Traits of Intelligent People
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- Very individualistic
- Free thinker/non-conforming/averse to authority
- Heightened sensitivity to both external and internal stimulus
- Rich inner world (the capacity to be able to generate experiences internally using experience and information synthesized from the outer world).
- Heightened sense of perception (to be able to come up with effective practical solutions to problems after discovering the root of the issue).
- Intuitive (Being able to almost feel what someone is thinking/feeling and able to almost predict what is going to happen next in any particular situation)
- Being able to read very deeply into body language.
- Very analytical/observing; being able to point out the nuances in everyday living situations.
- Tend to have at least 1 parent or person in their family who are also pretty intelligent.
- Thrives on intellectual conversations/complexities (a love for turning the complex into simple and being able to extract the complexity out of what others view as simple.)
- Likes to learn at a very fast pace and are able to demonstrate mental abilities well beyond one's physical age.
These are just a few of the traits commonly seen within the highly gifted community; the list could go on and on, but usually when someone is highly intelligent, it's pretty damn obvious.
1. Clarity of thought
2. Ability to express one's own self
3. Courage to accept criticism
4. The will to change for the better.
· Very individualistic
· Free thinker/non-conforming/averse to authority
· Heightened sensitivity to both external and internal stimulus
· Rich inner world (the capacity to be able to generate experiences internally using experience and information synthesized from the outer world).
· Heightened sense of perception (to be able to come up with effective practical solutions to problems after discovering the root of the issue).
· Intuitive (Being able to almost feel what someone is thinking/feeling and able to almost predict what is going to happen next in any particular situation)
· Being able to read very deeply into body language.
· Very analytical/observing; being able to point out the nuances in everyday living situations.
· Tend to have at least 1 parent or person in their family who are also pretty intelligent.
· Thrives on intellectual conversations/complexities (a love for turning the complex into simple and being able to extract the complexity out of what others view as simple.)
· Likes to learn at a very fast pace and are able to demonstrate mental abilities well beyond one's physical age.
- Quickly assess a situation and cut to the chase, they see the forest for the trees and are very good at eliminating irrelevant information.
2. See solutions to problems much faster than others, things that seem obvious to them take other people several steps to reason through.
3. Subtle, witty sense of humor, often requires obscure knowledge to "get it". I never heard a highly intelligent person laugh, make, or be amused by "potty humor" or low brow insulting humor (i.e. making fun of others' gender, ethnicity, disability, nationality). Their humor is often several steps away removed from the "obvious joke".
4. They are their own compass, they are usually quite confident, know what they don't know, and follow the beat of their own drum.
- Intelligent people ask many questions.
- Intelligent people read a lot.
- Intelligent people learn a lot.
- Intelligent people grasp a lot
- Intelligent people dig deep, they go in detail.
- Intelligent people focus on raising their awareness, 360 degree awareness.
- Intelligent people are interested in variety of things, not just one subject.
- Intelligent people work hard.
- Intelligent people experiment. They fail and fail again to achieve success.
- Intelligent people explore.
- Intelligent people stay focused.
- Intelligent people have fun.
- Intelligent people are mix of artistry and technicality - some are more artistic than technical and vice versa, but they do use both sides of their brain - logical side and artistic side.
1. The ability to talk to people on their individual levels to make their intelligence a share-able tool for conversation as well as application;
2. The willingness to explore problems in as many ways as necessary to reach the best solution not just the most monetary or self-aggrandizing solutions or ones which do as much harm as they do good;
3. A sense of general good pervading all of their exploration and experimentation with the anticipation of a positive end of the problem or obstacle;
4. A willingness to accept and consider other investigators' views with value and broadminded-ness and open to alternative solutions.
- naturalist (nature smart)
- logical-mathematical (numbers/reasoning smart)
- interpersonal (people smart)
- bodily-kinesthetic (body smart)
- linguistic (word smart)
- intra-personal (self smart)
- spatial (picture smart)
- They know other highly intelligent people.
- They're woefully deficient in other areas.
- If they're turned-off in school, it's not the academics.
- They understand things other people are hostile towards based on fear or ignorance.
- They appreciate nuance, or at least comprehend its necessity.
- They typically enjoy puzzles or intellectual challenges for fun.
- They often have trouble relating to the rest of us.
- They have uncanny memories in the endeavors they excel in.
- They have general information/knowledge about most of the things.
- They are up-to-date with the stuff around them
- They love learning new things. This might be the major difference between normal and intelligent person. They keep trying until they get it.
- They don't show off their intelligence, it's just visible.
- Good listeners.
- Not highly dependent on others for their decision-making.
- Never stops learning and always has a 'perpetual student' mindset in everything.
- Highly intuitive and astute.
- Able to adapt himself / herself to different situations well.
- Highly confident but not arrogant about themselves.
- A deep and abiding curiosity.
- The ability to reason and to separate personal biases from their analysis.
- A honest and rigorous approach to examining issues.
- The ability to pattern match as well as project (interpolate, extrapolate)
- The ability to admit they are wrong and to learn from others without regard to formal status or education.
- The ability to simplify the complex and the willingness to teach others.
- The ability to set aside ego so as not to appear arrogant.
- They don't think that any work is small for them.
- They don't always look for their advantage or benefit out of any work.
- Always ready to help, working with them is always a win-win situation
- Flexibility. Ranging from times for regular sleep to the type of team member to everything. They are just fine with everything, they mould themselves and give the best output.
- Being politically correct. Never be harsh to anyone and always be curteious
- Always ready to learn new things.Remember, anything learnt, never goes to waste
- Curious: just child like curiosity
- Macro view of life: don't go for little things. Don't fight for little pleasures that are material in nature.
- Dedication: towards the ultimate goal.
- Spreading happiness: always tend to spread laughter. Not always a great sense of humor, but staying with them feels safe, serene and secure!
1- They are curious about each and every question that bugs them
2- They read
3- They read
5- The analyze and question
6- They ask questions and clarify them immediately when in doubt
- They usually analyze and think about everything.
- They read a lot.
- They are a little more judicious than others.
- They think differently than most people (ex: they see things differently like colors, motion, and patterns.)
- They may see "less" of the world (it's hard for them too see the obvious) and find it more difficult to do everyday things.
- They like to share ideas.
- They desire to possess knowledge.
- They reflect upon their life in a complex way.
- Complex things are easy for them to understand.