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Humble People Are More Intelligent, According To A Recent Study

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There is a saying that goes something like, “The dumbest person in the room is always the loudest voice in the room,” and as it turns out, there is some truth to this. A recent study found that those who possess more intellectual humility are typically smarter than the rest.

The study was published in the Journal of Positive Psychology. Lead author Elizabeth J. Krumrei-Mancuso from Pepperdine University worked alongside her co-authors to examine a concept they refer to as intellectual humility. Intellectual humility is the ability to be intellectually fallible in an open and level-headed way.

On the opposite end of the spectrum is intellectual overconfidence, which happens when someone is certain of their beliefs to an extreme extent, even in the face of the possibility of being wrong.

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