Whether it’s through nature or nurture, it certainly pays off to have intellect. However, gifted individuals tend to develop similar traits, which seem to work in his or her favor when faced with challenges. Read below to discover if you carry these intellectual and beneficial tendencies. Here are some signs of intelligence:
YOU GET JOY OUT OF READING
It’s obvious that reading a fiction or non-fiction book increases knowledge, but it also heightens focus, memory, and communication, according to Science Direct.
YOU GRACEFULLY RECOVER FROM MISTAKES
The ability to not take situations to heart, accept failures, and learn from mistakes are a productive trait. They use those mistakes as stepping stones to better reach their desired goal.
DOZING OFF IS A DIFFICULT TASK
Don’t worry if you get lost in your thoughts when trying to fall asleep because according to Psychology Today, children who take longer to fall to sleep have a “very bright” IQ as opposed to children who spend a shorter amount of time dosing off.
YOU CAN ARGUE ANY SIDE
Attorneys require this skill. According to Travis Bradberry, author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0, those who can articulately, convincingly, impartially, and effortlessly argue are more skilled.
YOU DON’T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT WHAT OTHERS THINK
Truly gifted individuals trust his or her own intellect and do not worry about the judgment of others. Those intellectuals realize that life is too short, and value his or her own validation towards one’s self as opposed to others.
YOU ASK QUESTIONS AND ARE NOT AFRAID TO ASK THEM
You don’t pretend to understand something you do not know. You confidently ask.
YOU SET DAILY GOALS & GET A LOT ACCOMPLISHED IN THE MORNING
You don’t waste time attaining goals for yourself. You are patient.
YOU KNOW YOUR OWN STRENGTHS & WEAKNESSES
And at the same time, you do not underestimate anyone. You admit mistakes.
YOU PRIORITIZE PEOPLE, SCHEDULES, AND THEIR TIME
You are also honest with them. If they do not appreciate your honesty, move forward. You don’t waste their time.
YOU DO NOT BITCH ABOUT SOMEONE ELSE NOR GOSSIP
It’s rare, and we are all guilty of this, but it is admirable to not gossip and it is respected to mind your own business.
YOU KNOW HOW TO EXPLAIN YOUR CRAFT TO ANYONE
and with confidence.
YOU HAVE A HIGH SENSE OF EMOTIONAL EQ & SOCIAL INTELLIGENCE
You have studied people and relationships, and have probably read Dale Carnegie’s How to win Friends and Influence People. They have the ability to be open minded and accept different perspectives. You forgive and move on.
YOU NOTICE EVERYTHING, BUT REMAIN SILENT
The silent ones are the ones that already know the circumstances. They do not have to waste their time proving their point to anyone. You do not waste words.
YOU LONG TO LEARN AND TRY NEW THINGS
Taking risks, and going past your comfort zone will push you to think outside the box. Learning should always continue.
YOU ARE HONEST
A rare thing these days. Action, not words.
YOU PLAY A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT AND KNOW MORE THAN ONE LANGUAGE
Proves you acquired different abilities to learn it.
YOU VALUE THE INTANGIBLES
What money cannot buy.
YOU HAVE A WIDER RANGE OF VOCABULARY
Because You Read.
YOU DON’T SETTLE FOR LESS
In any aspect of life.