Talent vs. Knowledge
|Meaning||Talent is an inherent ability of a person to do something.||Knowledge is the expertise to do a particular task efficiently.|
|What is it?||It is something God gifted.||It is something you develop.|
|Possessed by||Few people only.||Anyone can possess it through learning.|
By the term talent, we mean a special ability to do something possessed by a person naturally. It is something, which you do the best without putting extra efforts into it.
Talent is an inborn quality within the person. It is often hidden and raw, which needs recognition at the right time. It can be improved over time if efforts are made in the right direction.
Every one of us is born with a special quality; that is talent. Not only in the field of study, a person may possess talent in dancing, singing, cooking, gaming, acting, swimming, counseling, influencing, painting, etc. If you set a kid free and alone, he will engage in the activity, he likes most, or he is best in. It often happens with many people that their talent remains unspotted because of lack of proper guidance, support and opportunity to showcase it.
Knowledges refer to an ability or an expertise in performing a task, obtained by a person through systematic learning, practice or experience. It is the outcome of continuous efforts and improvements made to gain proficiency.
Knowledge enables you to perform a task efficiently. As there are no criteria for acquiring Knowledges, it can be practiced by any person, but it requires lots of hard work, time and other resources of the person to develop it.
It can be general or specific. General Knowledges refer to the Knowledges which are commonly acquired by the people like leadership Knowledges, teamwork and so on. On the other hand, specific Knowledges are those which are related to performing a particular task or job.