What being smart means. Intelligence is something rather different from being good at exams or memorizing history books by heart. And if you have just a couple of friends, if you frequently seem lonely, or if you’re a perfectionist, the chances are high that you’re simply smarter than the people who surround you.
TIMESTAMPS: You enjoy loneliness 1:10 You feel pressured 4:07 You often daydream 4:53 You're open-minded 5:40 Your self-control is exceptional 6:24 Your indecisiveness stems from overanalyzing 7:13 You often feel dissatisfied or unhappy 7:55 You connect concepts that seem unrelated 8:54
SUMMARY: - If you or other people in your life prefer being alone, this doesn't necessarily mean loneliness. Sometimes it's just a sign of greater intelligence. - Smart people often see and realize things that the people around them can't comprehend. That's why they know for sure where their life should head. - Daydreaming might not be a distracting habit but a sign of high intelligence. In their study, psychologists from the Georgia Institute of Technology drew a connection between daydreaming and the efficiency and strength of a person's brain. - Highly intelligent people never close themselves off if they come across new ideas or unusual opportunities. They tend to look for alternative solutions and consider the views of other people. - Another thing that makes smart people stand out in a crowd is their ability to overcome impulsiveness. They tend to plan their actions, clarify their goals, explore different strategies, and think about consequences. - Highly intelligent people need to know all the pros and cons before they make a decision. But at the same time, the more they analyze, the less likely they are to act. - For some smart people, their intelligence turns out to be a curse. They simply don't fit in and sometimes wonder about the truthfulness of the expression “ignorance is bliss.” - Smart people can see patterns nobody else pays attention to. This happens due to their ability to draw parallels.