How People With Book And Street Smarts Display Their Intelligence

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Mental proficiency and ability can be categorized in different ways.

A popular manner is ‘book smarts’ and ‘street smarts’. ‘Book smarts’ refers to an academically focused mind, good at abstract thought, but bad at common sense and simple relationships.

‘Street smarts’ is the opposite. Strong common sense, good with real-world situations, but bad at academic study. There is a group of people that fit within both groups.

These people are truly intelligent and use their brilliance to adapt and grow as needed to any situation.

Their Mind Operates In Constant Flux

A woman sitting on a couch, reading a newspaper, smiling as she looks out a window.
Unsplash / Priscilla Du Preez
Unsplash / Priscilla Du Preez

Different perspectives and states of mind have different strengths and weaknesses. They keep themselves purposely uncertain on their desires, ambitions, thoughts and emotions.

They know that uncertainty can breed possibility. They won’t get stuck in a mind set and limit their potential and future prospects.