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    INTJ - The Scientists


    What is intelligence?

    What is intelligence? Mindless accumulation of trivia? Use of reasoning? Entertainment of thoughts? A mix of all three? Discuss.



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    ENTP - The Visionaries

    Quote Originally Posted by thewaffle View Post
    What is intelligence? Mindless accumulation of trivia? Use of reasoning? Entertainment of thoughts? A mix of all three? Discuss.

    It is what ever knowledge a person has and values or what ever knowledge a person has that others value or Knowledge a person has where people including themselves value.

    Who knows, that mindless trivia might impress someone one day... Unless they too knew, then it would just be stating the obvious (what some may perceive as unnecessary and "unintelligent").

    Another example: even if u were knowledgable, but lacked a good sense of communicating your argument or justifications... Others may view you as "stupid" etc.

    Thus, in my opinion, intelligence is subjective due to individual's value of the particular information or knowledge.

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    ENTP - The Visionaries

    I don't know, the Rain Man can accumulate knowledge like a machine (and so can computers), but few would call him (or the computers) intelligent.

    Anyway, I think a better definition of intelligence is the ability to solve problems.
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    INFP - The Idealists

    I agree with psychosmurf. What would be the point in even having a brain that thinks, if not to figure out a way to get a desired outcome.

    I think for animals such as a cat, it is rather simple to see. If the cat wants outside, it will remember that every time it gets to go outside, you twist the handle and the door opens for it to go outside. One day it experiments to try jumping and twisting the handle itself, and finds that it works.

    I think humans have a much more complicated view of what they want. The cat simply wants to go outside to be in the sun, chase things, and munch on grass. We want something greater that we have imagined and conceptualized. So I suppose it is figuring out what exactly it is you want and being able figure out how to make it happen.

    I don't know about anyone else but I have noticed that pets that are treated well by their owners growing up, will be much smarter than ones who were neglected or mistreated. This actually makes me wonder if intelligence has a positive relationship to love, good will, good intentions, or positive attentions. Actually same goes for children too, but not in all cases. Free will may play a role in these exceptions.
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    INFP - The Idealists

    It can be more than just problem solving.
    Composers like Mozart or Bach were not problem
    solvers but are regarded as geniuses.

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    ENTP - The Visionaries

    They were problem solvers. The problem was that there needed to be great music. And they solved it.
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    INFP - The Idealists

    Quote Originally Posted by Psychosmurf View Post
    They were problem solvers. The problem was that there needed to be great music. And they solved it.
    Hey! I was gonna say that.
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    ENTP - The Visionaries

    Intelligence... Ignoring the "multiple intelligences" and other such definitions, I believe that it is the use of what you have got to maximum efficiency. So a MENSA-member with - lets say - lots of supreme mathematical intelligence, but who do not possess the necessary traits to use it in any useful way, would not be intelligent. To not mess up the terms, I use "WISDOM" as the useful form of intelligence(s). You can be intelligent in many ways, but if you lack wisdom all of your assumptions and decisions will be flawed.

    "Common sense, streetsmart, intuitive, insightful, perceiving, non-judgenental, openminded" and knowing when NOT to act is all parts of the WISDOM definition....

    Too tired to keep going. Hope it says it anyways....
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    Unknown Personality

    Good question.
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    ENTP - The Visionaries

    Quote Originally Posted by thewaffle View Post
    What is intelligence? Mindless accumulation of trivia? Use of reasoning? Entertainment of thoughts? A mix of all three? Discuss.
    The latter two. Knowledge is not correlated with intelligence.
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