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  • The Creative Thinker

    14 53.85%
  • The Intellectual

    3 11.54%
  • The Academic

    5 19.23%
  • The Leader

    3 11.54%
  • The Motoric

    0 0%
  • The Artist

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Thread: What are your talents? (typology)

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    Groper-in-chief Array Stephano's Avatar
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    Default What are your talents? (typology)

    So in short: These are 6 different areas where people can be talented according to this site:
    The article is about gifted children, but it works for all kinds of people (hopefully).

    As for making this thing more interesting I created a typology out of it. It would also be interesting to see if there are correlations between MBTI and talents.
    You will likely relate to some points of every area, but vote for the type that resembles you the most. Oh and I appreciate feedback.

    The Creative Thinker
    · Independent thinker
    · Exhibits original thinking in oral and written expression
    · Comes up with several solutions to a given problem
    · Possesses a sense of humor
    · Creates and invents
    · Challenged by creative tasks
    · Improvises often
    · Does not mind being different from the crowd

    The Intellectual
    · Formulates abstractions
    · Processes information in complex ways
    · Observant
    · Excited about new ideas
    · Enjoys hypothesizing
    · Learns rapidly
    · Uses a large vocabulary
    · Inquisitive
    · Self-starter

    The Academic
    · Good memorization ability
    · Advanced comprehension
    · Acquires basic skill knowledge quickly
    · Widely read in special interest area
    · High academic success in special interest area
    · Pursues special interest with enthusiasm and vigor

    The Leader
    · Assumes responsibility
    · High expectations for self and others
    · Fluent, concise self expression
    · Foresees consequences and implications of decisions
    · Good judgment in decision making
    · Likes structure
    · Well-liked by peers
    · Self-confident
    · Organized

    The Motoric
    · Challenged by difficult athletic activities
    · Exhibits precision in movement
    · Enjoys participation in various athletic opportunities
    · Excels in motor skills
    · Well coordinated
    · Good manipulative skills
    · High energy level

    The Artist
    · Outstanding in sense of spatial relationships
    · Unusual ability in expressing self, feeling, moods, etc., through dance, drama, music, etc.
    · Good motor coordination
    · Exhibits creative expression
    · Desire for producing “own product” (not content with mere copying)
    · Observant
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    Seal Down Array Hard's Avatar
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    I can pull a bunch from multiples from the list, but ultimately it's very close between the creative thinker and the leader for me. Depending on the situation, one will stand out a little more than the other, but to me they are heavily linked. I ultimately picked the leader though, as it doesn't result in discomfort/stress like the creative thinker can.
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    Temporal Mechanic. Array Lexicon's Avatar
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    You neglected to add the option, "I am a talentless hack."
    What's a talentless hack to do ?

    Lame jokes aside, this seems reminiscent of the whole, "multiple intelligences" deal.
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    Among those, I´d say "The Intellectual" fits me best.
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    All the different points for 'creative thinker' fit me well. The intellectual also fits me well, only I'm not a great self-starter.
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    My throbbing heart it gnawed apart
    It stalks and hunts me through mirrors

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    The academic

    When I find things interesting... I tend to exhaust the heck out of the information until I find something else that is equally or slightly more interesting. But first, I'll have to be interested in the subject matter in the first place.

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    Where is the "The Bum" option? I refuse to vote until I get the representation I deserve.

    Seriously though, I'm going to go with "the artist", not to "toot my own horn" or anything gross as fuck like that but it's the closest one(the part about good motor skills and dancing does not fit though). The perfect fit would be a bit of several of them.

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    I show strong ability in four of the six (and the other two, not much at all), which pretty much sums up my life if you look at my academic career and things I've done over the course of my life: The Creative Thinker, The Intellectual, The Academic, and The Artist.

    Probably a choice between Creative Thinker and Intellectual, but I feel that categorizing myself actually limits understanding of me rather than accentuating it.

    I did actually get into school when I was four; the school wouldn't take me because my birthday was late, my parents insisted they test me, and I apparently blew away the test and there was no point in holding me back since they would just move me ahead soon enough. I was reading a number of grades above my level when still in elementary school. I was invited to join the Gifted program when our school offered it, but my parents wouldn't let me because "they didn't want me to be a snob."

    Whatever. Instead, I was just mostly bored. I was voraciously reading outside schoolwork anyway, and also heavily involved in art and music. I started writing fiction and music in high school.
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    “Pleasure to me is wonder—the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is hidden and the changeless thing that lurks behind superficial mutability. To trace the remote in the immediate; the eternal in the ephemeral; the past in the present; the infinite in the finite; these are to me the springs of delight and beauty.” ~ H.P. Lovecraft

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    Honor Thy Inferior Array Such Irony's Avatar
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    I voted intellectual, with academic a very close second. Also identify with some characteristics of the creative thinker and the leader. The artist doesn't really fit me much except for wanting a create own product rather than just copying. The motoric, doesn't fit me at all.
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    Wake, See, Sing, Dance Array Cellmold's Avatar
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    Is there not a 'tenacious pusher' one? Maybe academic but I don't relate to most of it's points and certainly none of the others.
    "An upsidedown wire heart
    Being sucked into a periscope
    Still the mind is dull
    Like you need another excuse"

    … a theory is primarily a form of insight, i.e. a way of looking
    at the world, and not a form of knowledge of how the world is….
    .. all our different ways of thinking are to be considered as
    different ways of looking at the one reality, each with some
    domain in which it is clear and adequate….
    - David Bohm

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