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    Well, when a genius man and a genius woman really really like each other...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halla74 View Post
    It would be interesting to see how much variation occurs as such. I know lots of people who are very book smart, but not at all street smart. I also know alot of very street smart people who couldn't write a memo if they tried. It's all about balance to me...
    mmm but you know what, I have some really street-smart friends that didn't even finish high school, but to me they seem to be pretty smart by the "quick mind" parameter. It's just that they didn't like-wanted-could apply that to school stuff
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    If someone is viewed as a genius... then that's what makes them one. Anyone can change any definition really, just depends on how they apply it. This is just one of those words that is entirely subjective.
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    ouh yeah
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    Quote Originally Posted by FDG View Post
    mmm but you know what, I have some really street-smart friends that didn't even finish high school, but to me they seem to be pretty smart by the "quick mind" parameter. It's just that they didn't like-wanted-could apply that to school stuff
    Yeah... That stuff is about as good to have as a good and healthy body, but nothing beats wisdom and intelligence.


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    By definition, a genius is someone extraordinarily smart and creative and who uses this power.
    I've known someone who was really smart and creative, yet the only thing he did was either bragging or complaining.
    I think there is a big difference between a genius and a failed genius. A genius can accept failure and learn from it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YourLocalJesus View Post
    Thus, I reason that higher proficiency in one main language and many auxiliary languages gives you better outside the box thinking,
    because different languages contain different nuances and meanings in words, which incorporates entire ways of thinking.
    When you see a larger picture than you can using only one language, thought comes easier.
    Of course, a person needs a good sense of logic and many other things as well; like this little thing called creativity.
    Those two seem hard to mix, though. In all honesty, I think it's a matter of human evolution and or possibly nutrition/environment/upbringing/education.
    Some have it easier from the start genetically, and they are few and far between. Even fewer get the right conditions for advancing.
    ive often thought that too. language constructs are so reliant on intuitive connections made inside the head that, in a child, these intuitive connections are made by learning to use these constructs. then when the child applies this newly learnt way of thinking to other fields (in art class, in the park) he is exploring his creativity while solidifying those connections. then when the kid grows up, his intuitive connections become strong and expand into realm where the kid (adult by now?) starts coming up with constructs so as to be able to facilitate that expansion. that is probably where metaphors, allegories comes from

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    Quote Originally Posted by YourLocalJesus View Post
    Thinking outside the box in a way that actually improves upon things.
    Or it could be an entirely new path, in which case the genius of it all is apparent.

    Nurture such thought processes... Well.
    I think that real geniuses - not savants - are hugely creative individuals.
    Some of the most intelligent people I know of are incredibly well-spoken.
    I'd say that a lot of geniality can back-traced to how strong the language centers of your brain are (Broca's area and Wernicke's area).
    If you have the correct grasp of words so that you can express yourself and your thoughts in a fashion that does not restrict you...
    Well, then you've come far in the thought process already.

    Let's take the example of Helen Keller. Until she was in her early teens she did not know a word.
    Before language, her only memories are of primal urges and base feelings like hunger, anger, satisfaction.
    After language was taught to her by Anne Sullivan and she could start teaching herself things, it was a whole new world.

    Thus, I reason that higher proficiency in one main language and many auxiliary languages gives you better outside the box thinking,
    because different languages contain different nuances and meanings in words, which incorporates entire ways of thinking.
    When you see a larger picture than you can using only one language, thought comes easier.
    Of course, a person needs a good sense of logic and many other things as well; like this little thing called creativity.
    Those two seem hard to mix, though. In all honesty, I think it's a matter of human evolution and or possibly nutrition/environment/upbringing/education.
    Some have it easier from the start genetically, and they are few and far between. Even fewer get the right conditions for advancing.

    But, all in all, i'd say the geniuses that I have met are linguistically gifted no matter what field they are in.
    Not saying I am a genius myself. That'd be boastful, since I haven't accomplished anything worth noting.
    I agree with Disregard that the opinions of other people are indeed important, as well.
    I'd debate the generalisation regarding savants
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    Quote Originally Posted by GemPOPGem View Post
    I'd debate the generalisation regarding savants
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    How is it creative to draw copies of cities? Just saying.
    Not saying that he isn't incredibly good at it... It's just nothing unheard of.

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