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15 often underestimated signs of genuine intelligence

By | Justin Brown |

Intelligence is often equated with good grades in school, but let’s be real – grades are just one small part of the equation.

True intelligence is about much more than just acing tests and getting straight A’s.

It’s about being able to apply what you know to the real world, to think critically and solve problems, to be practical and resourceful.

In short, it’s about being able to use your knowledge to navigate and thrive in the world around you.

I used to think intelligence was all about grades too. I remember being obsessed with getting straight A’s in school and thinking that was the key to success.

But as I got older, I realized that grades are just a superficial measure of intelligence. It’s not just about what you know, it’s about how you use that knowledge.

So, what are some often underestimated signs of genuine intelligence? Here are 15:

1. Learn new things quickly.

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

Genuinely intelligent people are able to pick up new skills and knowledge with ease.

They are able to adapt to new situations and learn from their experiences.

I’ve seen this firsthand with my partner, who can pick up a new hobby or subject and become an expert in no time.

It’s seriously impressive.

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