What is the most important type of intelligence?

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Re: What is the most important type of intelligence?

Post by LuckyR » October 25th, 2018, 2:50 am

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But where is the evidence for those so called “intelligences?”

By this I mean “social,” “intrapersonal,” “emotional,” and “practical.”
You mean that they exist at all?
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Re: What is the most important type of intelligence?

Post by Burning ghost » October 25th, 2018, 2:52 am

I am asking what they mean and what evidence there is for them.
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Re: What is the most important type of intelligence?

Post by LuckyR » October 25th, 2018, 3:05 am

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I am asking what they mean and what evidence there is for them.
They are somewhat open to interpretation based on individual life experience, and similarly the "evidence" for them is likely equally imperfect to the evidence for the lay meaning of intelligence.
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Re: What is the most important type of intelligence?

Post by Burning ghost » October 25th, 2018, 3:20 am

Alright, for example things like “emotional intelligence” can be explained away combining g with personality traits.

IQ tests, while not without faults, do show something related to the idea of g-factor. Things like “intrapersonal” are more likely a combination of extraversion and g.

The only widely accepted definition of “intelligence” splits intelligence into two main parts (“fluid” and “crystalline”.) It does really make sense to say which is the “most important” though, other than stating that without fluid intelligence we don’t learn and anything new - which seems important to me.
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Re: What is the most important type of intelligence?

Post by LuckyR » October 26th, 2018, 1:29 am

Burning ghost wrote:
October 25th, 2018, 3:20 am
Alright, for example things like “emotional intelligence” can be explained away combining g with personality traits.

IQ tests, while not without faults, do show something related to the idea of g-factor. Things like “intrapersonal” are more likely a combination of extraversion and g.

The only widely accepted definition of “intelligence” splits intelligence into two main parts (“fluid” and “crystalline”.) It does really make sense to say which is the “most important” though, other than stating that without fluid intelligence we don’t learn and anything new - which seems important to me.
I am not sure that the OP was specifically asking about the comparo between fluid and crystalline computational intelligence.
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Re: What is the most important type of intelligence?

Post by oliverzhang » November 4th, 2018, 12:54 pm

Burning ghost wrote:
October 25th, 2018, 3:20 am
Alright, for example things like “emotional intelligence” can be explained away combining g with personality traits.

IQ tests, while not without faults, do show something related to the idea of g-factor. Things like “intrapersonal” are more likely a combination of extraversion and g.

The only widely accepted definition of “intelligence” splits intelligence into two main parts (“fluid” and “crystalline”.) It does really make sense to say which is the “most important” though, other than stating that without fluid intelligence we don’t learn and anything new - which seems important to me.
Perhaps something like "emotional intelligence" also has something to do with crystallized intelligence.

Crystallized intelligence is specialized; knowledge of chess doesn't largely apply to knowledge of social situations. Thus, we break crystallized intelligence into some categories like "emotional intelligence", "social intelligence", etc. The speed of the acquiring of knowledge in these categories then relies on fluid intelligence and personality traits.

The question of "Which intelligence is the most important?" becomes the question of "what type of knowledge should we try to acquire?" This is a useful question to answer. (My answer still, is intrapersonal intelligence.)

Is there anything I'm missing? I haven't done much research into the big 5 personality traits; am I misrepresenting that model in any way?

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Re: What is the most important type of intelligence?

Post by Burning ghost » November 5th, 2018, 12:23 am

Yes, you are misrepresenting the model. The degree to which you mix sociallably would be more about your personality traits than intelligence. If you’re high in extroversion, openness, agreeable and have low neuroticism then you’ll be more sociable - if you’re also intelligence then you’ll be better able to orientate yourself in social circles, read people and be aware of others emotions because the g-factor is basically about how you sort the data and make connectons not about the subject matter it is applied to.
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Re: What is the most important type of intelligence?

Post by oliverzhang » 36 minutes ago

I'm unsure what I'm misrepresenting; I agree with your statement. I'm just saying that the personality traits + g-factor model misses our on the amount of knowledge you've acquired.

If you have a more sociable personality, then you'll be more social. If you're g-factor is larger, you'll be better at socializing.

But also, if you have more experience socializing, you'll be better at it.

(And you'll appear to have more "social intelligence", but all of that "intelligence" can't be attributed to just g-factor and personality traits; some of it comes from experience. And from my readings, this experience is called "crystallized intelligence," though again, I could be wrong.)

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