This is my answer to the question, “What are the common traits of highly intelligent people?”

I know only a few.

  • Infinite curiosity

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  • Positive attitude (Never say never)
  • Embracing stupidity
  • Physical exercise

A physical workout has been known as a good mood regulator and cognitive performance enhancer for quite some time.

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  • Books

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  • Experiences like traveling

I quote none other than the super star of creativity himself, Steve Jobs.

“I heard about some kid that’s 14 on his way to Stanford, and that’s great,” Jobs said. “That’s sort of out of the ordinary, but you might want to think about going to Paris and being a poet for a few years. Or might wanna go to a third-world country. I’d highly advise that, and see people and lepers with their hands falling off and all that stuff. It’s very much, so worth doing.” In 1982, Steve Jobs presented an amazingly accurate theory about where creativity comes from

  • Eccentricity

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  • Aloofness

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I think the labels are self explanatory and the audience on Quora is shrewd enough to knit their own web on top of outlines. (This is the best thing about Quora. Less is more).

What are the common traits of highly intelligent people?