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  • High intelligence - Low creativity

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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyuuei View Post
    I definitely chose Creativity. >.o I'm already of average intelligence.. going a bit lower wouldn't bother me too much. To lose my creativity and imagination though? I don't know if I could live life like that! So uninspired and mechanical.. to think of it!
    Oh, yes, definitely agree. My intelligence is average - even below average concerning mathematical or analytical skills - but I love the ability to imagine and dream. And if I can find someone to help me realize my dreams, even better!!!
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    By the way, I'm going to play the NT now and ask you their favorite question that drives everyone bananas (oh man second time in a week - am I turning NT!?!!?!?!??!)

    Define intelligence.

    Define creativity.
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    ^You'll always be an NF to me.

    But yea,

    Intelligence= capacity for learning, reasoning, understanding, and similar forms of mental activity; aptitude in grasping truths, relationships, facts, meanings, etc.
    Creativity= the ability to think outside the box

    I think the two complement each other for greater reasoning skills allow for more opportunities to be creative.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mondo View Post
    ^You'll always be an NF to me.

    But yea,

    Intelligence= capacity for learning, reasoning, understanding, and similar forms of mental activity; aptitude in grasping truths, relationships, facts, meanings, etc.
    Creativity= the ability to think outside the box

    I think the two complement each other for greater reasoning skills allow for more opportunities to be creative.
    Short, honest analysis of my abilities:

    ability to learn: acceptable
    ability to reason: abomination
    ability to understand: depends
    ability to grasp truths: decent
    ability to grasp relationships: acceptable
    ability to grasp facts: heh depends on if I'm open or not
    ability to grasp meaning: acceptable

    ability to think outside the box: usually great, but not in a useful way.

    Bottom line? I'm just your average fart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Linguist View Post
    Short, honest analysis of my abilities:

    ability to learn: acceptable
    ability to reason: abomination
    ability to understand: depends
    ability to grasp truths: decent
    ability to grasp relationships: acceptable
    ability to grasp facts: heh depends on if I'm open or not
    ability to grasp meaning: acceptable

    ability to think outside the box: usually great, but not in a useful way.

    Bottom line? I'm just your average fart.
    Oy. I can't define either.. because I'm not even sure of their definition yet. To me, it's totally different to say "My dog's smart as hell!" and "That poem is deep." They're both intelligence to me, even though the poem is creativity at work as well. It's a bit confusing and makes my brain hurt trying to define it XD !!

    For me though?
    ability to learn: Quick and flexible, so I suppose above average
    ability to reason: With others, I do well, with myself, I'm about as adequate as a coke bottle.
    ability to understand: This also depends for me.. Sometimes I just have to accept that I can't grasp the idea being thrown my way.
    ability to grasp truths: Well when I end up seeing them.. I have a way of being naive though.
    ability to grasp relationships: This, when it comes to myself, I'm decent. I know what I want, and what I don't like.. With others, sometimes I'm just lost.
    ability to grasp facts: I'm actually pretty big about evidence and supporting facts so I'd say I grasp these quite well.
    ability to grasp meaning: acceptable for me too.
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    For me creativity is about inspiration and motivation. My lack of creativity show through lack of inspiration.

    I would much rather be an inspired tinkerer than an analytical vegetable. It's the inspiration that allowed me to work long hours without tiring.

    My list similar to LLs:

    ability to learn: good
    ability to reason: good
    ability to understand: good
    ability to grasp truths: ????
    ability to grasp relationships: ????
    ability to grasp facts: good
    ability to grasp meaning: good
    ability to think outside the box: good

    tendency to want to get out of bed: low
    overall motivation level: low
    inspiration: nearly non-existent

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    Intelligence is boring! Creativity is, for me, the most essential part of life. What is your life if you are not creating soemthing with it?

    I apply this not only to oil canvases and such, but also to just simple personal things. Intelligence has very little practical value, or at least creativity has more practical value. But maybe at that point they overlap once you get into problem solving and stuff.

    Blah, I still pick creativity because it's more fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ygolo View Post
    For me creativity is about inspiration and motivation. My lack of creativity show through lack of inspiration.

    I would much rather be an inspired tinkerer than an analytical vegetable. It's the inspiration that allowed me to work long hours without tiring.

    My list similar to LLs:

    ability to learn: good
    ability to reason: good
    ability to understand: good
    ability to grasp truths: ????
    ability to grasp relationships: ????
    ability to grasp facts: good
    ability to grasp meaning: good
    ability to think outside the box: good

    tendency to want to get out of bed: low
    overall motivation level: low
    inspiration: nearly non-existent
    Looks like you need an ENFP in your life (The Inspirer!) j/k
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    I'd definitly say intelligence. Intelligence is a far better benefit in the long run, then creativity. It basicly enables you to accomplish any goal unhindered by the limitations of mediocracy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mondo View Post
    ^You'll always be an NF to me.

    But yea,

    Intelligence= capacity for learning, reasoning, understanding, and similar forms of mental activity; aptitude in grasping truths, relationships, facts, meanings, etc.
    Creativity= the ability to think outside the box

    I think the two complement each other for greater reasoning skills allow for more opportunities to be creative.
    exactly, one is useless without the other in some form or another
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