8 Signs of an Intelligent Person (Find Out if you One of Them)

We may think Intelligence can be measured with academics or professional achievements, but many psychologists believe it can be reflected with these 8 signs, Take a look!

signs of an intelligent person

Although the definition of intelligence varies from person to person, in general, intelligence refers to a person’s ability to learn as well as the speed and accuracy of processing the learned data.

Intelligence is also measured by a person’s reasoning capacity. An intelligent person can process abstract concepts on a particular subject as efficiently as well-defined problems.

A person with higher intelligence thinks rationally and is likely to succeed in every aspect of life — personal, professional, and social. They are likely to live a healthy life by making smart choices. They are curious and are not reluctant to listen to others’ points of view.

However, there are many people who pretend to be smart. It is difficult to separate the pretenders from intelligent people if you do not know the traits of an intelligent person.

Here are 8 ways to know if someone is smart

1. They are Empathetic and Compassionate

True intelligence is not just defined by ingenious inventions or excellent performance in academics. An intelligent person is genuinely compassionate and empathetic to others’ needs. Empathy is related to emotional intelligence and comprehension is related to cognitive intelligence.

Psychologists believe that most intelligent people have a high IQ as well as a high EQ. Therefore, a person who scores higher in traits of empathy is likely to score higher in the traits of verbal reasoning/comprehension. An intelligent person leads with both heart and mind.

2. They Observe and Remember

An intelligent person observes what is happening around or in the lives of people close to him/her. An individual’s ability to store and work with these pieces of information is known as ‘working memory and psychologists relate it to fluid reasoning (ability to think and reason abstractly).

According to many psychologists, there are different types of intelligence based upon a person’s ability to observe and remember. For example,

3. They are Curious about the World

An intelligent person is curious about different aspects of life and different types of subjects. However, they are only curious about the important issues which may be related to science, arts, history, economics, politics, climatic conditions, politics, etc.

Hence, they collect information through different sources and are not afraid to ask questions — Who, What, What if, When, Why, Where, How. They like to learn about different cultures, about the lives of people from different parts of the world, and about the world at large.

4. People Trust Them

A person, whose judgment or advice is valued by others, usually plays the role of a leader or representative of a group of people. This is a sign of intelligence.

An intelligent person can motivate others to work towards a common goal and can simplify a subject, topic, or issue for others. Hence, people can depend on them.

The correlation between trust and intelligence has been found through social studies. It has been found that individual achievements have not influenced people to put their trust in an achiever. Therefore, people trust those who know how to lead a group of people.

5. They have a Strong Sense of Self

You recognize your strengths, understand your potential, and accept your weaknesses when you know yourself. Intelligent people have a strong sense of self. No feeling of insecurity weighs upon them and they are confident to make choices that reflect their beliefs.

Intelligent people are certain about their desires and values. They know what they want to achieve while also being aware of their abilities and traits.

Intelligent people can express their thoughts on an issue or their desires without having any reservations. However, they will set and honor their boundaries. They will choose a course of life that aligns with their ethics, values, and objectives. Continue Reading more on signs of an intelligent person by clicking here…

Originally published at https://divineyouwellness.com on November 25, 2021.



An experienced Life Coach and writer for lifestyle — wellness industry. I write content on personal, financial, and generational wholeness tips for my audience.

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Ellice. W

Ellice. W

An experienced Life Coach and writer for lifestyle — wellness industry. I write content on personal, financial, and generational wholeness tips for my audience.