Psychology defines intelligence as the global capacity of an individual to think rationally, act purposefully and deal effectively with his/her environment. Howard Gardener’s theory of multiple intelligence elucidates how intelligence is a broad concept, not merely limited to a single factor.
However, people constantly relate intelligence to one’s academics competence. “Grades” are used as a yardstick to measure the level of intelligence of an individual, which is quite obnoxious, as it makes us turn a blind eye to the other novel aspects of an individual.
A person with a good sense of rhythm is also intelligent. So is the person with the acumen to excel in sports.