Traditional Intelligence Theories

WHEN ONE IS ASKED to consider the question "What makes a person intelligent?," the most common responses will often note a person's ability to solve problems, utilize logic, and think critically. These typical traits of intelligence are sometimes lumped together under the lable of "raw intelligence." A person's intelligence, traditionally speaking, is contained in his or her general intellect - in otherwords, how each and every one of us comprehend, examine, and respond to outside stimuli, whether it be to solve a math problem correctly or to anticipate an opponent's next move in a game of tennis. Our intelligence, therefore, is our singular, collective ability to act and react in an ever-changing world.

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