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8 Signs You're Smarter Than You Think

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How smart are you? Do you ever wonder? We all have special skills, talents, degrees in certain areas and expertise in loads of things, but are you smart? Too many of us don't give ourselves enough credit when it comes to our intelligence. Some even go so far as to say they are dumb or not smart enough. It's time we start telling ourselves we, in fact, are smart. Very smart.

There is no need to go on about how smart you aren't or think you aren't, we are going to go straight into the reasons why you are actually smarter than you think. Call it a wee bit of an ego boost too but not in a bad way. Here are 8 signs you are smarter than you think.
You hang with smart people. That makes you smart too. Know why? Because you have the sense enough to know not to hang around the losers. Hanging with the smart group, also shows that you are keen to learn all kinds of things. Good for you.

cyt accurate thinkingYou are always trying.

You keep plugging away at ideas, goals, new inventions or what have you. You never give up and you are always trying to give life to ideas. If something doesn't work, you try something else. You don't let failures set you back. You just keep at it.
In touch with the world. You stay in touch and in tune with current affairs. World news, neighbourhood news, community events. You like to be in the know all the time. You also like to stay on top of social media trends as this is where you get even more news. This way you can share what you are following.

You get the value of money.

You understand that you can still purchase quality items at a reduced price. You like to bargain shop without compromising quality of the product and you also know how to put aside for a rainy day. Many don't. Kudos to you.

Give credit where credit is due.

Too often you won't take the credit for a great idea or plan and pass it over to someone else. Fact of the matter is, you did it, and it was because of your smarts that this project came to fruition. Give yourself more credit my friend. You are smart.

Roll with it.

If something goes wrong, you don't fly off the handle and get upset about it. You take the time to find out what went wrong, what did you miss and what can you do better next time. Is there someone maybe you need to call in for help on this one? You'll find that person. Which brings us to the next point.

Call for help.

You know when it's time to call in the reinforcements because nothing you are doing is helping the project. You understand that you can't fix and do everything yourself and you aren't so stubborn that you won't call for help.

Watch and learn.

You have a thirst for knowledge. While watching someone do something you take mental or written notes to make sure that next time, you may be able to do this yourself. you are a sponge and love to learn all kinds of new things, even fun hobby like things like painting or scrapbooking.

You're not fond of negativity or making enemies.

You like to stay positive and not upset the apple cart. You know enough to walk away from a situation if you know it is going to jeopardize your peace of mind or happiness. You have no time for that nonsense.

Drama free zone.

You don't get caught up in gossip or silly small talk about meaningless stuff that doesn't interest you. You want to talk about important, exciting and interesting stuff. Your brain is a sponge, right? You like to keep it filled with things that could quite possibly turn into something wonderful for you.

If you recognize yourself in one, any or all of these, you're smarter than you think. Pat yourself on the back and hold your head up high. And start giving yourself more credit.

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Steven Aitchison

Steven Aitchison is the author of The Belief Principle and an online trainer teaching personal development and online business.  He is also the creator of this blog which has been running since August 2006.