What are the top 10 tips to recognize intelligent people without talking to them?
In order to recognize an intelligent person, you don’t have to talk to them. In fact, there are many things that you can look for without even having a conversation. Here are the top 10 tips to help you out!
Some people are just smarter than others. No matter how hard you try, you can’t stump them with tricky questions or logical puzzles. But how can you tell who’s smart without talking to them? Check out these top 10 tips to recognize intelligent people without chatting them up!
1. Look at the person’s eyes – intelligent people tend to have bright, lively eyes
2. Check out their hands – intelligent people have nimble fingers and are often graceful in their movements
3. Notice how they dress – intelligent people generally have a good sense of style and know what looks good on them
4. Listen to the way they speak – intelligent people are usually articulate and well-spoken
5. Watch their body language – intelligent people tend to be confident in their movements and gestures
6. Pay attention to what they talk about – intelligent people are typically interested in a variety of topics
7. Look for people who are reading books instead of scrolling through their phones
8. People who are interested in learning new things and have a diverse range of interests
9. Pay attention to the way someone speaks – intelligent people tend to be articulate and well-spoken
10. Watch for people who are good at problem-solving and can think on their feet
11. Notice if someone is always surrounded by friends or colleagues – intelligent people often have a large social circle
12. Keep an eye out for people who are creative and expressive with their thoughts and ideas
13. Highly intelligent people are very aware of the vast number of things they don’t know, and are somewhat humble and open-minded.
14. Highly intelligent people learn from others across a wide range of topics.
15. Highly intelligent people don’t talk about their IQ and Intelligence, and are keenly aware that there are many other things important in life.
16. Highly intelligent people Know quite a bit about many different topics, and can often explain even complex topics in ways simple enough for the listener to grasp.
17. Highly intelligent people tend to ask very thought provoking questions they don’t know the answers to. (This last characteristic is the hallmark of some of the brightest people I know, and makes them fascinating and thought-provoking conversationalists).
According to Matthew Cooper, here are some low-key signs of highly intelligent people:
1. Most of them have the habit of staying up late into the night.
2. They may have bad handwriting because of the trouble with their mouth and hand keeping up.
3. They have unusual, out of the box, apparently ‘crazy’ ideas.
4. They’re prefer to be with their own company.
5. They’re brutally honest with what they don’t know.
6. They can talk to people they don’t like and hear ideas they don’t agree with and not get emotional.
7. They have a twisted sense of humor. They are most likely to enjoy and understand dark humor.
8. They have good body memory. Their bodies can pick up routines faster than others.
9. They use the Keanu behavior to boost intelligence.
Keanu Reeves says highly intelligent people play a game. They try to be wrong once in a while. They practice being wrong more often to reset their egos.
10. They can explain difficult matter in an easy way.
11. They can make connections between seemingly unrelated subjects.
What are the best psychological tricks to read other’s face?
Research has shown that words account for only 7 percent of how we communicate whereas our body language (55 percent) and voice tone (30 percent) represent the rest. Our entire body language can be read and interpreted. Almost our every external body part and its position speaks lots and lots, not vocally but via body language which also keeps altering with respect to the circumstances, our feelings or people around. Here, we are going to deal with the psychological tricks to read other people’s face. You just need to remember…Your emotions get etched on your face.
I believe that smart people have hunter-gatherer minds (intuitives in Myers-Briggs), whereas most people have farmer minds and these two are often not very compatible.
Hunter-gatherer people often become deeply introverted in childhood already, because they understand that they are different from the vast majority of people (INs only make up about 10% of the population) and when they grow up they feel they are misunderstood and that they can’t make a change anyway.
Read “The Little Prince” and you get an idea what it is like for a gifted kid to grow up: you see the elephant inside the boa where others see a hat (NB: this is a metaphor):
“Whenever I encountered a grown-up who seemed to be intelligent, I would experiment on him with my drawing Number One, which I have always kept. I wanted to see if he really understood anything.
But he would always answer, “That’s a hat.” … So I lived by myself, with no one to talk to”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (INFP)
So, what is the point of talking about something other people can’t see??? 90% of the time we would be wasting our energy and that is why we keep quiet. People would think we are crazy.
More about hunter-gatherer minds here:
Can you determine someone’s intelligence through their face, by how mature it is, and other factors?
Do people with a very high IQ have a different mindset?
Source: Dustin Covey
Yes. Top 2%er IQ wise here.
But, and this is important- IQ is like the measurements on the outside of the cup, it only shows how full it can be, not how full it is, and most importantly says nothing about what it’s filled with. There were probably more nazis with high IQs than saints.
I can “think about my thinking”, and choose from more options how I want to think about a subject.
I can be wrong in my thinking and change it when provided with a better solution or better data.
I don’t reject uncomfortable truths. I understand there is nothing after death. I wish it was otherwise but can’t ignore the evidence despite humanity’s culturally indoctrinated wishful thinking otherwise.
I see a “big picture”. My definition of “big picture ” means that I’m far enough back that I don’t see “myself” in it. That gives me the ability to see conclusions and concepts that are “outside the box”.
I spot patterns earlier and can separate them from “back ground noise ” and spurious data faster than a lot of people. I’m the one who chooses not to go on the company picnic as the boss always fires someone who went a week later. The boss doesn’t see this pattern, the other workers don’t see the pattern. Everyone else wants to go because of the free booze and sandwiches.
I get bored. Very very bored. Imagine you are 30 and are trapped in a culture determined by the desires and minds of 14 Yr olds. It works great for them, but there’s really not much of interest for you and when you pursue your own interests you are a weirdo iconoclast until they see that your ideas can also be used to make their skateboards go faster and shoot sparks from the trucks… I will probably kill myself once my age makes it too hard to keep myself amused.
I am used to isolation being misunderstood, rejected, and laughed at by those who don’t understand what I’m doing. I am far too used to paranoid managers who realize that they have an employee who is smarter than them. I’m used to.people telling me I’m stupid for wanting to know how something actually works. “Fusion!? Screw that science crap!-the sun is hot because its burning. Stop over thinking stupid!”
I am used to Dr’s and professionals in other fields stopping and looking at me funny when I start discussing the finer points of insulin transport through a cell wall, finer points of nuerochemistry, or other specialist knowledge. It’s taken me years to find doctors I can work with. They are too used to bozos coming in with “but I saw it on the Internet “.
I’m a prodigy burn out, one of the last “educated bums”. Eight years in university, a string of letters behind my name and my diplomas are stacked up, face downin my back porch. My last job before retirement was as a clerk in a legal late night cannabis dispensary in the inner city. My job before that was as an Education and Programming Director at a major art gallery.
I don’t chase after money for money’s sake. Lots of people think I am stupid for not maxing out my career potential, but I get bored with the work, the people and the collateral issues of having to work. So I opted for self sufficiency and an urban peasant lifestyle. I have enough money to see me through to “the end”, and to provide an estate for my daughters. I am bi no means poor, but manage and use money as a tool rather than a fetish.
I am extremely hard to live with. I’m a bit of a slob (organized neatness is a compulsive trait of those who can not remember where everything is), pedantic and often disinterested in things that seem very important (fashion, morality, celebrities, ie). I have been in five serious relationships, and happily bought people houses to get out of them.
I hope this helps, but one thing you are going to find with very high intelligence is that those with it often have frustrating, broken and dysfunctional lives. Each response is going to vary wildly.
To sum it up….
A friend who truly knows me put it like this: “Dustin, you have a mind like a finely tuned sports car, with a 700 hp engine. You live in a world built for tricycles. Have a beer!”
I have a Mensa level IQ. My husband’s was probably around 110 -120. I don’t know for sure because if he ever took an IQ test, he never told me. I know I could grasp higher math and science more than he could.
That said, we loved one another and supported one another through 47 years of marriage. We respected one another. We laughed together. We cried together.
If he didn’t understand something, I explained it until he could. He taught me to drive. We never treated the other as though one was less than the other.
He had more life experience than I as he was 20 years my senior. School was easy for me. He never had much use for formal education until he met me. I supported him in his interests and his desire to change jobs often. He supported me when I went back to school when I was forty. He listened while I told him the exciting new things I was learning even when he wasn’t really interested.
I supported him when he retired and I watched him learn to drive both a bus and a fire truck when he was sixty- five. He learned to parallel park both of them.
He once asked me why I was with someone so less intelligent than I was. I told him I wasn’t. There are more kinds of intelligence than that measured by IQ tests.
Respect, laughter, and love go a long way in leveling any differences two people have. So yes, a relationship can work even if one of the people has a higher IQ than the other.
He passed away a year and a half ago. I miss him acutely.