Genius by Marinus Jan Marijs
A higher level of intellectual ability possessed by certain individuals.
Geniuses are the people who shaped civilisation as we know it today.
While the concept of genius is associated with an IQ of 150 or 160 or higher, (this is debatable, and some forms of genius are not purely intellectual) A high IQ in itself is not sufficient if it is not supported by other mental capacities.
Here below is a list of qualities who are associated with the concept of genius:
Universality in genres
Originality, novelty of thoughts
Independence of mind
The realisation of new advances in a domain of knowledge
High attainments in the arts
Displays exceptional intellectual ability,
The capacity for rapid modification of hypotheses
Mastery of complexity
To open up new areas of study
An exceptionally inquisitive interest, an extremely strong desire to know or
A superior ability to make associations or connections
Unique in style and substance
Interconnection of multiple domains
To find the right question
Radical frame shifts
Enhanced ability to see connections
Overcoming habitual cognitive patterns and their implications
Highly effective in problem-solving
A talent for producing ideas which can be described as non-imitative.
Freedom from constraint
Finds new associative links
Breaking out of old and oppressive boundaries
Finding new ways to express
Experimenting with new techniques
Creativity on a revolutionary scale
The remoteness from mundane concerns
Is especially valuable to the society in which he or she operates, once given the
chance to contribute to society.
Breaks new ground with discoveries,
Usually, a genius’s work changes the way people view the world or the field in
which the work took place
Generates a fundamental reorganisation of processes
Must not only be intelligent, but also be able to use that intelligence in a
Aptitude for noticing information that other people might consider irrelevant
The ability to generate new, interesting ideas
To be exceptionally imaginative
To have a great tolerance to frustration
To have a broad field of interest.
To transcend formal training.
Less latent inhibition
Excellent ability to focus
A high level of motivation.
Relates also to productivity and hard work
High level of understanding complex data
Dedication in creative pursuits
Innovation as implementation of creative ideas,
Using a symbiotic method of idea creation meaning: when multiple ideas are
combined, using different elements of each to make a whole.
Break away from traditional thought and create a brand new perspective
Artistic innovation, disregards the necessity for practicality and holds no
Techniques for idea generation
Methods of re-framing problems
To have the ability to concentrate deeply, blocking out distractions in
the environment around them.
High speed of thought
High level of comprehension
Non-sensory perception of the platonic realm