How smart are you? The question implies that you can easily measure someone's intelligence.
But when you rearrange the question to ask "how are you smart?", it opens up a whole new perspective - namely that we are all intelligent beings, but in very different ways.
That's the approach taken by Canada's Smartest Person, a new show airing this Sunday on CBC Television at 8 p.m., which pits four contestants against one another in a battle of the brains - but unlike other intellectual contests, this one requires participants to compete in six different categories of intelligence: musical, physical, social, logical, visual and linguistic. How will someone with excellent musical intelligence fare against someone who's intellectual strengths are physical? Or social?
Hosted by our good friend Gerry Dee, Canada's Smartest Person goes beyond IQ test and trivia to examine different ways in which we're smart. And it won't be up to the four show contestants alone: You can pit your own wits against theirs during Sunday's broadcast, playing along online or on your iPad and iPhone with the Canada's Smartest Person app.
But you should at least establish your strengths at the outset: Try out the Canada's Smartest Person game on Facebook and find out what kind of intelligence you excel at. Is your primary intelligence interpersonal, like that of Tommy Douglas? Physical, like that of Maurice Richard (or Gerry Dee himself)? Or is it social, like that of Mahatma Gandhi?
Try the game now to find out, and share your results on Twitter with the hashtag #smartestperson.
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