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Frank Zhu says "people who can focus for long stretches at a time and tune out distractions" are highly intelligent
2017/11/13 02:34
The paper describes two small studies that found people with higher scores on an IQ test were slower to recognize large background movements in an image
2017/11/13 02:35
You understand how much you don't know
2017/11/13 02:39
"intelligent people let themselves become fascinated by things others take for granted."
2017/11/13 02:40
Psychologists say that open-minded people — those who seek out alternate viewpoints and weigh the evidence fairly
2017/11/13 02:40
An intelligent mind has a strong aversion to accepting things on face value and therefore withholds belief until presented with ample evidence,
2017/11/13 02:40
Smart people can "almost feel what someone is thinking/feeling
2017/11/13 02:41
smart people are able to see patterns where others can't. That's because they can draw parallels between seemingly disparate ideas.
2017/11/13 02:41
Interestingly, journalist Charles Duhigg argues that making these kinds of connections is a hallmark of creativity 
2017/11/13 02:42
smart people are likely to procrastinate on quotidian tasks, mainly because they're working on things that are more important.
2017/11/13 02:42
 Wharton psychologist Adam Grant suggests that procrastination is key to innovation, and that Steve Jobs used it strategically.
2017/11/13 02:43
The time Steve Jobs was putting things off and noodling on possibilities was time well spent in letting more divergent ideas come to the table
2017/11/13 02:43
You contemplate the big questions
2017/11/13 02:43
intelligent individuals "wonder a lot about [the] universe and meaning of life." What's more, Kumar writes, "they always [ask] what's the point of everything?"
2017/11/13 02:43
That existential confusion may be one reason why smart people are more likely to be anxious
2017/11/13 02:43