14 Signs You're Smarter Than An Average Person

14 Signs You're Smarter Than An Average Person

Are you a genius or are you smarter than an average person- You deserve to know!
If most of these scientifically-proven signs apply to you, you’re probably smarter than you think. Let's go 🕺

Smart people

1. You're not easily distracted

The ability to concentrate for a long period of time is often a sign of intelligence. Michael Melnick of the University of Rochester and other researchers discovered that intelligence is linked to the ability to ignore distractions.

2. You're a night owl

A night owl is a person who stays up late at night or goes to bed late. British reasearchers in a study, "Why Night Owls Are More Intelligent" proved night owls are likely to be smarter.

3. You are a curious person

Albert Einstein famously said: “I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” Curiousity promotes thinking and the search for knowledge which eventually results into intellectual development.

4. You're funny

The ability to make people laugh has a lot of correlation with intelligence.

5. You enjoy your own company

According to Dipankar Trehan, "highly intelligent people tend to be individualistic". An individualistic person is someone who Interested in himself/ herself rather than others and may be egocentric.

Moreover, a research from the British Journal of Psychology suggests that smarter people tend to derive less satisfaction than most people do from socializing with friends.

6. You understand how much you don't know

As Jim Winer writes ,
intelligent people "are not afraid to say: 'I don't know.' If
they don't know it, they can learn it."

The smartest folks are able to admit when they aren't
familiar with a particular concept.

7. You can predict what someone is going to say next in a conversation 

8. You're a lefty

According to researcher Alan Searleman of St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, “southpaws have higher IQs, solve problems better and enjoy more extensive vocabularies than righties". Searleman’s research found there were more left-handed people with IQs over 140 than right-handed people.

He also points out that some of the most brilliant people to ever live — like Sir Isaac Newton, Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein were lefties.

9. You're good at using the internet

An internet savvy person is likely to have discovered tons of information on the web. Moreover, it takes some level of intelligence to be able to use the internet without being taught.

10. You were a teenage virgin

A study "Smart teens don't have sex (or kiss much either)" showed that a large proportion of higher intelligent people did not engage in early sexual activity as compared with average individuals.

11. You have smart parents

Research has shown that intelligence is heritable. So if your parents are smart, it's possible that you may have inherited your intelligence from them.

12. You adapt easily

Smart students still perform excellently even though they change school to another with a different curriculum or when one of their teachers are replaced with another whose teaching method is strange to them.

This is because intelligent people are able to adapt easily as Donna F. Hammett writes, intelligent people adapt by "showing what can be done regardless of the complications or restrictions placed upon them."

13. You learnt how to play a musical instrument

According to a new study from Boston Children’s Hospital, people who learnt how to play musical instruments especially before the age of seven had an improved cognitive function and academic performance.

14. You pass examinations easily

What point are you making when you claim to be smart, yet you fail most of your exams?😂
Intelligent people pass examinations with an effort that can be termed 'little' when compared to that of an average person.
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