How do you recognize wise or smart people?

5 doofe answers that have more to do with ideology.

Point 1) Intelligent people
That would have to be defined first.Intelligence is genetic and is consolidated especially in the first 10 years of life.
Intelligence is measured scientifically by the g-factor, which is the summary of the different forms of intelligence of a person and you can then standardize this again.That’s the IQ.

The g factor consists of e.g. cognitive abilities, memory, speed of thought, reflection.One also distinguishes between verbal, numerical and visual.
In the end, a multitude of factors flow together, in very backward cultures one also ignores certain factors in order not to distort the result, also when measuring children, for example, who cannot yet handle numbers or words well.

The distribution of intelligence in the population is done according to the Bell curve:
In Europe, the average is roughly 100, 50% of people are above it and 50% of people are below it.
About 70% of us are in the standard between 85 and 115.
All 15 IQ points away from the middle are a “standard deviation”.
Only 2% of people are beyond the 2nd deviation and of this significantly more men than women (in both directions).

So let’s call the 16% that over IQ 115 are “intelligent”, that’s all people beyond the first positive standard deviation.

Point 2) Distribution Worldwide
This is where things get more complicated.Intelligence as well as brain size depends on the geographical origin of a person.
Worldwide, we have countless breeds of our species the brain size deviates by more than 20% and the sno.Intelligence by up to 48 IQ points.

Roughly speaking, the distance of the geographical origin of Southwest Africa is decisive for both characteristics of a human being.
There are some complex exceptions that are still being scientifically investigated, probably infectious diseases play an essential role in how evolution has worked.
In Southwest Africa, intelligence is at 70, in the Asian part of Eurasia at 108, in Ashkenazi Jews at 110, in the Middle East at 80 for black Americans at 85, for natives in South America between 85, and for natives in South America. 80 and 85 and Aboriginal people in Australia at 62.

So if we stick to our definition that an IQ of 115 is considered intelligent, then this applies, for example, only in the permille range to Aboriginal people in Australia and also well below 1% in South West Africa.

If we make the definition flexible, then we can no longer speak of absolute numbers globally if the first standard deviation is always considered intelligent: in Europe it is IQ 115, in South-West Africans IQ 85, for Aboriginal IQ 76, for black IQ 100, for many Asians IQ 123 and for many Jews IQ 125.

Point 3) Detecting Intelligence
Of course, intelligence is not recognized by the fact that someone provides first aid, of course not by the fact that someone can or wants to “feel” in other people, inquisitiveness is not absolutely necessary, ignorance has no influence on the intelligence either. like a sense of responsibility or all the other ridiculous ideas that pop up here.
In fact, the opposite is often the case.

Highly intelligent people usually have weak social skills, are often ignorant and deliberately do not help themselves at an accident site in order not to put themselves in danger.

Recognising people within the first European standard deviation is not very difficult, it is enough to have a relatively informal conversation.
From a personal point of view, I would say that you can recognize this group in 5-10 minutes of conversation with good accuracy.
For example, by means of the speed with which a person understands what one is talking about, reads out ambiguities or quickly recognizes the thought process behind an argument.

A conversation with intelligent people can also be considered personally annoying.It may be that you are interrupted after a few words because the other person already understands what you want to say and responds to it.
Of course, this depends very much on the character, how introverted a person is, for example.


[1 g factor (psychometrics) – Wikipedia

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