Obviously some people are just naturally more gifted when doing certain things. While some people, no matter how hard they work on something, may never get past the amateur level. But passion and hard work can easily tip the scales, and help you find your own talent, your own vision of whatever it is you're trying to do.
I think it's our brain anatomy and chemistry that decides our talents. I don't think this can be changed after you reach full maturity. I believe people are all ''talented'' to some degree. Sometimes it just takes time to find out what you're talented in. A skill that is quick to improve or reaches a very high level tells you that you are talented in that specific field. Of course there are people that are more talented than others and are able hone many skills to a high level. You can see that infants behave very differently from one another even if they haven't learned much already which goes to show how much genetics come into play.
Skills are developed through practise, nature can provide a predisposition to the skill and nurture influences the attitude to the skill. Exceptional talent would be a nurturing of one with the nature to do it. Normal every day talent can be a mix of either.
Everyone has born with a talent, some people just have a hard time finding it, or some people may believe they have no talent, when its right in front of their face, the most obvious talents are sports,arts,and music, yet there are hundreds of other talents out there.
I say that I agree perhaps because I think of talent differently. The way I think of it is that talent is the ability to learn something, but you acquire skill in your area of talent by practicing it. Hopefully that makes sense ^-^'
Well, the capacity to certain things is inborn, determined to a point by genetics and the chemical environment in the uterus, but the realization of those capacities is highly dependent on the way one is raised and to the extent one is self motivated to realize them.
It's hard to explain in just a few but I belive that people have it in them to do anything and be talented at anything they set thier minds to. Sure, some people seem to be naturally gifted at something, but this may be because they are talented or good at something else and those skills can be crossed over to other things they may try to do.
I dunno if this is all true, but I do know this: People have the ability to be good at anything they set their minds to. Doesn't matter what those stereotypes say. ^_^
We're all born with talent, but it's up to individual whether or not they decide to hone that talent. Time, dedication and practice is what makes artists great... It's not simply a magical ability people are born with.
I disagree, a talent is obtained through interest. If you like it, you are gonna spend a lot of time practicing, and getting talented at that. You could say that that passion is something you are born with, but if you were to want to do something else, you could practice that and get good at it.
Talents must be refined in order for them to become apparent, although, they must exist to be refined. I, for instance, can hardly draw a thing, but I can write better than most people i know. Now if only I had a better work ethic... Maybe I could finish that fanfic before the FRC competition.
Talent is definitely something you're born with, but that's only an innate ability; anyone can develop a talent for something if they try hard, practice regularly, and gain lots of experience.
I know from my own experiences: If you saw my drawings less than a year ago they'd make you cringe in agony for the poor, poor creatures who's shapes were destroyed by my lack of skill with a pen. Now they're at least passable (in my eyes).
Talent is something one is born with, your fairly good at something despite never doing it before, Skill is learning to do something well, and if your naturally talented and get very skilled at something your amazing. Talent will only get you so far, you need to refine it to make it worth while like a precious Gem inside each person.
Fun thing, you are born with talents, but it is up to you to find and use them. No one is born a master of something and even if you are born with talent, you still need to train to become great. That does not mean that you can't learn something without talent, but the way ti accomplishing aomething is harder if you don't have the talent.
I like to think that it's a balance of both hard work as well as talent. I've spent my whole life being interested in art. I literally eat, sleep, and breath all that good stuff, and I've really always been fixated on that. On the other hand, my family is full of jewelry makers, painters, singers, cooks, and first nation arts.
It merely breaks down to the term "interest". Example below:
Me and my sister both enjoys creating music. I started with it when I was 6. She started with it maybe a few years ago at best. I am now 21. My sister is 17. I regard myself pretty good at it. My sister sucks horribly at it. She has no rythm and no melodic skills whatsoever. She is superior to me in drawing people, caring about fashion and putting on make-up, and nagging like a little bitch. I suck horribly at doing those things.
See the connection? Mainly: If you're doing it, you are learning it.
BUT - Our completely different personalities can't SIMPLY be made out of our environment, can it? I mean, my sister and I are raised in fairly the same way. We have miraculously gonne through fairly the same stages of bullying and lonelyness aswell. Now was she BORN into being a spoiled, inconsiderate, selfish, airheaded brat? Or am I just seeing the flaws in myself that I maybe had in that age?
Nurture over Nature. People's genetic advantages are going to play a part at what their good at, but I think overall it's people's experiences that dictate what they're good at. (ie. Practice makes perfect).
You might find the following wikipedia article interesting.
No, talent is not something you're born with, it's a skill you need to develop on your own, or be taught to develop. However some biological factors can affect it. For example, drawing. That requires quite a bit of reliable hand-eye coordination and spatial awareness. We can develop these traits well enough, but if you're born with them, it gives you a significant leg-up over others.