Intelligence for All

Intelligence for all

Although all intelligences are important, they are not all the same. Intelligence has been defined many different ways including one’s capacity for logic, understanding, self-awareness, learning, emotional, knowledge, planning, creativity and problem solving. It can be more generally described as the ability to identify and interpret information, and to retain it as knowledge to be applied towards adaptive behaviors within an environment (Wiki). All human intelligences are of critical use to us, it would be hard to argue for the supremacy of type of intelligence over another. The computers we use, our phones, our cars, the GPS-guided tractors that harvest our food all depend upon innovations made possible by people high in these intelligences. The people who are smartest in these areas design the logic circuits in our computers, build radio transmitters and receivers, and create high-efficiency engines, and design reapers, threshers and milking machines. We are grateful both to those whose ideas result in safe and efficient equipment and to those who labor using their inventions. We are all thankful to people who have used their verbal intelligence, their perceptual-organizational intelligence, and their other intelligences to help build the world around us.

Researchers recognize some broad intelligence including verbal-propositions intelligence, perceptual-organizational intelligence, thinking quickly, and memory retrieval intelligence. Those mention broad intelligence are all belong in our personal mental abilities and this will be considered our personal intelligence because this will reason about our personality as a whole, including our motives, emotions, thoughts, values, and self-control. Personal intelligence is important because we use this to solve problems of ourselves and about other people, including the members of the family. Basically, children’s attitude and intelligence is influenced from the environment and parents, we usually heard that “That guy is very intelligence like his parents” and “others will say that his parents are very strict with his study habit”. We assume that guy gained his intelligence through genes and how parents nurture his capability.

It is often debated whether intelligence is significantly influenced by a person’s environment or their genes. Now, a study has shown that intelligence is a product of nurture as well as nature. Researchers found that children raised in wealthier and more educated households grow up to be smarter than those brought up in poorer homes. And scientists made this conclusion by studying biological brothers who grew up in different families and had different IQs.  Most individuals acquire their abilities, skills, knowledge, and thoughts by the environment and mostly by people around them. Likewise children are grown in different types of families; poor, rich, urban and rural or other venues. Some people may live in places that they cannot learn of specific skills like a person living near the sea knows how to swim than those people living in the mountain. The skills of our children depend on how we guided and to develop their skills, however lack of facilities does not limit the people capabilities to acquire the skills. Likewise, eagerness will help to learn faster than those children are forced to do. As a parent, I am responsible for the development of my children and guiding them to the right way and broaden their perspective and use their personal intelligence and maximize their capability. Anyway, we are the same creatures and same abilities, what makes us intelligent, skilful or whatever more than other individuals, are just hard work and efforts. If we know more and have more knowledge, then we are superior, and in fact we are intelligent. The essence of our interest determines that what we want to be master at, and become an intelligent in that field.

Although humanity has gained extremely from technological discovery and innovation, we also need to understand personality and social influences as well as we can. These are more challenging in many ways than understanding words: The patterns are more complex and human systems are less predictable. Nonetheless, we need such understanding to ensure that our societies thrive rather than fail; to promote the likelihood that we can live together in peace and that we can enjoy the fruits of what our intelligence provides us. We use personal intelligence to solve basic problems of human living and if we can understand our problem-solving, its limits, and where it can be improved, we may be able to contribute to a more stable and functional society. We use our personal intelligence to alleviate our area of ignorance, we don’t know about ourselves and others. Reducing such misunderstandings can lead to greater accuracy in understanding ourselves and one another. We use our personal intelligence to take responsibility for appreciating and respecting human differences. We all vary and our needs and contributions vary. We use our personal intelligence to better select the opportunities and lower the risks we take. I could use my personal intelligence to understand that I’ll be happiest fulfilling myself and meeting as many standards of excellence as I can. To minimize my risks, I’ll want to be alert to any temptations I might feel to break important social rules and laws, knowing that high achievers sometimes give in to such temptations.

We need to better acknowledge and respect people who use their personal intelligence well. We benefit not only from our computers, phones, cars, and farms, but also from people who understand themselves well and interact with others with respect and understanding. Measures of personal intelligence can help us identify people whose abilities to solve problems in the area of personality are above average. People who see themselves and others most clearly are likely to excel at certain occupations relative to others. Our personalities are the basic units of our family, our neighbours, and our broader community. That’s why we should care about personal intelligence: Understanding personality is an indispensable part of what it means to be human at both an individual and social level. Improving our understanding of personalities may guide our journey toward a more peaceful, better-functioning world.


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