Remember being called “intelligent” and “gifted” and “talented” as a child? I do. And I’m ashamed to admit that I was a bit of a teacher’s pet up until high school. I’ve always liked studying, I find learning new facts fun and interesting.
However, as I get older, I find out more and more that I don’t really know much. It’s pretty scary when all your talents and creativity start slowly wilting because you’re too busy working. And after a few years of that, you start thinking you’re genuinely not that smart and have never been.
Whether you agree with me or not, there is no denying that real signs of genius and intelligence do truly exist, and they can’t be faked. Some of them are more surprising than others, but all of them point to natural smarts and wit.
Want to know what these signs are? Keep on reading to find out!
If you’re always asking yourself why something does what it does or how it works, well friend, you’re probably smarter than you think. You are curious because you strive to learn more about the world around you, and you never take “no” or “I don’t know” for an answer.
Research also shows that a curious child who always asks “why” and “how” is more likely to become an intellectually curious person as they grow up. Curiosity is the mother of knowledge and experience, so next time you want to learn more about something simply for the sake of learning, give yourself a pat on the back because you’ve got smarts!
In today’s world, it’s sad to see that empathy is not really a quality that’s often sought after. Empaths are usually highly sensitive people, and this makes it pretty difficult for them to live in our hard, capitalistic, pragmatic world. They spend too much time feeling for others and not enough time taking care of themselves, and a lot of people see this as a bad thing.
But it’s actually not, because empathy is a sign of high intelligence, especially emotional intelligence. You see, being good at mathematics is not the only thing that counts. Being able to understand people and truly listen to them is a great quality and nurturing it will make you not only smart but also a great friend and the best company to be around.
3. A sense of humor
I’m happy to tell you that if you’ve ever been a class clown, you’re probably smarter than you think! Why is a sense of humor a sign of intelligence? Well, have you ever tried making a joke on the go? Yeah, it’s pretty difficult.
You need creativity to be funny, and creativity doesn’t just come to anyone. Being funny is also an incredibly charming quality, so it never hurts to crack a few jokes every now and then.
So, next time you think the guy who makes silly jokes at work is stupid, think twice, because he might be smarter than you.
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