How to smart?

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OK so I was in math tutoring, and their was this Ib kid and the teacher, they were talking about intelligence and it piqued my interest cause I have always found this stuff fascinating and plus I always wanted to be a genius but then it made me sad, cause I will never be that smart I’m not talking about Ib or school I’m talking about being a true genius. Someone whose mind always races with and who has so much more wisdom now…..I’m kinda ditzy so maybe its too late for me but what makes a genius? Sure its genes and their surroundings but theirs different kinds of intelligence so which ones the most powerful? Whats it like? Is it too late for someone like me? whats the inside of your mind like? What do you think about? Do you ever get tired of average humans? Whats your sense of humor like? Can you instantly spot other geniuses? Have you always known you were better than everybody else (haha lol)? What was your opinion on Flowers For Algernon? Do you have any special talents? What makes you happy? What caused you to be intelligent? Really just add anything you want to and thanks again for answering such a weird question It means a lot it helps in my research maybe one day…..sighh

asked December 6, 2014

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Intelligence is relative. You will feel smarter when you spend time with people who are lower, but you will get smarter by spending time with people who are higher.
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Haha I love this question! I think there are many different types of geniuses out there, whether it's being better at math or best at art. The definition of genius is: "exceptional intellectual or creative power or other natural ability." So, this question is kind of unanswerable, and at the same time answered by everyone. There has to be one time in your life where you new you were better at doing something then someone else, or you thought or were proud of what you had created/made/wrote/thought..etc I think true genius is valued and thought in different ways by different people, you're not "ditzy" maybe you're not good at somethings others are good at, but i'm sure you're better at things that others aren't. For example Albert Einstein, known to be one of the greatest and smartest people who ever lived, but had Dyslexia. Which means others could read and even write better the Albert could. All our minds are wired differently, we are all unique, so I believe everyone is a genius in their own special way. I'm not sure if this exactly answered your question in anyway, but I hope I helped a little, thanks for the question!
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As a psychology major, I know for a fact that genius is not hereditary and that psychologists for the most are unaware of how genius's are born. There are so many kinds of geniuses out there that it would be hard to determine if they even recognize each other. Autism can sometimes result in genius attributes for certain subjects such as math. However someone with this kind of genius wouldn't be able to recognize another. Personally, I would consider the most powerful form of intelligence is natural ability combined with traits that we build throughout life such as determination, will power, and creativity. Therefore, its not too late for you! If you put your mind to it (and your environment allows you to develop these characteristics) then I think you could raise your intelligence, but not necessarily to the level of a genius.
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I'm often told that I am the smartest person that people have ever met. Whether or not that's true, I can tell you that it's not like you would imagine it would be. Sure, I coasted my way through a M.S. in theoretical physics without spending more than an hour studying in my life (still working toward my PhD), but it disconnects you from the general population much more than it connects you to anything else. Let me answer a few of your questions. 1.) The best kind of genius would be a social genius. Every single person alive wishes they were better with people, and having the ability to form bonds, and to work friends, and to get the kind of people in your life that you'd like there, as well as network to get to where you'd like to be, I'd call that the best of everything. 2.) The inside of the mind of someone like me, is a lot like what's in your mind. However, I have a clearer idea of it all, just from being able to think about it differently. And honestly, we desire order much more so than the general population. So, when things change in our daily routine it's difficult to adjust. 3.) Thinking about humans in general? I think of them as dealing with the same things as I do. I see them dedicate more time and effort into simple tasks than I, and wish that I were more like them in those ways, and in how they relate to others. I love the way that I can see what will make me happy in the world, and what I need from life, and just what it takes to enjoy the simplest of life's pleasures. But it would be nice if I could have that without having to think about it, or create the kinds of situations where I am controlling every aspect. It's fun, but it's tiring. Sometimes we all just want to go home, lay down, and have someone there to make us feel better; Someone to love. 4.) Spotting geniuses isn't hard. We stick out. But there are some in the normal population who blend well with us. People who appreciate the arts and the sciences, who are laid back and prefer deep conversation to a house party. Who would never drink for inebriation, for the sole purpose that our intellect is a defining characteristic. 5.) We know at a very young age we're better than everyone else, in terms of academia, but we are told not to put others down, or to gloat, or to point out that there are just some things we will always be better at. And that starts in the home. A good family upbringing is beneficial if nothing else to being intelligent. Having a stable environment, some kind of comfort within the household, and someone to talk to about things, are great at all ages and for all people. 6.) What makes me happy, is love (and, of course, every kind of cute thing you can imagine). I love flowers, museums, operas, shopping, dining, dancing, etc. All of it with someone I care about, and all of it in a family friendly setting. You have to change routines when you're smart if you're going to care about others. You worry about saying wrong things, doing appropriate things, or being able to come across as yourself. And so, at a young age you know you'll always watch PG rated movies, and listen to music without profanity, and just be doing something socially acceptable everywhere, at all times. Not to mention, it stabilizes love lives too. Never too much affection in public, but always able to be romantic, show that you care, and have open discussions with your lover.Clearly, I do have a bias toward the romantic, and others may have biases in another direction. The point being, we structure our lives, and make things better for us and those involved with us; as friends, as lovers, et cetera. There's no difference between you and us, besides the work you put in to get somewhere, or to make something work in your favor. And I guarantee all of us are envious of your commitment. After all, it's the work that makes it all worthwhile. :-)
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First of all, the fact that you're so buzzing with thoughts and questions on this proves that you're so much smarter than you lead yourself to believe. I personally think that intelligence depends on what you value in your life. Do your absolute best in every subject and the main thing I try to work on is keeping everything organized, easy to find, and clearly presented in a format that is easy to read (when it comes to notes). Try your best to get different life experiences- go out with friends, do new things. For this I suggest looking at bucket lists and learning new hobbies. Study the renaissance period- back then, the masters were focused on learning all different skills and becoming masters on them. And finally, don't compare yourself to other people's intelligence. All this will do long term is make you envious of what you don't have or overly proud of what you do. What you SHOULD compare for is, if you see that something is working for them, compare what you're doing. If you see somethings that works exceptionally well for someone, then try it for yourself and see if it works for you. Tweak it, modify it. Change it so that it suits you. This is the smartest thing you could do for yourself- borrow things from other people and then take it a step upwards.
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“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” -Albert Einstein