Some personal features which are usually ignored as useless or unimportant are actually a sign of their great intelligence and smartness levels. Here’s a list of few features which are scientifically proven to belong to people with high brain activity.

1 You are left-handed (or ambidextrous)

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Among signs of true intelligience, according to a study a left-handed person is more adept in combing two common objects and creates something entirely new. Scientist connect left handedness to “divergent thinking”, which is a new form a thinking which creates new ideas and solutions. The same can be said about ambidextrous people too. These are the people who have equally developed both hands skills.

So, if you are right-handed trying to do certain things by your left hand and making it a habit will open and activate the undeveloped portions of your brains.

2 You are often worried about even the smallest things

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In a study conducted in a school student who are worried about smallest things, rumours, or upcoming test or even a public speaking and make themselves upset usually ended up getting more point and marks and prizes for winning those exact tests or contests. Those who are worried always perform better than the rest as they are more meticulous and serious. You can apply this same logic in your work place as well.

3 You love joking

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As signs of true intelligence, according to scientists’ humour needs high level of wit and intelligence. If you are comedian you are bound to have a great verbal intelligence and sharp nervous systems. In fact, a study was conducted after a bunch of kids came out after an exam and were asked to write a caption for a cartoon. Those who had aced their test were the one who had given funny captions to the cartoons. I think you get the picture.

4 You’re too curious

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London University has proven that a curious child as opposed to a conventional child, who just sticks to the syllabus and text books and learn by rote, will end up being an innovator later in life. Curiosity makes a child more interested in knowing about the functioning and happenings of the world and the things in it. It will create its interest towards science and arts as means of cognition as well as self-expressions.

5 You are a night owl

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If you are night owl chances are you are smarter than the rest of us. Usually the people with night alert brains high brain activity so much so that it challenges the daily biological rhythms. According to a study over a 1000 subjects’ majority of smart people love waking up on weekends as well as weekends, so do 400 recruits of US Air Force.

6 You are very impressionable or easily distracted

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Do people complain you fidget a lot and can’t sit still in one place? Do you get disturbed by phone notifications, tap dripping, and snoring or even microwave alarms? During conversations you get distracted by tea breaks or sandwiches or even a cute advertisement on TV? Then you are way smarter than others around you who do not have similar bodily reactions to their surroundings.

The logic is high brain activity of intelligent people does not allow them to concentrate on a single thing for a long period of time.

7 You walk a lot

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People keep telling you to sit still all the time or you prefer walking to your office than taking a conveyance if it’s nearby. Do you run around for your errand every morning even if it’s raining and feel the need to walk around the house doing several chores at the same time? Especially if you live in a pedestrian oriented neighbourhood or city you prefer walking rather than taking public transport. This shows you are more intelligent than others.

8 You’re good at self-control

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Smart people can manage impulsive thoughts and actions and are good at suppressing emotions because they can think of the consequences if they are open book all the time. They have high levels of patience and have long term goals which make them more successful than many others.

9 You often procrastinate

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As contrary to the popular belief which demonises procrastination. Researchers like Adam Grant have actually proved that smart people usually procrastinate because they want to have a break from a mundane work and instead do something or create something more interesting or at least try to finish the project in a better manner. Steve Jobs could use his procrastination strategically by switching his brains to a different task.

10 You constantly nibble on something

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Scientists have recently concluded that smart people are in the constant habit of chewing or nibbling something. It is believed that during this time, their brains are open for ideas, innovations, self-reflection and analysis. Even chewing gum can do the trick like stimulate brain functions and concentration and increase the blood flow but for just 20 minutes.

11 You fall asleep during the day from time to time

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Power naps or sleeping during the day is actually a sign of a smart person. In fact, a genius like Leonardo Da Vinci was a polyphasic sleeper himself. He slept 20-30 minutes every 4 hours.

The reason behind is simple, smart people have extremely active brains which gets tired due to the extreme load but it also has the capability of recharging itself fast as well. If you are stuck at problem, have powernap and forget about that problem, when you get up your brain is fresh and rejuvenated and you can approach the same problem efficiently.