First, the meme:
|Your brain: 100% interpersonal, 80% visual, 120% verbal, and 100% mathematical!|
| Congratulations on being 400% smart! Actually, on my test, everyone is. The above score breaks down what kind of thinking you most enjoy|
doing. A score above 100% means you use that kind of thinking more than
average, and a score below 100% means you use it less. It says nothing
about how good you are at any one, just how interested you are in each, relatively. A substantial difference in scores between two people means, conclusively, that they are different kinds of thinkers.
|My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:|
|Link: The 4-Variable IQ Test written by chriscoyne on Ok Cupid|
I don’t know how interpersonally smart I am.
When I was living in Montreal, I spent years looking for people with a common link to me, in the form of a shared interest in SF. I found links precisely twice: once, a woman writer I met at a local literary convention. The second time was when I stumbled upon the local SF club.
No kind of relationship materialized with the woman author, for reasons too complicated to explain here. Amusingly, she did try to reach me eventually, though I’d given up on reaching her; but she called too late, and I’d already left the country.
But in the other case, I know for certain that my abortive relationship with the SF fans I met was hopeless. They were the sort of people who dress up as Star Wars characters for special events. I cannot express how much it displeased me that this was associated with SF fanhood. Having come to the genre late, I was horrified that a form of literary fiction so devoted to rational sense and careful discussion of the future, to brilliant and mind-boggling ideas, seemed to them to be all about playing dress-up at conventions.