I’ve always considered myself a fairly intelligent human being, but I am beginning to realise that in some areas I am rather dull and stupid. It’s a question of being able to read between the lines, of a certain liveliness. If you ask me about computers I have a lot of insight, quick understanding, the ability to absorb a lot of information and the ability to discuss it sensibly. That is a combination that many would call intelligence.
But if you ask me about relationships then you would discover a rather different person, someone who deciphers clues slowly, who comes to conclusions slowly, who doesn’t pick up on information that isn’t fairly obvious. There is a certain dullness in me about a lot of things. I have a good heart, but perhaps not the greatest measure of emotional intelligence.
It’s actually interesting, I recently had a psychological assessment to look for a general personality structure and check for signs of autism, but there weren’t any indications found, except that I seem to think that things are ok with me.
Have you discovered in yourself these kinds of different areas of intelligence?