(Please see Learning Styles. How Do You Look at Life? for the introduction to the Multiple Intelligence or MI theory).
The idea that people look at life, and learn, in different ways is especially interesting to teachers, but can be useful to anyone who is interested in interaction with others.
MI takes the VAK concept a step further, with 8 different intelligences, not only 3. For example, if you are a visual person you could also be Linguistic, Logical or Spatial. If your predominance is Auditory, you also could be Musical or Linguistic. Kinesthetic is also a MI category that also might relate to Naturalist. Anybody can have any combination or predominance of these categories with some stronger than others or even with some in equal amounts.
This discovery sent a message to teachers especially that just because a student is not doing well sitting at his desk writing, it doesn’t mean he is not intelligent. Maybe he is Interpersonal and therefore has strong leadership abilities. Or maybe she is Naturalist and will grow up to be a biologist.