Someone else from school enrolled in a techie: "there were good grades in mathematics", others hopelessly gave up on themselves: "humanities." Yes, just not everything is so simple - there are very few pure humanities and technicians in nature: only 1–2%, especially since it is not as easy to decide on this as it seems. Not to mention that there are other categories, such as natural scientists.
But first, a little boring. Many are convinced that the main difference between a humanist and a techie is that the first cannot become the second, but the second cannot become the first easily. This is certainly not the case. Need to tell why? First of all, because each path requires certain abilities - to write a good review of a play, it is not enough to know the letters and love the theater, and to teach philosophy at school, it is not enough to read Nietzsche, you need a certain character. And he, by the way, also affects what category a person can be attributed to.
However, this is a simplification too. People can be divided into types very conditionally, even if it concerns such a seemingly simple thing as the gradation of a humanist / technician. Typically, the average person has the ability to do both, although often to varying degrees. But most importantly, school grades, contrary to popular belief, say very little about true abilities.
First, because not all of them open up in childhood. The inclination to logical thinking can "cut through", for example, only by the age of twenty, although this is an extreme. Until the age of nine, the thinking of almost all children is visual-figurative, the tendency to analysis begins to manifest itself only after this age - probably for this reason, most children in elementary school have difficulty with arithmetic (usually the child's inclinations are more or less formed in secondary school - by 10– 13 years old, which is why in most educational institutions all special subjects begin at this age).
And secondly, love for a particular lesson often forms a teacher's talent. Moreover, it can play a decisive role in this. A good teacher is able to awaken abilities in a student that he did not even know about. Conversely, to discourage interest in your favorite subject forever.
In addition, by labeling a child as a "humanist / techie" only on the basis of school grades, the parents, without knowing it, put pressure on him. A sensitive child internally decides: “the matter is clear: I am a humanist,” and does not even try to “resist”, walking along the knurled path and discovering at the age of forty that he has been doing the wrong thing all his life.
And it often happens that a child is interested in some objects, and he shows abilities to others. And doing what he really does does not cause him any enthusiasm. In this case, it makes sense to think about the reason. Bad luck with the teacher? Or maybe he is not aware that there are many specialties that are also included in the scope of his abilities?..
Everyone is so different
Nevertheless, it is possible to determine which inclinations we have more and which less. There are special tests for this. Not those entertaining, which the Internet is crammed with, but complex ones, with many diverse issues. They are the ones who are able to show which area is worth choosing for a future profession. Although they, too, cannot be called the ultimate truth. All for the same reason - there are about one or two pure humanists and technicians in nature for a whole hundred.And the results of such tests are often quite generalized. But even if a person is one hundred percent humanist, this does not mean that he will be equally able to work, for example, as a literary critic, translator, psychologist or lawyer. All these professions, although they belong to the humanitarian, are completely different, and in order to realize oneself in them, one needs not only certain abilities, but also a different character, and even temperament!
It's the same with the techie. Any human activity is based on a whole range of abilities. Math talent is, of course, necessary for an engineer, but spatial intelligence and a high level of attention are equally important. And the mathematical abilities themselves are based on a number of others - analytical, combinatorial, arithmetic. There are many adults who really have a hard time putting together simple arithmetic examples in their minds, but at the same time they perfectly solve problems in higher mathematics and geometry.
So in addition to tests, oddly enough, it would be nice to be able to follow your intuition and, of course, observe. If you are a parent, follow your child; if you are an undecided adult, follow you. "Pure" types are also very rare. So…
Humanist or techie?
Humanitarians love to communicate. And don't just communicate: they are great speakers. You, of course, had an acquaintance who, knowing nothing, answered the exam perfectly. So, at that moment his inner humanist was responsible for him. Such people can maintain a conversation with any or almost any person, they know how to find an approach to people, because, as a rule, they are not as harsh and straightforward, and most importantly, they are not so confident in their righteousness, as is often the case with people with a technical warehouse. mind. Humanitarians admit the imperfection of their thoughts, often doubt their vision of the situation and recognize the dependence on external circumstances.
Humanitarians are interested in the inner world of a person, techies - in the external or the abstract world of numbers invented by them. The former are usually more emotional than the latter. They are vulnerable, they have better developed imaginative thinking, they are better at learning languages, they often like to write essays and even poetry. Often, humanitarians are less ambitious and are content with little and, having a huge store of knowledge, are ready to work for a penny - as a teacher, archivist or librarian.
And who is a techie man? In fact, it can be called a kind of opposite to the described type. He is uncommunicative (sometimes extremely), purposeful, persistent, ambitious, energetic and self-confident (or even self-confident). He knows his own worth and is not ready to work for a low salary. His thinking is clear, logical, consistent and fast.
However, let's make a reservation again: the whole complex of these traits can be inherent only in a pronounced humanist or technician, while the overwhelming majority of people are of mixed types.
Natural science type
Or, as it is also called, "naturalist". Such people show a great interest in sciences that cannot be called humanitarian or exact: biology, paleontology, anthropology, archeology, chemistry, geography, etc. They passionately love to explore something, to observe something and are able to do it for years. Resistant to "tedious work", attentive. The main question that natural scientists ask themselves is: how does the world (or its components) work?
It is these people in childhood who torment adults with questions about why the trees sway, and the moon is round. A pronounced humanist, for example, may not care about such topics, and he will ask fewer questions about the structure of the world.
Nevertheless, the natural-scientific type, as a rule, is also not “pure” - most of the people are divided either into the natural-humanitarian type, or into the natural-technical type.But there are still so-called "creators", although they are rarely singled out in a separate category, referring to the humanities. These are artists, designers, actors, fashion designers and other art professions.
Logical and mathematical. And here, again, it is not grades at school that are important, but above all the ability for consistent thinking, generalization, the ability to operate with a system of symbols, it is easy to move from a direct to a reverse train of thought. Such people make excellent mathematicians, researchers in various disciplines, and even philosophers.
Spatial.Such people see the world in images and are able to create them themselves. These are future draftsmen, engineers, artists and designers.
Social.The main path of such people is communication. They feel the other person very well, understand his condition. Endowed with the so-called "social intelligence" - they make excellent teachers, politicians and salesmen.
Appraisers.These people are also well versed in psychology and, above all, are able to assess the characteristic features of a personality, accurately capturing the motives of a particular behavior. They have excellent reflexivity. Such people make good psychologists, doctors, social workers and lawyers.
Kinesthetic.Kinesthetic intelligence is inherent in those who work in motion, finding in it both pleasure and the meaning of life. These are primarily athletes, dancers, and very often surgeons.
Linguistic.With this it is clear: such people have linguistic abilities and creative imagination: poets, writers, translators, historians.
Musical. These people have a sense of rhythm, size, tone and intonation - they do not hear, but feel the music. The profession is a musician.
Again, meticulous psychologists say that none of these types of intelligence exist in isolation. All of them are mixed with each other, however, often in certain combinations. They can be distinguished as follows: intellectual analysts, artistically gifted, leaders and organizers, psychomotor gifted and capable of specific learning (for example, to literature or music).