Everybody likes an intelligent person. Everybody wants to be friends with an intelligent person. But how can you tell if one is really intelligent? Is it by looks or hairstyle, or accent or carriage? Are there other pointers that reveal a person as being intelligent? Well, scientifically, studies have been carried out on intelligent people to know what they have in common and what sets them apart from others. Here are some of these traits that intelligent people tend to possess:

1. They spend time to improve on themselves
Being intelligent takes a lot of work to maintain. In simple terms, being intelligent or smart os earned. Intelligent people often read up a lot or try to learn new things to expand their knowledge and be well versed in different areas, which give them the advantage of being able to fit into any conversation.
That one is well versed in an area doesn’t make one intelligent. True intelligence cuts across numerous topics and areas.

2. They are mostly nocturnal people
Sleep researchers divide people into two groups, based on whether they exhibit ‘morningness’ or ‘eveningness’. According to a recent study, eveningness is an evolutionary advancement that marks out ‘more intelligent individuals’. Those with low or average IQ tend to restrict their activities primarily to daytime.
This, however, hasn’t been accepted generally and doesn’t mean that there aren’t some intelligent people that are daytime people.

3. They are very open-minded and adaptable
According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, “Adaptation involves making a change in oneself in order to cope with the environment, but it can also mean changing the environment or finding an entirely new one.” Intelligent people exhibit this trait a lot, and thus, can be said to be quick to adapt.

4. They are skeptics
Adaptation is not the only thing intelligent people know how to do, they also resist anything and everything. Although, both traits (adaptation and resistance may be contrasting), smart people know how to accommodate both of them. They only believe or accept when they have been presented with enough facts.

5. They ask Thought-provoking questions
This should not come as a surprise. Intelligent people know how to ask the right questions because of how fast their brains processes and accepts information. It shows that they have a working knowledge of things and are highly observant.

6. They like being factual
When in an argument with an intelligent person, best believe that you’d need more than just hearsays or beliefs to topple them. They have a very high level of skepticism and so, do not take things on face value unless they are presented with hard facts.

There are still a lot of things that one can use to recognize intelligent and we have only given you a few here. Do you have any other tips on how one can tell a person is intelligent? Feel free to share it with us in the comment section, so other readers can read and learn as well.

There are many theories about success and everybody seems to have an idea of how success can be attained, but ironically, not all of these people have been able to achieve the said success. It is true that there is no particular formula to success; there is no laid down rule that one can follow to ensure that he or she is successful, but then there are traits or habits that successful people share. If these habits are why they have managed to attain success, we can’t say for sure but we are going to be exposing to these habits, so you could try them and see if it works.

1. Focus
This is perhaps the most common trait among successful people. They get ideas, make plans to bring the idea to fruition and then stay dedicated to the cause. The drive to succeed is always there. Obstacles are only stepping stones to them and unlike other people who usually get distracted from their ideas a few days or weeks after conceiving them, successful people pursue theirs to the end.

2. Passion for Success
Successful people are always hungry for success. They are always enthusiastic about embarking on new projects and succeeding at them. The thought of success always motivates them to work hard and bring thought to life.

3. Time Consciousness
Successful people are adept at time management and are highly time conscious. Since they always work with a plan, time is a luxury to them and so they do all that they can to make the most of it.

4. Eager To Learn
Successful people are always open to new tricks and ways to get to their dreams. They are usually very open-minded and are looking for new ways and things to learn. Little wonder why they are very knowledgeable about a lot of things and find it easy to surmount obstacles.

5. Proactive
Successful people never rest on their oars, they are always working towards something new that would bring them success instead of waiting for it to come them. It is part of what sets them apart from normal people. This trait helps them get ready for whatever opportunity that comes their way and make the most out of it.

Like we mentioned at the beginning of this piece, no one has the definite formula for success, but there are traits or habits that successful people have in common. And if you adopt them, you just may find yourself being successful as well.

Its going to be a long weekend. Yayyyy!

Here is wishing you our readers a Happy Workers’ Day on Monday! A day to celebrate every working person out there trying to make a living for themselves and other people who may be depending on them.

Celebrate and be proud of yourself. You sure are doing a great job!

So whatever you do, always remember, there is absolutely dignity in labor.

Cheers!

All work and no play, you know the rest of the story.

Fridays are fun and even though some of us work round the clock, it is a time to relax, evaluate what happened in the course of the week, retreat and gear up for the next week. There are several fun things you can engage in this weekend and you don’t have to break a bank to do so.

See a Movie 

Who doesn’t love movies? Go out and see a movie by yourself or do it with friends after all, the more the merrier.

Treat Yourself 

If you don’t give yourself a treat, who will? It could be going for a swim, a shopping spree or whatever you consider as your guilty pleasures and while you are at it, make sure you don’t go bankrupt.

Hang out with Friends

What would life be without friends? We think it will be an empty boring place. Go out with your friends this weekend and catch up on old times.

Get your Hair done

Look beautiful, be confident, be happy. Visit the salon and get some hair pampering.

Meditate

Always reflect on life itself. Meditate on what makes you better and stronger.

Have a great weekend!

Everyone is beautiful in their own way. Stay positive and always look for the good sides of people. It makes your life easier and better.

Cheers,

Natures Gentle Touch Team

Hello Readers,

Here is our quote for today – “Being Happy Never Goes out of Style”

Remember, whatever you do today, try to always stay happy. It adds to your style.

Cheers!