applying interlinked talents and gifts


Explanation

Game Changing ideas have to honor the World's increasing interconnectedness. By using completely different neural pathways simultaneously, they can achieve just that. 

Game Changers typically have two or more creative talents they excel at. This is vital, since it indicates that they are able to unite two different ways to perceive a situation and to come up with radically new ideas at the intersections.  

The multiple creative talents Game Changers possess, point them to the areas where they can apply their creativity. To paraphrase Howarad Gardner:

It’s not how creative you are, but how you are creative.

(c) dirk anton van mulligen, 2017, @piet hein eek, eindhoven.

By mapping how well developed each of these talents is for an individual, you get valuable insight into where this person has true Game Changing potential. 

Example: Creativity profile of a human rights advocate

 

Talent descriptions

(c) dirk anton van mulligen, 2017, @piet hein eek, eindhoven.

(c) dirk anton van mulligen, 2017, @piet hein eek, eindhoven.

Visual-Spatial - think in terms of physical space, as do architects and sailors. Very aware of their environments. They like to draw, do jigsaw puzzles, read maps, daydream. 

(c) dirk anton van mulligen, 2016.

(c) dirk anton van mulligen, 2016.

Bodily-kinesthetic - use the body effectively, like a dancer or a surgeon. Keen sense of body awareness. They like movement, making things, touching. They communicate well through body language. 

(c) dirk anton van mulligen, 2017. Taken @sectie C, DDW, eindhoven.

(c) dirk anton van mulligen, 2017. Taken @sectie C, DDW, eindhoven.

Musical - show sensitivity to rhythm and sound. They love music, but they are also sensitive to sounds in their environments. They may work better with music in the background. 

(c) dirk anton van mulligen, 2017.

(c) dirk anton van mulligen, 2017.

Interpersonal - understanding, interacting with others. These people learn through interaction. They have many friends, empathy for others and are street smart.  

(c) dirk anton van mulligen, 2016.

(c) dirk anton van mulligen, 2016.

Naturalistic - drawn towards plants, animals and other features of the natural world. They love to be outdoors and feel at ease with the seasons and other rhythms found in nature. 

(c) dirk anton van mulligen, 2017, @piet hein eek, Artwork by diederick kraaijeveld.

(c) dirk anton van mulligen, 2017, @piet hein eek, Artwork by diederick kraaijeveld.

Intrapersonal - understanding one's own interests, goals. They're in tune with their inner feelings; they have wisdom, intuition and motivation, as well as a strong will, confidence and opinions.  

(c) dirk anton van mulligen, 2016, @sectie c, DDW, eindhoven.

(c) dirk anton van mulligen, 2016, @sectie c, DDW, eindhoven.

Linguistic - using words effectively. These people have highly developed verbal skills and often think in words. They like reading, playing word games, making up poetry or stories. 

(c) dirk anton van mulligen, 2016.

(c) dirk anton van mulligen, 2016.

Logical-Mathematical - reasoning, calculating. Think conceptually, abstractly and are able to see and explore patterns and relationships. They like to experiment and solve puzzles. 

Famous example

Dick Fosbury completely changed the High Jump game by introducing the famous Fosbury-flop at the 1968 Olympics.

By using both his Bodily-kinesthetic and Visual-spatial talent, he was able to come up with and execute this game changing approach. His street smart Interpersonal talent helped him with the excellent timing of his introduction. The result: the Olympic Gold medal.