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10 Signs Of Genuine Intelligence That Can’t Be Faked

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Intelligence is something many people wish to have- and many people try to fake. However, there are some things you simply can’t fake, and true intelligence is one of them.

Have you ever met someone who wanted everyone to think they were smart? They might use big words, or flex their ‘geeky’ hobby when in reality, everyone knew they weren’t what they tried to appear.

True intelligence isn’t a flex. And it isn’t something that can be faked. Several strong indicators scientifically correlate to higher intelligence. If you don’t believe me, check out the following.

1. Rhythmic signs of intelligence.

A Swedish research team found that people who were good at keeping time scored higher on intelligence tests and surveys. They suspect that the reason behind this is because timing is important to brain processes that are responsible for problem solving and reasoning

2. Empathy

A key component of emotional intelligence is the ability to empathize and to see things from the perspective of another person. And while the ability to acknowledge and understand your own emotions is also important to emotional intelligence, the ability to see through someone else’s perspective is fundamental.

3. Valuing solitude.

Many people think of those who enjoy being alone as being awkward or strange. However, a 2016 study found that people who exhibited greater intelligence were less likely to feel satisfied by socializing frequently.

More socializing means less time to spend in contemplation, or in pursuing your interests and goals. So, don’t feel odd because you enjoy spending time alone.

4. You are a night owl.

In a study of over 20,000 people, a strong connection was found between staying up late and intelligence. According to the study, the higher your IQ, the later you will likely stay up. The study reads “more intelligent individuals are more likely to be nocturnal, getting up later in the morning and going to bed later in the evening, than less intelligent individuals.”

5. You question everything.

Intelligent people don’t accept anything at face value. Sophie von Stum from the University of Edinburgh in the UK co-authored a study called “The Hungry Mind: Intellectual Curiosity Is the Third Pillar of Academic Performance” says that “If you’re intellectually curious, you’ll go home, you’ll read the books. ” She also explained that she felt like the “curious ones” had the most potential for development.

6. Intelligent people know they don’t know everything.

The great Socrates once said, “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” And if you think about it, this one ties into curiosity. To be curious, we cannot assume we know and understand everything. Instead, we have to remain open-minded enough to question ourselves and the world around us. Intelligent people don’t assume they have all the answers.

7. They worry.

A small study in 2011 discovered that people with high IQs had a different approach to worries than those who did not. The study found that people with high IQs spend more time worrying because they understand the potential threats and obstacles in their way, and want to be prepared. However, those who had higher intelligence were also less likely to worry about things that were unlikely to happen.

8. They’re adaptable.

Intelligent people understand that to make it through life, we must adjust and change with our environments. Our bodies evolve and adjust, and our perspective has to as well. If you don’t shift and adjust as needed, life can become difficult and it can be hard to manage.

9. They have self-control.

In a 2009 study, participants had to choose between two financial rewards. They could either choose to have a smaller payout immediately or choose to get a larger payout in the future. Those who chose the latter were more likely to have a higher IQ.

10. They procrastinate.

Intelligent people may procrastinate more because they prioritize more important tasks over less important ones. In turn, it may seem like they push some things to the side until the last moment, but in reality, they are worried about what’s more important.



Facebook Let Tech Giants Read Private Messages: NYT

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 Facebook gave major tech giants more access to users' personal data than it previously disclosed without users' permission, according to a bombshell report from The New York Times.

The Times reports that Facebook granted major tech companies such as AmazonNetflix and Spotifydata access to users' friends lists and private messages without user consent in an attempt to grow its user base and drive more advertising dollars.


The Times cited more than 270 pages of Facebook documents used to track partnerships, reporting that a number of companies – also including Microsoft and Yahoo – were not subject to typical privacy controls. In exchange, Facebook used contact lists from its partners to learn more about people's relationships and suggest more connections, according to the report published Tuesday.


"The deals, the oldest of which date to 2010, were all active in 2017," The Times reported. "Some were still in effect this year."

Under the deal, The Times said Microsoft's Bing search engine could "see the names of virtually all Facebook users' friends without consent." Other partners had the ability to read, write or delete users' private messages, the Times reports.


Spotify and Netflix said they were unaware of such access in statements to The Times, and The Royal Bank of Canada, another named partner, "disputed that the bank had any access," according to the report.

Later Tuesday, Facebook denied giving wider access to its data without first obtaining users' permission.

Konstantinos Papamiltiadis, Facebook's director of developer platforms and programs, issued a statement, saying: "To be clear: none of these partnerships or features gave companies access to information without people's permission, nor did they violate our 2012 settlement with the FTC."


Papamiltiadis said the company has "been public" about the features and partnerships because it wanted people to use them. Both were "discussed, reviewed, and scrutinized by a wide variety of journalists and privacy advocates," he said.

Papamilitiadis noted that most of the features no longer exist, but said Facebook recognizes "that we've needed tighter management over how partners and developers can access information using our APIs."

FIFA and its decision to pull Argentina out after Messi stepped on Mexico's jersey

  Following the video that went viral, FIFA and the decision to remove Argentina after Messi's problem and stepping on the shirt. And...