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8 Signs You Are Smarter Than Average

Are you left-handed? Have cats, or have taken recreational drugs? If so, you may be smarter than the average Joe. Smart people have many things in common, and a number of experiments have identified some of the behaviors and characteristics that are common among people with higher level of intelligence.

Are you left-handed? Do you have cats, or have taken recreational drugs? If so, you may be smarter than the average Joe. Smart people have many things in common. A number of experiments over the years have identified some of the behaviors and characteristics that are common among people with higher level of intelligence.

This infographic by Business Insider shows us some of the signs that research has suggested are associated with smart people. Of course, as Business Insider points out  – correlation does not imply causation. So taking up recreational drug as a new hobby or buying a cat wonโ€™t necessarily boost your brainpower, or in other words – make you smarter.

Some studies claim that blue-eyed people on average areย smarter than brown-eyed people. Study like this will certainly make some of you think it is biased or subjected to culture of people studied, and claim this to be some kind of bogus modern journalism. Well, itโ€™s not. Some of these signs are described in this article; and, it includes valid credible sources. Check out the infographic below.

8 Signs You Are Smarter Than Average
via Business Insider

17 comments

  1. I have iq 140-145 iam 19y and I smoke, considered weed one time but didnt go for it also right handed, have a cat,168 height, quit college after 2y studying to change my major. ๐Ÿ˜›

    1. You are right. Left handers make make up about 10 percent of the population. But, I can’t say they are the smartest; I have met couple of lefties who are incredibly dumb.

      1. …a mum of someone coping with Schizophrenia diagnosis. He struggles with social interaction but i think he has a lot of empathy, something which isnt meant to be the case if you ahve this diagnosis. We are desperately searching for a way forward but have accepted that it takes time and grateful for every positive.

      2. Thank you – one of the things that worrys me – is the NHS was struggling before what has recently taken place over here.

        But despite all the things we hear – life seems to continue much the same. If anything, some people almost seem happier. Complete strangers stop and chat about it – whatever their viewpoint. But i think it is college students and people with young children – who will feel the enormity of it.

        But in the US and other parts of the World – people are facing much bigger issues and it is nice to know there are people who care and are trying to bring about more positive change.

  2. I’ve heard this one before and had to laugh. Both of my children are left handed. I tend to be both-handed. My children are smarter than their mother. I have 4 1/2 out of the 8 signs.

    Many years ago, I worked with a psychologist who had conducted studies in intelligence. He said that people know which range they fall in, all you need is the 5-finger test: Ask a person to pick a finger starting with the pinky, “Are you below normal, normal, above average, bright, genius?” Unless S/he’s delusional, s/he’ll choose the correct finger. I chose, and still choose #4 “bright” and tell my genius children that I have borderline genius disorder. ๐Ÿ™‚

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