I came across an advertisement for a new TV show called “Canada’s Smartest Person”. I had to laugh because I thought, “how will they determine that?”, “What type of measuring stick will they use”? I mean, I believe there are so many different kinds of activities people can be “smart at”, so to speak. I clicked on the link and one of the first things I saw on the home page was a tab called “Multiple Intelligences”.
I remember in Psych 101 learning this concept and it always stuck with me. I have included the link because it so aptly describes many of the different way people can be brilliant.
I think its worth a read to help any of us who might be stuck on the idea that “book smart” is the only measure of intelligence.
Dawn Cox is a Registered Clinical Counsellor offering counselling for individuals or couples, in person in Victoria BC or online.