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2,290 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 17 years ago by kyry

Is there a difference between intelligence and cleverness?


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17 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 9/28/03 - 10:39:49 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes. intelligence is like book-smarts, but cleverness is what you have when you can figure your way out of any situation.
17 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 9/29/03 - 3:43:11 AM EST (GMT-5)
I don't think anyone would agree with your definition of intelligence.
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 10/19/03 - 8:12:02 AM EST (GMT-5)
I usually associate cleverness with "academic-like" intelligence. I think the two words have slightly different meanings. I'm not sure why. I can't really explain it, (It's probably because I'm not very intelligent Kyry!)
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 10/20/03 - 11:24:50 AM EST (GMT-5)
If there is a difference there is a very thin line between the two. I believe you can't have one without the other
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 10/20/03 - 8:03:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
its all personal definition I think. I define them as being exactly synonymous but I see I'm part of a small mimority.

I know the concept of IQ tests has blurred it for some people, they seem to see IQ as an ability to do well in tests regardless of the aims and objectives of actual IQ test designers.

17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 10/20/03 - 8:04:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
maybe. when your intelligent you know things. and when your clever you think of things. or at least thats what i think.
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 10/20/03 - 8:06:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
i think millions of people DO agree with oldrocker, that's why the common definition of intelligence is moving away from the psychological definition.
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 10/21/03 - 7:49:27 AM EST (GMT-5)
Aint that just the same concept but with two different words?
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 10/21/03 - 8:25:31 AM EST (GMT-5)
I think the oldrocker has it about right on this, itelligence is the nerd that can recite from books and knows all about quantum physics and the clever chap is the one who could get out of the jungle alive(if he leaves the intelligence behind)
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 10/21/03 - 8:36:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
cleverness is a one time deal, intelligence is full time.
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 10/22/03 - 3:39:58 AM EST (GMT-5)
Intelligence is doing well in class and in other types of education where as cleverness is knowing how to deal with something and getting out of situations better. So yes they are different.
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 10/22/03 - 1:53:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
of course
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 10/24/03 - 4:10:30 AM EST (GMT-5)
well if you can work out the answer to this qtn does that make u intelligent or clever
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 10/24/03 - 4:19:48 AM EST (GMT-5)
Intelligence has nothing to do with reciting things from books.

Intelligence is measured by the capacity to think and to understand. You can learn the words in a book with a good memory but that doesn't not make you intelligent and you cannot learn anything new from a book.

Cleverness is the ability to apply what you know in terms of practicality and judgement.

17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 10/24/03 - 3:24:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
umm I think both come one of the same. I think you need to have intelligence to be clever...
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 10/24/03 - 11:09:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
Not unlucky, but it sure is poor.

best regards -

mqqn

17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Saturday 10/25/03 - 2:54:33 AM EST (GMT-5)
^ Surely that's a comment to this question?
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Saturday 10/25/03 - 2:59:14 AM EST (GMT-5)
hehe who's had a few too many huh?
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Saturday 10/25/03 - 8:41:57 PM EST (GMT-5)
You can fake intelligence....but you're either clever or not.
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 10/26/03 - 4:56:09 AM EST (GMT-5)
I've never known anybody to be able to fake intelligence.
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 10/29/03 - 5:21:25 AM EST (GMT-5)
i think, right or wrong, most people think of the ability to put names with dates and discuss classic novels as intelligent but fixing a car can be seen as clever.

In that way you can fake your 'intelligence' by using big words and the like. I guess it depends on who you're trying to impress!

17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 10/29/03 - 5:22:40 AM EST (GMT-5)
True - people seldom use big words correctly when they're just to fake intelligence.
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 10/29/03 - 5:23:41 AM EST (GMT-5)
Like now ^^^...
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 10/29/03 - 5:27:34 AM EST (GMT-5)
Intelligence is how the speed and efficiency that your mind functions at.

Cleverness is your knowledge of a related subject/situation.


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