This article takes a Self-Actualising perspective of intelligence stemming from all my articles on the subject and including the articles on formation, see also what is self-actualisation.

Intelligence may be defined as the capacity to perform function

Think of life or a being as a system, that is interactive within a larger system and contains subsystems that are interactive and that contain further subsystems.

From the articles on Formation we can begin to elicit observable properties that form the system of life or the being.

The most defining properties relevant to Self-Actualisation are:

  • It contains beliefs or programming that grow.
  • It functions utilising a process called events or moments.
  • It deliberately evolves, utilising information from events run through its programming to create output.
  • Outputs are the realisation of beliefs.
  • Outputs are direction or intentions or thoughts.
  • Outputs maybe compounded or made manifest in larger ways through expansion and repetition.
  • Programming or beliefs form Identity. Identity is the formation of “I am” and “I am that I am” a singular Being.
  • Evolution for Consciousness is the expansion or growth of Identity (beliefs and programming).

The defining properties listed form the core qualities or core characteristics towards a system self-actualising.

Self-Actualisation is a process and a process is a continuous set of actions. The system of consciousness is dynamic as it evolves or expands and it expands through action.

The intelligence of the system of life would be its capacity to evolve successfully.

Meaning: Emotional intelligence is the capacity to utilise pre-defined thoughts and feelings towards effective self-actualisation or evolution

Emotions are sets of beliefs or programming that output thoughts and feelings. Thoughts and feelings can be composed from a combination of emotional ranges. Emotion or the energy of-motion provide motivation or propulsion and is an amplifier of action or karma. Ones capacity to utilise emotional propulsion or emotions and their resultant thoughts and feelings to best self-actualise or evolve would be the aim in their use.

Meaning: Intelligence is the capacity to evolve successfully

Evolution is a process of continuous expansion. For consciousness, the route to success would be self-defined or defined within the programming of the system. The actual success of its evolution is reflected by its actions that propel the expansion or self-realisation that is created.

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