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The Habits of Smart People
When asked if they would rather be smart or dumb, surely everyone would answer smart! If you’re looking to improve your mental capabilities you can start by following in the footsteps of some of the smartest people in the world.
A person’s Intelligence Quotient indicates their mental abilities relative to others of approximately the same age.
Average IQ= 100
Above Average=115
Genius= 140
Extraordinary Genius=160
The Good Habits
They are persistent
Smart people don’t let failure stop them.
Albert Einstein (IQ=160) did not speak until he was 4
Bill Gates’ (IQ=160) first business failed
Thomas Edison (IQ=145) tried to make a lightbulb over 1,000 times
Benjamin Franklin (IQ=160) dropped out of school at age 10
Ludwig Van Beethoven (IQ=165) was told he would never succeed
They set goals
Students were given 4 weeks to accomplish a goal…
Students without written goals—->accomplish 43% of goals
Students with written goals—->accomplish 64% of goals
Students who share their goals with friends—> accomplish 76% of goals
They are avid readers
The benefits of reading include…
Increases verbal skills
Helps articulate thoughts
Enhances problem solving skills
Improved memory
Increases concentration
Improves writing skills
Expands vocabulary
Just 15 minutes of reading a day exposes you to over 1,000,000 words a year.
They are self-disciplined
IQ level is a good indicator of rates of virginity amongst adolescents.
Teens with IQ < 100 are 1.5-5 times more likely to have had sex than teens with 120 < IQ > 130
Every additional IQ point increases odds of virginity 2.7% for males/ 1.7% for females
87% of all undergrads students have had sex. Undergrads at top schools that have had sex:
Harvard= 59%
Princeton=56%
MIT=51%
This reflects a desire to safeguard educational and occupational plans by avoiding risk associated with adolescent sex.
They think about thinking
Metacognition is the self-awareness of one’s own knowledge, and affects critical thinking skills.
Cognitive skills include comparing, analyzing, and inferring
Metacognitive skills allow individuals to realize the best way to utilize their cognitive skills.
Being smart obviously has its’ advantages, but there can be a downside…
The Bad Habits of Smart People
They tend to drink
Studies have shown that intelligent children are more likely to drink as adults, compared to their peers.
Adults with childhood IQ < 75 engage in binge drinking less than once a year.
Adults with childhood IQ > 125 engage in binge drinking once every other month.
They are at a greater risk for drug use
Boys with IQs > 107 were 2x more likely to use illegal drugs during adulthood than peers
Girls with IQs > 107 were 3x more likely to use illegal drugs during adulthood
They are night owls
Effects of sleep deprivation:
Increases risk of heart disease
Increases risk of obesity
3x more likely to suffer from depression
Impairs judgement
They are anxious
In a 2012 study patients with generic anxiety disorder exhibited higher IQ scores than healthy volunteers. Although experts speculate worrisome people are more equipped to for see troublesome situations, anxiety has clear consequences.
Chronic anxiety can lead to:
Smoking
Depression
Neuroticism
If you’re looking to improve your success at home, school, or work, you can start by working the positive habits of smart people into your daily routine. Remember, while extreme intelligence has some negative associations, exhibiting these traits won’t make you smarter!
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The Habits of Smart People

When asked if they would rather be smart or dumb, surely everyone would answer smart! If you’re looking to improve your mental capabilities you can start by following in the footsteps of some of the smartest people in the world.

A person’s Intelligence Quotient indicates their mental abilities relative to others of approximately the same age.

  • Average IQ= 100
  • Above Average=115
  • Genius= 140
  • Extraordinary Genius=160

The Good Habits

They are persistent

Smart people don’t let failure stop them.

  • Albert Einstein (IQ=160) did not speak until he was 4
  • Bill Gates’ (IQ=160) first business failed
  • Thomas Edison (IQ=145) tried to make a lightbulb over 1,000 times
  • Benjamin Franklin (IQ=160) dropped out of school at age 10
  • Ludwig Van Beethoven (IQ=165) was told he would never succeed

They set goals

Students were given 4 weeks to accomplish a goal…

  • Students without written goals—->accomplish 43% of goals
  • Students with written goals—->accomplish 64% of goals
  • Students who share their goals with friends—> accomplish 76% of goals

They are avid readers

The benefits of reading include…

  • Increases verbal skills
  • Helps articulate thoughts
  • Enhances problem solving skills
  • Improved memory
  • Increases concentration
  • Improves writing skills
  • Expands vocabulary

Just 15 minutes of reading a day exposes you to over 1,000,000 words a year.

They are self-disciplined

IQ level is a good indicator of rates of virginity amongst adolescents.

  • Teens with IQ < 100 are 1.5-5 times more likely to have had sex than teens with 120 < IQ > 130
  • Every additional IQ point increases odds of virginity 2.7% for males/ 1.7% for females

87% of all undergrads students have had sex. Undergrads at top schools that have had sex:

  • Harvard= 59%
  • Princeton=56%
  • MIT=51%

This reflects a desire to safeguard educational and occupational plans by avoiding risk associated with adolescent sex.

They think about thinking

  • Metacognition is the self-awareness of one’s own knowledge, and affects critical thinking skills.
  • Cognitive skills include comparing, analyzing, and inferring
  • Metacognitive skills allow individuals to realize the best way to utilize their cognitive skills.

Being smart obviously has its’ advantages, but there can be a downside…

The Bad Habits of Smart People

They tend to drink

  • Studies have shown that intelligent children are more likely to drink as adults, compared to their peers.
  • Adults with childhood IQ < 75 engage in binge drinking less than once a year.
  • Adults with childhood IQ > 125 engage in binge drinking once every other month.

They are at a greater risk for drug use

  • Boys with IQs > 107 were 2x more likely to use illegal drugs during adulthood than peers
  • Girls with IQs > 107 were 3x more likely to use illegal drugs during adulthood

They are night owls

Effects of sleep deprivation:

  • Increases risk of heart disease
  • Increases risk of obesity
  • 3x more likely to suffer from depression
  • Impairs judgement

They are anxious

In a 2012 study patients with generic anxiety disorder exhibited higher IQ scores than healthy volunteers. Although experts speculate worrisome people are more equipped to for see troublesome situations, anxiety has clear consequences.

Chronic anxiety can lead to:

  • Smoking
  • Depression
  • Neuroticism

If you’re looking to improve your success at home, school, or work, you can start by working the positive habits of smart people into your daily routine. Remember, while extreme intelligence has some negative associations, exhibiting these traits won’t make you smarter!

[SRC]

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sirdef:

ahhhh it’s finally done!
i recently started watching the mindy project which is just the most amazing wonderful show. mindy’s fashion is just inspiring and one of my favorite things ever, so i had to sit down and draw some of my favorite mindy outfits.
brb while i rewatch the show for the 16th time

sirdef:

ahhhh it’s finally done!

i recently started watching the mindy project which is just the most amazing wonderful show. mindy’s fashion is just inspiring and one of my favorite things ever, so i had to sit down and draw some of my favorite mindy outfits.

brb while i rewatch the show for the 16th time

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geekygothgirl:

jmiah0192:

Japanese child actress Mana Ashida (little Mako) was embarrassed that she couldn’t pronounce Guillermo Del Toro’s name so he gave her special permission to call him “Totoro-san” instead.
My Neighbor Guillermo Del Toro.

If I don’t reblog this, assume I’m dead.

geekygothgirl:

jmiah0192:

Japanese child actress Mana Ashida (little Mako) was embarrassed that she couldn’t pronounce Guillermo Del Toro’s name so he gave her special permission to call him “Totoro-san” instead.

My Neighbor Guillermo Del Toro.

If I don’t reblog this, assume I’m dead.

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Matt Damon and Mindy Kaling on the set of their Nationwide Super Bowl commercial in Los Angeles

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ebookfriendly:

Never underestimate

ebookfriendly:

Never underestimate

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zombie1ovejuice:

lufioh:

EVERY FRIENDSHIP HAS THAT ONE JOKE THAT BASICALLY ENDS WITH THEM BEING LIKE THIS

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TRUE

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petitlarousse:

I could be Quinn for Halloween, but I’m Quinn everyday.~*

petitlarousse:

I could be Quinn for Halloween, but I’m Quinn everyday.~*

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"I was starting to realize that quiet, kindspecial people come along once in a lifetime.”

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mowhal02:

"Brought back from the grave by black magic, but no one taught them to cross at the green. The Jaywalking Dead, next on Sick, Sad World." 
daria is one of my all time favourite shows, and how interesting would it be if sick sad world was a legit tv show?!?! 

mowhal02:

"Brought back from the grave by black magic, but no one taught them to cross at the green. The Jaywalking Dead, next on Sick, Sad World." 

daria is one of my all time favourite shows, and how interesting would it be if sick sad world was a legit tv show?!?! 

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