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5 Sure-Shot Signs You’re Way Smarter Than You Think
Intelligence goes far beyond mere grades or IQ scores
We’ve made grades, IQ scores, and professional prowess ubiquitous with intelligence — and this has shoved most of our potentials under the rug.
But none of those “box” intelligence — while I topped almost every single exam in my life, many of my smart friends barely scraped through.
Thanks to the near-infinite dimensions of intelligence, it’s hard to determine “exactly” how smart you are.
“Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
But there are unmistakable signs that signal high intelligence — telltale pointers based on your friends, life circumstances, behavior patterns, and events.
I want to share 5 such signs with you.
You (Frequently) Surprise Yourself
Did you ever start an assignment reluctantly, only to blaze through it in less than half the estimated time?
How about walking in on a friend wrestling to unlock his jammed watch and freeing it in an instant? Or getting that school exam’s math problem right when almost everyone else failed to?
Or mastering sketching in weeks while your “smart” brother has been wrestling with it for months?
Sure, we all exceed our expectations sometimes. But if it’s frequent, or the degree to which your expectations are shattered is huge.
You’re underselling your brains.