Winners don't do different things.They do things Differently
Sunday, October 13, 2013
10 Signs Someone Is Smarter Than You
They don’t talk as much as you do, because they know they got smart by listening.
know lots of things other than what they’re specialised in. Theirs is
the gift of a broad mind, constantly fed with the stimulant of being
interested in what everyone else is doing.
They juggle home,
work and personal interests with dexterity and never fall back on the
tired old refrain about “work life balance”. And when they’re juggling,
they somehow manage to seem 100% engaged with what they’re doing, on all
fronts simultaneously, even though you know they’re taking appropriate
steps behind the scenes to make sure their lives are perfectly, serenely
They probably do
social media. Not always, but probably. It is not only another chance to
listen, but one they use to ensure they can feed their brains with
things they otherwise won’t have come across.
Even when things go very badly wrong, they’ll be smiling. Smart people
never get ruffled because their smart brains present them with
alternatives faster than the bad stuff can happen.
know they are usually the smartest person in the room, but they don’t
spend their time dwelling on that. Instead, they take it as a personal
challenge to see if they can make everyone else the smartest person in
the room too.
If they are
managers, they will make every effort to get people smarter, more
connected and more popular than them in their teams. They’re not
threatened because they know that smartness is synergistic. They also
make sure that their smart people get to look smarter than them for the
They have hidden skills that never get rolled out until they’re
needed. They don’t have any need to show their full capabilities for
reasons of proving they’re better than others.
They may or may not have expensive educations. You’d never know just by being with them unless you had their CV in front of you.
They never, ever,
under any circumstances, make you look stupid, even though it would be
easy to do so. They’ve learned through bitter experience that the only
thing that happens when you make someone look bad is you look bad