Genius

A genius is a person who displays exceptional intellectual ability, creative productivity, universality in genres or originality, typically to a degree that is associated with the achievement of new advances in a domain of knowledge. Despite the presence of scholars in many subjects throughout history, many geniuses have shown high achievements in only a single kind of activity.[1]

There is no scientifically precise definition of genius,[2] and the question of whether the notion itself has any real meaning has long been a subject of debate,[citation needed] although psychologists are converging on a definition that emphasizes creativity and eminent achievement.[citation needed] Usually, genius is associated with talent, but many authors (for example Cesare Lombroso) systematically distinguish these terms.

  1. ^ Cox, Catherine M. (1926). The Early Mental Traits of 300 Geniuses. Genetic Studies of Genius Volume 2. Stanford (CA): Stanford University Press. ISBN 0-8047-0010-9. LCCN 25008797. OCLC 248811346. Lay summary (2 June 2013). 
  2. ^ Robinson, Andrew. "Can We Define Genius?". Psychology Today. Sussex Publishers, LLC. Retrieved 25 May 2017. 

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