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Top 20 Common Traits Of Highly Intelligent People You Should Know

August 30, 2019


20 Common Characteristics of Highly Intelligent
People Intelligence has been a prized human trait
for a long time. When we think of smart people, we know that
they typically earn more money, attend school for longer, and have an easier time managing
all of the troubles we face in life. They seem to have more common sense and see
things that will happen over the long term. Maybe they’re even better at games like
poker. When you spend time with a highly intelligent
person, it’s obvious that they are smart. They don’t need to tell you that they’re
smart, show you proof of their achievements, or be arrogant. You just know. Their brilliance and common sense show themselves
during routine conversations. They just seem more knowledgeable about everything
than others. In this video, I’m going to show you 20 common
characteristics of highly intelligent people. But before we start, make sure to like this
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intelligent people. If you’re spending time trying to hire the
right person for an available job position and want to make sure to hire someone brilliant
or simply want to surround yourself with smart people, you should look for these characteristics
in the people you meet. If someone has a lot of these characteristics,
they’re probably highly intelligent. Here are 20 common characteristics to look
for in highly intelligent people. 1. THEY’RE DISORGANIZED It would be easy to assume that smart people
are extremely organized. However, this is often not the case. Many highly intelligent people have messy
desks, which some people would attribute to enhanced levels of creativity. Some of the most famous geniuses had extremely
messy work areas, including Albert Einstein. Perhaps it is the continued need to problem
solve to figure out where exactly the paper you need is located or the intense focus on
other tasks over desk organization. Whatever it is, don’t make the wrong assumption
that the smartest people are the most organized. This is simply not true. 2. THEY’RE ADAPTABLE Highly intelligent people are easy to adapt
to new conditions and environments. They excel in jobs even when the rules, tasks,
and working environment change regularly. They are not the type of people that prefer
repetitive tasks and can’t manage change. Highly intelligent people are much more likely
to understand new restrictions and find ways to modify their environment. These individuals are flexible enough to go
with the flow when plans change or are canceled last minute because they understand that in
the long term, these small changes won’t matter. There will be other opportunities that they
can create, if this doesn’t work out. 3. THEY USE CURSE WORDS While you shouldn’t assume that everyone
who uses curse words is highly intelligent, researchers have found that those who frequently
use swear words might just have a larger vocabulary than those who don’t. There is reason to believe that people who
use curse words often are more confident with their vocabulary skills overall. This means that using these words isn’t
a reliable away to make a judgement of someone’s intelligence. Keep in mind, however, that some very unintelligent
people use curse words too. With this characteristic, make sure that there
are other traits found on this list to confirm intelligence with. 4. THEY UNDERSTAND LIMITS Highly intelligent people are the first ones
to say, “I don’t know.” Less intelligent people try to avoid the phrase
because they feel that others will perceive them as dumb or ill-informed. Highly intelligent people understand that
it is impossible to know everything about everything. It’s probably even unrealistic to know a
whole lot about just a few things. These individuals understand that there’s
a wealth of knowledge to everything and that they’d be lucky to simply understand some
of it. When asked a question that they don’t know
the answer to, they might say “I don’t know.” However, there’s also a good chance that
they’d find out the answer if they needed to. 5. THEY LOVE LEARNING Most people consider Apple’s famed co-founder
Steve Jobs as highly intelligent, if not a whole host of other less favorable adjectives. After all, he was able to revolutionize the
personal computing industry and helped bring the iPod into existence. Jobs notoriously loved learning, despite dropping
out of college. He told junior employees that if they wanted
to get ahead, it was important to continue learning outside of the classroom. Jobs and many other brilliant business leaders
recognized that smart people love learning, even if it had nothing to do with credit and
school. Highly intelligent people value that learning
leads to new ideas and understandings about the world around them. 6. THEY HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOR Smart people tend to have a better sense of
humor than those with less intelligence, although sometimes their jokes aren’t as funny as
they intend them to be for those with average intelligence. Because highly intelligent people are better
able to understand things and perceive social situations, they can quickly come up with
jokes in a timely manner. As a personality trait, being funny is linked
to strong verbal communication skills. So for those that primarily rely on verbal
communication and have developed these skills well, highly intelligent people will be able
to make you laugh. 7. THEY’RE INTUITIVE Highly intelligent people have a greater sense
of intuition than other people. This doesn’t mean that they have any psychic
abilities (though perhaps some people coincidentally do). They are simply more in tune with the feelings
and actions of the people around them. These people quickly recognize when someone
needs a person to talk to or if their mood and attitude changes suddenly, such as after
a phone call. This can make highly intelligent people excellent
friends to have for support, listening, and providing great solutions for problems. Highly intelligent people will quickly notice
changes in your attitude or overall demeanor even if they don’t say anything to you about
it. 8. THEY KNOW THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS LUCK Highly intelligent people don’t really believe
in the whole concept of luck. Because they have a better understanding than
most people of how the world works, they often believe that luck is a myth. Instead, good luck is likely the result of
hard work, strategic planning, and coincidence, as well as staying prepared to accept great
things that come their way. For instance, highly intelligent people who
want to start a business go out to find new business deals. They do not wait for friends and family to
refer them to help them out. In this way, they make their own good luck. 9. THEY’RE NIGHT OWLS People who stay up late and sleep in later
are more likely to be highly intelligent than those who set regular sleeping hours. This is a statement that’s likely to be
the mantra of every college students who wants just a little bit more sleep after a late
night of partying. Researchers believe that those who wake up
later are less likely to get tired as fast as someone who gets up super early with the
help of an alarm clock. Maybe the lack of sleep exhaustion is part
of the reason why those who stay up late tend to make more money too. 10. THEY’RE ABSTINENT AS TEENS Okay, virgins are not more intelligent necessarily
than those who partake in physical love. If they were, the smartest people in the world
would be confined to monasteries and churches, where they practice abstinence. However, research shows that people who avoid
sexual activity while teenagers are smarter. In some ways, this makes a lot of sense. If you learn all about gonorrhea and AIDS
in sex ed and still go ahead with it, it probably signals that you don’t fully understand
the consequences that you might experience as the result of sex. Not to mention, teen pregnancy can seriously
stunt your future accomplishments and earning potential forever. 11. THEY’RE CURIOUS Highly intelligent people are naturally curious. They want to know more about the world around
them and continue to figure things out. This makes them smarter because of their increased
knowledge about topics that interest them. If you meet someone who asks a lot of questions
and seems genuinely interested in what you have to say, consider if they’re curious
people. Highly intelligent people often want to know
more and may ask questions, read books, go to museums, or speak with experts to attain
that new level of understanding about whatever it is that they are currently very curious
about. 12. THEY HAVE SELF CONTROL Do you remember hearing about the experiment
with self control in rats? When scientists offered a small treat to rats
now or two treats to the rats if they could wait a little while, the scientists were testing
the self control in the rats. In rats and humans, those individuals who
can see the long term and wait for the better reward have more discipline and self control. This is a sign of a highly intelligent person
who can put aside immediate desires for the bigger picture. Unfortunately, most of the rats and humans
couldn’t wait for the better payout. 13. THEY’RE RISK TAKERS When you think of risk takers, you think of
Harry Houdini or dare devils such as Evil Knievel who take physical risks. You probably don’t think that these risk
takers are so smart. However, highly intelligent people do take
risks, they’re just well calculated risks. For example, imagine that two graphic designers
work together for a company they both hate. The less intelligent one might just stay at
her job and talk badly about how much she hates it. However, the highly intelligent one might
create a plan to leave and start her own firm. Because she puts a lot of thought into it,
it’s calculated and she just might succeed. 14. THEY PROCRASTINATE Highly intelligent people are also fairly
prone to procrastination. Perhaps they love the thrill of finishing
something last minute or are extremely confident in their ability to do so. They may also be more likely to put off tasks
that they find boring until they can’t put them off any longer. Researchers think that procrastination could
help lead to innovation and last minute thinking that’s not overthought. Instead of completing their work in advance,
procrastinators just might be spending their time thinking of the next new innovation or
idea. It’s important to note that not all procrastinators
are highly intelligent. Some of them are just plain lazy. 15. THEY’RE NOT OVERCONFIDENT Smart people rate their intelligence lower
than it really is, while less intelligent people rate their intelligence higher than
what it is. It’s called the Dunning-Kruger effect. You’ve experienced it before when someone
believes that they’re great at something that they’re really not even competent at. Like when an old person thinks they have amazing
skills operating an iPhone, even when they don’t really know how to set the smartphone’s
GPS system to navigate for them. Highly intelligent people recognize their
own limitations and how much there is to learn. This makes them less likely to be overconfident
in their interactions. 16. THEY’RE OPEN-MINDED Highly intelligent people are more open-minded
about people, new ideas, or differing ways of thinking. Because they value logic above traits such
as untested loyalty, they’re much more likely to be open-minded. For instance, highly intelligent people are
less likely to be close-minded about social issues such as race and sexual identity. They understand the biological components
of these issues and are open-minded about the people who fall into these categories. Because they do not simply follow whatever
they believe or have been told, they continue to stay more open-minded than their peers
about people and new ideas. If you have a genuinely great idea, they’ll
want to hear it even if it conflicts with their own. 17. THEY HAVE GOOD INSTINCTS Highly intelligent people rely on their instincts,
knowledge, and education to make decisions. They are less likely than their average peers
to make impulsive decisions because they are aware of their long term goals and what the
impulsive decisions may damage in their plan. Highly intelligent people are usually working
toward long term goals, whether getting additional education, saving money, paying off debt,
or the next great business idea. As a result, they probably won’t get sidetracked
by something that their instincts tell them is off. Fortunately, for highly intelligent people,
their instincts are often correct and based on logic and facts. 18. THEY’RE THE OLDEST CHILD The oldest sibling likely has the highest
intelligence than younger siblings do. This comes from many different factors. First, oldest siblings have the most one on
one time with their parents because they existed before their siblings were born. From a biological perspective, the oldest
and first child has the biggest responsibility of carrying down the genetic line. Second or third children don’t have this
type of pressure from parents, so many of them prioritize their creative or favorite
interests instead because it’s simply more fun. Also, other social factors within the family
dynamic can influence this. For instance, older siblings are more likely
to have experienced the responsibility of watching younger siblings. 19. THEY’RE INTROVERTED Highly intelligent people don’t mind spending
time with themselves. While not all highly intelligent people are
introverts, their individualistic attitudes allow them to read, take a long walk alone,
or dine by themselves without feeling self-conscious about being on their own. Many smart people also have hobbies that they
love that they do alone. This can make them appear even more introverted
and shy than they really are. Many people feel uncomfortable being by themselves
and overschedule their calendars with activities to do with family and friends. Highly intelligent people are also less likely
to do this just for the sake of having company. 20. THEY’RE NON-AGGRESSIVE Most highly intelligent people are not aggressive. They know that aggression can be a turn off
and rarely allows them to accomplish their long term goals that they are passionately
pursuing. In the face of an argument, many highly intelligent
people will stand down in order to avoid arguing with irrational people they’d rather not
waste their time. Also, if they do engage with you in an argument,
they don’t want to be seen as emotional, weak, or illogical. This means that if they do have strong emotions
because of the argument, they’re not likely to show it during the fight. They’ll wait later for the opportunity to
rationally discuss it with someone. Well, that’s the 20 common characteristics
of highly intelligent people. Really cool information isn’t it? Leave us a comment down below and let us know
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