Intelligence is the ability to acquire and apply knowledge or skills or the collection of information for current or future use. Intelligence almost always incorporates aspects of logical reasoning, innovation, calculation, cognition, and critical thinking.
Intelligence is mostly described as a trait of humans, but the term also applies to animals, plants, and with recent technological advancements —even machines (known as artificial intelligence or AI).
IQ, or intelligence quotient, is the main measure of intelligence in humans and consists of a series of tests involving logic and reasoning skills and memory capacity.
What Is Emotional Intelligence?
Emotional intelligence or EQ is the ability to interpret, use, and manage your emotions in ways that can relieve stress, help you communicate more effectively, and empathize with others. Higher EQ can help you overcome challenges more readily and diffuse conflict. This form of intelligence is also closely associated with well-being and a healthy mental state.
What Is Social Intelligence?
Social intelligence involves the capacity to know yourself and others. With links in EQ, social intelligence develops from various experiences with other people, both positive and negative, and is often referred to as “street smarts” or “common sense.”
Other Types Of Intelligence
Since intelligence has always been described generically, it has been split into subcategories for better understanding and study: