Kinesthetic intelligence or corporeal is undoubtedly the most lucrative form of intelligence in the professional world. One need only think of professional athletes of all disciplines, or classical or contemporary dancers. Raised to star status, these sports or art professionals excel in their discipline. But they also excel in marketing by multiplying promotional contracts in highly competitive spheres.
Kinesthetic intelligence is defined by sensitivity and awareness of the body and movements. When we learn easily by moving, we are kinesthetic. People with kinesthetic intelligence have the ability to use fine control of body movement in activities such as sports and dance. It is also essential for surgeons, drone pilots and other craftspeople who use movement or extreme precision in their professional activities.
Body intelligence or kinesthetic intelligence
Unfortunately, it is one of the forms of intelligence that is often the least favoured at school. However, it allows the development of many skills that remain throughout life. It is recognized by the desire to move, the tendency to be in constant motion or to be actively involved in order to be well. Those who possess it need to stand up, move, touch, move and take things in their hands on the field.
The benefits of kinesthetic intelligence in organizations
People with that kind of intelligence:
- Essential on all construction sites, kinesthetic champions are able to climb and maintain their balance in several situations
- Perform exceptionally well in all sports, they are said to be naturals.
- Usually enjoys arts, sculpture, painting or other crafts
- Love to dance, play and be part of the action
- Voluntarily participate in the activities of companies
- Performs in jobs that require a lot of travel
- Efficiently manage different construction sites
- Possess very strong skills in anticipating dangerous situations, they can be excellent contributors to workplace prevention programs.
The cross skills of the manoeuvrers
Prevention in the workplace is one of the main priorities of major projects. However, people who work as labourers or otherwise, and who excel privately in sports, generally have superior abilities to anticipate risky situations. We like to use them so that they can tell us on the spot about the risks involved in a particular job. Because of their mnemonic ability, they can also teach better work techniques to existing staff. Finally, we like to use them as shop foremen or team leaders to take charge of newcomers to the work sites.
Jean-Paul Riopel, Margie Gillis, Bianca Andreescu and Alexandre Despatie are excellent examples of this type of intelligence!