Science Says These Traits Are Shared By Intelligent People

March 15, 2017

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You see IQ test online and I'm sure you've taken a Cosmo quiz now and then about your smarts.  While many times they're just fun little games, scientists say they've come up with a list of a few traits which are linked to high intelligence. For instance, you learn from your mistakes. A study by Michigan University researchers found that people who believe they can learn from mistakes, rather than believing that intelligence is ‘fixed’, will actually take the opportunity to learn, while others miss it. The way you argue. People who can argue points without offending other people and without ‘digging in’ and ignoring other viewpoints tend to be more intelligent. You don't think you ar intelligent. People who are above average intelligence don’t tend to think they are smart, however but stupid people do. It is a phenomenon known as ‘the Dunning-Kruger effect,’ which studies intelligence and found participants scoring in the bottom quarter on tests of humor, grammar and logic grossly overestimated their test performance and ability. Although test scores put them in the 12th percentile, they estimated themselves to be in the 62nd.’ Other traits of intelligent people are they enjoy sick jokes, love alone time, tend to be physically lazy, have used illegal drugs and are the first-born.  Researchers at Edinburgh University found that all children received similar levels of emotional support from their parents, but the first born had more support with tasks which developed their thinking skills.


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