From my understanding, multiple intelligences are:
-Linguistic intelligence ("word smart")
-Logical-mathematical intelligence ("number/reasoning smart")
-Spatial intelligence ("picture smart")
-Bodily-Kinesthetic intelligence ("body smart")
-Musical intelligence ("music smart")
-Interpersonal intelligence ("people smart")
-Intrapersonal intelligence ("self smart")
-Naturalist intelligence ("nature smart")
(Can you tell I had fun with the smilies???
With the multiple intelligences--at least one is naturally occuring in every person--some may have more than one--but the point of knowing it is to teach to the intelligence--or to increase the intelligence of another. So for some, if their intelligence is linguistic intelligence--they learn easier and better by words (either reading or hearing)...or for those who have kinesthetic intelligence--they need a physical experience to set the information in "cement" in their brains....
That we all learn different ways, by:
-words (linguistic intelligence)
-numbers or logic (logical-mathematical intelligence)
-pictures (spatial intelligence)
-music (musical intelligence)
-self-reflection (intrapersonal intelligence)
-a physical experience (bodily-kinesthetic intelligence)
-a social experience (interpersonal intelligence), and/or
-an experience in the natural world. (naturalist intelligence)
Does that help?