Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Basically a person’s intelligence is quite difficult to measure with the naked eye. To measure someone’s IQ, special tools and test methods are needed.
However, researchers have linked people who have high IQ scores with certain unique habits. So what are they? Here’s the exposure:
1. Tends to be messy
According to Cornell professor Robert J. Sternberg, intelligence is the ability to learn from experience, adapt to new situations, understand and handle abstract concepts, and use knowledge to understand one’s environment.
In an experiment from the University of Minnesota, it was found that people in messy environments generate more creative ideas than those in tidy places.
2. Often self-critical
In a 1999 study from Cornell University, researchers found that incompetent people are unable to recognize their own incompetence, leading to increased self-assessment. Even though many people might think that smart people must be confident. But research shows that intelligent people are not.
This study found that highly competent people tend to underestimate their abilities. That’s because they know how much knowledge is out there. So instead of being overly confident, they often criticize themselves.
3. Enjoy Challenging Things
Not only that, people with high IQ have a feeling of not being easily satisfied with achievement. Therefore, when many people feel satisfied with what has been achieved, those with high IQs try to challenge themselves by trying things that are more extreme.
4. Often staying up late
People with high IQ tend to sleep less. They prefer to spend their free time productively.
Some people may not be willing to sacrifice sleep. However, people with high IQ are happy with the night atmosphere which tends to be quiet to think and design something.
5. Likes to Talk To Himself
Another interesting thing is that genius people are often found to like to talk to themselves, both in their hearts and in written form. This habit can unwittingly improve memory and strengthen the sharpness of the mindset.
So, it doesn’t mean that people who like to talk to themselves are not sane, it could be that they are geniuses.
6. Prefer to be alone
People with above average intelligence usually like to be alone, do ‘me time’ by spending time alone. They also usually feel crowds or crowds are uncomfortable.
This was revealed by two researchers, namely Norman Li from Singapore Management University and Satoshi Kanazawa from The London School of Economics and Political Science through a study entitled ‘Country roads, take me home… to my friends: How intelligence, population density, and friendship affect modern happiness’.
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