intelligence. In this article we stop on the construct appreciative intelligence, which implies the individual's ability to sense the inherent positive in different people and situations, choosing the positive perspectives of development and the route from the strong points of the present, to the identified positive goal. In this article we will discuss the relationship between appreciative intelligence and appreciative inquiry, and the possibility of objectivity and measurement of appreciative intelligence as a general human aptitude. Appreciative intelligence is the ability of individuals to appreciate the positive, while the appreciative survey is the specific human and organizational development methodology centered on the appreciation of the positive.

How to cite: Sandu, A. (2017). Some Considerations on the Social Construction of Multiple Intelligence. Appreciative Intelligence. Postmodern Openings, 8(2), 22-39. 


appreciative intelligence, multiple intelligence, appreciative survey, reframing, appreciation.

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