I have a Border Collie Aussie Shepard mix. She behaves like a Border Collie in every way. She is extremely smart. This is fantastic or frustrating, depending on the situation. I have noticed that she excels with language. She understands words, easily identifies all of her toys by name etc. She understands simple concepts, bring it, go get it, find it, turn around, upstairs etc. My wife taught her that her feat are numbered. My yard is muddy in the spring, when she comes in if her feet are muddy, we say dirty feet. Milly will then wait patiently for her feat to be wiped off. My wife will say a number from 1 to 4, Milly will lift the corresponding foot. Is she always correct, I'm not sure. I can't remember which is which. My wife claims she is though. Usually if it's muddy she will not need to be told, she will wait anyway. She can get bored, frustrated and a little demanding. She can also be fairly stubborn. She won't misbehave, but she ignores you. I have never interacted so much with a dog as with Milly. It seems that we equate intelligence with language. Milly is an expert at reading my facial expressions. My wife was trying to teach Milly at new trick. This is part of the interaction with her, she needs mental stimulation daily. They were trying to balance a beer can on her head. I know, but you try coming up with things everyday. Milly was having some difficulty understanding what was being asked of her. I could see her getting frustrated so I looked at her. What happened next is the difference. We locked eyes, then as my wife placed the can on her head, I looked pleased. Milly noticed. The longer she balanced it, the more pleased I looked. Now if anyone says beer can on head to her. She will sit down and be ready to balance something on her head. This took no longer than five minutes, three of which were before my involvement. I'm not sure she can read all faces like this, but mine she can. We communicate this way. I have said that she is not my pet, she is my friend. What's it like to have a smart pet? You will have a friend that you can actually communicate with, you simply need to learn the language. This friend will have true unconditional love for you. I ask, what could be better!
Smartness is the ability to understand what matters and discard what does not matter.Smartness is the ability to escape from the baits, cons, cheats set by other evil smart people and by the systemSmartness is the ability to pick and choose the fights, the right ones.Smartness is knowing when exactly when to give up.Smartness is having the wits to understand that each choice has an impact and the ability to choose make 10,000 to 1,00,000 right choices in a sequenceSmartness is to have the wisdom to know when to follow the herd and when to stray away from itSmartness is the ability to learn on your feet and understand the fact that you die when you stop learningSmartness is having the ability to try new things without being disappointed with the end result, and never stop to try new things.Smartness is a lot of things, smartness is all about having crystal clear understanding of the environments, the options that you have and the consequences of each those actions which when weighed will take you into various directions. Smartness is the ability to analyze the situation and the ability to be agile enough to exploit the situation to obtain unexpected (by others) results and to execute it so smoothly that it seems to be done with ease i.e. effortlessly.Smartness is also having the hardheaded nature to stand against hypocrisy, fight tyranny in ways that are impossible to comprehend by mere mortals and bring about revolution.THIS IS ONE OF THE SMARTEST GUYSSrdja PopovicHe coached revolutionaries and was directly responsible for the ARAB SPRING. He taught these people how to mobilize forces passively and bring about a revolution. He understood revolution, he analyzed revolution and he is able to cause revolution i.e. teach it to others, an unprecedented phenomenon.Nonviolent struggle: 50 crucial points: a strategic approach to everyday tacticsby Srdja Popovic, Andrej Milivojevic, Slobodan DjinovicBlueprint for Revolution: How to Use Rice Pudding, Lego Men, and Other Nonviolent Techniques to Galvanize Communities, Overthrow Dictators, or Simply Change the Worldby Srdja Popovic, Matthew Miller
Wise or Smart?
I would rather be wise. In being wise, you'd have the power to discern what is right and what is wrong. If you were smart, you may not have that ablity. Intelligence has more to do with the brain. For example, in The Princess Bride, Buttercup's boyfriend comes to where he has to have a battle of wits with Buttercup's captor. The captor is "smart," but he is not wise. If he were wise, he'd realize being cocky was extremely dangerous. The farm boy was wise by not being like his opponent. He instead used his previous knowledge of things. You know, being wise also brings with it a type of intelligence.
If you make $45,000 a year, would it be smart to....?
Don’t envy. Some people live beyond their means. They could live on borrow money ! u only see his nice house, never see his credit card bills. He could be deep in debts. Then again I know people who make side line money, like dealing in some illegal stuffs, from selling drugs to fraud cases. But always remember it will come a day, your luck runs out…….
Do guys like it when a girl is smart?
I do. As long as she doesn't act like she's smarter than everybody and has to be right all the time. I like an intelligent conversation, a girl with her own opinions and the intelligence to back up what she believes. And i absolutely HATE girls that can't spell (or think its cute to spell everything wrong) like "wut iz up?" and r u gunna B here 2day?" I HATE it when you spell worse than I did at age two!
What does it mean to be "over-smart"?
It could mean that you're smart about facts, but not about people. It could mean that you over-think things, and look for hidden meanings that aren't really there. It could mean that you learn things easily but have no common sense. It's hard to tell, because the meaning of this term changes with context. Unless we know the rest of the conversation, we can't tell you exactly.
I interviewed a young man for a job the other week. The normal decision for a first interview is “progress to second round” or “don't”. This chap I would have hired on the spot.We're recruiting to build a team with a specific industry and technology skill set. Because of the nature of the industry, most of the people we see have 20+ years' experience. This lad had 3 or 4. In that time, he'd been trusted by his employer to deliver projects in 3 continents, including managing more senior resources and producing the design for a whole phase of a project by himself.But what made him stand out was what he could say about the work he'd done. He could talk about the strategic impact of one project, work through the options for an “if you were talking to…” scenario, and articulate the social conditions in one country that led it to need different functionality than another.And all of this flowed naturally through the interview. Where I had to work hard to get answers in the right ballpark from some of the more experienced interviewees, this one was ready with his thinking without it seeming pre-prepared or forced.The critical thing is that he had thought about what he was doing. Not just for the interview, but it was clear that as part of his day job he'd thought about the wider picture.Now, I'm a pretty smart person myself. I'm also a pretty terrible interviewee. I take questions too literally. I follow my train of thought too much and probably say too much. I don't always know how to finish my sentences. But I've twice got down to the final two for C-level jobs outside my own industry and job role by virtue of being able to understand the two new industries and their strategic challenges better than the 20-year incumbents I was up against. And I did it by spending a few days reading publicly available sources on my target companies. (Who, wisely, chose to give the job to people with much more hands on experience than me).I use these two examples to illustrate that there's no one template for how a smart person interviews. Some of them are crisp and well organised. Some of them are all over the place.What we have in common is one thing, which is the ability to see - and grasp - the bigger picture and see the implications. In my experience that's the only really reliable indicator of a very smart person.
My IQ is 160+ and I'm extremely social. I've worked blue collar jobs and government jobs and worked with PhDs and engineers, and I don't think anyone has ever felt I'm “too brilliant” to relate to. Nor have I felt that anyone is too slow to relate to, even though socially I prefer people who think at a similar speed, just because it’s more fun. Those who said they avoid being around people are dealing with issues not related to intelligence. The socially awkward genius may be a cliche, but so is the socially awkward below-average intellect (think Boo Radley from To Kill a Mockingbird or Lennie Small, the simpleton from Of Mice and Men). IQ has nothing to do with liking or disliking humans, any more than IQ is related to a love or distaste for animals. In a 6th grade experimental program, I was placed in a class all year with only students who had extremely high IQs. In terms of talents, social strengths, athletic ability, etc., our classroom was as diverse as any regular group of 12 year olds. Those with high IQs are no more likely to be single-minded about their interests, or geared toward achievement, or competitive, or driven than people of any other IQ status. All of that is separate from cognitive abilities and memory. Every person had a unique set of strengths and weaknesses that makes them who they are. Assumptions that pair any two traits as a matter of course are stereotypes, pure and simple.