INTELLIGENCE AND PERSONALITY

Personality have been influenced by nonhereditary factors according to some studies. These issues are according to how big an effect there can be and what kind of effect is made by these nonhereditary factors. One example of this nonhereditary factor is the environment.

The environment plays a significant role on a person’s personality and intelligence. The people who live in a surrounding that is important for learning are usually the ones with high intelligence where they learn more. With the help of this environment, their IQs increase. In short, the environment affected their IQ but it can be correlated to their genetic makeup as well. It cannot solely be dependent on the environmental influence but the genetic makeup of a person also affects his or her response to a certain environment.

People would prefer an environment wherein their needs would be attended to and that is in accordance to their interests that make them feel like they belong. These environments can even be a factor that make them more of what they already are or discover more of themselves like an introvert being more introverted when one lives alone, and an extrovert to being more open to everybody. One type of environment is about the society that one belongs to. This society could affect a change in a person’s personality over a period of time.

Another correlation of personality to intelligence is what we call as “Emotional Intelligence”. Emotional intelligence is the capacity for recognizing our own feelings and those of others, for motivating ourselves, and for managing emotions well in ourselves and in our

His adaptations include five basic emotional and social competencies: . The lower part of the brain known as the subcortex. There has been several theories about intelligence and one was able to point ut the difference between intellectual and emotional capacities. used Salovey and Mayer’s theory to adapt his own thoughts about their work. and John Mayer from New Hampshire University in 1990. They defined emotional intelligence by monitoring and regulating one’s own and other’s feelings and to use these feelings as guide for their thoughts and actions. the writer of a book on “Working With Emotional Intelligence”.relationships (Goleman. on the other hand. Goleman. It also describes the abilities that are not directle related but complements academic intelligence which is purely cognitive capacities measured by IQ. on the other hand. 1999). The list contains seven types of intelligence not only about math and verbal skills but also two personal types: knowing one’s inner world and skills in socializing. is the center for the emotional intelligence. Intellectual and emotional intelligence is the expression of the activity on different parts of the brain. Howard Gardner. A theory on emotional intelligence. a Harvard psychologist proposed the model of “multiple intelligence” in 1993. The neocortex is the center for intelligence which can be found at the top of the brain. was propesed by Peter Salovey from Yale University.

Motivation: The use of our genuine interests to assist us towards our goals and to help us to have the initiative and hardwork to be a better person.1. 4. to be able to predict who is going to be the best or who is going to struggle. Surely. Self Awareness: It is understanding one’s feelings and using it as a guide to making our decisions and having a realistic evaluation of one’s abilities and self confidence. 5. Social Skills: It is how one handles his/her emotions in relationships well. and using these skills to be able to avoic fights and settle misunderstandings for cooperation and teamwork. the ones who are struggling is said to have . and to be able to be in harmony with others. emotionally and intellectually. Self Regulation: It is controlling one’s emotions so that the enable instead of preventing the responsibility that is about to happen. There are qualifications based on intelligence. is assessed by IQ tests to be able to determine one’s ability to learn. 3. interact with ease to others. Schools choose the best of the best as much as possible and this ensures one’s future according to his or her performance in school and his or her environment. Aside from intelligence affecting one’s academics. it also affects their personality and life through the results of the IQ tests one has undertaken. on the other hand. and to persevere no matter what obstacle we are faced with. Intellectual intelligence. understand and excel in his/her academics. Empathy: The ability to feel others’ emotions and to be able to see how they see things. 2. Not everyone is able to rise above the rest because one’s level of intelligence is being tested before his or her future is set for him.

of which affects their confidence. Although. when one leaves school. follows the rules. This shows that one’s intelligence does not depend on IQ tests completely because there are still several factors to be considered. show . One might be good on paper but could lack skills on physical activities and vice versa. Everyone knows that IQ tests predict grades but it is not completely centered on that. are of high confidence with themselves and their capabilities which affects their personality and how they view life.something pulling them back from achieving what they desire which disables them to feed their ego with success and pride. Tests have been done to discover that not everyone who has a very high IQ become successful in their work because recent studies show that people who have higher EQ than IQ become hired more because of how the relate to others around them and be able to work in groups or alone. The testing process also has several goals that it wants to achieve. IQ tests does not completely tell the abilities of every single person. not everyone who have the ability to do well in school are not likely to really do well unless they have the personality traits that agrees with their desired university or work. like one’s personality. Aside from one’s performance in school. conversely. Tests have favored those who are better than the mediocre group of students. a good set of grades will show how one works hard. Moreover. The ones who are at the top of their game. things will be forgotten and will be useless in the future since it is no longer updated or will be last year’s news in the future. There is a separation on those who passed their tests from those who did well on it but without the continuous use of the knowledge gained.

Basically. Kennet Spence conducted an experiment to his undergraduate and concluded that one’s IQ is also an important factor the rate of the ability of one person to learn something new. The equivalent trait of this is adaptive achievement that indicates the kind of person who needs achievement most of . as measured by intelligence tests (Byrne & Kelley.1981). than those with lower IQ’s. It follows that response to psychotherapy should be in part a function of ability to learn. the ability to change also depends on one’s IQ. the Class III of the tests or the Measures of Achievement Potential and Intellectual Efficiency. or basically a conversation. Several researchers found out that the more intelligent the patient is. and elimination of responses. A proposition by Murray said that “therapy. Other than the ability to learn.discipline and motivation. like all learning. the more participative he or she is to the therapy sessions one is attending. aside from schoolwork. Ac or Achievement via Conformance is purposed to identify the factors of interest and motivation that enable success in any setting where conformance is viewed to be a positive behavior. During psychotherapy. An example of this is psychotherapy. performance.” On the MMPI or Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory. Those with higher IQ’s are discovered to possess the higher rate of learning something new. there is an exchange of thoughts. intelligence can pave a way to predict one’s performance outside the four walls of their schools. between the therapist and the patient. one’s intelligence also plays a role in his or her life. Beyond the classroom. involves the acquisition.

emotional. The child then receives .the time and is at his best where there are rules and regulations presented. or Achievement via Independence is purposed to identify the factors of interest and motivation that enable success in any setting where one has to work alone is the positive behavior. An individual’s personality have several aspects such as mental. Ai. is purposed to indicate the degree of personal and intellectual achievement one has reached. mental alertness. moral and spiritual. Aside from this. As the child improves his perceptual power. he looks for more sensory stimulation. All of this depends upon his intelligence. or Intellectual Efficiency. the better the personality. The equivalent trait of this is independent achievement wherein this kind of person has a strong need for achievement and is at his best in situations where he has to work alone without anyone helping him or telling him what to do. It is said that the better the education. education also plays a role on one’s personality. The mental aspect is one’s intellectual capacity. Heredity and environment is so important because the development of an individual’s knowledge and skills are dependent upon the two. Ie. and his metal capacity. Basically the his expression of thoughts. Aside from heredity and environment. social. personality has its foundations. The equivalent trait of this is intellectual efficiency indicating the capability of one in using his intellectual and personal resources where he is able to start his work quickly without pauses or without being distracted no matter how long one has to work on something. These foundations leave marks on an individual that makes him the unique person he is. physical.

strong foundations for the development of his behavior and way of thinking that becomes his personal style and becomes his personality. .

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