Intelligent Peoples’ Intolerance

Intelligent people do not tolerate the following:

Smart people do not have to please everybody.  It’s important to care about friends and family.  We need to have compassion but to put yourself in a burn out phase because your focus is that you don’t want them to be mad at you is not a good idea.  People have survived being disappointed over and over again.

Intelligent people do not talk down to themselves. They may have a moment.  For example, “I’m an idiot. I’m so dumb. I’m incompetent. I’ll never amount to anything. I can’t do anything right.” Well, you see where I am going with it.  Smart people just don’t go there. Besides garnering sympathy from others, what’s the point of these comments.

Smart people don’t surround themselves with negative “Nay Sayers.” Your friends should lift you up and inspire you. They should support you. We don’t have to be the greatest at something to enjoy that something and to be good at it.

Smart people don’t tolerate NOT taking a risk. It may not work but who cares. If you take enough risks, you may succeed. You’ll never know unless you take a risk.

People Pleasers

Smart people don’t tolerate following a crowd when their inner voice tells them something else. A crowd is like one entity with one opinion. Do you believe everyone has one opinion? No. Ninety percent of people are gutless in taking a risk and giving their own opinion. They are too worried about what others may think of them. Most people are gutless and that’s why they are dangerous. They won’t stand up for something and gutless people become part of a mob.  A mob can do what one person alone wouldn’t dream of doing.  We need to be leery of crowds. It is one of the most dangerous aspects of humanity.

Smart people don’t stay in a job that doesn’t satisfy their soul unless it is the only way to earn money. Ultimately, people need to feel good about what they are doing.  If you don’t, take the time and plan to find something that satisfies your soul.

Smart people don’t measure their self-worth in dollars. We all like to have the money to go out and buy whatever we want. It feels good to buy something you want.  Would you do anything for money? Would you do something simply because of the money? Don’t loose your soul for money.

Smart people don’t bother to explain themselves to people who are orbiting around a different planet. You don’t want to try to convince people of something that doesn’t interest them.

Work Ethic

Smart people are not lazy and know they have to work hard to get what they want.

Smart people don’t allow themselves to be a door mat. We don’t want to let people walk all over us and then complain that no one respects us. Be kind and don’t permit anyone to disrespect you. It becomes a habit on his/her part.

Business Insider writes 8 Common Traits of Intelligent People

  1. Intelligent people are highly adaptable. Recent psychological research supports this idea. Intelligence depends on being able to change your own behaviors in order to cope more effectively with your environment, or make changes to the environment you’re in.
  2. They understand how much they don’t know. They aren’t afraid to say, “I don’t know.” The less intelligent you are the more you overestimate your cognitive abilities.
  3. Intelligent people have insatiable curiosity. Research published in 2016 suggests that there’s a link between childhood intelligence and openness to experience — which encompasses intellectual curiosity — in adulthood. Smart people are careful about which ideas they adopt.
  4. They are open-minded. They seek alternative points of views and weigh the evidence fairly.
  5. Intelligent people like their own company. Interestingly, recent research suggests that smarter people tend to derive less satisfaction than most people do from socializing with friends.
  6. They have high self-control. Scientists have found a link between self-control and intelligence. In one 2009 study, participants had to choose between two financial rewards: a smaller payout immediately or a larger payout at a later date.Results showed that participants who chose the larger payout at a later date — i.e., those who had more self-control — generally scored higher on intelligence tests.
  7. Smart people are really funny. Scientists agree. One study found that people who wrote funnier cartoon captions scored higher on measures of verbal intelligence.
  8. They are sensitive to other people’s experiences. Some psychologists argue that empathy, being attuned to the needs and feelings of others and acting in a way that is sensitive to those needs, is a core component of emotional intelligence.

However, one thing to keep in mind, intelligence doesn’t make us more lovable. How that person feels when they are around us is what makes us lovable. For me, love is more important than intelligence and within our control. We cannot control our IQ but we can control how we love others. True happiness is found in loving others.

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