A lot of us grew up thinking we were special. When we were young, our parents praised us and raised us on a high pedestal. We believed that we were truly special, one of a king, a genius. We were raised to heaven only to be pulled back to the harsh reality of earth once we started growing up.
Many of us even started accepting and believing the fact that we are average no-namers in this vast universe who are not that smart.
But that is not true.
These are the 10 signs that will prove that you are smarter than you think.
1. You accept that there are plenty of things you don’t know
As Shakespeare once said, “A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise knows himself to be a fool.”
A human’s life span is too short to know everything. No matter how much you try, there will always be so many things you do not know of, even if you specialise in one field.
As long as this spark of curiosity does not die, as long as you are willing to learn more, evolve more and are capable of improving yourself, you are turning into a smarter version of yourself.
Curiosity is also a sign of high IQ.
2. You can estimate the emotions of other people
Knowing what the opposite person wants or is about to say means you are smarter than you think.
Empathy is a trait of smartness. You observe your environment and recognise the emotions of those around you. This is a sign of higher intelligence.
Strong self-control is a sign of high intelligence. Those who have the self-control to not act impulsively, wait patiently and think calmly are smarter than those who give in to their impulses.
4. You are Open-Minded
You are open to the opinions of others. Your mind takes into consideration multiple perspectives before making a decision. You are less likely to be manipulated and see things more clearly.
5. You love chocolate
Your love for chocolate does not only prove that you are a foodie, but it also proves your high intelligence.
Chocolate boosts the cognitive abilities of your brain. (Now you have a real reason to eat more chocolates! Go enjoy!)
6. Procrastination is the virtue of the smart
Procrastinating is not necessarily a sign of laziness. It proves that you are considering all your options before you get your work done. You leave no stone unturned before you make a decision.
7. You value silence
Smart people tend to value silent environments over noisy ones. They process all the minute noises in their surroundings.
The shuffling of the feet, the breathing of another person next to them, the traffic noises, all these trivial noises distract them.
The inability to tune out the background noises proves how much information your brain is processing.
8. You can connect the Dots
The ability to connect one instance to another and make a deduction proves that you are smarter than you think.
If you can connect the dots faster than others and see things in a different angle it shows how smart and creative you are.
9. You like being alone
People who are content with being alone are considered to be more intelligent. In fact, talking to yourself out loud is also a sign of intelligence.
It increases your speed of processing thoughts and re-affirm the facts in front of you.
10. You never speak ignorantly
Now this is a very big thing in itself. There are very few people who know how to speak.
Communication skill is not just about speaking but also what you are speaking.
So pull back your shoulders, straighten your spine and raise your head higher; face the world with pride because you are smarter than you think.
– Written by Aaghna(Intern at BoldBlush)
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