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  1. And if talent is a predisposition developed over a certain period of time, associated with individual development? I mean, you can change the words that describe predispositions and directions, predestinations, abilities and giftedness, but the essence will still remain. Let's call a quality that determines a person's giftedness in other words, for example: “a very good creative quality that is necessary for success in a particular activity” – what does this change categorically? Nothing. People felt the call to their profession and creativity, and they will continue to do so. Just as you discovered the beauty of mathematics, music, or poetry in your childhood, so you will continue to discover it. For this is common to all without exception. I agree with the answers that every person is necessarily talented in something (capable, gifted). Talent, unlike genius, does not make a person exceptional; in the end, talent, that is, the desire for a certain activity, the meaning of which is initially clear and attractive, can be banned and ruined, at least not developed. And then the result of the activity itself will not be, but the call to it and the regret that “it didn't work out” will remain for the rest of your life.

    Once, in my early childhood, I spent a long time studying in a ballet studio. Not that I liked it, but I was able to feel the rhythm, stretch and bend, and the choreographer said that I had every chance. In the end, we moved, ballet is a thing of the past, I don't belong to dancing, and from those (not my) dreams of ballet fame, I only have a long neck. Sometimes I think how good it is that I left. Well, when absolutely oh and ah, I write poetry or prose. There has always been a craving and need to write, not at all for bonuses or royalties, or even for good words. But just a need that is very difficult to do anything about. Although I sincerely tried to put out this craving and not develop it (the latter seems to have turned out well with God's help). But the sadness from unrealization still remained, a small one. It seems that this is an indicator of predestination and creative orientation. I have one. Others have a different or similar one. There is no denying it, and why should there be? Everyone is born with it. But not many people develop it. Yes, the ability will fade and the talent will dry up if you do not develop, do not work hard, do not “sweat”, do not strive to improve in this business. But since the predestination does not allow you to make a mistake, there will always be a little pull in the soul area from refusal. As the saying goes, talent is one percent genius and 99 percent perspiration. And it is also a common but surprising feature of human nature, thanks to which each of us is a creator.

    Although after the movie “The Talented Mr. Ripley” I don't like the word “talented” either, it's just a trigger. But to remove it from the lexicon is somehow wrong, I think. Let it be, especially since the quality still exists to one degree or another, in different spheres, in each of us.

  2. I think that a talented person really shows himself well in public in many ordinary situations and difficult circumstances.

    In simple terms, I believe that these are inherited and purposefully developed features that allow you to be the first (or first) in any business.

    It is also likely that the lack of many qualities and the desire for leadership has an unusual and correctable medical diagnosis.

    You can refer to the practice of the military, how they once brought up the country and the army of winners?

    Talent is largely a subjective assessment that has no measurement. And not everyone likes everything about the personal achievements of other people, presented, for example, in the Guinness Book of World Records.

    With respect. Alexander

  3. Of course, there are talents – there are many of them, very diverse, even for a single person. Another thing is that they are potential, not manifested, not disclosed. And it is a personal task to identify them and develop them. It happens when parents help this process, and sometimes vice versa, by imposing their own opinion, they “extinguish” the rudiments.
    And here you need to show character in order to defend your intuitive aspiration (it can be called the “call of the soul”) to discover yourself for yourself and yourself for the world. After all, only what resonates with the inner settings of a person will bring him joy and happiness.
    Of course, if you have the talent of a musician or artist, you can work as an accountant all your life and achieve some success in this profession. Everything is postponed until later the possibility of creative self-realization. But this is a mistake, because talent is like a diamond, only careful cutting turns it into a beautiful diamond. What takes time and strong-willed effort. You can't rely on the slogan “Talent will always make its way”. Alas, life practice shows the opposite.
    And then what is the reason for the statement: “A talented person is talented in everything”?
    The fact that some people have specific settings of psychophysiology that open the way for self-realization. This is often observed when the awakened state of consciousness is reached. Such a person suddenly begins to draw, play music, write poetry, books, philosophize, engage in research activities, and so on.

  4. A brief, as far as possible, excursion into the psychology of abilities, and then the answer to your question.


    So, you write about predisposition, they say it's something developed. Predisposition — it is also ” pre -“, which is laid down in advance. Before birth. Therefore, the phrase “developed predisposition” is nonsense of a gray mare. Not only from the point of view of psychology, but in general.�

    Abilities are individual psychological characteristics that are not limited to available skills, abilities or knowledge, but which can explain the ease and speed of acquiring this knowledge and skills (Teplov B. M.). From this definition, we draw out several important points:�

    1. Individual-psychological-in general, and so it is clear what we are talking about, but there is an important clarification: they are irreducible only to genetics.�

    2. They are not limited to the available skills, abilities or knowledge — just because I am good at solving math problems does not mean that I have mathematical abilities.�

    3. They can explain the ease and speed of acquiring this knowledge and skills — this is the key point. When we say that a person has abilities, we do not mean that he has knowledge and skills, but the ability to quickly learn and acquire them. That is, mathematical ability is not an innate ability to solve an integral, but a set of makings that make it easy for a person to master mathematics, and without the process of mastering it, there is no point in talking about the existence of abilities.�

    And the makings are purely biological things, such as fast reaction time.

    Skills are already acquired and developed skills. What I can do now. They are static.�

    On the example of music: from biological inclinations (a large range of audible frequencies, good differentiation of auditory cells, the volume of the auditory cortex and the increased ability of cells of this cortex to retain rhythmic arousal, ……..) a musical ability is formed, which is expressed in the fact that it is easier for a child with all these genetic things to master music than for those who do not have these genetic things. I mean, who is more likely to become a musician: the one who is easier to distinguish notes, or who is more difficult? From this, during the development of abilities, they are formedskills and abilities, such as the ability to successfully complete a particular task.

    And here we come to the most interesting part: THE ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTION

    Biological or social? Genetics or environment? Congenital or acquired? You wanted to hear the answer to that question, right?�

    If yes, then get the bad news:

    Both innate and acquired abilities are present. Innate factors (genes + gestation period) account for about 50% of differences in the population in terms of abilities. The rest is roughly divided into shared and shared environments (these are twin research terms: a shared environment is common to twins, such as parental influence, and a shared environment is different for each, such as a different social circle).

    Good news:

    Psychogenetics is a population science, it doesn't talk about individuals. In it, we talk in terms of “hospital average”. Like the fact that out of a thousand colorblind people, fewer people will become artists than out of a thousand non-colorblind people, and this difference is roughly determined by the genetic contribution. However, we can't say anything about each individual from these groups. You have a good color perception, so you will become an artist? And if it's broken, you won't? Yes? No? We don't know.�

    As I said, abilities exist in development. Some makings and abilities are compensated by others. You can become a good musician without having innate auditory perception or the ability to absolutely hear. You can become an artist without distinguishing colors. It all depends on whether you are developing a skill or not. Do you compensate for the lack of one ability by having another? Are you trying to develop a skill?

    P.s. Talent is, by the way, one of the highest stages of the development of abilities. Ability + continuous development = phenomenal skills (i.e. talent).�

    So, we can say that there is no talent. Rather, there are no innate talents, just as there are no specifically innate abilities: there is no innate ability to play music, but there are certain features of the structural organization of the brain that make it easier for an individual to master a particular skill. Will he develop it? Depends on the environmental conditions. Will a mother buy her daughter a math textbook if she sees that she can solve problems, or will she say “well, she's a girl” and give her a doll? Will the girl herself have an aptitude for math? Would she prefer a textbook herself?

    And Galton generally defined talent as a measure of the development of abilities, which is rarely found in the population. Like, if in our population only 1% of people draw a circle exactly-this is a talent. If 20% of the population does this, then this is no longer a talent. That is, in New Guinea, literacy (the ability to read and write) is a talent, but in developed countries it is not. Do you feel it? And many people in the head, if you ask on the street, the understanding of talent is exactly that. Yes, even in the flattened answer above: “we all have the talent to do something better than everyone else…». In this case, the definition of talent is meaningless at all.

  5. Nooooo well, what are you. if this were the case, all people who spent years in some educational institution would become Beethovens, Lomonosovs, and so on.

    There is talent, training helps to cut and polish it, and it also requires a huge will and hard work.

    without this, no genius is obtained.

    A well-trained person is just a craftsman. He can't create anything fundamentally new, but he is well versed in what is there.

  6. No, there is no such thing as “talent”! As a person who has achieved various kinds of recognition in several types of art and sports, I can say this with confidence. Rather, talent does not exist as some kind of “magic gift”, in the form of which it is presented in the minds of ordinary people. In fact, what is meant by talent is a well-chosen course of development of your own abilities, a huge effort spent on it, as well as a little luck, starting from your innate physical abilities, ending with all the other factors that motivate you to develop.

  7. Talent exists, but predisposition is the makings. But talent and aptitude are not the same thing. A talented person is talented in everything, and this is true. But to show that you have talent, you need to make a huge effort, where talent means almost nothing, and more important is the effort that you put into some kind of activity. But the makings are more interesting. The makings can be, for example, to musical abilities from birth. And they won't mean anything if you don't make an effort.

  8. No, I won't say that talent doesn't exist. I will say more – each of us has our own talent. Many people don't even know it exists. Although, perhaps, by talent you mean successful people, singers, artists, musicians. But successful people and talented people are far from synonymous.�

    According to the dictionary, talent is a natural talent of a person. This is our ability or natural need, which can range from our creativity to our athletic ability. We all have the talent to do something better than everyone else, but we consider this exclusivity something ordinary, banal, they say, just think, I'm not the only one who can do it, there are others who can do the same. In the people, such thoughts are called ” burying talent in the ground.”�

    Finding your talent is actually much easier than you might think. Here are 5 Easy Ways to Find Your Hidden talents by Mike Michalowicz:

    Listen to others
    Those around us usually know what our talents are. People are observant enough to appreciate your abilities. Surely each of us has faced such a situation that it was necessary to do something, but none of your company dares to do it. Everyone says that, they say, here you will be better able to talk, calm down, find something, etc. It is possible that you have often heard from others that you are good at something. And you waved it off and didn't listen. Now is the time to listen.

    Determine what is most easily available to you.
    Do you have something that you do at a time, and for others these same things require a lot of effort? If so, that's where your talent lies. Don't belittle yourself or underestimate yourself, thinking that if you can do it, then everyone around you can do it. This is an erroneous opinion.�

    What do you like best
    Think about what you like to do most when you have free time. This is your talent

    Shut up already
    Is there a specific topic that you like to talk about, to the point where your friends want to shoot you? Take a closer look at the subject of your obsession. Perhaps this is one of your hidden talents.

    Just ask
    Ask everyone you know what sets you apart most from others. At the same time, ask them to ignore your bad habits. Ask them to share one or two things that they think make you stand out from others. But have a one-on-one conversation. Analyze the information and you will be very surprised by the results.�

    When you know your talents, you feel in harmony with your life. You can use your talents to succeed in the business world. Regardless of what field you use your talents in, the main thing is that you know about them. Once you learn to see the benefits and benefits of using your talents, then your most tedious and disgusting job will turn into a desirable field.

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