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For those of you who see yourselves as more intelligent than most people, why do you think that?

Do you have any evidence of your above-average nature? I'm not asking for those who are more educated, but rather, more intelligent. Having a degree doesn't necessarily make someone smarter. So, what justifies the idea that you are smarter than other people?
Persephonee · 22-25, F Best Comment
Having a degree (or degrees) is a mark of *a certain sort of intelligence*.

I do consider myself of above average in certain measures of intelligence, and having a first class degree from, for instance, a university generally acknowledged to be academically very rigorous, and what I've done having gained that degree (small as it is yet!), is some evidence of that. I also know people from my university days who were definitely better educated, with more impressive academic accolades, who are now unemployed and seemingly unemployable).

But my game-playing or sporting intelligence is next to nothing. One would never ask me to play football for England or France (in fact I'd probably drop them if I only had to carry water bottles).

If this answer sounds self centred it's just an example lol

Trippin · F
Ive a few people whom mistook their intelligence for mental immaturity as they simply could not grasp a perspective other than their own. 🤷‍♀️
Abstraction · 61-69, M
I can get to the heart of arguments quickly.
I solve puzzles and always did as a kid. I solved the rubik's cube on the second day I had it when it first came out - before the internet. That's way quicker than Rubik himself.
I see things that others don't. I often do it in 'intuitive' leaps where i can see multiple steps ahead all at once, and I know it works even though I haven't had time to think it through. It takes a second to see it but might take 20-30 minutes to explain it. I don't know how, it just happens.
Formal IQ tests affirm it - they're just like more fun puzzles.
In my work I've become a global expert at something - mostly through problem-solving and creative thinking I saw possibilities that led to it being changed.

But I'm not always really quick like some. I'm also not great at maths - never interested me, and only use it where it is relevant. My ability tends to be around things I'm interested in.

It also doesn't mean anything - it doesn't make you better than anyone. It's just useful. When my car isn't working, I have full respect for my friends who listen for 10 seconds and know exactly what's needed.
TexChik · F
Looking down on some one due to their perceived lack of intelligence is just not my thing . However looking up to them is . My hubby has two PhDs and he is my Mr Smarty Pants . He has the Mensa mind . I too am educated but he is impressive. However one does not have to be a genius to be smart. It’s very common and natural
for people to be in competition with each other and equally common to be cruel .
Doomflower · 36-40, M
I don't think anyone is smart all the time or in all situations so it's hard to say.

Much of what is special about me is what I have avoided. Debt is a big one. Kids are another. However I am very boring.
Picklebobble2 · 56-60, M
There’s not an intelligence measure anywhere on earth that everybody agrees is a standard.

You can quote MENSA; State education requirement tests; university degrees passed; MBTI…..doesn’t work.

Some companies (including the armed services) get their people to sit all kinds of tests and then sort them into specialist roles based on their answers to the questions.
Still doesn’t imply, let alone prove that intelligence is measurable by any standard than the one they themselves set.
andreafg · 22-25, F
@Picklebobble2 It's not important that everyone on earth agrees on a standard for the tests to be useful.

Heck, there are still three countries in the world who haven't yet agreed to use the metric system. Does it mean that the metric system doesn't do its job? Quite the contrary
Picklebobble2 · 56-60, M
And this is why we have the mess we do
andreafg · 22-25, F
@Picklebobble2 semms you've responded to a different conversation xD
FloorGenAdm · 51-55, M
It's like caffeine and helps some people get through their day?
Adstar · 56-60, M
I had a few IQ tests and so i know i have a higher then average IQ..
wildbill83 · 36-40, M
perception & experience
wildbill83 · 36-40, M
Many are incapable of perceiving anything beyond what is popular and/or convenient; they fall victim to subjective truths and ignore absolute truths
Dainbramadge · 56-60, M
'cause your all my .....
andreafg · 22-25, F
[quote]what justifies the idea that you are smarter than other people?[/quote]

I talk to them and see how they lack basic reasoning skills. Then infer that if they are so lacking in this fundamental department, they can't really be doing too well in the rest...
I cant quote it but I remember reading this, that the price we pay for achievement and excellence is our own sweat. It is what I think of when I watch the Olympics.
I'll use that 'argument' when I come across someone that just wants to argue, or try to convince me of their superior perspective.
WandererTony · 56-60, M
I used to score well back in those days when I had to take tests.
Also won in chess and wore glasses 🤓

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