Unfortunately, many people with a high intelligence actually turn out to be poor thinkers . They get caught in the ‘intelligence trap’, of which there are many aspects. For example, a highly intelligent person may take up a view on a subject and then defend that view (through choice of premises and perception) very ably. The better someone is able to defend a view, the less inclined is that person actually to explore the subject.
So the highly intelligent person can get trapped by intelligence - together with our usual sense of logic that you cannot be more right than right - into one point of view. The less intelligent person is less sure of his or her rightness and therefore more free to explore the subject and other points of view.
2. They’re always LISTENING and RESTATING the other position(s)
3. They value , and thus create, more NEW IDEAS
<ul><li>You feel new energy and excitement </li></ul><ul><li>You see things in a different light </li></ul><ul><li>You feel the relationship has transformed </li></ul>You know there’s synergy when…
What We’re Used To What We Need To Get Used To… Either/Or Thinking Both/And (And/Also) Thinking Argumentation Exploration Universal Absolute TRUTH Relationally Constructed Perspectives Linear Logical Certainty Thinking Multi-Loopy Creative Possibility Imagining
Independence Dependence Interdependence PUBLIC VICTORY PRIVATE VICTORY Seek First to Understand … Then to be Understood Synergize Think Win/Win Put First Things First Be Proactive Begin with the End in Mind Sharpen the Saw
Please take an A4 paper each (Be as specific as possible)
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