Are you smart?
Smarter than Average? How can you tell?
Be smart: find out how smart you really are!
You are smart but maybe you don’t know how you are smart (there are many ways) or how smart you are.
I can help you discover that.
Here’s a piece by Marcel Schwantes on how science determines (sort of) if you are highly intelligent. There’s more to it than this.
And you might disagree with some of these studies.
We don’t know how accurate the studies were/are, or how well prepared,. how large a sample, how ell designed,or how how narrow the focus.
But it does lt matter.
These are some indicators of some ideas (some demonstrable, others not so much.)
THEY ARE OFFERED HERE TO MAKE YOU THINK IN DIFFERENT WAYS ABOUT YOU.
(My comments are in parentheses.)
“It always strikes my curiosity what research is saying are the things that smart peoplehave in common. By the way, curiosity? It’s number 9 on the list. Just saying…
Here’s how to know if the tattooed Millennial you just hired for your design team is a genius in disguise.
1. You’re the oldest sibling. (This one is not news!)
Youngest or middle siblings may beg to differ, but this study of 250,000 Norwegian 18- and 19-year-olds published in Science magazine revealed they had an average IQ 2.3 points higher than their younger siblings.
Studies suggest they’re smarter not because of genetics but because of environment and family dynamics. For example, the firstborn gets the benefits of full parental attention until little brother comes along months or years later.
When number two finally arrives, the eldest child is put into the position of “teaching” or tutoring their younger siblings.
Teaching has high cognitive demands, the theory goes. The eldest children need to recall their own knowledge, structure it and think of a good way to explain it to younger siblings, which boosts intelligence for some firstborns.
2. You’re on the thin side. (I’d like to see more on this!)
For the record, obese people aren’t dumb. But studies indicate that over time, their cognitive function declines.
A 2006 study conducted by French scientists and published in the Neurology journal found that people with a Body Mass Index – a measure of body fat – of 20 or less could recall 56 percent of words in a vocabulary test, while obese subjects with a BMI of 30 or higher could remember only 44 percent.
When retested five years later, obese subjects cognitive recall dropped to 37.5 percent, whereas their thinner counterparts retained their level of recall.
3. You’re left-handed. (Maybe!)
As reported in The New Yorker in 2013, psychiatrists from the University of Athens determined that lefties have faster and more accurate spatial skills, mental flexibility, and enhanced working memory.
They’re also “divergent thinkers” — a specific kind of creativity that gives lefties the ability to generate novel ideas on a whim.
4. You’re tall. (Lots of reasons for this and most of them have to do with society, not innate abilities.)
A study by Princeton University says that taller people earn more because they are smarter.
This is backed by another study that says a 6 foot tall person earns, on average, nearly $166,000 more during a 30-year career span than someone who is 5 feet 5 inches, regardless of gender, age and weight.
The height bias may be due to tall people having greater self-esteem and social confidence than shorter people. In turn, tall people are perceived as more leader-like and authoritative.
5. You’re a night owl. (Are you cheering?)
A study at the University of Madrid says night owls have higher IQ than the early risers springing out of bed. They also earn more and lead more comfortable lives.
6. You’re an introvert. (New information on this is that most people are in the middle.)
Chances are, if you grew up as that awkward, quiet, geeky kid with a social anxiety, you were probably special and didn’t know it. The Gifted Development Center says that 60 percent of gifted children are introverted.
It gets better. As an adult, you now leverage your strength for processing, contemplating and thinking things over, which is a trait of highly intelligence people. In fact, more than 75 percent of people with an IQ above 160 are introverted.
7. You were breast-fed. (Lots of info saying this is better than bottle for many reasons!)
I don’t make this stuff up. A rather unorthodox study in Brazil followed 6,000 people from birth to the age of 30. Breast-fed babies did better than babies who were nursed for a month or less, scoring better on intelligence tests as adults, having more success and earning more.
8. You’re a liberal or atheist. (Hmmmm, controversial!)
Both types have been shown to be more intelligent than conservatives or religious types, says evolutionary psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa.
The reasoning goes that liberals and atheists tend to show superiority or elitism, which is liked with higher IQ. Aligning your values and beliefs to progressive and nonconformist ideals may be ways to express to others that you’re smarter than the average bear.
9. You’re curious. (OK, this makes sense.)
Albert Einstein famously said, “I have no special talents, I am only passionately curious.”
Harvard Business Review reports that people with higher “curiosity quotient” (CQ) are more inquisitive, generate more original ideas, and this “thinking style” leads to higher levels of knowledge acquisition over time.
CQ, the author states, “is the ultimate tool to produce simple solutions for complex problems.”
10. You’re funny. (Also makes sense!)
So many studies have been conducted to link intelligence to humor, it deserves its own article. But this 1970s research involving 55 male and 14 female comedians speaks for itself.
Comedians consistently scored much higher on IQ tests than the average population. Male comedians scored on average 138, and female comedians 126. The average IQ score of the generation population? Between 90 and 110. Big difference.
Funny people have also been linked to generating greater creativity, having superior verbal skills, and being more sexually attractive. That’s my cue to crack a good joke for my wife. ”
DO YOU KNOW HOW SMART YOU ARE? OR IN WHAT WAYS?
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Writers, here’s my book on how to promote your work free on Facebook author and reader group sites.
The book is free.
The process is free and it’s stress-free!
OK, you have to do a little work!
But all it takes is your time to promote your books!
And I’ve done the heavy lifting.
This will save you three + weeks of work searching for these sites yourself.
That took me 3.5 weeks.
And you can do this every time with every book.
Most writers aren’t rich. We need places to promote our work as economically as possible.
This does not mean you don’t have to do other kinds of book marketing but it’s a start.
With it, you can get some visibility, traction and reviews.
This does not bear thinking about.
Just do it.
(And, please write a review of it if you find it will help you. That would help me!)
Go get it!
By Gloria Antypowich on December 23, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
TIME AND EFFORT SAVED!
I really appreciate the time and effort that was put into compiling this handy resource for authors who are promoting their books on Facebook.
The clickable links to the different sites are a real time saver, and this book has already gone into my resources folder in the Kindle app on my computer. I can click on the links right from there.
I also appreciated the spreadsheet (Excel) that Frank Daley included.
It is set up for tracking where and when you have promoted your books, so you do not post too often, and you know exactly where you have posted.
I have already used many of the sites, but there were some that I had not thought of.
And when posting to many sites I found that eventually I could get confused about where I had already posted.
He also made me think about choosing sites where readers and authors will be interested in the genre you write in.
This, rather than putting a great deal of time into promoting on sites where most of the authors and readers prefer books different than yours.
For example, I write contemporary romance, so if most of the people who belong to the site prefer thrillers or paranormal, it will be harder to find people who will read my books. Because they’d be reading something that does not appeal to them.
Daley generously included bonuses that I appreciated.
I immediately sent an email to the link provided in the book to receive his upcoming book about How to Write Great Book Reviews.
This is a short book that is packed with a substantial amount of information that is extremely helpful and time-saving for any author who wants promote their books via Facebook group sites.
I highly recommend it.
Here it is! http://amzn.to/2jC4CuE
Frank Daley’s interview with Engel Jones.
Frank Daley was interviewed by Engel Jones, a Trinidadian who interviews a variety of people on his podcast.
His show is called 12 minute Convos (for conversations) and he is broadcasting a series of interviews with all sorts of people (not just people who are on Internet in marketing or publishing).
The people and subjects are wide-ranging and his easy manner ensures some good listening.
Of course, I talk a little about my work on Self-Knowledge College and Dropout to Dean’ s List but he also asked me some questions you might find in People Magazine!
I told him the three things that will happen to you if you don’t know yourself’
1. You won’t be with the right person.
2. You won’t be in the right job.
3. You won’t be happy.
and I reminded him of the two bad things that will happen,if you do not love yourself:
You won’t be able to love anyone else because you can’t give away what you don’t have.
You won’t be able to accept love from anyone else because you will “know” that you are not a loveable person, not a person worthy of love (well, you don’t even love yourself and so if anyone else expresses affection or regard for you you will unconsciously become suspicious of them. You will think they are ignorant, that they are stupid, that they want something from you, that they are manipulative or some other bad thing or else they would realize the “truth” that you know–that you are not loveable.
The fact that this is unconscious –usually–not always, makes no difference. Interview with Engel Jones from Trinidad
Or go to this link.
If you enjoy it, you might like to hear more of his interviews.
He’s on Facebook at Engel Jones.
Lack of Self-Knowledge: Reason #6
#6 I’m too old and it’s too late.
GRACIE THE DOG
Lack of Self-Knowledge: Reason #3
#3 They think they are not smart enough
- whether you are a night-owl or an early riser;
- what your favorite foods are;
- what you favorite kinds of movies and books are, etc.
THE SELF IN CHILDREN.
A SCOTTISH STUDY: How the self develops in children
How we can help them develop self-confidence.
This is Part 39 in a series of articles about the “self.”
This is by Iain Smith writing in the Herald Scotland.
“Dr Sheila Cunningham, of Abertay University, will carry out the study by looking at how youngsters first develop the concept of ‘the self’ and how this process impacts on cognition – those abilities linked to knowledge, comprehension, judgment, memory and analytics.
It is hoped the three-year project, funded by a £106,336 grant from the Leverhulme Trust, will fill the gap in the knowledge related to the mental development of toddlers.
Ms Cunningham said: “The self is a concept that influences numerous social, emotional and cognitive processes in adulthood, but we know surprisingly little about its development in childhood.
“By around three years, children can describe autobiographical memories, use personal pronouns to refer to themselves, recognise their reflection in a mirror, and show embarrassment in self-conscious situations.
“These developmental achievements suggest that children have established a sense of self by the end of toddlerhood, although self-knowledge and self-reflection becomes more elaborate with age.”
Developing the self is a necessary and often tricky business in children.
Dr Cunningham added that adults and teenagers have a ‘consistent memory advantage’ for information processed with reference to their own self, as opposed to information about other people.
For example, people are more likely to remember being asked the question ‘are you clever?’ rather than questions like ‘is David Cameron clever?’
The Abertay study will seek to assess the extent which this self-reference effect operates across childhood.
Furthermore, the study hopes to produce clinical applications through successful strategies for support children with autism spectrum disorders.’
AUTISM AFFECTS MORE AND MORE OF OUR CHILDREN
…(OR PERHAPS WE JUST WEREN’T SMART ENOUGH TO IDENTIFY IT EARLIER.)
But even if your child doesn’t have autism, this study walk be helpful.
And what if you do and you didn’t realize it until later in life?
If you have low self-esteem and want to know how to raise it, please email me at: email@example.com
I can help.
This is Part 38 in a series of articles about the “self.”
Read more of Seth Godin’s piece HERE
If you have low self-esteem and want to know how to raise it, please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I can help.
This is Part 37 in a series of articles about the “self.”
Personal Development: The 5 Indicators of High Self-Esteem
This is a post by Annetta Powell writing in Business 2 Community.
Some indicators of high self-esteem are as follows:
You Feel Whole
These are the persons who are able to pull out control and confidence from within and not from any kind of external factor. They strongly exude self-confidence, self-acceptance and self-respect and are able to take care of themselves emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually.
You Show Gratitude
People with high self-esteem recognize their strengths and know how to use their weaknesses so that it does not come as a liability. More so, they are able to put their focus on things that matter most – they appreciate the blessings and do not dwell on the things that they lack. They can accept criticisms and compliments graciously. Likewise, they are confident enough to give back compliments too. They acknowledge everyone’s worth and they show appreciation to them.
You Are Competitive…
Read more of Annetta Powell’s article HERE
If you are lacking self-esteem, visit me at Self-Knowledge College.
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I can help!