Types of intelligence


​Be an intelligent person and not an intellectual one. 36 Types of intelligence. How to be intelligent.

Depending on the type of intelligence-s you have or can work to develop and apply [I have identified 36 - so far] and how much you consciously practice to make them better and better - you would have real accomplishments in life like happiness, success, growth, relationship etc.

Being Intelligent can also be referred as being smart and being wise.

Let us first see how many types of intelligence are there [These I believe are the crux of meaningful and worthy living]

1.Happiness-Intelligence – sensing, choosing and living the life, which makes you feel good and satisfied about yourself
2.Relationship-Intelligence – people, who can connect and bond with all the important people in their life
3.Priority/Choices-Intelligence – those who know what are the most important things that are meaningful to them and what are those they should ignore or let go
4.Letting-Go Intelligence – this intelligence is about getting out all the toxic people, people who have hurt you, feelings of revenge, feelings of guilt, suppressed anger etc + MOVING ON
5.Possibilities-Intelligence – this is about seeing the positives, the learning, the advantages in every situation, however bad that is
6.Solution-Intelligence – this about focusing energies on finding/developing/ exploring various solutions, when we are stuck AND improvising constantly
7.Learning-Intelligence – it is about constantly improving yourself, in all the roles that you play in life
8.Excellence/Improvement-Intelligence – this is about making things better, one small chunk at a time, as an ongoing process
9.DecisionMaking-Intelligence – this is about taking decision on the most baffling, most difficult, tough situations
10.OptionsGenerating-intelligence – this is about never settling with one option, but looking for as many options available
11.OpenMind-Intelligence – this is about listening to/seeking as many contradictories explanations and choosing that is most appropriate
12.Perception/ViewPoint-Intelligence – this is the ability to see from different angles and understanding
13.ChangeAdapting-Intelligence – this is about, pro-actively looking for change and preparing ourselves to be ready to welcome/face, if and when change happens*read my blog on this
14.Values-Intelligence – this is about having the right values and standing up to them*read my blog on this
15.Growth-Intelligence – this is about what can help you grow faster[e.g., helping others grow]
16.ProblemSolving-Intelligence – this is about taking-action in your area of control or influence to increase your competence in handling bigger and tougher problems in life*read my blog on this
17.Social Intelligence*read my blog on this
18.Emotional Intelligence* read my blog on this
19.Being Smart* read my blog on this
20.Communication Intelligence* read my blog on this
21.Financial Intelligence* read my blog on this
22.Mental Intelligence* read my blog on this
23.Creative-Intelligence* read my blog on this
24.Empathic-Intelligence* read my blog on this
25.BouncingBack[from failures/setbacks/crises]-Intelligence* read my blog on this
26.StickingWithBasics-Intelligence* read my blog on this
27.ChannelizingNegativeEnergy-Intelligence* read my blog on this
28.Intrapersonal-Intelligence-Learn To Love Yourself Unconditionally* read my blog on this
29.Storytelling-Intelligence* read my blog on this on presentation skills
30.UnderstandingOthers-Intelligence* read my blog on this
31.AskingQuestion-Intelligence* read my blog on this[this about asking both others as well as yourself the tough questions]
32.CreatingHumor-Intelligence* read my blog on this
33.TakingRisk-Intelligence* read my blog on this
34.Persuasion/Convincing-Intelligence* read my blog on this
35.Resilince-Intelligence* read my blog on this
36.SuccessFocus-Intelligence* read my blog on this

Let us now distinguish between what is intellectual and what is intelligent. But here we are referring to Human Intelligence and NOT Artificial Intelligence

Intellectualism is

1.It is about knowledge gained through books, theories, classrooms and lectures and memorizing
2.It is seldom pragmatic and implementable
3.It almost always, adds to our EGO
4.It is about the formal qualifications that we have obtained through schools, universities, colleges and institutions
5.It is mostly about studying something that has happened – and various interpretations in the realm of What and Why
6.It is rigid with few defined ways of how something should be done
7.It deals with perfection
8.There are different classes, and it is always between them and us[meaning the ones who are knowledgeable and those who are lessor mortals]
9.It is about past, what happened and why that happened
10.It can be measured by IQ tests and what degrees, certificates, diplomas you have, or how many papers you have written or seminars you have attended
11.Intellectuals are perceived by others as intelligent, which may and may not be the case

12. They are not very good learners, as they are much into their being right

13. They have difficulty in accepting, acknowledging and understanding ,radically different points of views

14. They have difficulty in admiring talents

15. If being challenged on their own territories, they normally don't come out as good losers

Intelligence on the other hand can be

1.About real education [opposite to having degrees] – which helps you take actions
2.This can be learned, but it takes real-life experiences and introspection and self-corrections and constant improvising
3.It is about being flexible and adaptable
4.It is about finding ways that works, not just focusing on defined or acceptable methods
5.It is about creating excellence
6.It is about constantly evolving self, through learnings
7.It is focused on the end results, the right values and aspirations
8.It is about, letting go of what is not within our control
9.It is about having the priorities and living life as per our nature
10.Intelligence can also be substituted for SMART, especially the word street-smart
11. It focuses on future and creating and recreating it through disruptive thought process
12.It is about experimenting newer ideas, processes and ways
13.It is about being open to all view-points and choosing whichever is better suited for the moment
14.It is about action and results and always asks, how can this be done OR how can we improve this
15.Any person whether the has studied in Harvard or in lives the remotest and in so called undeveloped place and totally without any formal exposure to school/college can be intelligent
16.It is not about having high IQ [which is may not be the right parameter of real intelligence]
17.Intelligence cannot be measured by means and tools available to us in today's, we can only see the impact of the results that take lot of time to become visible to others
18.It is never about comparing with others, it is about feeling worthwhile, good and contended within yourself

How to be intelligent

1.Learn from your mistakes
2.Re-evaluate and challenge your views, opinions, perceptions and assumptions
3.Challenge the experts
4.Push for what you believe in
5.Rely on actions rather than words
6.Do Different Things That Make You Smarter
7.Manage Your Time & Energy Wisely* read my blog on this
8.Read Read Read about the best practices, about people who survived and beat the odds
9.Learn a New Language
10.Play Brain Games
11.Go for daily Exercise
12.Play a Musical Instrument
13.Eat healthy
14.Indulge in your impulse time to time
15.Try out the weirdest ideas that you have, fail, learn and apply the lesson in any of your on-going projects
16.Become an action-person Get Going on all your aspirations/ dreams/ passions
17.Always verify before you assume, you know it better
18.Be curious about people, things, nature
19.Be a good listener, listen with open-mind
20.Don't discard any idea, however ridiculous it may sound, feel or seem
21.Learn to enjoy your own company
22.Develop your sense of humor* read my blog on this
23.Learn to connect seemingly unrelated concepts
24.Contemplate the big questions and create your big larger than life big-picture
25.Know how much they don't know.
26.Surround Yourself with Smarter People
27.Make Lots of Mistakes – not intentionally, but because you try more and newer things
28.Build awareness about many things
29.Work Hard, put real effort
30.Look things up on the internet
31.Develop opposite views on every topic you like and try to prove both side correct
32.Do new things, venture into unknown/uncertain and then Figure things out on your own
33.Ask for help
34.Teach others
35.Find a hobby that challenges you mentally, emotionally and physically
36.Minimize distractions
37.Have a focused day for something you are passionate about and is meaningful
38.Listen Listen Listen
39.Be modest and humble

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