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7 Signs You Have Above Average Intelligence

Science is always telling us new things about ourselves that confound and enlighten us. One thing we're often enamored with is how intelligent we are, and how to be smarter people. These 8 traits have been found to radically boost your intelligence, some you choose, some chosen for you.


1. You're tall.

A study out of Princeton University found that tall people were actually smarter. They found that, even as early as 3 years old, taller people were more likely to perform better on cognitive tests.

2. You have a cat.

Weird, right? A 2014 study found that people who considered themselves cat people were more intelligent. This could be due to the fact that many cat owners also consider themselves introverts, with more intellectual habits and hobbies.

3. You've done drugs before.

A study in 2012 found a link between high childhood intelligence and the use of recreational, illegal drugs later in life. This likely means that intelligent children will often experiment with drugs at some point - out of curiosity more than anything we assume.

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