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  • Do you ever wonder why some high school or college dropouts make it big out there,

  • but valedictorians rarely make history?

  • Intelligence is something that isn't always easily spotted

  • Sometimes,

  • it means more than simply getting an A on a test,

  • or receiving your diploma

  • There's a difference between being a life-long learner,

  • and jumping through the academic hoops just to get by in life

  • Wondering where you fall with your abilities?

  • Here are five signs you're highly intelligent

  • 1. You're not afraid to ask questions

  • Smart people rarely just follow the status quo without questioning it

  • In fact,

  • it's usually those that don't want to think, that they do what they're told

  • because asking the "why"s requires extra brain power

  • But if you've got a rebellious streak to you,

  • and you're curious about the world you live in,

  • then you might be smarter than you actually think you are!

  • Unfortunately, not every workplace or classroom nurtures this idea

  • In fact, some leaders enjoy feeling in control

  • by leading those who know less than them

  • Don't fall in this trap, and embrace your inquisitive nature

  • 2. You tend to be self critical

  • Narcissists like to project their own reality onto others

  • and don't feel remorse when they lie to others

  • about how good they are at something

  • But intelligent people know how to

  • acknowledge their own faults, flaws, and weaknesses

  • Instead of trying to impress others with their abilities,

  • intelligent people can be quite humble and critique themselves,

  • often looking for ways to self-improve

  • 3. You love projects!

  • Do you like reading up DIY ideas,

  • watching videos on new recipes,

  • or enjoy repairing your home?

  • People who are intelligent, love to keep busy

  • They rarely call it a day after they clock out from work

  • and enjoy immersing themselves with fun activities that boost their knowledge

  • Just like going to the gym for a physical workout,

  • smart people need their daily brain exercise

  • Whether it means learning a new language,

  • taking dance lessons,

  • or attending art classes

  • intelligent people know how to fill up their schedules and minds

  • 4. You're messy

  • This is definitely one I can relate to

  • Do you have a messy room or workplace?

  • Turns out there's more going on than just clutter

  • According to a study published in Psychological Science by the University of Minnesota

  • 48 participants were asked to come up with unusual uses for a ping pong ball

  • The 24 individuals working in neat rooms

  • came up with less creative responses

  • than those who worked in messy rooms

  • So the next time your mom scolds you for not making your bed,

  • let her know it's hurting your creativity

  • 5. You don't think that you're smart

  • This is called the Dunning Kruger Effect,

  • in which people with low level of competence tend to overestimate their ability

  • Whereas, highly competent individuals tend to sell themselves short

  • Why is this?

  • Intelligent people realize just how much room there is to improve

  • and they're never satisfied with their current knowledge level

  • Always hungry for more information,

  • their brain appetite grows with each new set of skills they pick up

  • Do you resonate with these signs?

  • Please share your thoughts with us below

  • Remember, intelligence doesn't have to be limited, unless you allow it

  • Everyone has the ability to grow

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  • Thanks so much for watching!

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    Samuel posted on 2018/10/11
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