God, I feel so relieved today! The last few weeks of college are seeming to gently go by. I’ve only got like 3 classes left that I have not finished, but they’re pretty much just a couple of short assignments and then a final. Not too shabby. My GPA is good. My grades are good. I just started a job at $12 an hour, so my money is good. Life is good. Over all, I’m just good. If only I could say the same for everyone else around me.

Have you ever met somebody, so incredibly smart, yet so incredibly stupid? I’m almost 100% positive that you have. Actually, I believe that you are that somebody. No, seriously. I’m not trying to be a jerk (teehee). I absolutely feel that everybody is stupid. Or in a nicer way to say it, I feel like very one lacks intelligence in some form, and either makes up for it in another form… or maybe the person just isn’t the floppiest dildo in the nightstand.

In theory, there are 9 different types of intelligence  that fall into their own categories. This is not to say that each given person only possesses ONE of these traits, as nobody is restrict to learning any modality of their choosing. The 9 types of intelligence are:

  1. Naturalist Intelligence (“Nature Smart”)

Designates the human ability to discriminate among living things (plants, animals) as well as sensitivity to other features of the natural world (clouds, rock configurations).  This ability was clearly of value in our evolutionary past as hunters, gatherers, and farmers; it continues to be central in such roles as botanist or chef.  It is also speculated that much of our consumer society exploits the naturalist intelligences, which can be mobilized in the discrimination among cars, sneakers, kinds of makeup, and the like.

  1. Musical Intelligence (“Musical Smart”)

Musical intelligence is the 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.  Young adults with this kind of intelligence are usually singing or drumming to themselves.  They are usually quite aware of sounds others may miss.

 

  1. Logical-Mathematical Intelligence (Number/Reasoning Smart)

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.  Logical intelligence is usually well developed in mathematicians, scientists, and detectives.  Young adults with lots of logical intelligence are interested in patterns, categories, and relationships.  They are drawn to arithmetic problems, strategy games and experiments.

 

4. Existential Intelligence

Sensitivity and capacity to tackle deep questions about human existence, such as the meaning of life, why do we die, and how did we get here.

 

  1. Interpersonal Intelligence (People Smart”)

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.  Teachers, social workers, actors, and politicians all exhibit interpersonal intelligence.  Young adults with this kind of intelligence are leaders among their peers, are good at communicating, and seem to understand others’ feelings and motives.

 

  1. Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence (“Body Smart”)

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. Athletes, dancers, surgeons, and craftspeople exhibit well-developed bodily kinesthetic intelligence.

 

  1. Linguistic Intelligence (Word Smart)

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.  Linguistic intelligence is the most widely shared human competence and is evident in poets, novelists, journalists, and effective public speakers. Young adults with this kind of intelligence enjoy writing, reading, telling stories or doing crossword puzzles.

  1. Intra-personal Intelligence (Self Smart”)

Intra-personal 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.  Intra-personal intelligence involves not only an appreciation of the self, but also of the human condition.  It is evident in psychologist, spiritual leaders, and philosophers.  These young adults may be shy.  They are very aware of their own feelings and are self-motivated.

 

  1. Spatial Intelligence (“Picture Smart”)

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, pilots, sculptors, painters, and architects all exhibit spatial intelligence.  Young adults with this kind of intelligence may be fascinated with mazes or jigsaw puzzles, or spend free time drawing or daydreaming.

(Howard Gardner)

That may be a lot to take in for you (which surprises me, if you know what I mean). Going through the list above, ask yourself if you truly are developed in all 9 of those intelligence traits. I have so masterfully crafted 2 additional traits to add to the list above. Although my additions may fall into the categories listed above, I still feel like they should stand on their own… because… just because.

10. Common Sense Intelligence

Common Sense Intelligence is the ability to use your head in everyday situations. It is also the ability to not ask dumb questions that you need no answer to. For example, do not ask, “Is this McDonald’s?” If you clearly see a guy standing outside, smoking a cigarette, wearing a McDonald’s uniform! Wendy’s did not all of a sudden change it’s fucking logos, and uniforms, and menu!

11. Bullshit Detector Intelligence

Bullshit Detector Intelligence is the gulla-bility (Ahhh, see what I did there?) to not believe everything a person says, or puts on the internet, T.V., book, etc.,  I see so many people who constantly just talk out of their asses for whatever motive they have be it praise, sympathy, anger, jealousy, and so on. My question is not why they say it, because it’s pretty clear. They’re attention whores. My question is why people believe the things they say! My advice is to get multiple sources of information about the subject, preferably reputable ones, and then make your decision based on that! I know people are this gullible because I used to do this to susceptible suckers all the time! I loved getting onto Yahoo answers, and answering some kid’s homework questions with a bullshit answer. Only to get chastised about it days later about how I fucked him over a grade because he failed a page of homework. Hey dumb fuck, do your own work and maybe you wouldn’t be in this mess right now.

(Home For Jerks)

Research has shown that even the most genus of people lack common sense. Apparently, their brains are so involved around the complex issues they deal with that they have no time for small details on every day life. You’ll have a rocket scientist searching for his phone, only to discover that it is in his hand! Now I know I’ve got you on at least one of these. Admit! Haha! Yes, I told you didn’t I? You are so smart, yet so incredibly stupid! Okay maybe not incredibly stupid… just, like proportionally stupid.

Until next time dumb-ass!

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