There are plenty of over-confident people out there, who think they’re smarter than they actually are.
But there are even more people who do not realize they’re much smarter than they believe.
Below we have listed 7 definite signs that you’re not giving yourself enough IQ credit.
1. You learn from your mistakes and move on
People with high levels of intelligence understand that no matter how smart they may be, they will always make mistakes, so there is no point in dwelling on them.
They will learn from the mistakes they make, and keep them in their minds so that they don’t repeat them. But they never allow their past mistakes to hold them back in life.
2. You know your own limits
Intelligent people don’t pretend that they know it all. In fact, self-awareness is a sign of intelligence. If they don’t know how to do something, they don’t pretend that they do. They admit they know their own limits and that allows them to be open to learning and growing by listening to others and experiencing unfamiliar situations.
3. You have self-control
Being able to control yourself requires a sense of maturity. Intelligent people know how to keep their impulses and emotions in check so they won’t do something they might regret later. Having self-control is a clear sign of intelligence because it shows that when things don’t go your way you are likely to think and consider your choices carefully before you commit to something stupid.
4. You know how to adapt
Highly intelligent people understand that in order to make it in life you need to be adaptable and flexible. Being unwilling to change your ways can mean you’ll often be unable to handle new challenges.
Intelligent people try their best to perform well in any situation and rather than complaining about the changes, they accept them, learn from them, and do their best to adapt to them.
5. You have a curious mind
It isn’t hard to assume that people with high IQ’s enjoy reading. But being smart isn’t just about reading lots of books. It is about being curious about life in general. Intelligence people never stop asking thought-provoking questions, learning about other cultures, nature, history, and the world in general. And while loving to read is not necessarily a sign of high intelligence, it is a hint that you enjoy learning and you have a lot of curiosity in you.
6. You don’t believe in luck
Intelligent people know how the world operates.
They understand that certain people can have certain advantages over others, but they also know that those who seem to be lucky have likely also been working hard to get to where they are.
They believe that by doing the best they can and taking the necessary risks they can be the creators of their own luck.
7. You are funny
People with high intelligence are not always the ones that draw large laughing crowds at social gatherings but they have their own way of being funny and they understand humor.
They are known for coming up with witty, thought-provoking remarks that always make you laugh when you least expect it.
Also, intelligent people have an appreciation for dark and complex humor, rather than simple or slapstick comedy.
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