Bad habits – like nail-biting, respectfully complaining a lot, and chewing gum – are actually signs that you’re smarter than most. Of course, there is not just one type of intelligence, as social and emotional intelligence are also important.
There seem to be some traits shared by highly intelligent people that set them apart from the rest, making them shine with splendor. We researched some high intelligence signals so you can determine if you have any of them.
You Complain Respectfully
Speaking respectfully when you notice that something is wrong, whether at work or away, is a sign of emotional intelligence. While it may seem like you just like to complain, it actually shows that you are aware of and attentive to your surroundings.
You understand the impact negative things can have on other people, not just yourself, making you feel like you need to make a complaint.
You Talk To Yourself
Scientists believe there are huge benefits to listening to ourselves talk. Hearing yourself say something has a different impact on your brain than reading it or thinking about it.
In fact, it’s about being more humble, dealing better with emotions, and being able to weigh decisions and other perspectives. This, in turn, indicates superior emotional intelligence.
You Have Good Self-control
Being able to resist temptations and wait is a sign of intelligence, especially among teenagers. The survey found that people who are smarter than average have greater self-control, especially with regard to diet.
In fact, self-control has been found to be one of the best ways to lead a healthy life, and the sooner the better.
You Can Be Alone
People with high emotional intelligence generally agree to be alone with their thoughts and ideas and do not need to socialize all the time to be happy.
Because they can be so busy with their own schedule, they are not afraid of losing when they do not attend social events. Instead, they only have a few close friends and enjoy the time they have for themselves.
You Don’t Think You’re Very Smart
The Dunning-Kruger effect suggests that people with lower ability often overestimate themselves. However, people with superior intelligence did not underestimate or overestimate their ability.
People with higher levels of intelligence are more aware of what they do not know and therefore do not consider themselves particularly intelligent.
This is probably something you have noticed in very intelligent people, who never claim to know everything and are always curious and willing to learn.
You Bite Your Nails
A new study found that nail-biting may not be a sign of anxiety. According to research, soothing habits like nail-biting and skin picking are actually related to perfectionism and feelings of dissatisfaction.
In fact, it appears that people who have extreme perfectionist tendencies may be linked to a higher intelligence than those who do not.
What do you think of these habits? Are there other characteristics that you have noticed in very intelligent people?
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