Wednesday, November 14, 2012

How Are You Intelligent?

Notice that the question is not “How intelligent are you?” Rather, “How are you intelligent?” There are many ways to express intelligence and no one scale could ever measure individual intelligence appropriately or adequately. Dr. Ken Robinson mentioned several types of intelligence in his book The Element: analytic intelligence that provides the ability to  solve problems using academic skills and to complete conventional IQ tests; creative intelligence that involves the ability to deal with novel situations and to come up with original solutions; practical intelligence that helps one to deal with problems and challenges in everyday life; emotional intelligence that involves the ability to exhibit behaviors that result in positive outcomes; and social intelligence that (along with EQ) are essential to getting along with yourself and the world around you. There is an endless list of intelligences including musical, mathematical, verbal, entrepreneurial, and so on. How are you intelligent?

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