Buddhist texts speak of four types or qualities of intelligence: great intelligence, swift intelligence, clear intelligence, and penetrating intelligence. Because we must analyze the subject matter carefully, we need great intelligence; because we cannot naively conclude that something is the case except on the basis of a meticulous analysis, we needs [sic] clear intelligence; because we need to be able to "think on our feet," we need swift intelligence; and because we need to pursue the full implications of a line of inquiry, we need penetrating intelligence.
HHDL's The Middle Way, p. 15
This is just an odd bit of TB classification that I remember hearing at one point. There was a very brief discussion about types of intelligence on another thread and I thought I'd post.
In general I think it helpful to understand what differing people's dispositions are in order to tailor our message to be most helpful and meet people where they are.