Smart people—like all people—have good and bad habits. To become a smarty pants, however, you’ll want to only pick up on the good ones. You’ll want to be persistent and determined. Bill Gates’s first business was a failure; Thomas Edison had to attempt over a thousand light bulb attempts; and Beethoven was told he would fail. Smart people set goals and share these goals with friends and family. We have easy access to social media to broadcast our goals and stay accountable! Truly intelligent people are avid readers, and reading increases verbal skills, helps articulate thoughts, enhances problem solving skills, boosts concentration, improves writing skills, and sharpens memory. Smart people also tend to have incredible self-control.
Smart people are absolutely not without their share of flaws. They tend to be heavy drinkers and drug users in many cases. Many smart people are night owls and anxious, both of which are dangerous to their health.
Want to be a smarty pants? The secret is to follow these good habits of smart people—while avoiding all the bad ones. To learn more about the good and bad habits of smart people, check out this infographic presented by online-phd-programs.org!