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    Everyone here seems to have a particular kind of smarts/intelligence (not necessarily IQ).



    So, how would you describe your unique or particular type or kind of smarts/talent?

    This question is not so much about how smart you are intellectually, but the kinds of strengths/smarts/talents which seem to be the strongest or most developed.

    *Remember, that there are different types/kinds of smarts/intelligence
     
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    My intelligence lies in the arts and arranging peices together, like a jigsaw puzzle. I'm not quite sure if intelligence is the same as talent but naturally I have always exceled in the arts. Mainly digital art, writing and music. These were the subjects at school I got the highest marks in and that people have complemented on.
     
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    Yep, talent is included :smile:
     
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    This may be one of the hardest questions you have asked but I'll give it a go.

    I think that I have the ability to be unbiased which is a type of smarts in a way. It allows me to analyze situations and make decisions based on logic rather than my emotional investment in a subject. I look at a problem, form a hypothesis, check the facts, analyze, find a solution, recheck it for any other problems, and repeat the process. I want to make sure I'm solving the right problem as opposed to a surface issue. Sometimes what you think is the problem is actually just an effect of the real situation. Things aren't always easily identified but I think one of my strengths is seeking out what needs to be addressed. I want to be focused so I can find the best solution as having too broad of an issue will make it harder to solve. I believe that hypothesis is important because it creates a type of road-map for approaching the problem. If I hypothesize something and can't fill in holes then I know where to look first. I believe I'm good at asking the questions that probe those holes. I'm always tearing down my ideas and attempting to restructure them into something better. From there I try to find qualitative and quantitative information that will lead me to a better solution. I create lists in my head of all the problems with my hypothesis and then break that down into the major issues that need to be addressed. Granted, I can get stuck in minor details if I find them interesting enough. This is an important part of my thinking process because it keeps things concrete and is central to helping me understand information. I can't just hang on a thread. I need the facts and I need backup on just how factual they are. Finally, I get to the solution and check that for problems. A problem with my "smarts" may be that I find a solution useless unless it can be implemented. I'm always revising my questions as I make new discoveries.
     
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    Hmm. interesting process. It's really cool that you can explain it. I can see the thought patterns unfolding in this.
     
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    It was hard and I'm tired. Shame on you for making me think this late!
    =)>
     
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    I can talk people into things.
     
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    i can draw! and paint decently. It's pretty much the only thing i'd consider myself to be talented/smart at.
     
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    Street smarts? No.
    Book smarts? No.

    Hmmmm....
     
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    SOL smarts? Maybe....

    I don't think that I'm that smart.
     
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    I do.
     
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    Gardner's Eight Frames of Mind

    1. Verbal:Ability to think in words and use language to express meaning.
    2. Mathematical
    3. Spatial:ability to think three-dimensionally..architects..artists
    4. Kinestetic:ability to manipulate objects or physically adept
    5. Musical:sensitivity to pitch, melody, rhythm and tone...
    6. Interpersonal:ability to understand and interact effectively with people
    7. Intrapersonal:ability to understand oneself...theologian, psychologist..
    8. Naturalist:Ability to observe patterns in nature and its systems..farmer, botanist, landscaper.
    Hmm I am a 6,7,and5... I am very good at reading and understanding people, and then I put my knowledge to good use by creating harmony with groups of people...marriage stuff...parent/child stuff. I love understanding people and how they work. Im working on a Psychology Degree...so I can get paid for doing what I love ;)
    I also write songs for the piano and play the fiddle. (I cant read music so I actually just record my stuff.)
     
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    Verbal/Linguistic 65%
    Bodily/Kinesthetic 55%
    Naturalist 55%
    Visual/Spatial 35%
    Interpersonal 30%
    Logical/Mathematical 20%
     
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    Verbal/ Linguistic 95%
    (It's probably lower when it comes to communication, but spelling/grammar and languages come naturally to me.)
    Visual/ Spatial 90%
    I can draw, paint etc. and have a deep appreciation for aesthetics.
    Musical 85%
    I have good pitch and remember melodies easily, and can create complex music in my head however, I can not yet play an instrument. I need to get on that.
    Naturalist 85%
    This is probably because I have family influences that are dedicated environmentalists. Plus, I just generally love nature.
    Intrapersonal 80%
    I'm mostly perfectionistic, work well independently, and spend a lot of time reflecting.
    Logical/ Mathematical 55%
    I've never been good with general algebra, but I've always had a knack for geometry. It was easy to visualize the shapes I was calculating for. My ability to be logical depends on my interest level, I think.
    Interpersonal 40%
    Hmm. Makes sense. But I'm sure RWIR has better social skills than I do.
    Bodily/ Kinesthetic 35%
    I'm hopeless, unless I'm involved in an individual sport or I'm using my fine motor skills.
     
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