Intelligence is an oft word used to describe an ability to perceive and understand. It is mainly derived from the word Intelligence Quotient. But what people are missing is that intelligence does not only cover IQ but also a lot of aspects such as Emotional Intelligence and Multiple Intelligence. These are just a few that is under the umbrella in which we are able to develop as we grow old.
Ever wonder why some people are more of the edge in dancing, sports and singing rather than in mathematics or language? People that excel in some certain genre are under the scope of multiple intelligences in which they successfuly develop as they grow. Their intelligence are classified as either: Spatial, Linguistic, Logical-mathematical, Kinesthetic, Musical, Interpersonal, Intrapersonal, Naturalist.
Some say that IQ gets you a job but EQ gets you promoted. Well, people tend to be more focused on what the person can contribute to a certain company that is, the academic grades the person has during his college or even high school life. But what the HRs are missing is that, they should search for a person who possess great personality that is flexible enough to blend with other people and have a good working relationship referred to as Emotional Intelligence. This kind of intelligence measures the person’s capability to cope with stress and deal with problems in life positively. Research shows that people with high IQ has a possibility to get fired or get stagnant with their position not because of the quality of their work but because of the disequilibrium they have with their emotions. They can’t handle the job very well when under pressure and they get easily burnt out with their work. In the end, they shout at other people when at their boiling point, give up easily when being dumped and tends to finish things in a rush.
Intelligence is such a broad term to discuss upon. However, the above mentioned were examples of which to complete the circle.
Intelligence is always present within us. All we have to do is open our minds, develop what we have and explore what we lack.