It is very difficult to determine a person’s IQ levels by relying only on IQ tests. In fact, there are a set of traits that highly intelligent people share, and we chose some of these traits that were mentioned through Quora article.
1- Great adaptability:
Intelligence depends on your ability to change your behaviors in order to deal more effectively with your environment, or make changes to it.
2- They admit things they are ignorant of:
Intelligent people are not shy about saying “I don’t know,” because they can always learn what they don’t know.
3- Inexhaustible curiosity:
Research published in the Journal of Individual Differences in 2016 suggests a link between intelligence in childhood and openness to experience, which includes intellectual curiosity, in adulthood.
4- excessive reading:
The study shows that many of the world’s most successful people, such as Bill Gates and Oprah Winfrey, have learned many things they were ignorant of, just by reading.
5. An open mind
People who are open minded to others’ opinions tend to score higher on IQ tests
6- High ability to self-control:
Intelligent people are able to avoid acting impulsively by planning, clarifying goals, exploring alternative strategies, and considering outcomes before starting anything.
7. Sense of humor
One study conducted by the University of New Mexico in 2011 indicated that people who wrote humorous comments about cartoons scored high on verbal intelligence tests.
8 Not being preoccupied with the past:
Smart people don’t have time to think about the past and its mistakes, because they are too preoccupied with the possibilities that tomorrow will bring.
So, if you want to become smart, you should consider these steps to facilitate your affairs in life