Advita Bihani points out highly intelligent people tend to have a great sense of humor. One study found people who wrote funnier cartoon captions scored higher on measures of verbal intelligence.
Another study found professional comedians scored higher than average on measures of verbal intelligence.
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." Winer's observation is backed up by a classic study by Justin Kruger and David Dunning, which found that the less intelligent you are, the more you overestimate your cognitive abilities.
In one experiment, for example, students who'd scored in the lowest quartile on a test adapted from the LSAT overestimated the number of questions they'd gotten right by nearly 50 percent.
and one "problem scenario" just keeps coming up OVER AND OVER... "The Genius Failure Paradox" is the tendency for UNUSUALLY intelligent men to have very LOW levels of success with women and dating.
After contemplating this particular paradox, discussing it, and working on it for an awesome amount of time, I'd like to share my thoughts about it with you.
You probably realized at a young age that you saw things differently, and thought differently than others in school...
Albert Einstein reportedly said, "I have no special talents, I am only passionately curious." Or, as Keyzurbur Alas puts it, "Intelligent people let themselves become fascinated by things others take for granted." Research published in 2016 suggests there's a link between childhood intelligence and openness to experience -- which encompasses intellectual curiosity -- in adulthood."An intelligent mind has a strong aversion to accepting things on face value and therefore withholds belief until presented with ample evidence," says Alas.Richard He points out that highly intelligent people tend to be "very individualistic." Interestingly, recent research suggests smarter people tend to derive less satisfaction than most people do from socializing with friends.Intelligence depends on being able to change your own behaviors in order to cope more effectively with your environment, or make changes to the environment you're in.The smartest folks are able to admit when they aren't familiar with a particular concept.