User Tag List

View Poll Results: Which would you choose?

Voters
131. You may not vote on this poll
  • High intelligence - Low creativity

    47 35.88%
  • Low intelligence - High creativity

    84 64.12%
First 910111213 Last

Results 101 to 110 of 144

  1. #101
    Member Ezion's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    MBTI
    INTP
    Enneagram
    5w4
    Posts
    45

    Default

    I picked intelligence because I believe that it is easier to ascertain truths that are beneficial to your well-being (in every sense of the word) with intelligence, and that it is generally more conducive to an enjoyable lifestyle. It's hard to give my answer, though, because it really depends on semantics.
    //Ti:52|Ne:46.8|Te:36.6|Ni:32.4|Si:21.5|Fi:21.3|Se:20.5|Fe:9.3\\ 5w4 (L4, SX/SP)
    My Game Development Blog - Now With Once Per Month Updates!
    *Checks updating schedule*
    Wait, I lied. Less than once per month updates.

  2. #102
    Senior Member placebo's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    MBTI
    INFP
    Posts
    492

    Default

    Creativity--intelligence is overrated (certain forms of). Creativity is like the meaning of life lol. Also high levels of creativity are correlated with high intelligence I believe so I think this question is a trick question.

  3. #103
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    MBTI
    INFJ
    Enneagram
    4w5
    Socionics
    INFP
    Posts
    238

    Default Intelligence or Creativity: Pick One

    Quote Originally Posted by Lithium View Post
    Avg. intelligence, high creativity.

    I have above avg intelligence and creativity somewhere around avg, maybe slightly above. As far as I'm aware. So I wouldn't change them, because all I'd be doing is dumbing myself needlessly. If I had to choose though creativity is better, but it's pretty useless without a good amount of intelligence.
    I beg to differ. I have a son with low intelligence who is highly creative. He comes up with very creative ways to compensate for his cognitive deficits.
    It's a blessing...and a curse.

    Originally Posted by Anja
    I don't have room for shame in my life.

    INFJ, 4w5 sx

  4. #104
    ish red no longer *sad* nightning's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    MBTI
    INfj
    Posts
    3,741

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by cherchair View Post
    I beg to differ. I have a son with low intelligence who is highly creative. He comes up with very creative ways to compensate for his cognitive deficits.
    How are you defining intelligence? If you're going by school performance/ standardize testing, I beg you to reconsider. Flexibility and coming up with workarounds is a sign of intelligence.

    Take dyslexia... it has nothing to do with overall intelligence, but it does severely impact on academic abilities.

  5. #105
    Senior Member Anonymous's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    MBTI
    INTP
    Enneagram
    5w6
    Posts
    598

    Default

    Intelligence. Being able to understand and work with complex and theoretical mathematics is something that I'd love to do, as well as advanced programming, linguistics, and physics. I envy people who are able to.

  6. #106
    Senior Member Samurai Drifter's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    MBTI
    INTP
    Posts
    116

    Default

    Seems to me that creativity is an integral part of intelligence.

    If it isn't, how do you define intelligence? The ability to hold a lot of things in your head? Simultaneously creativity paired with low intelligence is like trying to paint a masterpiece with one or two colors. Without intelligence, creativity is useless. Intelligence on its own is valuable. Therefore I choose intelligence.

  7. #107
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    MBTI
    INFJ
    Enneagram
    4w5
    Socionics
    INFP
    Posts
    238

    Default Intelligence or Creativity: Pick One

    Quote Originally Posted by nightning View Post
    How are you defining intelligence? If you're going by school performance/ standardize testing, I beg you to reconsider. Flexibility and coming up with workarounds is a sign of intelligence.

    Take dyslexia... it has nothing to do with overall intelligence, but it does severely impact on academic abilities.
    You're right, of course. He showed signs of high intelligence early on: e.g., spoke in sentences at a year, considered for the gifted and talented program in kindergarten. By third grade, though, he had obvious learning disabilities that defied dx. We were shocked when we were told his IQ score was 82, with a 36-point disparity between verbal and performance scales.

    My theory is that his schizophrenia had its onset in childhood, though he wasn't dx'd until he was 15. Psychosis can and often does affect cognitive function. I am also convinced that no one has figured out an accurate way of testing him.

    He's creative in more traditional areas as well (painting, writing--his verbal scale is in the bright-normal range), but there are some definite cognitive problems. He can learn new tasks but only with one-on-one instruction in a low-stress environment with lots of repetition, he has a great deal of difficulty planning ahead (frequently runs out of food) and learned most of his ADLs (activities of daily living) by rote during a year of residential treatment.

    He's an enigma, but he's my enigma.
    It's a blessing...and a curse.

    Originally Posted by Anja
    I don't have room for shame in my life.

    INFJ, 4w5 sx

  8. #108
    pathwise dependent FDG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    MBTI
    ENTJ
    Enneagram
    7w8
    Socionics
    ENTj
    Posts
    5,908

    Default

    I'd prefer to be smart, I think. At least, I would be sure not to starve, I guess.
    As far as I am now:

    ability to learn: very good
    ability to reason: average
    ability to understand: below average
    ability to grasp truths: very low
    ability to grasp relationships: below average
    ability to grasp facts: extremely good
    ability to grasp meaning: below average
    ability to think outside the box: very good

    tendency to want to get out of bed: more than anybody else I know
    overall motivation level: very high
    inspiration: fluctuating depending on the task

    I think my weakest point are introverted tasks (reasoning, understanding, meaning) while I excel at extraverted tasks (learning, facts, thinking outside the box, level of energy).
    ENTj 7-3-8 sx/sp

  9. #109
    Senior Member Lexlike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    MBTI
    InTP
    Enneagram
    4w5
    Posts
    149

    Default

    I would say that i m quiet a bright person, therfore gifted with analythical- logical thinking. But am I creative ? I think so, i can think outside the box, i m goofy and come up with new ideas...

    If I could pick one,it would be highly Creative, because its the more exciting one... even though I think its absurd, that a creative person,is not intelligent etc.
    I...74%
    N...66%
    F... 62%
    P... 72%
    Ti- Ne- Si- Fe
    Te- Ni-Fi- Se
    Ennegramm: 4w5
    Intrapersonal with Logical- Mathemathical I.
    Cassification: brunette East- baltid^^

  10. #110
    Senior Member Soar337's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    MBTI
    INFP
    Enneagram
    457
    Posts
    387

    Default

    You have to be intelligent to create something.
    <3

Similar Threads

  1. Pick one song for each Enneagram type
    By NewEra in forum Enneagram
    Replies: 136
    Last Post: 05-06-2017, 12:37 PM
  2. The Dark Triad - do you know anyone, or are you one?
    By SilkRoad in forum General Psychology
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 02-04-2010, 12:21 PM
  3. The Relief Function -or- Why no one ever thinks or feels anything without one.
    By Kalach in forum Myers-Briggs and Jungian Cognitive Functions
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11-17-2009, 11:44 PM
  4. What is your chief strength or virtue in one word?
    By Synarch in forum The Bonfire
    Replies: 94
    Last Post: 02-17-2009, 05:17 AM
  5. Replies: 23
    Last Post: 07-30-2008, 08:38 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO