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Intelligent people quotes

10 signs of intelligent people

  1. You’re Empathetic & Compassionate
  2. You’re Curious About The World
  3. You’re Observant
  4. You Have Self-Control
  5. You Have A Good Working Memory
  6. You Recognize Your Limits
  7. You Like To Go With The Flow
  8. You’re Passionate About Things That Really Interest You
  9. You Ask Thoughtful Questions & Build Off Conversations
  10. People Trust & Follow You

Self Confidence

Some people have naturally high levels of confidence but everybody can learn to be more confident

Firstly, it’s important to get a clear idea of what self confidence really means, otherwise you won’t know when you’ve got it!  Improve your self confidence

Why are intelligent people not confident?

1. They overanalyze

One of the most troublesome side effects of above-average intelligence is overthinking.

2. Too high expectations

Gifted children often face too high expectations from a very young age. They might come from a family where all members have above average IQs or are just pushed by their parents towards one achievement after another.

3. Self-criticism

Self-criticism can arise from the first two features. A highly intelligent overthinker faced with unrealistic expectations grows to be overly self-critical.

4. Wired for doubt

A truly intelligent person is never 100% sure of anything – be it politics, religion, or themselves. Critical thinking and the ability to see a situation from different angles are among the most important indicators of intellect.

5. They don’t fit in

The smarter you are, the harder it is to fit in. An intellectual person may struggle to find like-minded friends with similar brains and interests.

6. Teamwork can be frustrating for very smart people.

When someone grasps concepts quickly and has high standards for their own performance it can create difficulties when working with others

7. Smart people sometimes devalue other skills, like relationship building, and over-concentrate on intellect.

8. Smart people often attach a lot of their self-esteem to being smart, which can decrease their resilience and lead to avoidance.

9. Smart people get bored easily. Being smart is not exactly the same as being curious, but if you have both these qualities you might find yourself becoming easily bored with executing the same behaviors over and over.

10. Smart people sometimes see in-depth thinking and reflection as the solution to every problem.

What is an IQ test

An IQ (Intelligence Quotient) test is a test that is used to determine people’s cognitive abilities, as well as assess people’s intellectual levels and potential. In fact, different IQ tests can help identify both mental subnormality and intellectual potential. The United States conducted the first official IQ tests ever in the early 1900s in order to assess schoolchildren’s intellectual abilities and patients’ mental health.

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Intelligent people quotes

  1. “Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us.” — Bill Watterson
  2. “I believe alien life is quite common in the universe, although intelligent life is less so. Some say it has yet to appear on planet Earth.” — Stephen Hawking
  3. “Perhaps we’ve never been visited by aliens because they have looked upon Earth and decided there’s no sign of intelligent life.” — Neil deGrasse Tyson
  4. “We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn’t want to meet.” — Stephen Hawking
  5. “Intelligent life on a planet comes of age when it first works out the reason for its own existence.” — Richard Dawkins
  6. “If this is the only planet on which not only life, but intelligent life, has arisen, that would be very unusual.” — Seth Shostak
  7. “I would argue that in any habitable zone that doesn’t boil or freeze, intelligent life is going to emerge because intelligence is convergent.” — Simon Conway Morris
  8. “It would be selfish to believe that we are the only intelligent life in the universe.” — Kerli
  9. “What we expect to find, certainly in our own solar system, are probably simple single or multiple-cell forms of life. To get to intelligent life takes stability of conditions over huge, long periods of time.” — Ellen Stofan
  10. “I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.” ― Oscar Wild

Self Control Quotes

1. Control your destiny or somebody will. –Jack Welsh

2. Rule your mind or it will rule you. –Horace

3. He who reigns within himself, and rules passions, desires, and fears, is more than a king. –John Milton

4. The control centre of your life is your attitude. –Anonymous

5. I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul. –William Henley

6. He who angers you conquers you. –Elizabeth Kenny

7. He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still. –Tao Te Ching

8. Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control–these three alone lead life to sovereign power. –Alfred Tennyson

9. Speak when you are angry and you will make best speech you will ever regret. –Ambrose Bierce

10. You have no control over what the other guy does. You only have control over what you do. –A. J. Kitt


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