I'm really wondered that How can you know that you are Intelligent?

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    Jun 01, 2008 7:42 PM GMT
    I saw the many peple's profile and some people say taht they are highly intelligent or smart.
    But I really Can't understand that How can they know that themselves?

    In my case
    I don't think I'm not smart or intelligent.
    well I thought same thing when I was a child because of my IQ, but I just realized that it's just number. and well I work pretty hard and I used to have good grades(not now icon_razz.gif), but I don't count that for intelligent or smart, either...


    P.S. I'm not being sarcastic to people who wrote that. I just don't understand that How do you know that yourself?icon_rolleyes.gif

    -Don't be mad icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 01, 2008 7:51 PM GMT
    I think of intelligence as the ability to learn, especially learning from one's mistakes. I personally believe there are different types of intelligence. There is intelligence that is reflected in good school marks, gpa scores etc. (academic achievement), but there is also emotional intelligence, athletic intelligence, musical intelligence, artistic intelligence, mechanical aptitude or intelligence, etc.. Virtually every human being is intelligent in at least one of these areas.

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    Jun 01, 2008 8:21 PM GMT
    ya. that's true.

    but I saw some people who think they are smart but they are acting stupid. that's why I'm asking ..

    - again I don't say you are one of them. icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 01, 2008 8:57 PM GMT
    There is a BIG difference in being smart or intelligent. I'll take smart any day
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    Jun 01, 2008 8:59 PM GMT
    ya.... but to me, it's still weird lol icon_smile.gif maybe I don't have that much self-confidence .. lol

    I should ask my mom lol jkjk
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    Jun 01, 2008 9:05 PM GMT
    Some people are so smart they are stupid. LOL.

    I'm a Rocket Scientist but who can't tie my own shoes. Hilarious.

    Both are completely different but it doesn't mean that the person who happens to be these lovely things has to necessarily act that way all time.

    Knowing is only half the battle won.
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    Jun 01, 2008 9:14 PM GMT
    I know cuz I dont have to take off my socks to count ta twenty.
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    Jun 01, 2008 9:23 PM GMT
    Intelligence is not a measure of the way a person behaves. A person can be very intelligent, but operate on a lower emotional level. Just because a person has the ability to understand and retain information does not mean they can use it successfully. So you may know a person who is very intelligent and behaves as if he needs a babysitter.

    Don't let these people get to you! The fact is that this person is probably tormented by his behavior and others reactions to it, but doesn't know what to do about it.

    When faced with this type of person I am usually nice without enabling the poor behavior and quickly move on.
  • Bunjamon

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    Jun 01, 2008 9:34 PM GMT
    Socrates said, "I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance."

    I think the smartest man is he who admits that there is always more to learn and strives to enrich himself every day, not the one who brags about how many inocuous facts he knows.
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    Jun 01, 2008 9:40 PM GMT
    I think when someone says that they're intelligent, they are just saying that they value more than just dolce and gabbana and the spring season collection of true religion. To me, what else is there? j'k
    if you go out of your way to put that you're intelligent in your profile then they may have a bit of a superiority complex.
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    Jun 01, 2008 9:42 PM GMT
    Very intelligent people have no common sense. I don't think I'm missing much.
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    Jun 01, 2008 10:02 PM GMT
    Hmm, I figure if someone's not broke, in jail, and or still living with Mom n Dad at 35 (in a non-elder caregiver capacity,) he's got some intelligence and can deliver himself as such.
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    Jun 01, 2008 11:37 PM GMT
    yeah. I'm understanding more and more icon_smile.gif good! well... I just looked the definition of intelligence and Smart and they have little bit of difference... HOWEVER! I think i can't say that myself. even if I'm intelligent or smart. it's just embarrassing to say that myself. icon_redface.gif

    haha well GOOD!


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  • Squarejaw

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    Jun 01, 2008 11:39 PM GMT
    Do you remember this exchange from Broadcast News between Jane Craig (Holly Hunter) and her boss?

    Paul Moore: It must be nice to always believe you know better, to always think you're the smartest person in the room.
    Jane Craig: No. It's awful.

    One of my favorite movie moments, but you have to see Holly Hunter's performance to appreciate it. Anyone have a link to a clip?
  • Squarejaw

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    Jun 01, 2008 11:41 PM GMT
    redheadguy saidVery intelligent people have no common sense. I don't think I'm missing much.
    Don't forget that common sense tells us the world is flat and the sun revolves around the earth.
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    Jun 01, 2008 11:46 PM GMT
    king2139 saidI saw the many peple's profile and some people say taht they are highly intelligent or smart.
    But I really Can't understand that How can they know that themselves?

    In my case
    I don't think I'm not smart or intelligent.
    well I thought same thing when I was a child because of my IQ, but I just realized that it's just number. and well I work pretty hard and I used to have good grades(not now icon_razz.gif), but I don't count that for intelligent or smart, either...


    P.S. I'm not being sarcastic to people who wrote that. I just don't understand that How do you know that yourself?icon_rolleyes.gif

    -Don't be mad icon_smile.gif



    Yeah, I always say, that when someone making those claims about themselves, TREAD WITH CAUTION icon_neutral.gif
  • Squarejaw

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    Jun 01, 2008 11:59 PM GMT
    When it comes to people announcing in their profiles that they're handsome or smart, I always think of the old writing advice, "Show, don't tell."
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    Jun 01, 2008 11:59 PM GMT
    Squarejaw saidWhen it comes to people announcing in their profiles that they're handsome or smart, I always think of the old writing advice, "Show, don't tell."


    Yup icon_smile.gif Same here!
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    Jun 02, 2008 12:01 AM GMT
    I only have an average brain, but I've got a
    smart ass.
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    Jun 02, 2008 12:05 AM GMT
    bgcat57 saidI only have an average brain, but I've got a
    smart ass.


    well.. Smart ass... well... humm... lol
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    Jun 02, 2008 3:55 AM GMT
    but I saw some people who think they are smart but they are acting stupid. that's why I'm asking ..

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    Jun 02, 2008 6:56 AM GMT
    Squarejaw saidWhen it comes to people announcing in their profiles that they're handsome or smart, I always think of the old writing advice, "Show, don't tell."


    Unless it's bound in tedium.

    I know I ain't the sharpest tool in the shed. I'm lazy and I know it. But I can follow directions to a T, and when you start moaning about something I'll give you back your words verbatim. Owned.

    It's a defense mechanism, as my humor is. It's slightly depressing to know why you are the way you are.
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    Jun 02, 2008 1:08 PM GMT
    I'm a genius.

    I know... I cry about it everyday. icon_cry.gif
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    Jun 02, 2008 1:14 PM GMT
    king2139 saidya. that's true.

    but I saw some people who think they are smart but they are acting stupid. that's why I'm asking ..

    - again I don't say you are one of them. icon_smile.gif


    Even the smartest people in the world are very limited in some areas. My brother is a doctor, very bright in math and science, but cannot spell worth beans!

    I could probably explain to you in a fairly coherent fashion the events leading up to the start of World War I, but could not change a spark plug in my car.

    And to be honest with you, despite our best intentions, we all say stupid things from time to time. The only way to avoid that embarrassing situation is never to open your mouth. Which is a pretty stupid way to live your life!
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    Jun 02, 2008 1:46 PM GMT
    king2139but I saw some people who think they are smart but they are acting stupid. that's why I'm asking ..

    CarlosGringo said

    Name names


    Yes. Don't be afraid. We're here to help you. icon_twisted.gif