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  Day 2 - Intelligence & Mental Patterns

One of the most common reasons people want to use handwriting analysis in their life is to find out how intelligent somebody is, how ethical they are, and they want to know how compatible they would be in a romantic or business situation.

Are You Smart?

Intelligence is the capacity to learn, to reason, and to retain knowledge. The ability to be creative and the ability to be analytical are different forms of intelligence. The words smart and dumb are poor indicators of any real intellectual capacity, or lack thereof, in a person. However, when we were young, we were probably labeled smart or dumb in our minds and spent the rest of our schooling proving ourselves right. Since, by our definition, intelligence is the capacity to learn, our formal level of education has little to do with how intelligent we are.

In my opinion, psychologists do a tremendous disservice to young people by labeling them with an IQ score. Now, after decades of using this standardized intelligence test, IQ tests have been almost completely discredited as an accurate and predictable indicator of intelligence.

Obviously, “smart” people have different thinking processes from those we perceive as “dumb.” The difference lies not in their brain capacity, but in how they think. The important issue is the method used to process and sort information — the education they possess has little to do with intelligence. Numerous research studies have found no correlation between getting good grades and achieving financial success.

Our more in-depth courses discuss three basic groups of thinking patterns: Cumulative, Investigative, and Comprehensive. Then we will look at some variations of these three basic patterns. The thinking patterns are shown in the middle zone letters m, n, h, and even r. However, most of your information will come from the lowercase letters m and n. You will be looking at the way the upper humps are formed: curved, pointed, or retraced. You also will be looking at the way the down-strokes are formed: v-shape, looped, retraced, etc. In each of these strokes, you will be able to determine a different aspect of the person’s method of thinking. Just observe the strokes of the letter to determine the pattern.

I noticed something interesting when I was in school. During high school and college, both valedictorians of my class were cumulative thinkers. I knew both women fairly well. And, between you and me, they weren’t the sharpest people I’ve ever met. In fact, they were average or below average in common sense. But they did master the skills of studying, memorizing, and testing in the American school system. Most US-based school systems are designed for the student to examine the material, memorize it, and then regurgitate it on a test.

The process leaves the probing, investigative student totally bored out of his mind, because he has to wait on the slowest student in class. In many cases, the child with the greatest natural ability to synthesize information and think creatively is stuck in a system designed for students to only achieve minimal requirements. You already know intelligence has absolutely nothing to do with getting high grades in school. Getting great grades involves such factors as motivation, attitude, interest, and self-discipline. The cases of learning difficulties are usually a matter of instructors teaching ineffective thinking and learning strategies. If teachers could present information in a style appropriate and conducive to each individual student’s learning patterns, we wouldn’t have so many delinquent students. Learn about your own thinking pattern and learn within that style. If you have a cumulative style, take one step at a time; on the other hand, if you are super-exploratory, jump into the middle and gather all the facts as fast as you can, in any order you like.