No one needs an intelligence test to measure their mental capabilities. These are 10 characteristics of intelligent people to help you get to know each one you communicate with. You can also use them for self-analysis.
1. Understand when someone is lying to you
You see when some are trying to trick you, and you do not let him do that. You are also aware of people’s intentions, motivations, and desires, and these are all signs of emotional intelligence.
2. You are self-sufficient
Of course, you love your partner. But do not let your whole life spin around it. You also have your own: work, relatives, friends, hobbies. You can now call yourself a self-sufficient person, even if you plan to start a relationship or marry.
3. Sometimes you are messy
Your apartment is not always spotless. Besides, sometimes it’s messy because you have more important and more urgent things than cleaning it up and arranging it.
4. Do not lie to yourself
Or someone else because you know that lies lead to consequences you have to deal with in the future. Also, efforts are required to bring a good lie. Intelligent people are aware of their strengths and weaknesses; and don’t pretend to be great at everything, nor downplay their skills and accomplishments.
5. You can show emotions when needed
People with a clear mind do not suppress or hide their sincere emotions. But you know boundaries, and you will not turn into a martyr, focusing on loss and resentment. If anything happens, just overcome it and forget it.
6. Quick At Decision Making
Intelligent people are the good decision maker and can analyze a situation fast and come to a conclusion without taking much time and then stick to it. Their decision may not always be correct but they are ready to face consequences with smile.
7. Sometimes you prefer to lazy
A new study finds that laziness can be a sign of high intelligence. The study includes two groups of people: active and thinkers. The first group spends more time on physical work to improve brain functions. The latter prefers to tackle the problem rather than increasing activity. Researchers claim that the first group is easily bored and has a need to fill the free time with different activities.
8. Do not “jam” in the past
You appreciate past experiences and memories, but you do not like experiencing what you have said and done again. Plan and dream of the future as you live in the present. And you are happy with this.
9. Do not Repeat Mistakes
Only fools think they should be ashamed of their mistakes. But you know that mistakes are part of moving forward in life. Intelligent people learn from their mistakes and don’t repeat same mistakes again and again.
10. Do not Think They are the Most Intelligent or Smartest
You do not say, “I am the smartest!” in every corner of your voice, and do not turn your imagination into the eyes of others. Only fools do this. Intelligent people do not call or even think about themselves as intelligent or smartest because they know they will encounter people who are smarter than them.