LIFE COACH CODE: “There Are 9 Different Types Of Intelligence Aside From IQ That Are Less Recognized”

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life thinking it is stupid.“

—Albert Einstein

 

Intelligence is defined as the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills. But knowledge and skills are not found just within the conscious mental realm.

Intelligence is within us all. Your organism is intelligent beyond your conscious awareness. It knows exactly how to function without you even knowing anything about biology.

Intelligence is not something that can be measured. Mental capacity, common sense, logic, pattern recognition, yes. Those things can be measured.

But that’s not what Intelligence is. Those things are just ways Intelligence expresses itself, and comparing them is absurd.

Someone who has normal IQ might create the most profound pieces of music that have ever existed. And someone who has high IQ might not even be able to play a piano.

The problem in the present system is the neglect of the difference how Intelligence expresses. There are actually 9 different types of intelligence according to some.

The Problem In The Present System:

The sad fact is, in our modern day, the design of our school system tends to favor only one type of intelligence.

Despite the individual differences of students, all of them follow only one system, one form of intelligence assessment, and one form of tests.

This makes students pass or fail based on narrow criteria. If you’re great at linear, analytical, and hyperlexic skills, then probably, you do well in school.

But for others whose expertise isn’t aligned in these areas, they are bound to end up at the bottom of the class.

They are not unintelligent, however, they don’t do well because they’re confronted with tests that don’t fit with the way their mind works.

Even if they’re intelligent in other ways, they’re still told they are wrong because there is no assessment in the kind of intelligence that they have.

Children are creative. They have great navigational skills. That is why it’s hard to keep them still. If children fail in school, it’s not their own fault, it’s not the teacher’s fault either.

The fault is in the system. The children’s booming intelligence is being cut short before it even takes root just because it doesn’t fit with what the system requires.

Recognizing other forms of intelligence is crucial in creating a society that is able to thrive, invent and evolve.

When we acknowledge other forms of intelligence, we acknowledge the greatness that each one of us has been endowed with.

The 9 Less Known Types Of Intelligence:

1. Musical Intelligence

People who are intelligent in music have the ability to recognize sounds and tones faster than anyone does. They appreciate music and rhythm, have good ears for music, learn songs easily, and quickly notice when someone sings off key. They are gifted in singing, composing songs or playing musical instruments.

2. Spatial Intelligence

People with spatial intelligence deal with spatial judgment and are able to visualize with the mind’s eye. They have the spatial skills to solve navigational problems, able to visualize objects from different angles and spaces, recognize faces or scenes quickly, and are keen on details.

3. Bodily Or Kinesthetic Intelligence

Learning through movement and experimentation are the strengths of kinesthetic intelligent people. They are great at sports and activities that require physical exertion and mastery. Some of them follow the artistic pull of dancing or any creative movement. Acting and performing in an audience come easily for them.

4. Naturalist Intelligence

People possessing a naturalist intelligence appreciate nature, the plants, and animals. They are sensitive to anything that relates to nature, especially to their natural surroundings. It’s like they can speak another language, the language of nature. They have the gift of growing plants, vegetables, and fruits. It’s easy for them to train animals.

5. Navigational Intelligence

People with navigational intelligence have the ability to steer through a host of demands using data of background scanning. They make decisions based on principles in any given situation.

6. Creative Intelligence

Creative intelligent people are unconventional, anarchic, flexible, and open. They have the ability to understand how the creative process works as well as how to apply it. Whenever they see a need, they’re able to observe ways of solving that need.

7. Sensory Intelligence

Sensory intelligence is having the insight and awareness of the primitive wiring in our brain and how we apply it in our daily existence. People with sensory intelligence are able to interpret and interact with the world using sensory filters through their senses.

8. Emotional Intelligence

Emotionally intelligent people are able to identify and manage their own emotions and the emotions of others. They’re good at discerning emotions and label them appropriately. They gather emotional information and use them to guide their thinking and behavior. They don’t have difficulty managing their emotions or adjusting it to adapt to the environment.

9. Intuitive Intelligence

Intuitive intelligence goes beyond science and analytics. People with this intelligence are able to connect the realms of reality and imagination, reason and instinct, material and spiritual dimensions. They think holistically and establish connections between themselves and others.

Not one person excels in all types of intelligence, but all of us are more or less intelligent in all these types. We are just different mixes of them all. In whatever criteria your intelligence falls, know that the world needs you and is waiting for the contribution you are to impart to the world.

 

~via LifeCoachCode.com

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DAILY VIBES: “10 Unexpected Traits You Will Only Find In Extremely Intelligent People”

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Intelligence or smarts can manifest in many different ways.  Sometimes it shows itself in seemingly totally spontaneous manners, things we don’t even connote with someone who is bright.  Often those who are very proficient in one area of intelligence are a little lacking in others.  A brilliant mathematician may lack an understanding of poetry or abstract art, while a leading physicist may be extremely socially challenged in a similar sense.

There are those lucky few however, that seem to somehow have tapped into many or all of the nuanced forms of intelligence and can function at a uniquely high level of ability in numerous opposing realms.  These people tend to share common traits which others might not even consider connected to their intellectual talents.  Listed below are 10 of these traits most commonly found among the subtly brilliant.

1. Fluidity of thought and opinion.

These people know that to take a staunch position on something is to limit yourself to that position.  While they are perfectly capable of forming strong opinions or beliefs, they prefer to stay away from rigid absolutes because they know that one must keep their mind open to new possibilities at all times.

2. They’re never hasty.

They will always take as much time and energy as they need to deeply and genuinely consider what they want to say before they say it.  They will take into account whether it is kind or socially acceptable, whether it is necessary or will add anything to the conversation, and whether or not they feel ready to confront the possible reactions to it.  It may seem like a lot of work, but this is usually a momentary process in the head that takes only a few extra seconds of thought.

3. Never contributing unless it will benefit the group.

Intelligent people don’t tend to be interested in small talk.  They don’t speak or do things just for the attention or to fill the awkward silence and spaces.  They will only become involved in a situation if they think they have something to bring to the table, something that will help or assist in a positive or necessary way.  Otherwise they simply won’t interject.

4. They march to their own drummer.

They aren’t worried about fitting in with the crowd because they know sometimes the crowd is boring or even downright wrong.  They base their thoughts and opinions on information and fact because they are acutely aware of the great potential human beings have for making mistakes.

This doesn’t mean they won’t consider other people’s feelings on things, but they will always want to form their own individual ideas about it once they’ve obtained as much information as they can.

5. They know that everyone is capable of being wrong. Including themselves.

Only the fool believes that men are infallible.  The truly intelligent person will always admit when they’re wrong or they’ve made a mistake.  You don’t grow to be wise or well-educated if you can’t accept being incorrect.  This also goes for those you might consider personal heroes.  You can respect someone greatly for many things and still believe it when they screw up.

6. They always strive to be objective.

Instead of being emotional about it and telling a person they’re just wrong, someone who is very intelligent will instead offer a different perspective.  It’s not about winning or losing the argument, it’s about helping the other person to understand things in a different, perhaps better or clearer way.  The smart man/woman would rather help someone else come to their own conclusion than force personal opinions on them.

7. They don’t let emotion get the best of them.

They will always do whatever they can to stay calm and clear-headed.  When you allow your emotions and personal bias to inform your speech and behavior, people suffer.  Communication just doesn’t happen the way it should and everyone ends up angry or upset.  Staying relaxed, trying not to take anything personally and relying on facts and logic are the best way to find a good solution or compromise to any difficult situation.

8. They often rely on intuition.

It may sound cliche, but sometimes the best thing you can do is trust your instincts.  Intelligent people know that human beings once relied entirely on their gut for survival, and though we’ve long since evolved past that, our physical feelings can still give us some useful hints for life now.  Never deny your instincts, they exist for a good reason.

9. They are people of action, not just words.

Too many of us will react to a troublesome issue by sitting around and trying to think our way out of it.  While I’m not suggesting that we remove thought from the equation entirely, I am telling you that the truly intelligent know better than to get paralyzed in thought.

At some point you’ve got to take the risk and act, or you’ll be immobilized permanently.  No good can come of sitting there and obsessing over your problem, you have to make a plan of action and follow through with it in order to have any hope of progressing.

10. They don’t need your validation.

Most of the time when someone is judging you harshly, what they’re really doing is revealing what type of person they are. Intelligent people don’t worry about judgment or what others are saying about them.  They do what feels right and important to them and they don’t bother letting others shame them for it.

They will take into consideration the thoughts of those they greatly admire and respect, and if they think they’re being called out on something they deserve to be called out on, they won’t deny it, but overall their validation comes from within.  They simply have more productive things to do than chase the approval of their peers.

 

 

~via DailyVibes.org