You can take any test, and even the latest IQ test and fail, but that still doesn't mean that you're not a genius. In fact, there are all sorts of surprising indicators that could be alerting you and others around you that you're a freaking genius, and you don't even know it yet.
There are a number of ways for a person to exhibit signs that they are actually a lot smarter than they've been led to believe. Most of these clues come in the form of certain challenges or behaviors that could be attributed to intellectual pursuits. Who knows, you might know someone who's the next Einstein or you could be the next Stephen Hawkins yourself.
If you're curious about everything and doubt even the deepest facts of existence or the universe itself, you could be looking at subtle signs of higher intelligence.
Contrary to popular belief, being messy isn't necessarily a sign of laziness. All that chaos in your own environment helps you to explore brand new creative venues.
Your hand seems to have a mind of its own, but in fact, it's your own brain, conscious or otherwise expressing the inner creative form that's hidden deep inside of you.
That's fine though, because your brain is flooded with so much information that sometimes you can be overwhelmed and forget things. Just look at the absent minded professor from Disney. Sure, he was a genius, but he couldn't remember a date if his life depended on it.
You're more of an information seeker and you tend to think too much, so the thought of actually developing social skills seems like a huge waste of time.
Yup, if you're a daydreamer who drifts off during a boring class or a meeting, or you can't wait to lay in bed to just dream while you're awake, you're showing off that you're a freaking creative genius.
Writing is just one way of using your left brain analytics with your right brain's creative sight. In essence, you wouldn't be able to come up with the perfect story if you weren't able to use the creative and the analytical side of your brain.
This is great because they'll forgive you when you're out of touch or cancel on them for like the billionth time. The fact is, smart people can concentrate better if they a smaller social circle, and they're selective about who they spend time with and who they avoid, like needy people.
You spend the entire day at a library or at Barnes and Noble, and not because you like their coffee, but because you simply can't put a single book down. Well, congrats, this probably means you're smart.
In some cases, they're like vampires who sleep during the day, but stay awake at night. Plus things are quieter after everyone's gone to sleep so you can concentrate without any unwanted distractions.
You have your own pace, which some might find annoying, but it's not because you're sluggish or lazy. It's that you're methodical and prefer to do things with precision.
This means that you understand several topics that you love to learn (lateral) as opposed to just specializing in one topic (vertical). A perfect sign of this comes from people who are jack of all trades or have books of many different genres.
Someone that's smart is always looking for things that will continue to puzzle him and challenge him or her in different ways, whether it's through illusions, riddles, games, or theories of relativity like Einstein.
No, you're not losing your mind. Talking to yourself is a sign of intelligence because it helps you order your thoughts and access things that you need to achieve whatever goal you set out for yourself.
After interviewing nearly 8,000 people, researchers found that people who use illegal drugs do somehow have higher IQs despite the obvious life altering effects of the substances they use. We know, it's weird, but people who take drugs and alcohol tend to experience a whole lot more things.
In a recent study by the London School of Economics, they proved that insomnia is a natural sign of intelligence because your brain is working at 100 miles an hour. But naps can be a great way to recharge when your mind finally slows down from lack of sleep.
It's not the worst thing in the world because it allows you to make time to be introspective, meditate, read, write, paint, play an instrument, or write a novel.
Dickens, who was a creative genius when it came to writing had a habit of walking 12 miles to get away from the world and dive deep inside his own thoughts. If this sounds eerily similar to something you do, then your IQ is probably skyrocketing.
It's almost like you have a split personality where one part of you wants to do something, but you end up doing the exact opposite, which is a sign of multiple viewpoints, creative or otherwise.