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"How To Know When Someone Is More Intelligent Than You" by UnoDiscuss.com by Nobody: 9:35am On Dec 17, 2016
We are all faced with the fortunate experience of meeting new people, new individuals from all works of life. However, we are also inundated with the unfortunate prospect of being misunderstood by those we come in contact with.

Sometimes, this is due to the fact that those who may likely misunderstand us, are not usually up to par – granted. However, what if the primary reason for which we were misunderstood was because we ourselves were not up to par intelligent-wise? I can wager that this happens more often than not.

Incidences such as this either makes us better or bitter. It can only make us better if and when we acknowledge our indispositions intelligently, and choose to learn from them – instead of fuming bitterly from being misunderstood, or being taken for a fool.

So how do you know when someone is more intelligent than you?

#1 They ask most/all of the questions

Even rhetorical ones! Highly intelligent people are highly inquisitive. Indeed, Albert Einstein was quoted to have said, “there are no stupid questions, only stupid people”.

Questions have answers and answers have insights – the insights are what are normally required by more intelligent folks you come across. You may be misunderstood by them for actually providing answers that are void of insights. Nothing new from what they have already known.

So what is the solution? Ask more questions, get newer answers. But don’t stop there. Get more insight to what you already know. That way, you will be on your way to the top of the intelligence food chain.

#2 They are mostly paranoid

This is one exceptional quality of highly intelligent people. They take EVERYTHING, including what they know in the first place, with a pinch of salt. They groom themselves with the motto, “extreme suspicion for every information received”.

This has its negatives, but for the most part, it stimulates the noble path of VERIFICATION – Ascertaining whether or not something is true. The process of verification will go a long way to make sure that the probability of falling into avoidable mistakes and errors is reduced drastically.

#3 They blend and mix up with like-minds

Have you noticed that even from pre-school, the intelligent kids always move in groups? Sometimes, they may have other kids as playmates, but their real acquaintances are those with a similar make up and ideology. From that early age! They do this to sharpen their already attained level of conscious knowledge. It is like a sharpening process – sharpening up, going blunt and coming back for more sharpening. A major way of exploiting that process is by being with more intelligent minds who are willing and ready to develop themselves.

It is good to emphasize that, being with those more intelligent than you is more than necessary in attaining a certain level of intelligence. Like an old adage goes, “never be the most intelligent person in a room”.

There is always something to discover, something to decipher and something to learn when you walk with those more intelligent than you are.

#4 They understand the precious tool of Active Silence

Imagine walking into a conference room, a classroom – anywhere some form of intelligent and unintelligent conversations are bound to happen, and you notice someone all mute, but not in a bored kind of way; In an absorbing, ‘taking-in’ sort of way. This attribute is quite peculiar with intelligent people.

This silence is not out of boredom (in some instances it could be though), but is an active form of silence that involves keen observation, a gleeful expression and fixed onlooking. It is not this (see source below), It is this: (see source below).

Silence spurs innovation, insight, and careful deliberations. In fact, it is a sign of wisdom in many cases.

Silence is also useful in meditations – an art that can also quicken insights – away from the noise of the world, just you and your thoughts.

Practice and imbibe these rules, and also watch out for those who keep to these principles and see your intelligence rock the world.

Source: http://www.unodiscuss.com/know-someone-intelligent/

cc: Lalasticlala, Mynd44

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Re: "How To Know When Someone Is More Intelligent Than You" by UnoDiscuss.com by babyfaceafrica: 9:50am On Dec 17, 2016
Hmmm
Re: "How To Know When Someone Is More Intelligent Than You" by UnoDiscuss.com by Nobody: 9:57am On Dec 17, 2016
babyfaceafrica:
Hmmm
You disagree?
Re: "How To Know When Someone Is More Intelligent Than You" by UnoDiscuss.com by Nobody: 9:59am On Dec 17, 2016
Trash! The only way to know is by taking a genuine iq test and comparing results.
You can try www.iqhaven.com or https://iqnavi.net/tests.php or http://www.matrix67.com/iqtest/

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Re: "How To Know When Someone Is More Intelligent Than You" by UnoDiscuss.com by Nobody: 10:06am On Dec 17, 2016
Blackbolt:
Trash! The only way to know is by taking a genuine iq test and comparing results.
You can try www.iqhaven.com or www.iqnavi.net or http://www.matrix67.com/iqtest/

Haha, you sure know that some of these IQ tests online are not really certifiable as standard tests? Well, to take a standardised IQ test, you have to be tested by a Certified Psychologist; And even the test has to fall under a particular 'Deviation from the mean'.

I don't think you can achieve that trivially by everyone you come across.
Re: "How To Know When Someone Is More Intelligent Than You" by UnoDiscuss.com by Nobody: 10:15am On Dec 17, 2016
UnoDiscuss:


Haha, you sure know that some of these IQ tests online are not really certifiable as standard tests? Well, to take a standardised IQ test, you have to be tested by a Certified Psychologist; And even the test has to fall under a particular 'Deviation from the mean'.

I don't think you can achieve that trivially by everyone you come across.

yeah, i know. But atleast it is better than guessing.
Someone who is mentally slow may have a funny definition of intelligence.
BTW, those tests i uploaded are actually better than some "real" iq tests.

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Re: "How To Know When Someone Is More Intelligent Than You" by UnoDiscuss.com by Nobody: 10:33am On Dec 17, 2016
Blackbolt:

yeah, i know. But atleast it is better than guessing.
Someone who is mentally slow may have a funny definition of intelligence.
BTW, those tests i uploaded are actually better than some "real" iq tests.
There is nothing real about them. There are other 'behaviours' observed in a real IQ test, that can't be observed virtually.
Re: "How To Know When Someone Is More Intelligent Than You" by UnoDiscuss.com by Nobody: 10:46am On Dec 17, 2016
UnoDiscuss:

There is nothing real about them. There are other 'behaviours' observed in a real IQ test, that can't be observed virtually.
other behaviours that have nothing to do with intelligence.
Most real iq test have sections like digit-span and verbal sections which measure skills which has little to do with intelligence. Imagine someone asking me the meaning of BANALITY, a whole ph boy. Na for where for nigeria you wan hear that one. Or do they think i have the time to read books.
Re: "How To Know When Someone Is More Intelligent Than You" by UnoDiscuss.com by Aremu01(m): 1:52pm On Dec 17, 2016
I can relate to most of this
Re: "How To Know When Someone Is More Intelligent Than You" by UnoDiscuss.com by win10(m): 4:00pm On Dec 17, 2016
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Re: "How To Know When Someone Is More Intelligent Than You" by UnoDiscuss.com by Nobody: 4:30pm On Dec 17, 2016
Blackbolt:

other behaviours that have nothing to do with intelligence.
Most real iq test have sections like digit-span and verbal sections which measure skills which has little to do with intelligence. Imagine someone asking me the meaning of BANALITY, a whole ph boy. Na for where for nigeria you wan hear that one. Or do they think i have the time to read books.
No Sir, nobody asks about such things in an Intelligence test. I think those are trivia - one's knowledge about trivia knowledge for instance.

Intelligence tests are standardized tests in abstract reasoning. Someone may be a Doctor but will fail the same IQ test as you (not you, literally), a roadside mechanic. IQ tests are all about patterns - behavioural, mental, emotional, what have you.

Knowledge is therefore not the main offshoot of high Intelligence.

Think of High Intelligence as a machine - a high end machine. A Quad Core Processor vs a Single Core Processor for instance.

A Quad (4) core Processor has the POTENTIAL of PROCESSING more information far more than a Single Core. What if the Quad Core Stays idle, it loses grit and progress due to that. However, if a Single Core is put into good use, it may help launch piolts into the moon.

That being said, Intelligence ensures that some people find doing something easier than others if they put effort into it. While those who are not as intelligentle, grapple and struggle till they find a way out.

Hope you get my position?

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Re: "How To Know When Someone Is More Intelligent Than You" by UnoDiscuss.com by Nobody: 4:32pm On Dec 17, 2016
Aremu01:
I can relate to most of this
I'm sure you can.
Re: "How To Know When Someone Is More Intelligent Than You" by UnoDiscuss.com by veekid(m): 4:57pm On Dec 17, 2016
Originality

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Re: "How To Know When Someone Is More Intelligent Than You" by UnoDiscuss.com by 2SWT(f): 5:32pm On Dec 17, 2016
I af Neva ask question in class

Does it mean I'm dull?
Re: "How To Know When Someone Is More Intelligent Than You" by UnoDiscuss.com by Nobody: 6:10pm On Dec 17, 2016
2SWT:
I af Neva ask question in class

Does it mean I'm dull?
It may mean that you are Actively Silent grin. Or what can I say? Lol
Re: "How To Know When Someone Is More Intelligent Than You" by UnoDiscuss.com by Ermacc: 6:24pm On Dec 17, 2016
Brilliant piece
Re: "How To Know When Someone Is More Intelligent Than You" by UnoDiscuss.com by 2SWT(f): 7:16pm On Dec 17, 2016
UnoDiscuss:

It may mean that you are Actively Silent grin. Or what can I say? Lol
bros I am not understanding Pls come down to my level
Re: "How To Know When Someone Is More Intelligent Than You" by UnoDiscuss.com by Readwarn(m): 7:21pm On Dec 17, 2016
And Intelligent People Post Stuff Like This...Nice Piece OP
Re: "How To Know When Someone Is More Intelligent Than You" by UnoDiscuss.com by Johnzzy(m): 7:26pm On Dec 17, 2016
Ermacc:
Brilliant piece
.
Re: "How To Know When Someone Is More Intelligent Than You" by UnoDiscuss.com by Johnzzy(m): 7:30pm On Dec 17, 2016
2SWT:
bros I am not understanding Pls come down to my level
Okay, look at it this way.

What are the things that could make you QUIET when people are talking?

1. You are not understanding what they are talking about. In other words, you are confused.

2. You understand, but it is old gist to you. In other words, you are BORED.

3. You understand, but they are ADDING some stuff you haven't known about before. In other words, there is something new from what they are talking about, you only need to be silent to get it.

Now this No. 3 is what is called "Active Silence". Silence with the aim of absorbing information.

So you may not ask questions but you are Silently absorbing information being passed across.

Those kinda people are quite deadly. Lol.
Re: "How To Know When Someone Is More Intelligent Than You" by UnoDiscuss.com by Johnzzy(m): 7:31pm On Dec 17, 2016
Readwarn:
And Intelligent People Post Stuff Like This...Nice Piece OP
.
Re: "How To Know When Someone Is More Intelligent Than You" by UnoDiscuss.com by 2SWT(f): 7:36pm On Dec 17, 2016
Johnzzy:

Okay, look at it this way.

What are the things that could make you QUIET when people are talking?

1. You are not understanding what they are talking about. In other words, you are confused.

2. You understand, but it is old gist to you. In other words, you are BORED.

3. You understand, but they are ADDING some stuff you haven't known about before. In other words, there is something new from what they are talking about, you only need to be silent to get it.

Now this No. 3 is what is called "Active Silence". Silence with the aim of absorbing information.

So you may not ask questions but you are Silently absorbing information being passed across.

Those kinda people are quite deadly. Lol.
I think it's a combination of no. 2&3
Re: "How To Know When Someone Is More Intelligent Than You" by UnoDiscuss.com by Nobody: 7:36pm On Dec 17, 2016
2SWT:
bros I am not understanding Pls come down to my level

Johnzzy, my alter ego has done justice, I suppose? Lol.
Re: "How To Know When Someone Is More Intelligent Than You" by UnoDiscuss.com by Nobody: 7:37pm On Dec 17, 2016
2SWT:
I think it's a combination of no. 2&3
This just shows you are intelligent. Concatenating and integrating ideas.

Kudos.
Re: "How To Know When Someone Is More Intelligent Than You" by UnoDiscuss.com by Nobody: 7:38pm On Dec 17, 2016
Readwarn:
And Intelligent People Post Stuff Like This...Nice Piece OP
Thank you so much Sir. I'm honored.
Re: "How To Know When Someone Is More Intelligent Than You" by UnoDiscuss.com by Nobody: 7:39pm On Dec 17, 2016
Ermacc:
Brilliant piece
Grateful for the compliments Sir.
Re: "How To Know When Someone Is More Intelligent Than You" by UnoDiscuss.com by 2SWT(f): 7:43pm On Dec 17, 2016
UnoDiscuss:

This just shows you are intelligent. Concatenating and integrating ideas.

Kudos.
grin

You af start again
Re: "How To Know When Someone Is More Intelligent Than You" by UnoDiscuss.com by Nobody: 8:32pm On Dec 17, 2016
UnoDiscuss:

No Sir, nobody asks about such things in an Intelligence test. I think those are trivia - one's knowledge about trivia knowledge for instance.

Intelligence tests are standardized tests in abstract reasoning. Someone may be a Doctor but will fail the same IQ test as you (not you, literally), a roadside mechanic. IQ tests are all about patterns - behavioural, mental, emotional, what have you.

Knowledge is therefore not the main offshoot of high Intelligence.

Think of High Intelligence as a machine - a high end machine. A Quad Core Processor vs a Single Core Processor for instance.

A Quad (4) core Processor has the POTENTIAL of PROCESSING more information far more than a Single Core. What if the Quad Core Stays idle, it loses grit and progress due to that. However, if a Single Core is put into good use, it may help launch piolts into the moon.

That being said, Intelligence ensures that some people find doing something easier than others if they put effort into it. While those who are not as intelligentle, grapple and struggle till they find a way out.

Hope you get my position?
lol some iq tests test knowledge. Hence the concept of crystallized intelligence. So iq tests do not measure knowledge only
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluid_and_crystallized_intelligence
Re: "How To Know When Someone Is More Intelligent Than You" by UnoDiscuss.com by Agimor(m): 8:33pm On Dec 17, 2016
I think it goes beyond what the Op mentioned above.
Re: "How To Know When Someone Is More Intelligent Than You" by UnoDiscuss.com by Nobody: 8:56pm On Dec 17, 2016
Agimor:
I think it goes beyond what the Op mentioned above.

Lol, this is acute Paranoia, positive I must say. You just gave more credence to the o.p.

Thanks alot.

Take things with a pinch of salt, especially when needed. You will not go wrong. Verify quickly though so you won't be called a skeptic. Lol.
Re: "How To Know When Someone Is More Intelligent Than You" by UnoDiscuss.com by Nobody: 9:00pm On Dec 17, 2016
Blackbolt:
lol some iq tests test knowledge. Hence the concept of crystallized intelligence. So iq tests do not measure knowledge only
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluid_and_crystallized_intelligence

Agreed, but you are missing the point though. What knowledge, relatively does a market woman in Iyana Ipaja have over a Graduate from UNILAG?

However, do you know that market woman could be innately more intelligent than the Graduate?

Book-smartness isn't Intelligence. Intelligence is innate.

However, intelligence also affects how well you capture and absorb information. So they work side by side in reality.
Re: "How To Know When Someone Is More Intelligent Than You" by UnoDiscuss.com by Donpiro: 9:32pm On Dec 17, 2016
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