While some scientists argue which of the indicators is more important – the intelligence quotient (IQ) or emotional intelligence (EQ) – others conduct more comprehensive research to understand how some factors including appearance and behavior can influence a person’s intellectual abilities. And they come up with very unexpected conclusions. It turns out that your height, weight, finger length and even eye color can show the level of your intelligence.
We want to share with you 12 signs to look for to help spot a gifted person and to find out if you have some of these traits. Maybe a great genius lives within you! However, if these characteristics don’t match your personality, don’t worry – there’s an exception to every rule.
12. You prefer to spend time alone rather than with a noisy group of friends.
Smart people don’t need a large circle of friends to have a good time. The research conducted by Norman Li and Satoshi Kanazawa called, “How intelligence, population density, and friendship affect modern happiness” shows that intelligent people enjoy spending time alone while socializing is more likely to tire them than give them pleasure.
Intelligent people also tend to talk out loud to themselves. This is a sign of advanced intelligence, not madness!
11. You learned how to read at an early age.
The fact that some children learn how to read at an early age doesn’t makes them intelligent by default. On the contrary, British scientists, Stuart J. Richie, Timothy C. Bates and Robert Plomin, believe that reading itself makes these children smarter.
It’s quite obvious: the earlier you studied the alphabet, the more books you’ve managed to read and the broader your horizons are. Of course, this applies to people whose reading experience is diverse and is not limited to only one genre or author.