- "Book Smarts" - made up of these
- Analytical - takes situations or subjects and picks them apart, able to see how variables affect one another. The kind of people who make good engineers.
- Logical - can think and act objectively, good at following logical chains of events. The kind of people who make good programmers.
- Theoretical - chases down grand overarching themes in different types of situations. The kind of people who get so lost in their own thoughts they could ride the wrong bus for an hour before realizing their mistake.
- Educated - a walking dictionary/encyclopedia. The kind of people who win Jeapardy.
- Linguistic - people who show a strong command of language. The kind of people who write super entertaining Columns.
- "Street Smarts" - made up of these
- Interpersonable - knowing how to talk to and relate with people. Able to effectively discern people's emotions and read body language. The kind of people you want to be friends with.
- Intrapersonable - knowing yourself. Knowing what you like and don't like. Knowing what ticks you off and what makes you tick. The kind of people who talk way too much.
- Aware - knowing where you are and what you are doing at any given moment. This is surprisingly difficult for some theoretical people.
- Life Smart - this one is hard to put into words. Basically just knowing your goals in life and your responsibilities. Seeing problems in your life and fixing them. People who are life smart have some sense of direction and don't let things take them off that path. Life Smart people aren't addicted to anything. They manage their time and resources better than average.
- Creative - people who can think outside the box.
- Artistic - people who can think outside the box and make it pretty.
- Topical - people who know everything about something. Tradespeople.
- Capable - probably the most important of all, people who actually can do the things they need/want to do. Nothing else matters if you are not capable.
4. You can alienate people if you aren't (inter)personable. 3. It can be hard to empathize with someone who continually makes bad decisions. It becomes too easy to blame someone's problems squarely on them. If you fail to see the logic in their decisions or if you think "If I were in their shoes I would have just done ____; and they didn't do that, so it's their fault."
2. You can get away without trying very hard in K-12 (and in college, if you undershoot your potential). Eventually you have to learn how to try hard. 1. You understand just how truly messed up some things are. There are so many injustices and inefficiencies everywhere; and there is very little any one person can do about it.
“If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough”
- Albert Einstein -