It was once believed that intelligence took only one form, that this form was easily measurable, and that anyone who did not manifest intelligence in this manner was not smart at all. Eventually, this paradigm began to change. With time, proper IQ tests were developed, and when people who were evidently intelligent did not do well on IQ tests, ideas began to emerge that intelligence was about a lot more than recognizing the relationships between a mess of colorful puzzle pieces.
Now we know that intelligence does not take one form. It does not take two forms, or even ten forms. There are dozens of forms of intelligence, some very specific to certain tasks. There are people in what most would consider blue collar jobs who possess very high intelligence, but that intelligence may only be applicable to their narrow task, so it isn't valued as it should be. There are people with very high intelligence that relates only to personal interactions, and that intelligence may lie in reading people, but since it is very hard to measure, it may be overlooked by those who measure intelligence. Still other folks are unable to prove how smart they are because they simply do not perform well in test conditions, for psychological reasons that have nothing to do with intelligence.
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