The signs of intelligence that you may also have.
If you know them personally, read their life story, or watch their videos online, you have a glimpse of their personality. And if you’re a keen observer, you’ll notice their common traits.
The common signs of intelligence among intelligent people:
1. They shamelessly honest about what they don’t know
Average people tend to pretend that they are smart. They nod their head without really understanding the subject. Most people do this because they don’t want others to think that they are uninformed. Or, they are ashamed to admit or accept their ignorance.
However, intelligent people act the opposite way. Instead of pretending to be a wizard, they ask questions. They are frank and honest. They tell people what they don’t know.
In addition, intelligent people ask help from others. They ask confirmation and guidance if they need to. Intelligent people don’t care what other people might be thinking about them. What matters to them are knowledge and constant learning.
One of the signs of intelligence that you can see among intelligent people is their passion for simplicity. In fact, they love starting at the very basic of the concept before moving to the more complex part.
Intelligent people understand that the human brain can’t maintain its vigor in absorbing and storing information. Memory fades as we get older. And later on, almost everything will get harder and harder for us to understand. Deterioration in our mental ability is a byproduct of aging.
But intelligent people always embrace techniques that can help their mind remain active and productive. This is a reason why most successful and intelligent people never waste time on useless activities. Instead, they spend their lives seeking knowledge through reading and taking new opportunities into consideration.
2. They can explain their craft effortlessly
Intelligent people have mastered something in their lives or career. They know their craft deeply because they’ve been doing it for years. And the result of experience is knowledge and mastery.
In spite of their intellect, intelligent people love simplicity. Albert Einstein, for example, is known for his belief that: “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”
Intelligent people know how to break difficult concepts and make them simpler. And most importantly, they know how to explain difficult things to common people so that the message they want to convey remains unambiguous.
3. They love sharing significant information with the world
Other signs of intelligence that intelligent people have are generosity and care. They love sharing what they know. Why? Because they care. Imagine if great inventors and innovators in the past never shared their ideas to the world, what would the world look like now?
The progress that we have today, all the advancement of our lives are the results of what intelligent people had done in the past. They achieved such amount of success because they did not waste time. They focus only on what is important.
You are an intelligent person too. What signs of intelligence do you have? Share them below.
I’m a licensed psychometrician, author, and blogger. I’m currently working as a University instructor teaching psychology. I love writing and doing psychological research.