As scary as it may be, true intelligence seems somewhat rare today. Those with a real desire to learn, expand their knowledge and push boundaries to become truly great are few and far between. Highly intelligent people often get pushed into the background in favor of those who have the ability to entertain, and many people settle when they get comfortable, instead of choosing to constantly move forward.
These five habits are the mark of a highly intelligent person!
They Question Things
Intelligent people refuse to believe everything they hear or read. They are constantly questioning beliefs, ideas, tradition — anything they can find another side to. They apply deep critical thinking skills to form their own opinions and read between the lines. They are able to see through lies and charades to figure out what’s really going on. Highly intelligent people stick to their beliefs and they follow their own path in life, constantly on the hunt for knowledge.
They Don’t Have Idols
A highly intelligent person does not have a guru, master or an idol. They may be inspired by the work of others, but they know that by working hard, expanding their knowledge and searching for answers, they will be able to find all of the knowledge they seek on their own. They understand the value of teachers, but they see themselves as their own personal gurus, with the wisdom and strength to get them through anything. They are confident in their ability to work hard and find the answers they seek.