Monday, September 25, 2006

Personality vs. Intelligence

I was recently asked to compare personality with intelligence."Personality", I said," is apparently more important than Intelligence."Most of the heads nodded in disagreement.” You gave the wrong answer!”, my friend told me.It might be the wrong answer to be spoken in public, but don't we all know what makes us prefer a person over other and what makes us decide our friends?Do we take an IQ-test before we offer to be friends with a person?Of course, if your friend turns out to be super-intelligent, you made a lucky choice and you think more highly of her/him. But, that's only after you introduced yourself to her/him because you liked her/his style or dressing sense or popularity quotient or the way she/he talks or smiles.Personality can be developed. Intelligence is rarer and mostly, God-gifted.This makes intelligence more covetable. A good personality is more desirable, though.(Whom would you recognize first-Hritik Roshan or Stephen Hawking?)If life had been about scoring well and earning high, I would have given intelligence more preference. But since, it's friendship, relations, society and people around us that make life worth it, personality gets a higher score from me.What do you think-Personality or Intelligence?

12 comments:

Wolfsong said...

hey..thanks for the comment on my blog! For a second I thought we actually had met! Then I realised you were taking a dig at the guy..haha. You should come back and check it out. He made some really obnoxious remarks on the same one and also on my latest one on technicolour!

Wolfsong said...

I agree with you. Personality is what gets us our friends. Someone could be super intelligent and might be awful to hang out with. Everyone has both intelligence and personality. Some might be born higher degree of intelligence. But if they don't bother developing their personality, it won't make a difference.
We choose people based on how our personality blends with theirs. Of course, there are times when you choose the wrong people to be in your life and you just wish you had been more intelligent! Hahaha.

Buccaneer said...

tanvi, interesting blog u have !

and yes, i am fine now..:)

Addy said...

I hv an interesting tale actually..there was a girl in my company who looked awesome and mesmerizing...wished i just get some how to know her..one day my wish was granted and see boarded the same office cab to that of mine.The moment she opened her mouth to instruct the driver,all my perception came crashing down.The way she spoke to driver reflected everything but intelligence.Since that day i never get a feeling to give attention to her.
In short personality can half short term effect on anyone but intelligence has everlasting impression and ultimately its what u count upon while making friend.
Just that ur topic was so enticing that i cudnt hold myself narrating my account- addy:)

Prashant said...

Hey its not personality and also it not intelligence that matters ,all that matters is a simple, pure honest heart.
I am the one and want one.
Thats all.

vibhor said...

hi dear, well if you are relating personality with extrior looks tan i would like to say you are wrong...
personality compriss of whle thing..ur looks, ur IQ, ur EI, ur thinking and yes of course how u interact with people and other things like that...
and ill definetly say that personality always gets majority over intellinence as latter one is just a part of former...

Tanvi said...

Wolfsong,Righto!

Buccaneer,I am glad some of this crap does interest you.Thank You.Keep well.

Addy,Thanks for sharing the tale that was interesting but incomplete.It won't be complete till you tell us about all the other girls you found mesmerizing :)
With respect to your opinion, I would like you to know that I include good communication skills in a good personality.But yes, intelligence is definitely a bonus point if you have a good personality.

Prashant,a simple pure honest heart...that's really sweet! I am sure you are one and you'll find one :)

Vibhor,you are definitely right. And yes,personality for me is a combination of proper manners, good communication skills, the way one carries oneself, etc. In fact, you don't have to look stunning to have a good personality.
I completely agree with you.
Thank You for visiting my space.

Twisted DNA said...

Intelligence is how you can find solutions to problems using your experience. Personality is how you use your intelligence :)

Tanvi said...

Twisted dna,Thank You very much.It is the perfect statement in support of my opinion.Thanks again :)

Shama & Diya said...

Personality of course. It's what makes us relate to people, not intelligence. Although I do feel, intelligence is just as important. It makes us improve our personality - e.g. being open to ideas, being organized, etc.

Kalpana said...

I agree with you 100%.

Buccaneer said...

lady, do some serious blogging !!
where have u been lately??