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Knowledge is the fact or condition of knowing something with familiarity and is often gained through experience or association. In other words, it's what you already know.

Intelligence is the ability to learn or understand or deal with new or trying situations. In other words, it's the ability to successfully apply your knowledge.

Date: 10 Jan 2011 09:14 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] xtina
That's similar to the distinction I make between wisdom and intelligence, in D&D: intelligence is data, wisdom is the application of said.
Edited Date: 10 Jan 2011 09:14 pm (UTC)

Date: 10 Jan 2011 09:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] joisbishmyoga.livejournal.com
My therapist and I spent most of our session today discussing this, actually, after I delighted him with the news that I'd spontaneously written a responsibilities list along the lines of "I am not required to get perfect grades; learning is for fun and personal enrichment". We discussed information vs. cognition, performance anxiety and off-track thinking, methods of test-writing, how some of the most brilliant people I know have a lesser degree (or none at all), and lots of other stuff. It was awesome.

Date: 10 Jan 2011 11:56 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I've heard something similar:
"Knowledge is when you can identify a tomato as a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it into the fruit salad."
So I wonder- would intelligence be figuring out how to successfully include tomato in a fruit salad?
Or maybe just going with the green salad instead.

Date: 11 Jan 2011 03:52 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] taithe
A lot of people don't understand or can't recognize this distinction. When I confess to friends that I lack the intelligence to be a good scientist or medical doctor, they generally have the reaction of "but you're so smart!" I could cram as much knowledge and pseudo-knowledge into my brain as possible but I wouldn't be able to apply it with the skill needed into those kinds of occupations.

The lack of distinction does allow me to get away with being seen as an excellent student. I've been able to fool professors and my peers to a benefit. But then the realization struck me -- a lot of the "smart" students at my university are perceived as intelligent for the same reason I am. It's easy enough to hide when everyone is concerned with titles and numbers.


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