INNATE – The dictionary will tell you – existing at the time of birth.

INTELLIGENCE – The term “intelligence” derives from the Latin Nouns – Intelligentia or intellectus, which in turn stem from the verb intelligere, to comprehend or perceive.

INNATE INTELLIGENCE basically means that Intelligence [ ability to comprehend or perceive] which is existing at the time of birth.

ACQUIRED INTELLIGENCE – the ability to comprehend or perceive which is learnt over a period of time.

It is a fact that the human brain has 2 Intangible components.

1. Innate Intelligence
2. Acquired Intelligence

The Innate can also be termed as a combination of the Sub-conscious and the Unconscious.

This can also be termed , in computer terminology , your operating software.

It has been the observation of Dr.Sigmund Freud that the Sub-conscious + Unconscious are like the Part of the Ice Berg which is below the water and unseen

The Acquired OR Conscious is like the Tip of the Iceberg.

Unfortunately , the world has been taking decisions based on this TIP OF THE ICEBERG , evaluating just what you have learnt in life. Not considering what your core competencies and core limitations are .

End of the day , under pressure, it is your natural abilities / Innate Intelligence which is going to make the difference AND how this Innate Intelligence has been nurtured by aligning the Acquiring with the Innate.