Today’s topic is about intelligence. Actually, i have this topic for three days and i really want to write this. I really concern about human existence and their ability to adapt (as me, myself really slow in adaptation) with changes.
As i am a Millenial children who had parents who are a baby boomers children before, it had lots of differences. Not only thoughts but also point of view, the ability to understand, and the ability to learn. Not saying they are stupid, but they think they get enough knowledge to life.
But, everything changes. Baby boomers really adore IQ. That’s the reason we are millenial tried to find a balance. That’s when Gen-X found EQ, and we millenial try to maximize it.
BUT… Gen-X and some baby boomers find SQ (spiritual quotient) for us to learn, even lots of people DON’T BUY IT.
Similar as EQ, when gen-X (and some baby boomers) try to socialize it, lots of people questioning it, so did SQ and AQ (found out AQ just yesterday and already read all about it).
Today, in 2019, Gen-alpha ages, Some people believe in SQ (traditional-baby boomers, genX-millenial-genZ). It’s okay, people will eventually understand it. But, what i concerned , there’s something bigger than SQ. Perhaps the last intellegence i’ve ever think (’till this day, actually),
INTUITIVE QUOTIENT / Intuitive Intelligence.
Let me make it simple. NQ.
Why is it important?
Why i really want people to know this?
First, i will explain everything one by one.
IQ (Intellectual Quotient) is the one people worship! BUT, they are wrong. It is not only about logic. It IS about problem solving, facts, comparing, statistic method, cognitive ability.
It has 9 types of intellectual intelligence consider to an American developmental psychologist, Howard Gardener (1983) .
1. Naturalist Intelligence
Intelligent that have abilities to discriminate among living things (plants and animals) as well as sensitivity to other features of the natural world (from here). In the modern world, we could see the Naturalist type be botanist, animal trainer, veterinarian, chef, make-up maker, automotive expert, fashion designer, shoes designer, and else.
2. Musical Intelligence
Intelligence that have capacity to discern pitch, rhythm, timbre, and tone. This intelligence enables us to recognize, create, reproduce, and reflect on music, as demonstrated by composers, conductors, musicians, vocalist, and sensitive listeners. Interestingly, there is often an affective connection between music and the emotions; and mathematical and musical intelligences may share common thinking processes (from here). NOT ALL MUSICIAN had this intelligence. But, every person who have this intelligence meant to be someone in music industry.
3. Logical-Mathematic Intelligence
People wrongly acused this intellegence as IQ/Intelectual Quotient/Intellectual Intelligence, yet they didn’t know it isn’t, it is only a branch of it. Logical-mathematical intelligence is the ability to calculate, quantify, consider propositions and hypotheses, and carry out complete mathematical operations. It enables us to perceive relationships and connections and to use abstract, symbolic thought; sequential reasoning skills; and inductive and deductive thinking patterns (from here) . Scientist, mathematician, detective, technician are people who need to work on this field of intelligence. However, Musical intelligence and Logical mathematical intelligence are very close (they have the same thinking processes), yet very far because somehow people with high musical intelligence tend to more have high emotions (could be very emotional) than people with high logical mathematical intelligence. Very emotional is not as same thing as high EQ (emotional quotient/emotional intelligence).
4. Existential Intelligence
This intelligence have sensitivity and capacity to tackle deep questions about human existence, such as the meaning of life, why we die, and how did we get here (from here) . People who had this intelligence could be a philosopher. NOT ALL PHILOSOPHER or PEOPLE WHO STUDIED PHILOSOPHY have it, but people who have this intelligence always have and make philosophical thought whether they are a philosopher or not. Psychic tend to have this intelligence. NOT ALL PEOPLE WHO ASKED DEEP QUESTION ONCE have strong existential intelligence (they actually just have a glimpse of it), but people who have strong existential intelligence can be very attached to deep thought which is affect their thought about existence and tried to reached it in their consciousness.
5. Interpersonal Intelligence
Interpersonal intelligence is the ability to understand and interact effectively with others. It involves effective verbal and nonverbal communication, the ability to note distinctions among others, sensitivity to the moods and temperaments of others, and the ability to entertain multiple perspectives (from here) . They have great communication and charisma. Teachers, social workers, actors, politician, sales, vlogger, tend to have this intelligence. Great leader (in some organization or perhaps world) have high Interpersonal intelligence. People who had this intelligence without enough EQ could be a narcistic, predator, and a liar.
6. Intrapersonal Intelligence
Intrapersonal intelligence is the capacity to understand oneself and one’s thoughts and feelings, and to use such knowledge in planning and directioning one’s life. Intrapersonal intelligence involves not only an appreciation of the self, but also of the human condition (from here). When Interpersonal intelligence focus on communication between people, Intrapersonal intelligence focus on deep connection between themselves and people’s thought & feelings. Pyschologist, psychiatrist, spiritual leader, philosopher tend to have high intrapersonal intelligence. People who had this intelligence without enough EQ could be an egoistic and foxy person.
7. Linguistic Intelligence
Linguistic intelligence is the ability to think in words and to use language to express and appreciate complex meanings. Linguistic intelligence allows us to understand the order and meaning of words and to apply meta-linguistic skills to reflect on our use of language. They are enjoy writing, reading, telling stories or doing crossword puzzles (from here) . People with linguistic intelligence could switch their mind and style when they speak one language to another. Also they are very good at choosing words and arranging sentences. People who have high linguistic intelligence usually become poet, novelist, writer, public speakers, journalist, blogger, and translator.
8. Spatial Intelligence
Spatial intelligence is the ability to think in three dimensions. Core capacities include mental imagery, spatial reasoning, image manipulation, graphic and artistic skills, and an active imagination. Sailors, travellers, pilots, sculptors, painters, graphic designer, interior designer, product designer, animators, comic artist, and architects all exhibit spatial intelligence. people with this kind of intelligence may be fascinated with mazes or jigsaw puzzles, or spend free time drawing or daydreaming (from here).
9. Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence
Bodily kinesthetic intelligence is the capacity to manipulate objects and use a variety of physical skills. This intelligence also involves a sense of timing and the perfection of skills through mind–body union (from here) . Lots of people didn’t see this intelligence as a branch of Intellectual Intelligence. IT IS. Gymanst, dancer, coreographer, athlete, surgeon, people who love to craft (such as carpenter, DIY-ers, beautycian, cosmetician, etc) are some people who have high Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence.
People could have more than one dominant intellectual intelligence (perhaps two or three dominant with some secondary intellegence). People who is called a prodigy have one dominant intelligence and some secondary intelligence. Rarely to see people who had all intelligence in balance.
to be continued . . .
next session : Emotional Intelligence / Emotional Quotient.
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