Negatively intelligent or positively intelligent?

I like this idea.
I suppose it’s a tradeoff from optimum functioning to directed specialization.
The genetically well-endowed (good structure) needn’t apply it to anything special. That’s the special in specialization, and as much as I abhor the modern over-reliance on it, there it is right within the word, bold yet demure.
And it is the latter character where the Great Geniuses are to be found, as in their case, there is likely something to overcome (average or below-average structural bequeath). Is this why we respect them more than the high IQ with great, yet unfulfilled potential?

Paper: Entrepreneurship and the Jack-of-all-Trades

Click to access Lazear_entrepreneurship.pdf


The theory below is that entrepreneurs must be jacks-of-all-trades
who need not excel in any one skill but are competent in many. A
model of the choice to become an entrepreneur is presented. The
primary implication is that individuals with balanced skills are more
likely than others to become entrepreneurs. Using data on Stanford
alumni, the predictions are tested and found to hold. Those who have
varied work and educational backgrounds are much more likely to
start their own businesses than those who have focused on one role
at work or concentrated in one subject at school.
I rarely post business materials (most aren’t exactly Drucker) but this pertains to the psychology which should be nourished to provide a firm intellectual basis for a startup. Could be of use.

Why “Haters” might be more successful

article coverage;

“That curmudgeonly selectiveness is a net positive for skill development, study authors Justin Hepler of the University of Illinois and Dolores Albarracin of the University of Pennsylvania argue.”

Warning: psychobabble incoming.

“… likers may adopt a jack-of-all-trades approach to life, investing small amounts of time in a wide variety of activities. This would leave them somewhat skilled at many tasks. In contrast, when haters find an activity they actually like, they may invest a larger amount of time in that task, allowing them to develop a higher skill level compared to likers.”

Wasn’t that called taste?

“This same pattern could also be relevant to attentional control. For example, likers may have more difficulty sustaining attention on a task because they perceive so many interesting and distracting opportunities in their environment. In contrast, because haters like so few things, they may be unlikely to be distracted when they are doing a task, and thus their generalized dislike may actually benefit their attentional control.”

When you ignore the BS of idiots, things get better. I can attest.

“But it’s still quite interesting to have research that takes a behavior that we tend to judge as “bad” — that of being a hater — and shows its more positive qualities, in the same way that neuroticism can be channeled into critical thinking.”

These traits developed and remained for positive reasons.
Overall, if you disapprove of something, you’ve probably put enough thought into it to have reasons. I think that’s the true cause.