Make Your Editor Cry: Ingenious vs. Ingenuous
Something ingenious shows intellectual creativity, cleverness, and inventiveness. If someone compares you to Albert Einstein, he is implying that you, too, are ingenious.
Someone who is ingenuous shows a childlike innocence, trust, and openness. One of the things kindergarten teachers value is the chance to work with kids while they’re still relatively ingenuous because their open, trusting natures are a joy. Ingenuous means innocent, artless, simple. It could be a compliment or an insult, but it does not somehow mean intellectually clever or creative.
Gregg Bridgeman is the Editor-in-Chief at Olivia Kimbrell Press. He is husband to best-selling Christian author Hallee Bridgeman and parent to three. He continues to proudly serve in the US Armed Forces and has done so in either an active or reserve capacity for more than twenty years as an airborne and air assault qualified paratrooper, earning a Bronze Star for his service. Most importantly, he was ordained in October of 2001 after surrendering his life to Christ decades earlier.