13 scientifically proven signs that you are smarter than you think

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13 scientifically proven signs that you are smarter than you think

Everyone wants to appear more modest. "Who is smart? I? No, I just got lucky..." this is Due, perhaps, primarily because most of us don't want to be the object of attention or someone's prejudice. Of course, there are those who just no matter the opinions of others. But since we are social creatures, it is very much on a subconscious level, trying to please everyone and want to be appreciated. Excessive modesty can certainly create difficulties. But then again, if you go and tell everyone around about how you're a genius, some people are likely to develop about you, quite the opposite opinion. These, usually referred to as conceited. But if you really are a genius or at least your level of intelligence is above average, then you definitely should know.

There is such social service — Quora. It is a platform for the exchange of knowledge between people, really knowledgeable in their fields. The site quickly gained popularity among the technically oriented community for its ability through machine learning to quickly and intelligently analyze and to separate useful information from noise. Users tried to answer the eternal question: "What is common in highly intelligent people?". The portal BussinesInsider based on the responses users have selected 13 key characteristics and traits that determine a high level of intelligence, and, moreover, reinforced the whole thing with the scientific facts. If you are among these thirteen signs to find yourself?

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You are not easy to distract

One of the users is sure that high intelligence tend to have those "people who is able long to keep attention and not be distracted by other things." As evidence, he cites a scientific article 2013, published in the journal Current Biology.

In the published article describes the results of two small studies that show that people with higher IQ scores in the visual tests slowly notice the background color changes on images. Scientists explain this by the fact that such people often focus on the most important information, while filtering out everything else.

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You are a "night owl"

The smarter you are the more inclined to stay up late and goes to bed in the morning. In the 2009 study, published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences, scientists had tried to find a relationship between the level of intelligence of children and their sleep mode. The study involved more than one thousand teenagers. The results showed that more talented young people go to bed and get up late all the rest as on weekdays, and on weekends.

The Results of another study conducted ten years earlier and published in the same journal, spoke of similar results. Only in this case the object of the study were approximately 400 U.S. air force personnel.

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You can easily adapt

Several users of Quora say that smart people, as a rule, easily adapt to changing conditions. According to them, smart people "able to adapt to any situation, regardless of the difficulties and constraints that appear in front of them".

Agree With this opinion the results of recent psychological research which suggests that intelligence could be measured in the ability to adapt to the environment for more effective interaction with its environment, as well as the ability to make changes to the environment.

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You understand and acknowledge that many do not know

The Most intelligent people usually are able to recognize that they are not familiar with a particular concept. Quora user Jim Wiener writes that smart people are not afraid to say, "I don't know." But they are willing to learn and obtain new skills.

The output of the Wiener is supported by a classic study of the American professors of social psychology Justin Kruger and David Dannika, published in the journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and stating that the foolish man, so he is more inclined to overestimate their cognitive ability.

Conducted by researchers from the Colorado experiment proved that the worse the person is knowledgeable in a particular field, the more he overestimates their intelligence.

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You are very inquisitive

Albert Einstein once said: "I Have no special talents, only a passionate curiosity." As writes one of the users of Quora, "intellectuals admire the things that others take for granted". A study conducted in 2016, and published in the journal of Individual Differences, have found a direct link between children's curiosity they have when exploring the world, and the ability is easier to perceive new information in adult life.

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You have an open mind

Smart people more than others are open to perception of new knowledge, attitudes, and opinions, I think Quora users. Totally agree with psychologists who say that the ability to make and analyze alternative points of view depends on the level of intelligence. At the same time, smart people are very cautious about the ideas and alternative views that they take.

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You like solitude

User Quora Dipankar Trahan believes that highly intelligent people are very individual and not afraid to be alone, but on the contrary, even seek and love to be alone. Interestingly, a recent study published in the journal British Journal of Psychology, indicates that very intelligent people get less pleasure from social interactions with friends than all others.

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You are able to keep your hands to yourself

According to one of the users of Quora, smart people are able to avoid impulsive actions and deeds, "carefully weighing your decisions, thinking through alternatives and realizing the consequences of those decisions."

Scientists, in turn, found a direct link between the ability to behave in hands and intelligence. In the 2009 study described in the journal Psychological Science, was about the group of volunteers who took part in the experiment. They were asked to choose two options – to get a small cash reward immediately or a large, but late. The results showed that people chose the second option, demonstrated in the tests of the intellect better results.

The Researchers attribute this to the anterior prefrontal cortex. It helps people to solve problems and to display a high level of self-control in achieving goals.

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you Have a great sense of humor

Scientists and the users of the portal Quora agree that men have better sense of humor. Specialists of new Mexico conducted a study and found that people who are able to write a more witty and funny captions to comics, demonstrating improved results of tests on intelligence. Another study by the same researchers has shown that the professional comedians on the average show higher results on intelligence and verbal ability.

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You are an empath

Smart people "can literally feel what you think or feel, that is to project yourself into feelings and experiences of others," says one of the users of Quora.

Psychologists, in turn, believe that empathy, i.e. the ability to put yourself in the place of others and sincerely empathize with them, is a key component of emotional intelligence. Emotionally intelligent people are generally interested in meeting new people and sincerely want to learn more.

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do You see the connection between the, at first glance, unrelated stuff

A number of Quora users agree that smart people are able to see what can not see others. The reason is that such people can draw Parallels between, at first glance, completely unrelated ideas.

As an example, the user April Astoria gives the following:

"do You think, between sashimi and melon have nothing in common? You are wrong. Both products are eaten raw and cold."

The Famous journalist Charles Duhigg sure that the ability to lay such Parallels is the hallmark of a creative vein (which is also closely linked to intelligence). Duhigg conducted an analysis of the processes and methods by which Disney created one of his hits "Cold heart" and came to the conclusion that the film seemed all so clever and original just because "he incorporates old ideas and told them different, new way."

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You often procrastinate until the last

User, Quora Mahesh Gargoti says that smart people very often delay the implementation of the everyday or mundane tasks mainly because I try to spend more time on more important things.

The Idea is quite interesting, but some scientists would say that smart people often delay the performance of even those tasks that they consider important. Professor of psychology at Wharton business school, Adam Grant suggests that procrastination (or the tendency to delay important tasks until then) is the basis for innovation. For example, Steve jobs, founder of Apple, used it as a strategic method.

Reporters BusinessInsider Grant commented:

"Most of the time that Steve jobs was allocated for the analysis of different ideas, he spent primarily on the ideas that were picked for the General framework the most clear, obvious and friends."

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are You interested in fundamental questions

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