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Are you the smartest person you know?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by [FnG]magnolia, May 4, 2019.

  1. Hades


    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 22,710

    Location: Surrey and London

    I am, without a doubt, the dumbest person I know.
  2. ~>Dg<~


    Joined: Jun 1, 2006

    Posts: 31,602

    Location: Notts

    often people who think they are smart will reply with a wall of text. yet smart people will simplfy responses. as smart is simple. less = more.
  3. Rroff

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 13, 2006

    Posts: 63,853

    Hey I'm only just getting started!
  4. Mr Badger


    Joined: Dec 27, 2009

    Posts: 6,450

    I once worked with a guy who claimed that he was the most intelligent person that he knew. I advised him to widen his circle of acquaintances.
  5. Efour


    Joined: Sep 8, 2005

    Posts: 24,780

    Location: Norrbotten, Sweden.

    At work I feel like im "pretty smart" cos I can count over ten when I run out of fingers and have a working knowledge of electrical systems such as the start and stop button on machines that most 50 year old Swedish woman haven't got to grips with.

    I've accepted this role freely and am moderately happy/suicidal with my poor choices that have led me to a small town near the article circle in Northern Sweden.

    I live very near to a level crossing and know the train timetable well.

    Im just kidding, jeez :p

    No but seriously, I am pretty smart and v. Sexy.
  6. Thecaferacer


    Joined: Feb 3, 2019

    Posts: 695

    I did an IQ test out of a Christmas cracker once and the wife beat me by 1 point. She hasn't let me forget that
  7. Participant


    Joined: May 13, 2003

    Posts: 30,577

    Location: Warwickshire

    I am definitely not the smartest person I know, that would be my wife for marrying me.
  8. Ayahuasca


    Joined: Apr 23, 2014

    Posts: 18,822

    Location: County Durham

    Absolutely not, I regularly suffer with imposter syndrome.
  9. James_Duncan_Smith


    Joined: Apr 7, 2019

    Posts: 41

    Nope not even close. I've got all the 3 letters needed for the industry but when you see some quants at it you'll realise you're not even close!

    Which is cool as it seems to being another set of issues the further up that chain you go.

    I would much rather be stunning to look at, now that's a door opener.
  10. Housey

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Feb 21, 2006

    Posts: 26,555

    Ive some extremely clever people in my family but sadly I’m not one of them. Deep knowledge on a couple of things, surface deep on loads of other things. When is comes to proper brains then not close to top of the tree. I hold my own due to a quick mind and eloquence :D

    I tend to be first lots, but not always the winner.
  11. Diddums


    Joined: Oct 24, 2012

    Posts: 18,503

    Location: London

    Not even close, I've never finished any education in my life.
  12. Maccapacca


    Joined: Apr 13, 2010

    Posts: 16,395

    Location: Sunny Sussex

    Lots of smart people couldn't fix a puncture on a bmx.
  13. Diddums


    Joined: Oct 24, 2012

    Posts: 18,503

    Location: London

    My sister in law is one of these people. Got a masters in accounting yet needs a car with automatic lights because she keeps forgetting to turn them on.

    Last weekend, and no, I'm not making this up, she rang us in a panic because the battery on her car was borked. I ran through some simple tests over the phone, like is the solenoid clicking, check the fuses, etc. Nothing, dead as a doornail. Not even a click which was a bit telling. Her neighbour came outside, took her car out of Drive, put it in Park, and fired it right up. It's amazing.
  14. I fancy boys


    Joined: Jun 12, 2008

    Posts: 2,695

    Not by a long shot. When it comes to scientific stuff I'm above average, but I put in a lot of hours which has helped me get ahead.

    I have quite low social intelligence. I try to read books to make me better at this but I'll probably always lag behind in this regard.
  15. Nitefly

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Sep 24, 2005

    Posts: 31,304

    What is smart anyway.... one of the 'smartest' people I know spends all his life working. Yey!

    I would say that few people intellectually intimidate me but I know a couple of people who are just on another level. They are like aliens. I am but an ant!
  16. TheOracle


    Joined: Sep 30, 2005

    Posts: 11,178

    Define smart
  17. esmozz


    Joined: Oct 24, 2013

    Posts: 182

    I met some of the most stupid people I have ever come across whilst I was at university, in later years some of the smartest people I have ever met have had very little in the way of traditional educational achievement.

    As above, what is smart anyway?
  18. No1newts


    Joined: May 24, 2009

    Posts: 19,619

    Location: North East

    Im an intelligent chap, more intelligent than a lot of people anyway I would Hazard but most certainly not the most intelligent.

    Work with a chap who is absurdly smart, something to do with engineering and it's scary and amazing listening to him describe his thought patterns to solving problems. That said, his hit list of idiocy includes locking himself in a work toilet for two hours, melted a bin at work at the work BBQ by putting the ashes in it, keeps turning up on weekends forgetting it's the weekend etc etc. Absurdly, scarily book smart but somewhere on the spectrum as he needs handheld through some pretty basic stuff my seven year old can manage :p
  19. No1newts


    Joined: May 24, 2009

    Posts: 19,619

    Location: North East

    Sure I read somewhere that feeling imposter syndrome is a sign of intelligence, or at least emotional intelligence... Can't be bothered to track that fact down though.
  20. Sheff


    Joined: Jun 16, 2008

    Posts: 929

    Location: Newton Abbot

    In my group of friends I'm probably the best at recalling facts and figures, maths etc. but I'm not the most articulate and my vocabulary isn't what it once was.

    Professionally, definitely not - I'm lucky that I get to work with some very bright people.