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What's the difference between (intelligent & smart)?
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Laiquone says: Intelligence is the ability to be able to learn and figure things out on your own (come to a logical conclusion). Smartness is the ability to recall and apply the things one has learned. Cleverness denotes a witty quick fix/response to something that eluded the thoughts of others at that moment or in the moment, sometimes associated with decietfullness.

Example: Teacher explains the formula to figure out a problem. You connect the dots to understand the formula.
Ex.2: Never seen a stove, touched burning hot stove, felt sensation associated to the word hot. Understood hot.(Intelligence)

Ex.1: End of the semester exam is given; you recalled the formula and figured out a problem never encountered before.
Ex.2: Seen a stove two weeks later with boiling pot of water, betcha didn't touch that stove again!!!
(Smart)

To me the words are totally different but I hear and see them being used interchangeably all the time.
A person can be smart but not that intelligent, and vice versa.
Reading a book can make you smart on a subject, but you wouldn't necessarily know what to do with that knowledge.
You can be smart enough to build a bomb, but it wouldn't be very intelligent to set it to go off in ten seconds if you're within proximity of its blast radius, nor to let that knowledge get into the hands of smart extremists, radicals, thugs, kkk, etc.

Ex.3: Lets give the schematics of the z-bomb to these extremists. (little intelligence).
Extremists wants to pay top dollar for schematics; they might/will hurt innocent people, can't give them that info (intelligent)

Ex.3.2: We gave the extremists those schematics; hindsight, they killed a gazillion people, let's not do that again. (smart)

I think of myself as being somewhat of both and there will never be two beings with the same exact mix of each, there will always be someone smarter, dumber, more intelligent, less intelligent than the other in various ways.

I also think that intelligence is more important than smartness, and the varying degrees of smartness comes with possessing various degrees of intelligence.
In order to be smart in some area, you MUST possess some type of intelligence.

But I do say, there are some dumb, little intelligence azz people in this world! Peace out world... Laiquone 04/26/12 12:26p.
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Laiquone says: Intelligence is the ability to be able to learn and figure things out on your own (come to a logical conclusion) whether quickly or slowly. Smartness is the ability to recall and maybe apply the things one has learned. Cleverness denotes a witty (intelligent and smart) quick fix/response to something that eluded or would have eluded the thoughts of others at that moment or in the moment, sometimes associated with deceitfulness like sly or cunning.
Example: Teacher explains the formula to figure out a problem. You connect the dots to understand the formula.Ex.2: Never seen a stove, touched burning hot stove, felt sensation associated to the word hot. Understood hot.(Intelligence)
Ex.1: End of the semester exam is given; you recalled the formula and figured out a problem never encountered before.Ex.2: Seen a stove two weeks later with boiling pot of water, betcha didn't touch that stove again!!!(Smart)
To me the words are totally different but I hear and see them being used interchangeably all the time.A person can be smart but not that intelligent, and vice versa.Reading a book can make you smart on a subject, but you wouldn't necessarily know what to do with that knowledge.You can be smart enough to build a bomb, but it wouldn't be very intelligent to set it to go off in ten seconds if you're within proximity of its blast radius, nor to let that knowledge get into the hands of smart extremists, radicals, thugs, kkk, etc.
Ex.3: Lets give the schematics of the z-bomb to these extremists. (little intelligence).Extremists wants to pay top dollar for schematics; they might/will hurt innocent people, can't give them that info. (intelligent)
Ex.3.2: We gave the extremists those schematics; hindsight, they killed a gazillion people, let's not do that again. (smart)

I think of myself as being somewhat of both and there will never be two beings with the same exact mix of each, there will always be someone smarter, dumber, more intelligent, less intelligent than the other in various ways.
I also think that intelligence is more important than smartness, and the varying degrees of smartness comes with possessing various degrees of intelligence.In order to be smart in some area, you MUST possess some type of intelligence.
But I do say, there are some dumb, little intelligence having people in this world! Peace out world... Laiquone 04/26/12 2:48p.
I feel that the primary diff between someone who is, "smart" and someone is "intelligent" is education. Someone who is "smart" would gain knowledge through books and schooling, where as, someone who is "intelligent" learns from everything around them every day, (this is not to say that they are uneducated). Intelliegent people learn more from real life observations than they would a book... in my opinion.
In my opinion, "intelligent" is the one who has the ability to solve a problem independently & on his own. "Smart" is the one who has the ability to solve/tackle any problem, making use of an intelligent & take full credit.
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AnonymousGreat explanation!I would say:I am intelligent because I study, attend classes and get straight Asbut I am not smart because I am not able to apply all that knowledge in real life
Smart person can learn by heart all the important books in school
etc. However intelligent person can see the conections between
the facts from the book ... is able analyse and use the facts in
reality!!!!!
I agree with your definition of smart, but intelligence shouldn't always be viewed as one's ability to learn quickly, because you don't necessarily have to be a fast learner to be intelligent. If you are a smart person, you can know all the facts and information in the world, but if you are an intelligent person, you have the ability to form insight and new ideas using those facts and types of information. I think it is important to stress the idea that not every intelligent person is able to learn quickly, because there are people with learning disabilities, such as autism, or dyslexia, and have a much higher IQ than the student who has no learning disability and gets straight A's. Also, I don't believe the idea that a person has a set intelligence level. Anyone can build upon and increase their level of intelligence depending on their motivation to do so. There is always going to be that boundary line between the person who sort of, kind of, or doesn't really want something and doesn't have to work as hard to get it, and the person who really, or desperately wants something, and has to work 10 to 50 times harder just to get it. 9 times out of 10, the person with the higher motivation is going to earn that something. If you have the passion and the drive to earn a higher education, you will earn it, where as a super intelligent, but lazy person who doesn't do any work at all won't achieve the same level of success.
The key word here is quickly ... I like clever. It cuts out the middle man smart. See that was easy and on point...!!! Intelligent to me is how much knowledge is retained and used and easliy and quickly that knowledge is calcuated to all work together. For example...brain surgeon.
I dont merely want a clever brain surgeon, one who shows intelligence is mich more prefered.
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I must say, I totally disagree with the word "quickly" in relation to work one does on one's brain quality and certainly, I would not have agreed for any brain surgeon working his/her surgeries on my own brain this way at all... In order to get the job done, one has to take his/her "sweet" time, for sometimes, it is the life that depends on it and not just mere "smarts", or the value of intellect in any way...

Way too often people in this world including USA and UK and other countries as well do seem to miss the point of education at it's best.... Everyone is talking about the quantity of retained knowledge during the learning years and nobody seem to address the intuition in it's magnitude for care while comparing it to "in" and "out" - tuition for professional successes closely followed by personal as well in whichever way one is allowed to do so... And as such, that one results in pure bloodshed which was prominent throughout many years... just because the meaning of progress is often confused with regression itself and the mind association of such correlates with aggression at it's best... You have to remember, you are dealing with the Trickster and his perfection itself... The pre-set by others social and mental patterns explain it all while the world falls dark around... The collective unconscious is very attractive, indeed, but it is the universal consciousness that is carried in everyone without exception before it is not late to make simple assumption's another deal... You will have to interpret it yourself... if you right, you carry the answers deep beneath your heart... I am being considered only an ill individual at that