While reading this thread, it occurred to me that most of my goofy moments of idiocy can be traced back to my lack of spatial understanding.
Travel with me for a moment back, oh, 22 or so years. I was about 10 and taking my first I.Q. test. I was a bit nervous, but still anxious to get started. And … we’re off! Language. Logic. Math. Bam, bam, bam – no problem. I was in my element. Then came the blocks. The tester whipped out these red and white blocks with shapes on them. Some were completely red, some were completely white, and some were both red and white, and I was supposed to recreate the abstract shape on the paper in front of me. Okay … I got to work. Finally, after what felt like hours, I had – nothing. I NEVER got it.
To this day, I have difficulty with spatial concepts. I am just now beginning to be able to judge which plastic container best fits the leftovers. I don’t like to parallel park unless I’ve got two car lengths with which to work. Hi, OpalCat.
So, what aspect of your intelligence (or whatever you want to call it) is retarded (as in delayed or hindered)?