Subtle signs you’re smarter than you think you are

As much as we may not want to admit it, it’s sometimes easier to put ourselves down than it is to big ourselves up – but why? We are all fabulous people that deserve to be recognized! Don’t believe us? Well here are some signs that might just show you are smarter than you’ve been giving yourself credit for.

Curiosity grabs you

There is a reason everything is kept out of the way of children – they are naturally curious creatures. Although we learn from asking questions, this habit can often leave when we grow older. If you always find yourself wondering how things work or why things happen then you may have more brains than you give yourself credit for. In fact, a recent study conducted by the Journal of Individual Differences showed that children with higher IQ scores grow up to become more curious as adults. While we may wonder about the world, we may not always be able to find the answers.

Being alone is all good

If you’re alone, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re lonely. In fact, it looks as though you could be more intelligent than others, and this is just one clue. To top it off, studies also show that people that talk to themselves are usually geniuses. Apparently, this is all down to the fact that repeating information aloud can help us to remember it better. Sound familiar?

Subtle signs you’re smarter than you think you are

You put things off

Although this may sound the opposite of what you think, leaving everything to the last minute is actually a sign that you are in the more intelligent portion of the population. Studies have shown that people who complete everything when it is given to them often look for the easiest solution in things, while procrastinators tend to take their time uncovering the best answer. It also shows that putting off tasks is a sign that you prioritize more valuable things – whoever knew?


Here is just one more reason to love chocolate: it shows how intelligent you are. You don’t need to rub your eyes or adjust your screens; this is a fact that should be screamed from the rooftops. According to the Italian Universities of L’Aquila and Rome, chocolate helps improve how quickly our brains can process information, our attention span, and even our memory! To make it even better, the studies showed that eating chocolate had an immediate effect on our brain power. Next time you’ve got a big test or a stressful meeting, it sounds as though chocolate may be the key to success.

Plenty of control

According to Yale and various other universities, self-control and intelligence go hand in hand. The studies show that more intelligent people have the control to resist making any impulsive decisions, while others may decide straight away. The results show that the more intelligent people had more skill to weight up all of their options rather than jumping into the first answer that sounded good.

Subtle signs you’re smarter than you think you are

Finishing sentences

Do you ever find yourself having a conversation with someone and all of a sudden you’re finishing their sentences? Whether you mean to or not, this could be just another sign that you’re a lot smarter than you think. This doesn’t just go for brain power either. Studies have shown that people who can guess what someone was going to say are more empathetic, as well as having higher emotional intelligence. While you may find it daunting, finishing someone’s line shows how caring you can be.

If you find yourself nodding along to some of these points, then you may finally have an answer to all those questions. Why should we live in a world where we hide our intelligence? It’s time to take our chocolate-loving, sentence-finishing, curious selves outside and be proud of who we are!