Do smarter people see the world differently

Do smarter people see the world differently?


I have a rather high IQ.
I don’t know if I see the world differently for sure, but I can give you some of my perspectives and see if they fit with the general vox populi, as it were.


When speaking of intelligence as the ability to quickly and accurately solve logical problems, make connections, and avoid the pitfalls of logical fallacies, they see the world different in many ways.

The modern world is ruled by rhetoric, sound bytes, emotion, irrational advertising and a culture of overconsumerism.
The more one is able to see through the smoke and mirrors, the better one can focus on what is actually happening.
A smart person is less likely to get caught up in witty remarks and smart retorts and instead see through to real problems and solutions.
Intelligence is likely to cause a great deal of frustration in a superficial world, and in many industries I would even call it a downright disadvantage — at least in terms of success as defined by those who would bestow it.

A brief example… A report is released and a state governor claims credit for 1,000 new jobs created this month.
Pundits will argue back and forth who really created the jobs or some other less important fact.
The intelligent person will ask, “Is that gross or net?” That is, “Did you gain 1,000 new jobs but lose 1,200 old ones, an actual loss? Or did you gain 1,500 jobs and lose 500 old ones, a true gain?”
Such differences make all the difference in the world, but most people are given a statistic and take it at face value, unaware or apathetic to the fact that statistics can be made to say pretty much whatever you want them to say.

Smart people tend to yell a lot — at newspapers, books, television and radio.
The modern form of argument tastes bitter to the logical, analytical mind.

That being said, no two people are the same.
There are those who can be brilliant in one specific domain, but ask them to manage money and they'll look at you blankly.
This may be a choice of priorities, but it's there just the same.
Smart people are also susceptible to emotion like anyone, and they may often follow these whims against their better judgement.


Do smarter people see the world differently?
Yes, I think that they do.
But, I don’t really think that its that simple.
I believe intelligence is not all that well understood.
Reading some of the answers and comments here only confirms that to me.

I don’t know if I am intelligent, I suspect I am at least above average, how much so? I can’t really say.
Now I say that even though I’ve been told by many people that I am very intelligent and have even been called a genius, though I seriously doubt that.

The company that I currently work for (Design Engineer) had to rewrite their employee handbook recently, to include the fact that they own any intellectual property that any employee may create or work on while employed there, as I have had two innovations that I came up with, which were patented.
In 50 years of existence, this company has never had a patentable invention or device by any employee.
I have 2 that have my name on them.
Therefore if all those employees during that time are the average, I am at least above that.

While reading thru comments, trying to decide if my answer would add anything of value, I saw one comment that stated that with the internet and all the information available that virtually anyone can become more intelligent.
I strongly disagree with that statement.
I don’t believe that anyone can learn to be more intelligent, with a good memory the most they can hope to be is more knowledgeable, to me, intelligence goes one step beyond even that.
Another wrote an answer that alluded to an allegation that nearsighted people tend to be more intelligent.
When I was a bit younger I had 20–20 vision, so I guess that rules me out, well, at least the younger me.
I now need reading glasses.

A persons intelligence seems to be one of those non-wavering things, that can’t be taught.
You either have it or you don’t.
IOW a persons intelligence doesn’t change with teaching, as teaching is only the acquisition of knowledge, or an understanding of information, and does not allow the ability to put that knowledge to good use or to expand the outlook or horizon based only on that knowledge itself.
True intelligence is required to use information, and while it can seem to be enhanced with ever increasing knowledge it can’t be created by an increase in information alone.
It would be like taking a 1985 computer and attempting to load 2017 software onto it, the old computer is simply not smart enough to understand it.
Michael Faraday didn’t make it thru elementary school.

The retired owner of my company came in one day to talk to me about the recent utility patent that his grand son’s company had applied for.
He asked me how I was able to see something that no one else was able to see and how did I managed to use something in a way that was so outside of the sphere of normal thinking.
My answer; I don’t know.
I only know that it seems that I often look at something that everyone else is looking at and I seem to see something different.
Often, it becomes exhausting trying to explain what I see, arguing endlessly, like pissing into the wind.
Then realizing that I just have to build it myself and then demonstrate in reality, a vision that I can visualize in three dimensions, in my mind.

One way to tell intelligence maybe the realization that one may in fact not be as intelligent as others think they are, or, as Einstein was rumored to have said when asked how it feels to be the smartest man in the world…
“I don’t know, you will have to ask Nicolai Tesla”…
TL;DR
I don’t know if I’m intelligent, I can’t honestly say, nor would I want to.
Many people don’t even fully understand intelligence.

However, one thing is for certain, anyone who claims to be more intelligent than anyone else, like all the Generals and all of the other politicians, definitely isn’t…


This is such and interesting question and we have many fascinating responses! Is the questioner referring to the cognitive abilities some people have? Greater number of synapsis? The ability to memorize, analyze and project? Creative thinking? Imagining what humanity will need in the future (inventions)? Solving complex mathematical equations and their solutions?
In what context or by what definition are you asking “smarter”?
Donald Trump has gained the Presidency of the U.
S.
- is he smarter? Not in a way I’m likely to respect, but he is able to manipulate people and situations I could never replicate.

So in some ways, yes, he’s smarter, at least smarter than me.
He’s living the life of a billionaire.
Whether his finances actually support his life style is of little relevance to his actual daily situation.
Yes, he does see the world differently than I do.

People here of varying intelligence, lifestyles and career situations are answering from the experience of their person and their perspective, but are generally in agreement that yes, smarter people see the world differently.

We are 7.
5 Billion strong here on Earth.
I value aptitude for retaining knowledge (a gift I wasn’t overly blessed with), but I also value people who are just happy and kind and maybe smarter in that they see, understand and know the human condition and yet are not bound to it.

Wish I was one of them :)


One perhaps useful perspective to get an idea of how someone smart may see the world differently is to envision human beings as computers, each with their own unique applications running of course, but ultimately a computer, with a CPU, GPU, Memory, Harddrive and so on.

The difference between someone with a low intelligence and a high intelligence is simply a matter of their brain having access to more processing power, more memory and ultimately more resources.
The smart persons brain is able to remember and recall things more effectively; there are definitely many other factors to consider as well related to EQ and so on, however as a general simplistic understanding we will leave it at that.

More processing power, More memory, More overall mental resources.

Now with this in mind, how do you think their perspective of the world will change?
I would pressume that they would simply develop quicker, and also be able to retain a more complex perspective of the world as they would be viewing the world from a more complex (Multi-perspective) understanding.
One thing to note is that the lower intelligence individual may at some point reach the same understanding in knowledge but they may only be able to process a few complexities at a time, leading to a narrower (simplistic) perspective.

So how do smarter people see the world, in many ways they may see it actually more complex then those of lower IQ.
Of course they can solve many problems and retain more memory and so on, but that also means that they can create more problems as well.

So ultimately there are two fairly broad non mutually exclusive ways in which smarter people may see the world:
All other variations are simply variations between thoughts and perspectives and have very little to do with intelligence.


Yes, they are more logical, and think more about abstract things.

I’m the member of a high IQ club(members with 130+IQ), where all members will take MBTI psychological test, which is about how people perceive the world.
It consisits of:
Extroversion(E)/Introversion(I)
iNtuition (N)/Sensing (S)
Thinking(T)/Feeling(F)
Judgment (J)/Perception(P)
Though there is not much inbalance for E/I and J/P type, almost all members here are type NT(Intuition and thinking, rather than sensing and feeling), despite that there’s roughly 2 times as much people of type SF than of type NT.

Intuition means that they are more interested in the abstract, believe in intuition and logic, and more open to new experience.
They are less interested in very specific stuff.
For example, an average people may spend a lot of time thinking that he wants to eat candy, but smarter people are more interested in why human/organsms like sweet food, about the evolutionary root of it.

Thinking means that they are more logical, straight, critical, less empathetic.

Personally(though my IQ isn’t really that high as some people on qoura), I do think that I see the world quite differently from the average.
I find those very specific things, like what should we eat, star A get married or “this cat is cute” very boring(though acceptable), rather I’d like to think about how human make choices, reproduction of animals and the origin and influences of emotions like “feeling cute”.
This kind of preference do make me see a lot of things that is wrong but simply taken as truth.


Smarter people tend to know more than others.
This in turn, basically gives and more information.
Any of them, typically review various points of view on issues.
Having more information, enhances the chances of being right, or at the very least knowing the opposition.

Since there are multiple types of intelligence, it is hard to classify each individual.
Too many see intelligence as only IQ, all the while ignoring the other types.
That simply makes the illusion of only a select few being intelligent.
Those who have studied how intelligence works, realizes that even people that seem dumb by IQ standards, possessed many extraordinary abilities.
Elitism and these so-called high IQ community, is rampid
This does not mean all higher IQ people are elitist.
That is abroad generalization.
What I am saying, is that intelligence involves many things.
Yes, IQ is very important for success in everyday life, but so is the other types.
It does not necessarily take a high intelligence of the various types, to get an accurate view of reality.
Many times those who portray themselves as highly intelligent, and they are tend to miss various points of data that is relevant.
Many times it is the less intelligent, that actually make better changes in the world and see the world better.
Many are humble.
Many are more realistic and there are expectations are better.

In conclusion, one must look at the person and basic human nature to truly know how it a person may think.
Humans are very spontaneous and disorganized as a species.
Ultimately, we must look at the situation through fully determine how one may or may not think, and try to simulate if necessary what the conclusion may be brought upon by the person inquiring the matter.


I don’t see myself as smarter (higher IQ) than everyone else but because I’m observant and loves to read, I think my mind is more open than most people and oh boy, do I see the world differently.

Being a reader allows me to understand things and people easily.
It’s easier for me to be in other people’s shoes, and feel what they feel without having to actually experience what they experienced.

I also always think with the end in mind and this helped me address potential problems before they happen.
In some ways, I see everything that I do as a puzzle and important pieces always go first.
I guess an example of this is that I treat my kids with empathy and respect even when they were still very young (probably too young to understand what empathy and respect is) but I know that I have to practice it early so it becomes a natural part of my parenting style and in return, they will grow up and show empathy and respect to people around them.

Now, I have to say there are problems with seeing the world differently as well.
For instance, I don’t always agree with what most people say (mostly because they don’t make sense.
LOL) so it’s more difficult for me to find people who think the same way I do.
:)


Yes, Yes, Yes….
Oh Yes.

But in a very basic manner.

People who are more intelligent are far more likely to see the world like the picture on the left rather than the one on the right.

That is, if you take their glasses off.

There IS evidence of a correlation between myopia and intelligence.
:-)
Phenotypic and genotypic correlation between myopia and intelligence


To be “smart” is rather subjective.
I believe myself to be “smarter” than some people.
As pejorative as that is, I know what I need to know and ignore the things I don’t need to know.
Make sense? Probably not.
I’ll sum it up.

I’m agnostic, which means I already view the world differently than theist’s or religious folks.
My view isn’t inherently “smarter” but to me, my views are logical.
This does not mean I find religious people stupid, but (some) may not apply the stringent logic to their claims on faith.

I work in medicine.
Again, this doesn’t make me “smarter” but the sciences, human anatomy and function are very easy for me to understand.
Because of my (lack of) faith and my medical understanding, I view death and dying differently than others.

My political views are different in a lot of ways because I apply the same logic and skepticism towards it.
While many people see politics as right and wrong or black and white, I view it as a spectrum and a big gray area.
Multiple angles and multiple views can lead to multiple arguments.
You can have three arguments for a single political view and technically, all those views can be right.

Something I’ve noticed myself is that, while smarter people generally do view the world different, sometimes they can be oblivious to simple answers.
I’ve known people who can do complex mathematical puzzles, but couldn’t hammer a nail into a wall.
They can’t find the pilot light on their furnace.
There is a saying called “redneck ingenuity” where people we perceive as rednecks can fix something in a way that just makes sense.
It’s generally a simple fix to something more complex.
Some “smarter” people might find a complex answer to the problem, while other people fix it with a simple answer.
Both of these groups see the world around them, differently.

There is also the cultural differences.
If you live in the US, you will probably view the world differently than someone from a western European country.
Probably a lot of similarities, but what might be important to the masses in a different country, may not be important to you.

So, to be “smarter” is subjective in some regards.
I’m smarter in some area’s and fail miserably in others.
My neighbor is about 60 feet from my front door, but we’re both smarter and dumber than each other, despite living and experiencing a somewhat similar backyard.


Every human being sees the world differently, mainly because of the power of the brain and consciousness, which combined allow every human being co-create their own inner perception of reality.
And so, because there are consciousness- and brain-related differences between all human beings, then everyone consequently perceives reality a bit differently than each other.

Everyone’s perception of reality is not “just” what can be seen with the eyes; it also includes the endless variety of subjective values that lay themselves over reality based on the ideas and estimations and evaluations and assumptions that are given within the head/consciousness/psyche of a particular individual, giving rise to terms such as “subjective truth”, “personal reality”, or even the saying “He lives in his own little bubble”, and so on and so forth.
And these subjective truths and subjective perceptions exist for everyone regardless of whether the subject of their reflecting actually exists or not – so that means that the power of the human brain allows itself to be fooled and deceived by itself, because it is able to unleash feelings that “confirm” that things which do not actually exist, are real and existent.
(This is itself the mechanism through which schizophrenic people manage to remain rooted to their delusions, because their brain basically just unleashes feelings and subjective perceptions that “confirm” all of their ideas and suspicions even though there is no actual proof and even though their delusion is unreal – and so their brain basically tricks them by unleashing feelings and sensations which “confirm” that something which does not exist at all, is in fact the real truth, because it “feels right” to them based on the fact that their own brain tricks them.
)
So, this all results in that the smarter a human being becomes, then generally speaking, the more based on reason and effective logic their worldview, because with greater intelligence, the ability to sort out false perceptions from true ones increases, and hence that human being becomes better at building up a logical, rational worldview that stands up to scrutiny and investigation.
Hence, their worldview tends to (but does not always) become clearer and more in line with what is actually real and factually existing – ie.
it gets closer to the actual real truth.

The more that a human being falls away from intelligence, then their worldview tends to fall away from the capability of grasping and comprehending what is really going on around them, which has caused expressions such as, “He is dim-witted”, or “She has a dim intellect” to arise in allusion to the fact that as a human being falls away from intelligence, then their sense of reality also becomes, in a manner of speaking, “dimmer” owing to the fact that the power of reason and comprehension dwindle in that human being, and hence their power of reality-evaluation and reality-discernment becomes compromised so that they can no longer effectively discern what is going on around them in reality.
Hence, for one instance, they might go up and try to befriend someone who obviously means to harm them or rob them, because the dimness of their brain/head/consciousness does not allow them to correctly evaluate reality anymore, and so they can no longer “read” reality anymore.

But generally, when a human being raises back up toward intelligence, then their power of reason and discernment increase back to their natural height, and so that human being becomes capable of grasping logic and reality much better in their thinking and reflecting.
Hence, their worldview tends to become more logical, rational, reasonable, and built on fair understanding, and they become better at “reading” what reality is trying to inform them through various logical and rational signs which provide some evidence and a clue as to what is really going on in reality.


No.

The human experience is broadly similar across the cognitive spectrum.
Intelligence only increases the precision of one’s perception and the complexity of one’s communication.
The human experience orbits around one’s ego needs, social anxieties, goals, sexual frustration, bad habits, good habits, hopes, and fears.

I’ve volunteered extensively with the mentally handicapped, and one thing you learn right away is that their inner worlds are very similar to both the neurotypical and the gifted.
In fact, one can learn more from observing the mentally handicapped interact, because there’s less obfuscation and manipulation.

The man with an IQ of 70 will point at Robbie and declare, “You hurt my feelings because you kissed Peggy.
” The man with an IQ of 130 will vaguepost on a social media account that Peggy can see about how love is a lie, along with an embedded music video which references cheating in the lyrics in order to convey to Peggy that his feelings are hurt.
He’ll expend more cognitive energy and bury it all under several layers of abstraction and plausible deniability.
But it’s the same basic thing.


For a start, I would say that the first trait of being relatively intelligent is admitting that you're not.
There's always more that I can learn, therefore I will never make a claim to be intelligent.
More intelligent than a single other person, based on evidence and experience, sure, but never smart in a general sense.
This would be the first difference I would say in the way more intelligent people see the world than those of a lower intellect.

For this answer, I'm going to assume that you'll accept me as smart through the conventional definition (significant academic achievement and fast understanding of most topics), although this is arrogant, and you're welcome to dispute it if you wish – I'd be happy to debate it with you.
As it is though, I'm going to answer from this perspective.

In terms of seeing the world differently, I would say that the biggest difference is looking at people and thinking “how do they not get this?” I have very little patience for idiocy, and explaining simple concepts repeatedly to the same people irritates me to no end.
From the other person's perspective, however, I would wager that they are struggling, and quite possibly drowning, in the information.
It's very rare that I encounter a topic that I cannot learn and understand very quickly – but I do struggle to understand how other people cannot do the same (interpersonal interaction not being something that comes naturally to someone who has a minute level of empathy).
Again, this is arrogant, but the question did ask, so there you go.

Smarter people (again, if we're simplifying intelligence to be two categories, smart and not-so-smart) also tend to make connections faster in terms of real world situations.
They think quicker and make connections between things that take people on the other end of the spectrum much longer to connect.

To answer your question, yes, I would say that smarter people see the world differently.
If things come quickly to one person and slowly to another, the former individual will have a much better understanding in a much shorter time than the shakier understanding attained by the latter individual.
For this reason (mental speed), I would think that the answer to your question is yes.


Smart people realize that everyone sees the world differently.

What you “see”, in both the literal and figurative senses, is a complicated function of your existing knowledge, expectations, goals and attention at the moment, what chemicals are in your system, and so on.

Also, what you think you “see”, again in both the literal and figurative senses, may not be what you really see, or at least not all of it.
Maybe you need to look again or just think harder about what you kind of noticed, but maybe didn’t interpret correctly.
Or at what you saw but didn’t really notice at all.

And what people report seeing, may not be what they really see — they summarize, state things badly, sometimes want to deceive or hide things, sometimes don’t report stuff that is of no interest to them but may be important to you.

And since what other people say about how they see the world is all we have to go on, it’s not really an account we can trust, so it’s hard to make general statements about what kinds of people see the world in what ways.
(OK, we can also look at what they do, presumably based on their true view of the world, but that can be deceiving or confusing as well.
)
So… It’s complicated.
Well, at least, that’s what my smarter friends tell me.


I don’t think smartness can be combined with attitudes.
Every one look at the world the way they see it.
Most of us look at the world through USA and European countries, some others through Middle-East.
There are people who see the world through Russia and China.
The recent concentration is on North Korea.
It is the attitudes that matters rater than smartness.
Smartness may help people understand the world deeper.
But the world is not a small place to go deeper.
Mankind has limitations, not only in understanding matters, but about the places and matters they are not aware of.
When we say world, is it limited the people who live in it, or about all the living beings in land, water and air.
Does it include geographical area, known and unknown matters.
Does it include space, light, air and water.
sea animals and ocean creatures are unreachable can we have to think about that too.
What about the effects of sun, moon and stars on earth.
Items are much more than what we can imagine.
What will be the impact of smartness in this, I don’t know.


What I noticed is that people who know more about a certain subject see stuff related to their area of expertise differently.

So, let’s look at a house:
So, all of them will have a much richer experience looking at a building than I do.

I imagine smart people know more about more things and therefore will have a richer experience looking at things than – uh – less smart people.

Or, maybe you can compare it with visiting a village where the plot of a book was situated.
If you have read the book you see the village with different eyes than someone who has not read that book.


I’d say the biggest difference is that smarter people tend to use critical thinking skills constantly, analyzing and interpreting data from many sides before forming a conclusion that leads to an opinion or solution (or belief system).

They also are mentally and philosophically flexible, in that when new information is discovered with evidence that holds up under intense scrutiny, they are capable of shifting their opinions, stances or beliefs in response to it.

As Zach Olson pointed out, they tend to see a large spectrum of grey area and multiple possible answers to any one given situation.

Whereas those whose intelligence is average or limited lack strong critical thinking skills; ignore factual data; do not examine the beliefs or opinions they espouse (even when several of them lack congruency); look to others to be given the opinions they should hold and embrace them without question; and are mentally and philosophically inflexible—refusing to even consider a shift in opinion even in the face of overwhelming evidence refuting their stance.
They also tend to see less grey area and see the world as all or nothing, black or white, us versus them.


To be “smarter” is to be able to categorize things more complexly and (hopefully) accurately and consistently.
All other things being equal (a very important caveat), an intelligent person is able to see the many layers of connections between seemingly ordinary things that a dumb person would likely miss.

This is why it often seems like geniuses are living in their own world and speaking their own language that ordinary people cannot understand.
They are living in a world of principles and hidden connections with its own series of causal factors and important variables.
How this shows up is different for every intelligent person, but the more intelligent one is the more specific/uncommon their manner of interpreting reality is to them.
Two geniuses can have very different operating systems with very little overlap between them, which can either be fascinating or frustrating for them.


(Not tooting my own horn) but, I took & passed the MENSA Test at age 10 & was offered an invitation to join.
I didn't graduate High School, mainly because most of my Teachers told me that if I didn't attend their class they would pass me.
I tended to ask questions which I knew they couldn't answer.
I was Officially Ex-communicated from the Catholic Church at the age of eight because I refuted their teachings & although I won every argument, they didn't want me around because I was disruptive due to influencing my fellow classmates & teaching them the benefits of Freewill.
I became one of the most sought-after Research & Development Designer/Inventor & People use my inventions daily, even though they don't know my name (nor care).
I used to teach Engineers how to do their Job because they may have had book-learning but, no natural talent or insight.
Now, given that introduction, all I can say is that the answer provided by Jon Finstad is Spot-on.
Rather than writing down a complete explanation, I suggest reading Jon Finstad answer.
His explanation gives a realistic and insightful description that many could benefit from.
The only thing I might add is that as human-beings, we ALL have equal worth but, Truth be told some of us ARE more valuable to the Human Race than others.


Mm.
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O.
o I don’t know.
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I know I'm one of the smart people in my head.
I just have a few “issues” i’m dealing with before I can truly shine.

But for me, I’m not scientific brainy smart.
I mean I could be, given if I was interested in that stuff.
If I was interested in that, then I would study it a lot more.
But I don’t, because I’m not.

I perceive things spiritually.
Not like “I’m sooo into God” and all that, that’s not what I mean.
O.
o I don’t know how I could explain it.
hmm.
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You know how there’s God? And.
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you accept Jesus as Savior, yeah and then you build a relationship with God? God is spiritual, and if you build a relationship with him, you’ll start to be able to see things the way he does.
But each person is an individual and we’re all different so He tailors to that.
But for me, it’s easy for me to see the reason for things that happen.
Constantly I watch things and pay attention to things as they happen before and after.
Even if they’re not important in the long run.
I been doing it ever since I was very very young.
And as I seen time and time again, people generally don’t do that.
They get infuriated and ask like “Why DID THIS HAPPEN!” or they’re sad and heartbroken, whatever the situation is.

Besides that, I do know a lot of stuff, because I study a lot, but when the moment presents itself, because of my little self issues, I'm not confident in myself.
So that makes me appear otherwise.
But I will sort all my issues out and the will be dissolved and I will be my true self, eventually.
No doubt about that.


Some people consider me smart.
I consider myself an imbecile who works really hard at everything, and thus can sometimes pass for smart.

On reddit I once saw a person describe what it was like to be both ‘dumb’ and ‘smart’; he had suffered some sort of brain injury.
He was highly intelligent and successful prior to it, not able to function at his regular level immediately after, and then recovered to a level similar to his original baseline after some recovery time.

The way he described being smart was like having a secretary inside his head.
While he was recovering from his brain injury, he had to focus on what he was thinking of to process things, one or two things at a time.
He had to search for correlations and connections before constructing an argument or describing a concept.
Doing this took mental effort.

However, as he recovered, he found that some of these connections would come into his mind almost fully formed.
The connections and correlations seemed obvious; it was like having a secretary in his head handing him files and saying “It looks like this and this are relevant in this way.

At uni, with a stellar work ethic, I was at best an above average student, and I noticed how people I would consider smart really seemed to meet this description.
Additionally, while listening to podcasts of people I would consider incredibly intelligent, sometimes they drop some knowledge that I’m also aware of, but I might not see the correlation until later on, or until they’ve made it obvious.


Smarter might be defined as the ability to see the world differently.

A dog is smarter than a cat because, when faced with food on the opposite side of a long fence, the dog is quicker to look for an alternate viewpoint, where the food can be accessed.
A cat is much more likely to get stuck on a single point of view, the “right view” mistake, and not be able to get to the food as a result.

Smartness in people is more complex, but at the same time the basis is similar.
Smarter people are more able and more likely to change their point of view to produce the desired effect.

eg.
Smarter people PRACTICE seeing the world differently more than people who are not so smart.
All people can adopt different perspectives, different viewpoints, as required for different situations.
Smarter people find more different viewpoints and use them more often.

As a result, smarter people are often seen as stupid, by people who are stuck on a single viewpoint, or by people who prefer more stable views of life.

to your health, tracy
Founder: Healthicine (a different perspective on health)


I perceive myself as smarter than a lot of other people I run into, and the difference appears to me to be the depth and complexity which I am willing to look at regarding what is in front of me.
I am aware that having been sent to college gave me a whole smorgasbord of understandings that make it hard for me to get along with people who don’t have a similar education.
One fellow who answered seems to think that his atheism is related to his higher intelligence.
On the contrary, I think that my understanding of God and the spirit world has to do with mine! I started off with no religious beliefs at all, due to my upbringing.
Little by little, by contemplation and “intelligent thinking” I pieced together a picture of the cosmos, which included a creator.
Once in a while I read something that shows that it occurs to others, as it has to me, that God is not perfect, but is in the process of evolving, and that we are part of “his” evolution.
It only makes sense.
To me, to believe that one particular religion is “true” takes a lack of intelligence, or at least the setting aside of it, or considering what your religion is teaching you to be “symbolic.

My answer may be becoming one-sided, but who and what we are seems to me one of the important things to consider when one is having fun thinking.
When I read objections to the truth of “Near Death Experiences” I am baffled at the lack of intelligence it must entail to believe such simplistic causes as they say they believe.
Without even reading a lot of them, they form their opinions! To form an opinion without a lot of information would seem to indicate a lack of intelligence.
Intelligence, to me, is what leads people to try to understand the essence of reality, of life and of all the issues of life.
Less intelligent people seem to tend to be simple minded, and to me, simple minded approaches to life have lead to disaster after disaster.

The desire to be “right,” to have opinions that are true and to have one’s ego attached to this desire may go along with lower IQs.
Being “right” in you mind, and proving it to others, might be a way of proving to others that you are not, actually, unintelligent – when you know, by looking around you, that you are really not “the brightest bulb on the tree.

Emotional intelligence needs to go hand in hand with other kinds of intelligence or what good is all that other intelligence? So there is where “wisdom” comes into play.
The really intelligent people possess WISDOM.
Being able to look at your life and admit where you really don’t understand something simple.
Like procrastination.
Obviously hurts your life, yet I indulge in it daily.
A way my higher intelligence is not helping me – except that I recognize it.

I think the fact that intelligent people get along better with other intelligent people shows that smarter people see the world differently.
When you hang out with someone, you want to have something in common to talk about! Seeing the world in similar ways gives people something to talk about.
Even if it’s based on the differences of opinion about what’s going on.

Opinions by themselves don’t indicate that someone is smart.
Complexity in regard to one’s opinions might be a start.


Do smarter people see the world differently?


Yes, Yes, Yes….
Oh Yes.

But in a very basic manner.

People who are more intelligent are far more likely to see the world like the picture on the left rather than the one on the right.

That is, if you take their glasses off.

There IS evidence of a correlation between myopia and intelligence.
:-)
Phenotypic and genotypic correlation between myopia and intelligence


(Not tooting my own horn) but, I took & passed the MENSA Test at age 10 & was offered an invitation to join.
I didn't graduate High School, mainly because most of my Teachers told me that if I didn't attend their class they would pass me.
I tended to ask questions which I knew they couldn't answer.
I was Officially Ex-communicated from the Catholic Church at the age of eight because I refuted their teachings & although I won every argument, they didn't want me around because I was disruptive due to influencing my fellow classmates & teaching them the benefits of Freewill.
I became one of the most sought-after Research & Development Designer/Inventor & People use my inventions daily, even though they don't know my name (nor care).
I used to teach Engineers how to do their Job because they may have had book-learning but, no natural talent or insight.
Now, given that introduction, all I can say is that the answer provided by Jon Finstad is Spot-on.
Rather than writing down a complete explanation, I suggest reading Jon Finstad answer.
His explanation gives a realistic and insightful description that many could benefit from.
The only thing I might add is that as human-beings, we ALL have equal worth but, Truth be told some of us ARE more valuable to the Human Race than others.


I may be screamed at for this.
But I think a lot of knowledgeable people in here see a lot of unnecessary worry and anxiety among the ignorant.
So if we can equate “knowledgeable” with “smart” (and the more feint-of-heart can forgive my favoring truth over political correctness), I think we can say that yes, smart people do see the world differently.

What say you, smart people?


Yes, Smart People usually don’t see the drama.

They see a problem and look for a practical solution.

Not Smart people look more into the drama.

They see a problem, make drama about the problem, let every one know about the drama the problem have caused, or the problem the drama have caused, and vice versa.
Some they don’t even bother to look for a solutions.

If they do, they let everyone know in the most dramatic way, that they are looking for a dramatic solutions, for the dramatic problem.


For a start, I would say that the first trait of being relatively intelligent is admitting that you're not.
There's always more that I can learn, therefore I will never make a claim to be intelligent.
More intelligent than a single other person, based on evidence and experience, sure, but never smart in a general sense.
This would be the first difference I would say in the way more intelligent people see the world than those of a lower intellect.

For this answer, I'm going to assume that you'll accept me as smart through the conventional definition (significant academic achievement and fast understanding of most topics), although this is arrogant, and you're welcome to dispute it if you wish – I'd be happy to debate it with you.
As it is though, I'm going to answer from this perspective.

In terms of seeing the world differently, I would say that the biggest difference is looking at people and thinking “how do they not get this?” I have very little patience for idiocy, and explaining simple concepts repeatedly to the same people irritates me to no end.
From the other person's perspective, however, I would wager that they are struggling, and quite possibly drowning, in the information.
It's very rare that I encounter a topic that I cannot learn and understand very quickly – but I do struggle to understand how other people cannot do the same (interpersonal interaction not being something that comes naturally to someone who has a minute level of empathy).
Again, this is arrogant, but the question did ask, so there you go.

Smarter people (again, if we're simplifying intelligence to be two categories, smart and not-so-smart) also tend to make connections faster in terms of real world situations.
They think quicker and make connections between things that take people on the other end of the spectrum much longer to connect.

To answer your question, yes, I would say that smarter people see the world differently.
If things come quickly to one person and slowly to another, the former individual will have a much better understanding in a much shorter time than the shakier understanding attained by the latter individual.
For this reason (mental speed), I would think that the answer to your question is yes.


To be “smart” is rather subjective.
I believe myself to be “smarter” than some people.
As pejorative as that is, I know what I need to know and ignore the things I don’t need to know.
Make sense? Probably not.
I’ll sum it up.

I’m agnostic, which means I already view the world differently than theist’s or religious folks.
My view isn’t inherently “smarter” but to me, my views are logical.
This does not mean I find religious people stupid, but (some) may not apply the stringent logic to their claims on faith.

I work in medicine.
Again, this doesn’t make me “smarter” but the sciences, human anatomy and function are very easy for me to understand.
Because of my (lack of) faith and my medical understanding, I view death and dying differently than others.

My political views are different in a lot of ways because I apply the same logic and skepticism towards it.
While many people see politics as right and wrong or black and white, I view it as a spectrum and a big gray area.
Multiple angles and multiple views can lead to multiple arguments.
You can have three arguments for a single political view and technically, all those views can be right.

Something I’ve noticed myself is that, while smarter people generally do view the world different, sometimes they can be oblivious to simple answers.
I’ve known people who can do complex mathematical puzzles, but couldn’t hammer a nail into a wall.
They can’t find the pilot light on their furnace.
There is a saying called “redneck ingenuity” where people we perceive as rednecks can fix something in a way that just makes sense.
It’s generally a simple fix to something more complex.
Some “smarter” people might find a complex answer to the problem, while other people fix it with a simple answer.
Both of these groups see the world around them, differently.

There is also the cultural differences.
If you live in the US, you will probably view the world differently than someone from a western European country.
Probably a lot of similarities, but what might be important to the masses in a different country, may not be important to you.

So, to be “smarter” is subjective in some regards.
I’m smarter in some area’s and fail miserably in others.
My neighbor is about 60 feet from my front door, but we’re both smarter and dumber than each other, despite living and experiencing a somewhat similar backyard.


I’d say the biggest difference is that smarter people tend to use critical thinking skills constantly, analyzing and interpreting data from many sides before forming a conclusion that leads to an opinion or solution (or belief system).

They also are mentally and philosophically flexible, in that when new information is discovered with evidence that holds up under intense scrutiny, they are capable of shifting their opinions, stances or beliefs in response to it.

As Zach Olson pointed out, they tend to see a large spectrum of grey area and multiple possible answers to any one given situation.

Whereas those whose intelligence is average or limited lack strong critical thinking skills; ignore factual data; do not examine the beliefs or opinions they espouse (even when several of them lack congruency); look to others to be given the opinions they should hold and embrace them without question; and are mentally and philosophically inflexible—refusing to even consider a shift in opinion even in the face of overwhelming evidence refuting their stance.
They also tend to see less grey area and see the world as all or nothing, black or white, us versus them.


Fpoe the most part yes.
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this is because most people who are of higher intelligence are not brainwashed or as easily stupidified or fooled by common everyday subjects that most average intelligence individuals fall subject to.

For example.
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they do not fall into traps of Religions and their ideologies or fall sway to inane popularity fads and raves.
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their not effected by what others say.
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or think but find truths and facts for themselves.
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not as they're feed or told to believe.
They really upon factual evidences .
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not ASSumptions or hypothetical ideologies .


Most of the time, all of us seem to be idiots and sometimes some of us seem smart.
Depending on the situation we are in, in life, will determine what we appear to be to our self and others.
The more we understand that absolutes don’t really exist (for example – the idea of “is” and “are” in relation to thought connectors, seem to be ways we stop thinking and use predetermined information that may or may not be flawed to accelerate complete thoughts) the slower and deeper our thinking becomes.
Current culture seems to mostly value efficiency over quality.
In this paradigm, a person that can recall relevant information is seen as very smart, even if that information may be flawed.
With that definition of “smart”, I’d say they do appear to see it differently.
When one is smart they are sure, and confident.
Confidence leads to arrogance.
Arrogance leads reaffirmation of beliefs.
In the end isolation.

That was me trying to sound smart while derailing the topic since its such a serious question.


This is a good discussion.
I’m not sure if smart people see the world that much differently than people perceived to be less smart.
One’s perceptions of the world in general depends on each his/her own experience in the world, regardless one’s level(s) of intelligence.
Some of the perspectives you provided are accurate for a lot of people in the world, but they are your perspectives of your experience.
You say that your being good at a lot of things, making it look easy to some people, pisses them off.
To another person, people “getting pissed off” might actually be them simply not knowing what else to say about how easy you made something look.
Sometimes they are grateful and might not say it.
Maybe the way you presented something to someone about something you know a lot about came off as condescending to some people.
That may not be them coming up short intelligently, but the way you present something/explain something and the tone of voice you use can have a negative effect on some people.
I have heard supposedly smart people explain something and the manner in which they do comes across a certain way.
Some smart people have been perceived to act as if others are dumb or stupid if they happen not to know something, not realizing that maybe someone was just trying to learn or understand something.
Before you knew something, you had to, arguably, have learned it.
The speed or ease at which you learned anything you know is not exempt from some sort of process you went through of “not knowing, to being exposed to new knowledge, understanding new knowledge, then knowing it.


No.

How you see the world has almost zero to do with the knowledge you have access to and almost completely relies on what you simply choose to acknowledge as “valid”.

Easiest example: Superstition.
Some extremely knowledgeable people have had them.
Some complete nimrods are immune.
Exposure factors to cultural stimuli are equivalent.


I don’t think smartness can be combined with attitudes.
Every one look at the world the way they see it.
Most of us look at the world through USA and European countries, some others through Middle-East.
There are people who see the world through Russia and China.
The recent concentration is on North Korea.
It is the attitudes that matters rater than smartness.
Smartness may help people understand the world deeper.
But the world is not a small place to go deeper.
Mankind has limitations, not only in understanding matters, but about the places and matters they are not aware of.
When we say world, is it limited the people who live in it, or about all the living beings in land, water and air.
Does it include geographical area, known and unknown matters.
Does it include space, light, air and water.
sea animals and ocean creatures are unreachable can we have to think about that too.
What about the effects of sun, moon and stars on earth.
Items are much more than what we can imagine.
What will be the impact of smartness in this, I don’t know.


This is such and interesting question and we have many fascinating responses! Is the questioner referring to the cognitive abilities some people have? Greater number of synapsis? The ability to memorize, analyze and project? Creative thinking? Imagining what humanity will need in the future (inventions)? Solving complex mathematical equations and their solutions?
In what context or by what definition are you asking “smarter”?
Donald Trump has gained the Presidency of the U.
S.
- is he smarter? Not in a way I’m likely to respect, but he is able to manipulate people and situations I could never replicate.

So in some ways, yes, he’s smarter, at least smarter than me.
He’s living the life of a billionaire.
Whether his finances actually support his life style is of little relevance to his actual daily situation.
Yes, he does see the world differently than I do.

People here of varying intelligence, lifestyles and career situations are answering from the experience of their person and their perspective, but are generally in agreement that yes, smarter people see the world differently.

We are 7.
5 Billion strong here on Earth.
I value aptitude for retaining knowledge (a gift I wasn’t overly blessed with), but I also value people who are just happy and kind and maybe smarter in that they see, understand and know the human condition and yet are not bound to it.

Wish I was one of them :)


Smarter people tend to know more than others.
This in turn, basically gives and more information.
Any of them, typically review various points of view on issues.
Having more information, enhances the chances of being right, or at the very least knowing the opposition.

Since there are multiple types of intelligence, it is hard to classify each individual.
Too many see intelligence as only IQ, all the while ignoring the other types.
That simply makes the illusion of only a select few being intelligent.
Those who have studied how intelligence works, realizes that even people that seem dumb by IQ standards, possessed many extraordinary abilities.
Elitism and these so-called high IQ community, is rampid
This does not mean all higher IQ people are elitist.
That is abroad generalization.
What I am saying, is that intelligence involves many things.
Yes, IQ is very important for success in everyday life, but so is the other types.
It does not necessarily take a high intelligence of the various types, to get an accurate view of reality.
Many times those who portray themselves as highly intelligent, and they are tend to miss various points of data that is relevant.
Many times it is the less intelligent, that actually make better changes in the world and see the world better.
Many are humble.
Many are more realistic and there are expectations are better.

In conclusion, one must look at the person and basic human nature to truly know how it a person may think.
Humans are very spontaneous and disorganized as a species.
Ultimately, we must look at the situation through fully determine how one may or may not think, and try to simulate if necessary what the conclusion may be brought upon by the person inquiring the matter.


I perceive myself as smarter than a lot of other people I run into, and the difference appears to me to be the depth and complexity which I am willing to look at regarding what is in front of me.
I am aware that having been sent to college gave me a whole smorgasbord of understandings that make it hard for me to get along with people who don’t have a similar education.
One fellow who answered seems to think that his atheism is related to his higher intelligence.
On the contrary, I think that my understanding of God and the spirit world has to do with mine! I started off with no religious beliefs at all, due to my upbringing.
Little by little, by contemplation and “intelligent thinking” I pieced together a picture of the cosmos, which included a creator.
Once in a while I read something that shows that it occurs to others, as it has to me, that God is not perfect, but is in the process of evolving, and that we are part of “his” evolution.
It only makes sense.
To me, to believe that one particular religion is “true” takes a lack of intelligence, or at least the setting aside of it, or considering what your religion is teaching you to be “symbolic.

My answer may be becoming one-sided, but who and what we are seems to me one of the important things to consider when one is having fun thinking.
When I read objections to the truth of “Near Death Experiences” I am baffled at the lack of intelligence it must entail to believe such simplistic causes as they say they believe.
Without even reading a lot of them, they form their opinions! To form an opinion without a lot of information would seem to indicate a lack of intelligence.
Intelligence, to me, is what leads people to try to understand the essence of reality, of life and of all the issues of life.
Less intelligent people seem to tend to be simple minded, and to me, simple minded approaches to life have lead to disaster after disaster.

The desire to be “right,” to have opinions that are true and to have one’s ego attached to this desire may go along with lower IQs.
Being “right” in you mind, and proving it to others, might be a way of proving to others that you are not, actually, unintelligent – when you know, by looking around you, that you are really not “the brightest bulb on the tree.

Emotional intelligence needs to go hand in hand with other kinds of intelligence or what good is all that other intelligence? So there is where “wisdom” comes into play.
The really intelligent people possess WISDOM.
Being able to look at your life and admit where you really don’t understand something simple.
Like procrastination.
Obviously hurts your life, yet I indulge in it daily.
A way my higher intelligence is not helping me – except that I recognize it.

I think the fact that intelligent people get along better with other intelligent people shows that smarter people see the world differently.
When you hang out with someone, you want to have something in common to talk about! Seeing the world in similar ways gives people something to talk about.
Even if it’s based on the differences of opinion about what’s going on.

Opinions by themselves don’t indicate that someone is smart.
Complexity in regard to one’s opinions might be a start.


What I noticed is that people who know more about a certain subject see stuff related to their area of expertise differently.

So, let’s look at a house:
So, all of them will have a much richer experience looking at a building than I do.

I imagine smart people know more about more things and therefore will have a richer experience looking at things than – uh – less smart people.

Or, maybe you can compare it with visiting a village where the plot of a book was situated.
If you have read the book you see the village with different eyes than someone who has not read that book.


Absolutely.
I can only relate to my personal experience comparing my less intelligent self (younger) to my current self.

When I was younger, I did not hold much reverence for nature, and I did not hold much contempt for corporatism and urban life.
However, now, after years of study and personal experience, the natural world is divine to me.
I walk in the forest and see myself in the trees.
The same patterns that govern the formation of roots and rivers are the same that run through my body.
It is a profound experience each and every time.

And when I see advertisements, busy streets lined with business after business whose sole purpose is to sell you the cheapest possible food for the most possible money, it makes me sick.
How society researches our most base desires and manufacturers items to satiate our hunger.
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It’s not the way things are supposed to be.

A walk in nature, peace and harmony.
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This is how things are supposed to be.


Smart people realize that everyone sees the world differently.

What you “see”, in both the literal and figurative senses, is a complicated function of your existing knowledge, expectations, goals and attention at the moment, what chemicals are in your system, and so on.

Also, what you think you “see”, again in both the literal and figurative senses, may not be what you really see, or at least not all of it.
Maybe you need to look again or just think harder about what you kind of noticed, but maybe didn’t interpret correctly.
Or at what you saw but didn’t really notice at all.

And what people report seeing, may not be what they really see — they summarize, state things badly, sometimes want to deceive or hide things, sometimes don’t report stuff that is of no interest to them but may be important to you.

And since what other people say about how they see the world is all we have to go on, it’s not really an account we can trust, so it’s hard to make general statements about what kinds of people see the world in what ways.
(OK, we can also look at what they do, presumably based on their true view of the world, but that can be deceiving or confusing as well.
)
So… It’s complicated.
Well, at least, that’s what my smarter friends tell me.


There is a saying that’s something like, “Being stupid is like being dead, it is only hard for everyone else around you.

It’s observable in society that smart people struggle a lot more than those less equipped in the intelligence department.

One of the paradoxical situations that very smart people still suffer depression just like everyone else.
Intelligence brings awareness to problems and difficult nuanced matters that are difficult to express and communicate.
All the while others see much of life as simply black and white.

Intelligence can be very isolating.


May be yes! I would like to call these smart people creative.

Lets me show an example of these smart people…
Look closely at the pic below…
What have you observed other than the hotstar logo?
Did you find anything else?
I am sure…
Most of you won’t.

Now again look in between letters t and s.

Now you find a shape of Shoes… Am i right?
Recently i read an answer on Quora (Edit- Of Shail Dev) in which a smart person used his creativity to make a new logo.

So this clearly shows that Smart people see the world differently.

Declaration: Here above logos are shown just to justify the answer of this question.


One perhaps useful perspective to get an idea of how someone smart may see the world differently is to envision human beings as computers, each with their own unique applications running of course, but ultimately a computer, with a CPU, GPU, Memory, Harddrive and so on.

The difference between someone with a low intelligence and a high intelligence is simply a matter of their brain having access to more processing power, more memory and ultimately more resources.
The smart persons brain is able to remember and recall things more effectively; there are definitely many other factors to consider as well related to EQ and so on, however as a general simplistic understanding we will leave it at that.

More processing power, More memory, More overall mental resources.

Now with this in mind, how do you think their perspective of the world will change?
I would pressume that they would simply develop quicker, and also be able to retain a more complex perspective of the world as they would be viewing the world from a more complex (Multi-perspective) understanding.
One thing to note is that the lower intelligence individual may at some point reach the same understanding in knowledge but they may only be able to process a few complexities at a time, leading to a narrower (simplistic) perspective.

So how do smarter people see the world, in many ways they may see it actually more complex then those of lower IQ.
Of course they can solve many problems and retain more memory and so on, but that also means that they can create more problems as well.

So ultimately there are two fairly broad non mutually exclusive ways in which smarter people may see the world:
All other variations are simply variations between thoughts and perspectives and have very little to do with intelligence.


Some people consider me smart.
I consider myself an imbecile who works really hard at everything, and thus can sometimes pass for smart.

On reddit I once saw a person describe what it was like to be both ‘dumb’ and ‘smart’; he had suffered some sort of brain injury.
He was highly intelligent and successful prior to it, not able to function at his regular level immediately after, and then recovered to a level similar to his original baseline after some recovery time.

The way he described being smart was like having a secretary inside his head.
While he was recovering from his brain injury, he had to focus on what he was thinking of to process things, one or two things at a time.
He had to search for correlations and connections before constructing an argument or describing a concept.
Doing this took mental effort.

However, as he recovered, he found that some of these connections would come into his mind almost fully formed.
The connections and correlations seemed obvious; it was like having a secretary in his head handing him files and saying “It looks like this and this are relevant in this way.

At uni, with a stellar work ethic, I was at best an above average student, and I noticed how people I would consider smart really seemed to meet this description.
Additionally, while listening to podcasts of people I would consider incredibly intelligent, sometimes they drop some knowledge that I’m also aware of, but I might not see the correlation until later on, or until they’ve made it obvious.


When speaking of intelligence as the ability to quickly and accurately solve logical problems, make connections, and avoid the pitfalls of logical fallacies, they see the world different in many ways.

The modern world is ruled by rhetoric, sound bytes, emotion, irrational advertising and a culture of overconsumerism.
The more one is able to see through the smoke and mirrors, the better one can focus on what is actually happening.
A smart person is less likely to get caught up in witty remarks and smart retorts and instead see through to real problems and solutions.
Intelligence is likely to cause a great deal of frustration in a superficial world, and in many industries I would even call it a downright disadvantage — at least in terms of success as defined by those who would bestow it.

A brief example… A report is released and a state governor claims credit for 1,000 new jobs created this month.
Pundits will argue back and forth who really created the jobs or some other less important fact.
The intelligent person will ask, “Is that gross or net?” That is, “Did you gain 1,000 new jobs but lose 1,200 old ones, an actual loss? Or did you gain 1,500 jobs and lose 500 old ones, a true gain?”
Such differences make all the difference in the world, but most people are given a statistic and take it at face value, unaware or apathetic to the fact that statistics can be made to say pretty much whatever you want them to say.

Smart people tend to yell a lot — at newspapers, books, television and radio.
The modern form of argument tastes bitter to the logical, analytical mind.

That being said, no two people are the same.
There are those who can be brilliant in one specific domain, but ask them to manage money and they'll look at you blankly.
This may be a choice of priorities, but it's there just the same.
Smart people are also susceptible to emotion like anyone, and they may often follow these whims against their better judgement.


I don’t see myself as smarter (higher IQ) than everyone else but because I’m observant and loves to read, I think my mind is more open than most people and oh boy, do I see the world differently.

Being a reader allows me to understand things and people easily.
It’s easier for me to be in other people’s shoes, and feel what they feel without having to actually experience what they experienced.

I also always think with the end in mind and this helped me address potential problems before they happen.
In some ways, I see everything that I do as a puzzle and important pieces always go first.
I guess an example of this is that I treat my kids with empathy and respect even when they were still very young (probably too young to understand what empathy and respect is) but I know that I have to practice it early so it becomes a natural part of my parenting style and in return, they will grow up and show empathy and respect to people around them.

Now, I have to say there are problems with seeing the world differently as well.
For instance, I don’t always agree with what most people say (mostly because they don’t make sense.
LOL) so it’s more difficult for me to find people who think the same way I do.
:)


Smarter might be defined as the ability to see the world differently.

A dog is smarter than a cat because, when faced with food on the opposite side of a long fence, the dog is quicker to look for an alternate viewpoint, where the food can be accessed.
A cat is much more likely to get stuck on a single point of view, the “right view” mistake, and not be able to get to the food as a result.

Smartness in people is more complex, but at the same time the basis is similar.
Smarter people are more able and more likely to change their point of view to produce the desired effect.

eg.
Smarter people PRACTICE seeing the world differently more than people who are not so smart.
All people can adopt different perspectives, different viewpoints, as required for different situations.
Smarter people find more different viewpoints and use them more often.

As a result, smarter people are often seen as stupid, by people who are stuck on a single viewpoint, or by people who prefer more stable views of life.

to your health, tracy
Founder: Healthicine (a different perspective on health)


Yes, they are more logical, and think more about abstract things.

I’m the member of a high IQ club(members with 130+IQ), where all members will take MBTI psychological test, which is about how people perceive the world.
It consisits of:
Extroversion(E)/Introversion(I)
iNtuition (N)/Sensing (S)
Thinking(T)/Feeling(F)
Judgment (J)/Perception(P)
Though there is not much inbalance for E/I and J/P type, almost all members here are type NT(Intuition and thinking, rather than sensing and feeling), despite that there’s roughly 2 times as much people of type SF than of type NT.

Intuition means that they are more interested in the abstract, believe in intuition and logic, and more open to new experience.
They are less interested in very specific stuff.
For example, an average people may spend a lot of time thinking that he wants to eat candy, but smarter people are more interested in why human/organsms like sweet food, about the evolutionary root of it.

Thinking means that they are more logical, straight, critical, less empathetic.

Personally(though my IQ isn’t really that high as some people on qoura), I do think that I see the world quite differently from the average.
I find those very specific things, like what should we eat, star A get married or “this cat is cute” very boring(though acceptable), rather I’d like to think about how human make choices, reproduction of animals and the origin and influences of emotions like “feeling cute”.
This kind of preference do make me see a lot of things that is wrong but simply taken as truth.


No.

The human experience is broadly similar across the cognitive spectrum.
Intelligence only increases the precision of one’s perception and the complexity of one’s communication.
The human experience orbits around one’s ego needs, social anxieties, goals, sexual frustration, bad habits, good habits, hopes, and fears.

I’ve volunteered extensively with the mentally handicapped, and one thing you learn right away is that their inner worlds are very similar to both the neurotypical and the gifted.
In fact, one can learn more from observing the mentally handicapped interact, because there’s less obfuscation and manipulation.

The man with an IQ of 70 will point at Robbie and declare, “You hurt my feelings because you kissed Peggy.
” The man with an IQ of 130 will vaguepost on a social media account that Peggy can see about how love is a lie, along with an embedded music video which references cheating in the lyrics in order to convey to Peggy that his feelings are hurt.
He’ll expend more cognitive energy and bury it all under several layers of abstraction and plausible deniability.
But it’s the same basic thing.


Yes.

But everybody see the world differently.

I can see a trend.

Most of the “smart” people I know seems to bee optimistic and very enthusiastic.
They don’t see a dark and creepy world, but an interesting playground, with lots of things to do.

Smart people tend to understand that problems can be solved.

They are also more susceptible to look at data (instead of feeling things with their guts).
And data shows a world getting better and better everyday.

Of course, lots of smart people are pessimistic too.


Everyone sees the world differently,thats why we have difference of opinion.
Its what we observe and perceive from what we see that makes a difference .

For example
In my own life when i was assaulted
X and Y observed me for few days
X and Y know i was assaulted
X sees it as a break of human emotions,Y sees it as event that was public
X tells me,i see how you are broken ,you need to act like a victim and not a toughie for people to understand your pain,no one cares about the tough
Y tells me-I have never gone to police station for any reason till today,You brought this pain,If it was me i would have kept quiet and you have a victim mentality
Ladies and gentlemen-X was my best friend Y was the reason behind my abuse
Both are intelligent ,but one has empathy and other was a son of a bitch .


I believe so !!!!
But I'm a smart person who also has sense meaning that I know that I have some selling points & I'm able to sense what certain people want or don't want meaning that I avoid people when it becomes a lose-lose situation.

Like yesterday Holden shut its doors as far as manufacturing goes in Australia, I saw the people who were building them & I can see straight away why the company failed – they weren't building a car which perhaps suits me & some others,they labelled the last Holden Commodore ever built as been the best Holden ever made,that's debatable because is everyone in the world isn't going to think it's the best Commodore ever.

I looked at them & realized that they weren't going to build me a Commodore I like, I just got bad vibes when I looked at them on television.

Now,they are going to make them in Germany,I don't want them because of the way they have been, I've been out of work for almost 6 years,been sent to see a doctor & psychologist about why none of them have either kept me in a job or why I can't seem to get work in my trade as an electrician.

I've heard someone say you'll buy the next Commodore, I'm thinking,”hang on,what makes you think I want to buy it ????”
I don't want to buy another Holden now after the way they have been in Australia, I have seen them as being self centered to the point that they have increased the unemployment rate & I still can't get work !!!!
Now, why would I support a company who isn't really local anymore particularly when I've been unemployed for so long,they haven't & aren't going to get me place me in full time work,I've worked in too much of that temporary/casual work & now they won't place me in employment ?
I could’t afford to buy one of their cars brand new because of that reason !!!!
I suggested in the past that they it would be good to have a 4WD option such as the Skyline GTR has which has a split torque control system & have it coupled up to a V8 engine,it can also be run as a 2WD vehicle.

Opel (they are rebadged as Holdens in Germany) has set it up so its more like a Subaru which is an all wheel drive system that I don't want as they are very hard on tyres & when say 2 of the front or rear tyres wear out,you have to replace all 4 of them otherwise you can cause thousands of dollars worth of damage to the transfer cases.

They aren't obviously fitting the Chevrolet V8 engine in Germany,they are fitting a twin turbocharged V6 engine instead,my 2002 model Commodore which has the Chevrolet LS1 V8 engine & it has over 500 newton meters of flywheel torque (747 newton meters at the wheels) whereas a twin turbo V6 engine may have the same power but over 400 newton meters of flywheel torque,so the V8 engine has lots of torque !!!!
I've been looking at other makes of car to buy in the future & Nissans luxury brand Infiniti has one that I like, it is a 2 wheel drive car which runs the VR30DDTT engine which is a 298 kilowatt 3 litre twin turbo V6 engine.

They have been struggling with sales but they are built in Fukushima in Japan & they are expensive but I think that they would be a very good car to buy.

Now,a smarter person can work this out,what if most people couldn't afford a new car which has a driveaway price of $89,000 AUD,what if I've turned out to be the sort of person who can pay off almost $500 AUD per week for 5 years ?
I've been poor for all of my life & it looks like my luck may be about to change next week,I've figured out a way to do that yet I'll keep on seeing people try to do the Same thing all the time & things never change for them.

I'll still keep my Australian built Commodore as a drive to work car & the Infiniti at home for if & when I get married & my wife needs to do the shopping or drop off/pick the children up from school !!!!


To be “smarter” is to be able to categorize things more complexly and (hopefully) accurately and consistently.
All other things being equal (a very important caveat), an intelligent person is able to see the many layers of connections between seemingly ordinary things that a dumb person would likely miss.

This is why it often seems like geniuses are living in their own world and speaking their own language that ordinary people cannot understand.
They are living in a world of principles and hidden connections with its own series of causal factors and important variables.
How this shows up is different for every intelligent person, but the more intelligent one is the more specific/uncommon their manner of interpreting reality is to them.
Two geniuses can have very different operating systems with very little overlap between them, which can either be fascinating or frustrating for them.


Do smarter people see the world differently?
Yes, I think that they do.
But, I don’t really think that its that simple.
I believe intelligence is not all that well understood.
Reading some of the answers and comments here only confirms that to me.

I don’t know if I am intelligent, I suspect I am at least above average, how much so? I can’t really say.
Now I say that even though I’ve been told by many people that I am very intelligent and have even been called a genius, though I seriously doubt that.

The company that I currently work for (Design Engineer) had to rewrite their employee handbook recently, to include the fact that they own any intellectual property that any employee may create or work on while employed there, as I have had two innovations that I came up with, which were patented.
In 50 years of existence, this company has never had a patentable invention or device by any employee.
I have 2 that have my name on them.
Therefore if all those employees during that time are the average, I am at least above that.

While reading thru comments, trying to decide if my answer would add anything of value, I saw one comment that stated that with the internet and all the information available that virtually anyone can become more intelligent.
I strongly disagree with that statement.
I don’t believe that anyone can learn to be more intelligent, with a good memory the most they can hope to be is more knowledgeable, to me, intelligence goes one step beyond even that.
Another wrote an answer that alluded to an allegation that nearsighted people tend to be more intelligent.
When I was a bit younger I had 20–20 vision, so I guess that rules me out, well, at least the younger me.
I now need reading glasses.

A persons intelligence seems to be one of those non-wavering things, that can’t be taught.
You either have it or you don’t.
IOW a persons intelligence doesn’t change with teaching, as teaching is only the acquisition of knowledge, or an understanding of information, and does not allow the ability to put that knowledge to good use or to expand the outlook or horizon based only on that knowledge itself.
True intelligence is required to use information, and while it can seem to be enhanced with ever increasing knowledge it can’t be created by an increase in information alone.
It would be like taking a 1985 computer and attempting to load 2017 software onto it, the old computer is simply not smart enough to understand it.
Michael Faraday didn’t make it thru elementary school.

The retired owner of my company came in one day to talk to me about the recent utility patent that his grand son’s company had applied for.
He asked me how I was able to see something that no one else was able to see and how did I managed to use something in a way that was so outside of the sphere of normal thinking.
My answer; I don’t know.
I only know that it seems that I often look at something that everyone else is looking at and I seem to see something different.
Often, it becomes exhausting trying to explain what I see, arguing endlessly, like pissing into the wind.
Then realizing that I just have to build it myself and then demonstrate in reality, a vision that I can visualize in three dimensions, in my mind.

One way to tell intelligence maybe the realization that one may in fact not be as intelligent as others think they are, or, as Einstein was rumored to have said when asked how it feels to be the smartest man in the world…
“I don’t know, you will have to ask Nicolai Tesla”…
TL;DR
I don’t know if I’m intelligent, I can’t honestly say, nor would I want to.
Many people don’t even fully understand intelligence.

However, one thing is for certain, anyone who claims to be more intelligent than anyone else, like all the Generals and all of the other politicians, definitely isn’t…


Absolutely we do… Which is why nowadays, most of us are depressed as all hell lol.
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We see things too deeply, too clearly, and there's nothing more depressing than seeing just how many countless millions of normals will so easily fall for things that to us are so blatantly full of ignorant nonsense and utter bs…
Yes, we see the world much differently.
And we can so easily show the right path, and see the right logic, and we could teach it all… But for a teacher to teach, first the student must come to class… And the unfortunate truth is that there just aren't students willing to learn… But little by little, we strive to change things anyway, and try and play our part anyway.
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One person at a time if we must…


Mm.
.
O.
o I don’t know.
.
I know I'm one of the smart people in my head.
I just have a few “issues” i’m dealing with before I can truly shine.

But for me, I’m not scientific brainy smart.
I mean I could be, given if I was interested in that stuff.
If I was interested in that, then I would study it a lot more.
But I don’t, because I’m not.

I perceive things spiritually.
Not like “I’m sooo into God” and all that, that’s not what I mean.
O.
o I don’t know how I could explain it.
hmm.
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You know how there’s God? And.
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you accept Jesus as Savior, yeah and then you build a relationship with God? God is spiritual, and if you build a relationship with him, you’ll start to be able to see things the way he does.
But each person is an individual and we’re all different so He tailors to that.
But for me, it’s easy for me to see the reason for things that happen.
Constantly I watch things and pay attention to things as they happen before and after.
Even if they’re not important in the long run.
I been doing it ever since I was very very young.
And as I seen time and time again, people generally don’t do that.
They get infuriated and ask like “Why DID THIS HAPPEN!” or they’re sad and heartbroken, whatever the situation is.

Besides that, I do know a lot of stuff, because I study a lot, but when the moment presents itself, because of my little self issues, I'm not confident in myself.
So that makes me appear otherwise.
But I will sort all my issues out and the will be dissolved and I will be my true self, eventually.
No doubt about that.


Every human being sees the world differently, mainly because of the power of the brain and consciousness, which combined allow every human being co-create their own inner perception of reality.
And so, because there are consciousness- and brain-related differences between all human beings, then everyone consequently perceives reality a bit differently than each other.

Everyone’s perception of reality is not “just” what can be seen with the eyes; it also includes the endless variety of subjective values that lay themselves over reality based on the ideas and estimations and evaluations and assumptions that are given within the head/consciousness/psyche of a particular individual, giving rise to terms such as “subjective truth”, “personal reality”, or even the saying “He lives in his own little bubble”, and so on and so forth.
And these subjective truths and subjective perceptions exist for everyone regardless of whether the subject of their reflecting actually exists or not – so that means that the power of the human brain allows itself to be fooled and deceived by itself, because it is able to unleash feelings that “confirm” that things which do not actually exist, are real and existent.
(This is itself the mechanism through which schizophrenic people manage to remain rooted to their delusions, because their brain basically just unleashes feelings and subjective perceptions that “confirm” all of their ideas and suspicions even though there is no actual proof and even though their delusion is unreal – and so their brain basically tricks them by unleashing feelings and sensations which “confirm” that something which does not exist at all, is in fact the real truth, because it “feels right” to them based on the fact that their own brain tricks them.
)
So, this all results in that the smarter a human being becomes, then generally speaking, the more based on reason and effective logic their worldview, because with greater intelligence, the ability to sort out false perceptions from true ones increases, and hence that human being becomes better at building up a logical, rational worldview that stands up to scrutiny and investigation.
Hence, their worldview tends to (but does not always) become clearer and more in line with what is actually real and factually existing – ie.
it gets closer to the actual real truth.

The more that a human being falls away from intelligence, then their worldview tends to fall away from the capability of grasping and comprehending what is really going on around them, which has caused expressions such as, “He is dim-witted”, or “She has a dim intellect” to arise in allusion to the fact that as a human being falls away from intelligence, then their sense of reality also becomes, in a manner of speaking, “dimmer” owing to the fact that the power of reason and comprehension dwindle in that human being, and hence their power of reality-evaluation and reality-discernment becomes compromised so that they can no longer effectively discern what is going on around them in reality.
Hence, for one instance, they might go up and try to befriend someone who obviously means to harm them or rob them, because the dimness of their brain/head/consciousness does not allow them to correctly evaluate reality anymore, and so they can no longer “read” reality anymore.

But generally, when a human being raises back up toward intelligence, then their power of reason and discernment increase back to their natural height, and so that human being becomes capable of grasping logic and reality much better in their thinking and reflecting.
Hence, their worldview tends to become more logical, rational, reasonable, and built on fair understanding, and they become better at “reading” what reality is trying to inform them through various logical and rational signs which provide some evidence and a clue as to what is really going on in reality.

Updated: 16.06.2019 — 12:05 pm

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