Every person knows that one person who seems a bit off than normal; they are so different that we often question whether that person is intelligent or just plain weird. Do you know such a person who prompts you to wonder about the same thing?
Just read on to know the common signs of an intelligent person and find out the verdict…
Can have a conversation with anyone
What is the difference between an extrovert and intelligent person? An extrovert prefers talking to others, while intelligent people may not necessarily prefer talking a lot. And yet, you would never find an intelligent person hard pressed to come up with something to talk about with another person when they have to. Meaning: when an intelligent person has to talk to someone, he will never run out of topics to talk about with that person.
Laughs at things that weren’t so funny
If you know a person whose sense of humor differs from others a little, you should not be quick to dismiss him; he may be smarter than you think. For some intelligent humans, the humor of a situation resides in the funny visuals, i.e., some people visualize something that has been said and that for them becomes funny.
Doesn’t easily give in to fads
An intelligent person doesn’t fall over everything that is in vogue right, because an intelligent person can see through the phoniness and seasonality of it, and knows better than to go crazy over something that will not last. But also, a truly intelligent person will also know which trends are going to stay.
Admits to not knowing certain things
One of the worst things of people, who only think that they are intelligent when they are truly not, is that they would never admit a defeat in a debate, or admit that they don’t know something. But the mark of a truly intelligent person is that such a person always knows the extent of his intelligence. If there is something a truly intelligent person does not know, he will admit it.
Prefers spending time alone rather than with others
Yes, an intelligent person can always successfully engage any kind of person in a conversation, but that doesn’t mean that they love conversing. A truly intelligent person actually prefers spending time alone, because he knows that there are a lot of things that he can do alone which will sharpen his wit, a opposed to spending time with people, who will ultimately waste his time by talking. This doesn’t mean that he is a recluse; it just means that he may prefer reading over meeting friends.