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
habits are the mark of a highly intelligent person!
1. They Question
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.
2. They Don’t
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.
3. They Turn
Their Thoughts into Actions
intelligent person knows that his or her thoughts and ideas mean little if he
or she isn’t willing to act on them. Half of the fun is bringing new, exciting
and different ideas to light. They are constantly conjuring up plans in order
to achieve their goals. They don’t just learn, they apply their knowledge
whenever possible. They aren’t afraid to share their knowledge and their ideas
4. They Seek
intelligent people are never satisfied. They constantly want to learn more, see
more and do more. They not only crave knowledge — they also crave adventure.
They seek to truly experience the world around them. Highly intelligent people
sincerely enjoy expanding their minds and engaging in intelligent conversations
with others. They have a true fascination with knowledge and they never allow
themselves to be simply content. They know that knowledge is power.
5. They Value
It may seem that
highly intelligent people are constantly learning and doing, but the truth is,
they know when they need downtime. They value quiet time to reflect and
re-charge. They spend a lot of time alone with their thoughts, quietly
planning. Highly intelligent people know that it’s important to get away from
the hustle and bustle every once in a while to rejuvenate mind, body and soul.
They know that self-love and self-peace are key to happiness.