How Would You Define an Intelligent Person?

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How would you define an intelligent person. I find it difficult.

A simple definition would be, “If he/she seems intelligent, then they are.” That limps considerably, so I made a list of features that might help the definition.

An intelligent person is:




Self Starter

Self Learner

Gets good grades

Has a high IQ (hmmm, this seems weak)

Thinks critically

Reasons analytically

Likes opera and art

Reads the classics

OK, so maybe in the final analysis, I cannot define an intelligent person. Can you? If so, list some traits.

By | 2017-07-10T16:10:19+00:00 February 10th, 2014|Reflections|4 Comments


  1. Micky Mantle February 10, 2014 at 2:24 pm - Reply

    Is a New York Yankee Fan !!!!

    • Edward Iannuccilli February 10, 2014 at 3:33 pm - Reply

      Love it. Thanks, no argument. They sure have won a lot! And thank you for the comment. You imust be an intelligent person indeed.

  2. Vin DiBiasio February 10, 2014 at 8:57 pm - Reply

    Lawmakers are believed to be intelligent people. Sometimes by what they say or legislate I believe they have no common sense. I would add good common sense as a trait of an intelligent person.

    • Edward Iannuccilli February 10, 2014 at 10:01 pm - Reply

      You are right, Vin. Common sense. And the ability to listen. Yes, that’s what our legislators need. And one other thing…. term limits!

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