Global Intelligence

Global intelligence means that you have an interconnectedness between all types of intelligence as per American psychologist Howard Gardner:

  • Naturalist (nature smart)
  • Musical (sound smart)
  • Logical-mathematical (number/reasoning smart)
  • Existential (life smart)
  • Interpersonal (people smart)
  • Bodily-kinesthetic (body smart)
  • Linguistic (word smart)
  • Intra-personal (self-smart)
  • Spatial (pattern smart)

A person might score high on only one or two areas usually because the person has an interest in those areas.  Global intelligence means that all of your intelligent types are integrated and interconnected.

This means that a person instinctively knows how to be respectful to others and understands the inherent importance of empathy and emotional intelligence has on family and society in general.

Narcissists can only think in short term gains, so if they want something they will go after it irrespective of the long term consequences so if they have to be deceitful or steal something to get it so be it, they do not take responsibility for their consequences, they only think in terms of “winning” that particular game.  They are incapable of critical or logical thinking (or the big picture), ethics and morality is for other people, since they have little or no self-awareness, their own behavior is not something they question.  They have a running narrative that tells them that they are better, more deserving, more important than everyone else and this self-talk drowns out any self-analysis or personal development.

A narcissist with a high I.Q. is only intelligent in very limited fields of focus such as spatial or linguistic intelligence.  It can happen that highly skilled inventors can invent something like a weapon and their focus will be on three issues, solving the problem, gaining power and earning money.  They can express genuine surprise when people point out the destruction and devastation that their invention caused, because they do not factor in the human aspect and they have no capacity to see the global picture.  They cannot acknowledge that we are all inter-connected and that personal responsibility is at the very core of being a functioning adult human being.

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