Did you know there are 9 different types of Intelligence?
Howard Gardener, an American developmental psychologist described that there are 9 different types of intelligence.
• Naturalist (nature smart)
• Musical (sound smart)
• Logical-mathematical (number/reasoning smart)
• Existential (life smart)
• Interpersonal (people smart)
• Bodily-kinesthetic (body smart)
• Linguistic (word smart)
• Intra-personal (self-smart)
• Spatial (picture smart)
Mozart and Einstein were two very different people but both were regarded as Geniuses because of their excellence in their respective fields
No matter which field or profession you are in, there are certain behavioral traits that are common in all people who are smarter than the average
Here are 9 unexpected signs backed by science that prove that you are a Genius:
1). Are you a worrier? That’s a great start.
People who overthink and worry a lot are more imaginative and creative explains personality expert Adam Perkins, from King’s College London. “High scorers on neuroticism have a highly active imagination, which acts as a built-in threat generator,” cites Perkins.
Overthinking and worrying comes from your innate ability to imagine vividly. So next time you catch yourself overthinking, try utilizing your creative imagination to find out solutions.
2). Do you talk to yourself more often?
Intelligent people have very hyperactive brains. They are often caught in their own ideas and philosophies.
Talking to yourself reduces stress, provides a cognitive boost and brings more clarity and focus to your life.
“Quiet people have the loudest mind.” – Stephen Hawking
So next time you catch yourself talking in your head, don’t worry, it is just a sign that you are smarter than the average.
3). Do you get curious about everything?
Are you always interested in the hows and whys behind everything?
Do you find yourself asking a lot of questions, reading a lot and observing everything with curiosity to learn?
Genius people are highly curious and have a childlike zeal to learn and consume new information
Even Albert Einstein mentioned that “I am not intelligent. I am only passionately curious.”
4). Do you forget where you kept your phone or keys?
Scatterbrained people are basically geniuses, according to psychology.
Highly intelligent people think deeply and are concerned with finding the mystical meaning behind things.
Their mind is occupied with thinking about n number of things at a time and therefore they can be absent-minded sometimes and forget about basic things like where they kept their phone or keys.
5). Are you lazy about Fashion?
If you are a genius, you want to spend your time and thinking abilities on bigger issues than fashion.
That is why the likes of Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg are known for wearing the same color T-shirt every day.
6). Do you read constantly?
Do you enjoy reading constantly? Great, because intelligent people are obsessed with it.
They love learning about how things work and expanding their horizons.
There are two types of reading Geniuses:
1. The Polymath: who tend to read on any topics that they can get their hands on. This is what the likes of Elon Musk are.
2. The singularly focused: who tends to read on particular topics according to their area of expertise.
So, if you have a love relationship with books and reading, you are a Genius!
“Of all the things, I like books best.” – Nikola Tesla
7). Do you enjoy pushing boundaries and challenging yourself?
The brain is the sexiest organ for a Genius.
They like to constantly engage in activities to better their minds whether it is reading, Sudoku or crossword puzzles. They constantly push themselves out of their comfort zones and expand their horizons.
8). Do you suffer from social anxiety?
People who have IQ are constantly engaged in analyzing their surroundings, reflecting on what is happening around them, forming correlations, no wonder they get anxious in social environments.
Studies show that highly intelligent people are also highly sensitive to stimuli and get anxious in social setups.