We can all agree that intelligence is attractive. While there is a misconception that it is a trait that some people are born with and the rest do not have it, the truth is that people can develop their intelligence as they grow.
For people who are not blessed with genetic intelligence, it can be acquired over time depending on brain activity. Experts say that your thought process and brain skills are highly influenced by your external environment.
Here are a few common characteristics that intelligent people do have in common.
Studies say that intelligent people like to be left alone so they have time and space to process their thoughts. Judging people and gossiping are things that most intelligent people stay away from. They dislike small talk and are not bothered about what happens in other people’s lives. They are known to be the happiest when they have no distractions and are left completely by themselves.
2. Great Sense Of humor
Intelligent people are the funniest because they make obvious but smart jokes. On one hand, they have the knowledge for it and on the other hand, they can be creative and funny. Someone capable of finding humor in every situation is a genius because it not only requires skills but also creativity. They can make everyone around them laugh which is why funny and intelligence are often linked together.
3. Talk To Themselves
This might sound bizarre but intelligent people often talk to themselves. Studies have shown that talking to yourself, in your head or out loud boosts memory and brainpower. It reaffirms the reliability of self.
4. Music Lovers
Musicians who compose music are considered to be extremely smart and talented. Most of you know that playing a musical instrument has been said to increase intelligence in people but did you know that geniuses often listen to music as well? Studies say that intelligent people like to listen to music without vocals rather than the ones with meaningless lyrics. Are you one of those people who enjoy instrumentals? You just might be more intelligent than you think you are.
5. Work Smart, Not Hard
You can tell if someone is a genius based on how they work. Most intelligent people do not work hard unlike what most people might be led to believe. They are quite lazy and find ways to complete tasks assigned to them that require the least amount of effort.
They get the job done to the best capacity but do not spend too much time or energy to achieve the goal. Studies state that people who are not very physically active are likely to be more intelligent because their brain activity levels are high.
6. Look For Answers
If there is one trait that every intelligent person has in common, it is curiosity. Every genius constantly looks for answers and they do not rest until every leaf is turned. According to studies, the curiosity to learn more is the mark of a true genius. They often read and take down notes to expand their knowledge about anything that piques their interest.
7. Admit Mistakes
Contrary to popular belief, intelligent people are not arrogant. They are smart enough to recognize their mistake and admit that they are wrong. Intelligent people see this as a learning opportunity and use it to their advantage. It is the nature of human beings to assume that they are right and the other person is wrong but it takes a highly functional brain to acknowledge their mistakes and accept them. Only a real genius understands that as a human being it is impossible not to do anything wrong. After all, to err is human.
8. Chocolate Lovers
Another bizarre trait of an intelligent brain is that they often eat chocolate. Studies have shown that eating chocolate regularly in limited quantities helps boost brain power and improve logical reasoning ability. It helps your brain function better and as a result, makes you smarter and sharper. All you genius folks out there do not let anyone tell you that you cannot eat chocolate because now you have proof.
9. Talk Less
It is often misunderstood that intelligent people are introverts but that is just a myth. In reality, intelligent people do not like to indulge in small talk. They prefer being left alone to observe their thoughts and do not mind silence over useless things. If you have ever paid attention to a genius, you will notice that she/he likes being alone. This is because most of them are likely to join a conversation only to seek benefits from it. They prefer engaging in something productive rather than idle gossip which takes up useless space in their brains.
Somewhere along the course of life, if you’ve been called weird for talking to yourself or alone or being uninterested in gossip, then know that you are a person with an IQ that is above that of the average human being.
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