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I Am Intelligent

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    It is difficult sometimes

    because people make assumptions that I think they are dumb or people I date assume that I am looking down on them. This is not the case. I understand that everyone's brain is wired differently and functions at different capacities. Although mine is linked with classic or...
    Anaximenes Anaximenes 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 11

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    Is It Just Me?

    Or is there some problem with everything YOU try to do, too? I called my bank and said that I lost my atm card, and the man on the other end said: we've cancelled your card, and are having a new one sent to you. You should get in within __ days. I get a check in the mail the...
    cozyuptothefire cozyuptothefire 51-55, F 3 Responses Nov 23, 2011

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    beautylasts beautylasts 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 12

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    I Believe There Are Only A Couple Of Types Of Intelligent People

    There is an intelligence that is "book smart," and can repeat lots of information, and then there is an all around intelligence with common sense, I think. I am not book smart, but I "get things" that others have to have explained to them again and again. Also, I find that people...
    cozyuptothefire cozyuptothefire 51-55, F 4 Responses Nov 23, 2011

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    Wisen Up!

    Ok, so once apon a time I thought I was intellegent! Book-smart, A's in school, medals and awards, ect. Street-smarts? Oh, That was nil to none! And common sense? Yeah, that was ify, too. One of the greatest paradoxes of life is, the older and wiser I become, the more ignorant I...
    emerald emerald 36-40, F 16 Responses Jul 19, 2007

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    I have a IQ of 110-120,

    is that considered smart?
    XxPwningN3RD2xX XxPwningN3RD2xX 13-15, M 5 Responses Nov 9

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    My summer tests I have gotten A* in everything

    in the 11 of my 16 test results
    NTC123 NTC123 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 20

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    I took an IQ test with Mensa

    and never got the results back... I feel like I'm living in a world of goldfish though. Wonder if that counts for anything, they're all so dim and uncomprehending... Deep sigh.
    BlossomOfWinterfell BlossomOfWinterfell 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    The Smartest Guy In The Room

    I am intelligent, yes I am. Do you want me to display some intelligence for you?, ok I will. Here we go.....2+2=4*crowd* goes wild, (Yaaay) *cheers are heard*(Calm down people, calm down)Here's some more of my intelligence.1+1=2*crowd* goes nuts and chants "Jimbo, Jimbo, Jimbo...
    JimMorrisonRocks JimMorrisonRocks 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 10, 2012

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    Honestly, I don't know

    if I'm intelligent, but I know for a fact I'm not dumb. I'm a logical person and I know how to deal with people. I can read situations and act accordingly. I can deal with my own problems without any help or any useless tantrums. But in terms of academics, I guess I'm okay. I...
    BlueRio BlueRio 18-21, F Feb 25

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    So I've Been Told...

    Back in my early childhood, I had many adults claim I had the intelligence of a grown man at 13 years old. The fine folks on the web often mistake me for a middle-aged man, older than what I actually am. I guess this implies intelligence! The funny thing is that I don't see...
    Sparklepaws Sparklepaws 18-21, M 2 Responses May 22, 2008

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    Interesting that in hello,

    there is always hell...
    Razorgrins Razorgrins 22-25, F Aug 8

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    I have no superb IQ test to say how intelligent

    I am. I am not superficially damn intelligent, just intelligent enough. Just that no one recognizes it, except my other half. :)
    enragedmisfit enragedmisfit 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 20

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    I'm not the most intelligent person around,

    but i have a good IQ of 105, above average i suppose. Yet i'm not the best in math xD I prefer Languages.
    WolfyBluepaw WolfyBluepaw 13-15, M Jul 6

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    I've always been a very intelligent individual.

    In primary school, I was a candidate to skip a year because I wasn't being challenged. They said that I wouldn't handle it socially, and they were right. High School was a breeze! So much so in fact, that I always left my homework to the last minute and passed. I never studied...
    Unloved19 Unloved19 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 21

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    lindahe lindahe 31-35, F Jun 30

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    AND I COULDN'T BE HAPPIER!

    !!!! I'm 2 grades ahead of where I'm suppose to be. I'm on track for university. I've set my goals pretty high and it would be quite embarrassing if I didn't get in and all my other sibling did :p
    Mixedemotions2k Mixedemotions2k 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 27

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    Not Quite Sure What Qualifies

    I've taken a couple online IQ tests and one in my Psychology class in high school and I've scored about 140 on all of them. I'm not sure I trust them that much because average intelligence is supposed to be 100 for my age. I don't feel comfortable thinking that I'm 7/5ths smarter...
    deleted deleted 26-30 41 Responses Oct 9, 2008

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    I'm the dumbest smart guy you'll ever meet,

    or is it the smartest dumb guy? I'm never sure but even though I can draw you maps of a molecule I sometimes can't perform simple tasks like opening doors without injury. Other times I can think if how to add simple numbers but can reprogram and rebuild your computer. Weird?
    Addison87 Addison87 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 21

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    Gift Or Curse?

    I used to work for a cell phone company doing customer service, when my calls were reviewed by my boss I was told I'm doing a great job but I needed to "dumb down my words!" I couldn't grasp that concept because I was speaking how I speak in my normal everyday life. What I would...
    Royalp02 Royalp02 26-30, F 4 Responses Sep 21, 2012

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    A Lump

    My 14 year old grand daughter is enrolled, in a Police program that educates teens on local procedures. She made the local papers, as it shows a picture, of her, wearing dark sunglasses and trying to walk a straight line, in front of a cop (to simulate drunkedness).  It...
    Proud2bavet Proud2bavet 56-60, M 3 Responses Jan 24, 2007

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    Intellect does not necessarily equal

    intelligence. They are two very, separate facets.
    cherryjar cherryjar 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 20

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    I add an "experience' like this

    and I can't help but think: "what sort of impression do I get when I see this in someone else's experiences?" The jury is still out.
    UnimaginativeDoubleEntendre UnimaginativeDoubleEntendre 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 22, 2013

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    I think I got it figured out.

    MM = Married Man.
    HappieStinger HappieStinger 41-45, M May 15

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    It Took Me 30 Years To Start Believing It

    I was often accused of being intelligent. My grades in school; grade school through college, were mostly B's. Sometimes I managed A's, other times I got C's. Anyway, people often described me as Smart, highly intelligent, and several other things that translate to intelligent...
    gingershuman gingershuman 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 20, 2012

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    People Get Fooled By Me At Tim...

    People get fooled by me at times...because the first encounter people seem to think I'm some blonde from WV that doesn't know anything.  Then when they start talking to me they realize they made that mistake...now that is not saying I don't have my blonde moments!  We...
    sweetriley sweetriley 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 1, 2007

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    cutie3point14 cutie3point14 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 16

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    I'll Admit It!

    I am a relatively intelligent young woman. What's more, I enjoy learning things and am constantly trying to further my understanding of the world around me. And, you know what, I'm not going to apologize for it. Just because I'm good at "connecting the dots" doesn't...
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21 22-25, F 13 Responses Aug 9, 2008

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    XD 7331 people... 7331=1337,

    sh!t just got real.
    XxPwningN3RD2xX XxPwningN3RD2xX 13-15, M Dec 2

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    I Wouldn't Say I Am In Gen...

    I wouldn't say I am in general. but I wouldn't say i'm not. There's certain subjects that i'm intelligent about, others i'm not. I'm only human
    ArmyWifey07 ArmyWifey07 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 1, 2007

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    I have ADD and didn't

    even start taking my meds till my senior year. I ended up with a 95 GPA while barely trying in high school. Also I went to medical school in Mexico and only knew 4th grade level Spanish. In two weeks I could understand the Medical lingo in Spanish. I also believe in logic and I...
    Vencrion Vencrion 18-21, M Jul 9

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    Raneth Raneth 16-17, F Mar 11

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    directionergirl5087 directionergirl5087 18-21, F Dec 24, 2013

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    I find it really annoying

    when people say, "Wow, Viktor. You know everything!" Because no one knows everything, especially not me.
    SomeCyrillicGuy SomeCyrillicGuy 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 12

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    There Are So Many Ways To Be Intelligent

    Having a high IQ, being socially (heartwise) intelligent, spiritually intelligent, bodywise, languagewise, artistically, zen-wise Etc. I was lucky enough to be born with all Of them, but I value the social and openhearted intelligens as the highest virtue! It Will take you...
    4everjoyful 4everjoyful 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 24, 2013

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    It's Not Enough

    When it comes to school, I am smart. Math is simple for me, Science classes bore, I'm better at speaking than my English teacher (who sounds like a hill-billy -_-), and I easily get A's on my essays. I'm not trying to sound boastful or arrogant, I'm just trying to explain myself...
    plainjayne plainjayne 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 11, 2009

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    Now, I don't mean to sound arrogant.

    .. But why is it that in the US I constantly feel as if I'm the only adult in the room even though I'm only twenty? -.- Everyone seems to have such skewed, inaccurate, sensationalist beliefs about the world around them that don't hold out at all under scrutiny. Especially at my...
    TheRose202 TheRose202 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    My verbal IQ is 128, my memory is 130,

    my logic is 115, and my speed is below average. I know, it's irregular... I obviously adore reading Victor Hugo and Alexandre Dumas. I enjoy conducting my own research and testing new ideas. My favourite pastime would be writing stories. I am passionate of Tea and Tudor history...
    loveVictorandDumas loveVictorandDumas 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    I have 146 iq but i dont think saying im

    intelligent is appropriate because its egoistic
    beonke beonke 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    Reasonably

    Now my mom, she is intelligent. Crazy intelligent.  She had the highest IQ in the state where she grew up.  But she is absent-minded professor smart.  She is so far above the rest of us when it comes to her field of expertise.  I actually had to have her as a professor when...
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F Oct 24, 2013

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    I consider myself to be intelligent.

    I think of intelligence as something God gave you when you were born. Knowledge is what you learn, and wisdom is knowing how to use your intelligence and knowledge properly. By "properly" I mean for the betterment of those with whom you come into contact.
    Skywatcher239 Skywatcher239 36-40, F Jan 14

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    I like to believe I am an intelligent person.

    School might get rough at times but my highly developed brain knows what it can take and what it can't. So staying positive is my way to go and striving for the best is my goal.
    steve0629 steve0629 18-21, M Dec 31, 2013

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    Chess

           I grew up watching my older brother play chess. As a child he read and studied the art of the game. I played many games with him as well until life sent us our own ways. My brother later joined chess groups and now he...
    Doublejeopardy Doublejeopardy 31-35, F 15 Responses Oct 2, 2009

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    People say I'm intelligent

    but I don't think I am. Yes I get strait A's and I'm in one of the most successful schools in my country but yeah, I don't know
    Frankineedles Frankineedles 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 30

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    musicvideographer musicvideographer 31-35, M Jan 16

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    At Odds

    Sometimes I wish I could just be stupid, so I'd be happy, but I could never betray my thoughts like that. Because, when you're intelligent, you just don't belong. Nobody pays you much attention. They don't bother to see if you're coping, to see if you're doing okay. No, they...
    AttackedByMonsters AttackedByMonsters 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 17, 2012

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    Genes.

    I am the progeny of a Mensa father and a relatively intelligent mother. Lucky for me, I inherited the IQ smarts from my father and the common-sense smarts from my mother. Even with this, it has taken me years to really understand the phrase, "intelligence is nothing if not...
    snappingzero snappingzero 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 27, 2012

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    I don't think I'm the smartest

    but I know I'm no idiot. I'm able to determine someone's mood and their feelings toward me usually and I understand things quickly without any help. I never study and never get lower than a b. my grades are bad though but they don't reflect a persons true intellect they're more...
    Mehsy Mehsy 16-17, M Mar 17

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    I know that I have a brain but amaze myself at the dumb things I do and have done! I might be intelligent but my brain is clearly not always engaged. ;)
    Literaturegirl Literaturegirl 46-50, F 22 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Y'know, it's interesting how a different string of words may strike you ... well, differently ... at different times. I definitely enjoy interacting with intelligent people, as I...
    MisterSerious MisterSerious 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 6

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    So I know I'm intelligent but knowledge still leaves me lonely at night. Is there any ladies out there looking for a guy like me? A guy willing to fall in love with your roots...
    ash1303 ash1303 22-25, M Nov 19

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