[personal profile] multitudeofm
As defined by the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary:
Aptitude:
1 a : inclination, tendency b : a natural ability : talent
2 : capacity for learning
3 : general suitability : aptness

I tend to take the 2nd meaning to be the truest meaning of the word. That a person has an aptitude for something is a purely intellectual quirk.

1b, for me, is closer to what I usually term affinity -- though the M-W seems to think that I can't use it that way. Affinity is less cerebral a term, more passionate and intimate.

And then there's the 10000 hours. That's the amount of time that's been quoted ad nauseam that somebody needs to become good at something.

Most writers have affinity. Conversely, I'm not so sure that so many...I don't know...engineers do. Same for economists, by the way.

And as for the point of the original post? I don't know any more 

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