Part 2 - The Intellects
When we are examining the world we have to look at it as a whole and then take it apart. In our approach, we take it apart into 8 parts, or 8 intellects.
An intellect is comprised of a set of unique personality traits, life values, specific behavioral tendencies as well as linguistic tendencies, certain physical features, particular leadership style, and many other nuances that make an individual different from others. It is almost as if we are born with a certain set of programs and it is up to us, and the environment we are in, to develop these given to us by nature qualities.
Each one of us is born with 3, 4, 5, 6 intellects, and the combination of these intellects at times creates internal conflicts or is complemental to one another. Moreover, two individuals can be born with the exact same combination, but look, act and think differently, due to a different developmental opportunity during their early age. But regardless of how the intellect has developed, you will subconsciously recognize who is made of the same "material" as you are.
Everything we experience and understand about the world, we do by processing information through the qualities (intellects) that we have. Therefore, when we encounter individuals with similar intellects, we instantaneously more open toward them, similarly meeting an individual that is very different from us, makes us guarded since we can't understand how s/he is built. The unknown scares us, whereas familiar creates comfort.
An intellect has an unlimited potential, it is most likely to develop a width and length during the developmental stage from 0 to 6 years old. For example, an ability to paint/draw can develop into a high artistic aspiration, or stay undeveloped where one is satisfied with drawing doodles (some doodle can be very sophisticated, but still). An artistic aspiration left unattended will be undeveloped and other qualities of an intellect will thrive, but not this particular one. And yet when these two individuals meet, they will subconsciously recognize this intellect in each other. We call this phenomenon an EQUALITY OF QUALITIES.
Since we mentioned that our character is developed up until the age of 6, it is important to mention that this has come up in a variety of studies, including some Erik Erikson who has established in his chain that by age 5 a child already has his/her Purpose constructed.
Puberty corrects the course of personality development due to a high hormonal change in the body and therefore sometimes we see bright transformations from a quiet and introverted child to a wild and extroverted teenager.
And the rest of our lives, you might wonder? Well the rest of it, we are fulfilling the desires, or ambitions as we might call it to find happiness. Just remember that every next desire or ambition is bigger than the one preceding it. On and On goes this game that we call life, exciting, bright, at time conflicting, but nonetheless wonderful.
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