Every now and then we hear about someone in school who is considered a genius. Exactly what is a genius, and what does it take to be one? The word “genius” is used to describe someone who possesses extraordinary intelligence. The way the world can recognize a genius is by knowing what he has accomplished. There may be geniuses who have never accomplished anything extraordinary and who never became famous, but their I.Q’s are, nevertheless, on par with those who have.
Genius is not the same as talent. To have talent, a person has to be able to do some special type of work especially well. It means he is able to acquire a certain skill very quickly and easily. For instance, a person may have a talent for playing the piano, or ice-skating, or painting.
But genius is more than talent. A genius usually contributes something to the world which we would not have without them.
Now, it’s true that men and women of genius have usually specialized in some field such as chemistry, literature, music or art. But unless the general intelligence of such a person is exceptional, too, he would merely have talent.
Training, practice and dedication bring out genius, but true geniuses usually has tremendous drive which enables them to work hard and long and to overcome obstacles that would stop ordinary people.
In order to discover a genius or a potential genius in prospective employees, you should have them do a Personnel Potential Analysis, IQ and Aptitude tests before you hire them.
If you are an employer you can do a free on-line Personnel Potential Analysis and evaluation by clicking on this link: http://employeetestingcenter.com/video.html?q=pt
Yours in discovery,
Paul Turnbull (727) 445-7842 Cell: 727-643-8376