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Genius vs. Mind — What's the Difference?

Genius vs. Mind — What's the Difference?

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Genius

A genius is a person who displays exceptional intellectual ability, creative productivity, universality in genres, or originality, typically to a degree that is associated with the achievement of new discoveries or advances in a domain of knowledge. Geniuses may be polymaths who excel across many diverse subjects or may show high achievements in only a single kind of activity.There is no scientifically precise definition of a genius.

Mind

The mind is the set of faculties responsible for mental phenomena. Often the term is also identified with the phenomena themselves.

Genius

Extraordinary intellectual and creative power
Artistic works of genius.

Mind

The faculty of a human or other animal by which it thinks, perceives, feels, remembers, or desires
Studying the relation between the brain and the mind.

Genius

A person of extraordinary intellect and talent.
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Mind

A person of great mental ability
The great minds of the century.

Genius

A person who has an exceptionally high intelligence quotient, typically above 140.

Mind

Individual consciousness, memory, or recollection
I'll bear the problem in mind.

Genius

A strong natural talent, aptitude, or inclination
Has a genius for choosing the right words.

Mind

Opinion or sentiment
He changed his mind when he heard all the facts.

Genius

One who has such a talent or inclination
A genius at diplomacy.

Mind

Desire or inclination
She had a mind to spend her vacation in the desert.

Genius

The prevailing spirit or distinctive character, as of a place, a person, or an era
The genius of Elizabethan England.

Mind

Focus of thought; attention
I can't keep my mind on work.

Genius

Pl. ge·ni·i (jēnē-ī′) Roman Mythology A tutelary deity or guardian spirit of a person or place.

Mind

A healthy mental state; sanity
Losing one's mind.

Genius

Someone possessing extraordinary intelligence or skill; especially somebody who has demonstrated this by a creative or original work in science, music, art etc.
Idiot savant

Mind

The thought processes characteristic of a person or group; psychological makeup
The criminal mind.
The public mind.

Genius

Extraordinary mental capacity.

Mind

(Philosophy) The phenomena of intelligence, cognition, or consciousness, regarded as a material or immaterial aspect of reality.

Genius

Inspiration, a mental leap, an extraordinary creative process.
A work of genius
To add a dash of cinnamon amid such umami was pure genius

Mind

To pay attention to
Mind closely what I tell you.

Genius

The tutelary deity or spirit of a place or person.
And the genius of the place: the growing enthusiasm for codified standards in the Army and Navy

Mind

To be careful about
Mind the icy sidewalk!.

Genius

(informal) Ingenious, brilliant, very clever, or original.
What a genius idea!

Mind

To heed in order to obey
The children minded their babysitter.

Genius

A good or evil spirit, or demon, supposed by the ancients to preside over a man's destiny in life; a tutelary deity; a supernatural being; a spirit, good or bad. Cf. Jinnee.
The unseen genius of the wood.
We talk of genius still, but with thought how changed! The genius of Augustus was a tutelary demon, to be sworn by and to receive offerings on an altar as a deity.

Mind

To take care or charge of; look after
We minded the children while their parents went out.

Genius

The peculiar structure of mind with which each individual is endowed by nature; that disposition or aptitude of mind which is peculiar to each man, and which qualifies him for certain kinds of action or special success in any pursuit; special taste, inclination, or disposition; as, a genius for history, for poetry, or painting.

Mind

The capability for rational thought.
Despite advancing age, his mind was still as sharp as ever.

Genius

Peculiar character; animating spirit, as of a nation, a religion, a language.

Mind

The ability to be aware of things.
There was no doubt in his mind that they would win.

Genius

Distinguished mental superiority; uncommon intellectual power; especially, superior power of invention or origination of any kind, or of forming new combinations; as, a man of genius.
Genius of the highest kind implies an unusual intensity of the modifying power.

Mind

The ability to remember things.
My mind just went blank.

Genius

A man endowed with uncommon vigor of mind; a man of superior intellectual faculties and creativity; as, Shakespeare was a rare genius.

Mind

The ability to focus the thoughts.
I can’t keep my mind on what I’m doing.

Genius

Someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality;
Mozart was a child genius
He's smart but he's no Einstein

Mind

Somebody that embodies certain mental qualities.
He was one of history’s greatest minds.

Genius

Unusual mental ability

Mind

Judgment, opinion, or view.
He changed his mind after hearing the speech.

Genius

Someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field

Mind

Desire, inclination, or intention.
She had a mind to go to Paris.
I have half a mind to do it myself.
I am of a mind to listen.

Genius

Exceptional creative ability

Mind

A healthy mental state.
I, ______ being of sound mind and body, do herebynb...
You are losing your mind.

Genius

A natural talent;
He has a flair for mathematics
He has a genius for interior decorating

Mind

(philosophy) The non-material substance or set of processes in which consciousness, perception, affectivity, judgement, thinking, and will are based.
The mind is a process of the brain.

Mind

Continual prayer on a dead person's behalf for a period after their death.
A month's [or monthly] mind; a year's mind

Mind

(uncountable) Attention, consideration or thought.

Mind

To bring or recall to mind; to remember; bear or keep in mind.

Mind

To remember.

Mind

To remind; put one's mind on.

Mind

To turn one's mind to; to observe; to notice.

Mind

To regard with attention; to treat as of consequence.

Mind

To pay attention or heed to so as to obey; hence to obey; to make sure, to take care (that).
Mind you don't knock that glass over.

Mind

To pay attention to, in the sense of occupying one's mind with, to heed.
You should mind your own business.

Mind

To look after, to take care of, especially for a short period of time.
Would you mind my bag for me?

Mind

To be careful about.

Mind

To purpose, intend, plan.

Mind

Take note; used to point out an exception or caveat.
I'm not very healthy. I do eat fruit sometimes, mind.

Mind

(originally and chiefly in negative or interrogative constructions) To dislike, to object to; to be bothered by.
I wouldn't mind an ice cream right now.
Do you mind if I smoke?

Mind

The intellectual or rational faculty in man; the understanding; the intellect; the power that conceives, judges, or reasons; also, the entire spiritual nature; the soul; - often in distinction from the body.
By the mind of man we understand that in him which thinks, remembers, reasons, wills.
What we mean by mind is simply that which perceives, thinks, feels, wills, and desires.
Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.
The mind shall banquet, though the body pine.

Mind

The state, at any given time, of the faculties of thinking, willing, choosing, and the like; psychical activity or state;
A fool uttereth all his mind.
Being so hard to me that brought your mind, I fear she'll prove as hard to you in telling her mind.

Mind

Choice; inclination; liking; intent; will.
If it be your minds, then let none go forth.

Mind

Memory; remembrance; recollection; as, to have or keep in mind, to call to mind, to put in mind, etc.

Mind

Courage; spirit.

Mind

To fix the mind or thoughts on; to regard with attention; to treat as of consequence; to consider; to heed; to mark; to note.
My lord, you nod: you do not mind the play.

Mind

To occupy one's self with; to employ one's self about; to attend to; as, to mind one's business.
Bidding him be a good child, and mind his book.

Mind

To obey; as, to mind parents; the dog minds his master.

Mind

To have in mind; to purpose.
I mind to tell him plainly what I think.

Mind

To put in mind; to remind.
He minded them of the mutability of all earthly things.
I do thee wrong to mind thee of it.

Mind

To give attention or heed; to obey; as, the dog minds well.

Mind

That which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason;
His mind wandered
I couldn't get his words out of my head

Mind

Recall or remembrance;
It came to mind

Mind

An opinion formed by judging something;
He was reluctant to make his judgment known
She changed her mind

Mind

An important intellectual;
The great minds of the 17th century

Mind

Attention;
Don't pay him any mind

Mind

Your intention; what you intend to do;
He had in mind to see his old teacher
The idea of the game is to capture all the pieces

Mind

Knowledge and intellectual ability;
He reads to improve his mind
He has a keen intellect

Mind

Be offended or bothered by; take offense with, be bothered by;
I don't mind your behavior

Mind

Be concerned with or about something or somebody

Mind

Be in charge of or deal with;
She takes care of all the necessary arrangements

Mind

Pay close attention to; give heed to;
Heed the advice of the old men

Mind

Be on one's guard; be cautious or wary about; be alert to;
Beware of telephone salesmen

Mind

Keep in mind

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