If I had to honestly say how smart I am, I’d say that maybe I’m a little bit above average.
Nothing too special, but not a total dummy.
Okay, now that I’ve come clean about my intelligence, it’s time to see what folks had to say about this on AskReddit.
Let’s take a look!
1. Mother knows best.
“As my mom told me once, I’m good at a lot of things but not great at anything.”
“Smart enough to go to grad school…
Dumb enough to go to grad school.”
3. Not bad.
“Smart enough to do the highest level of education in the Netherlands, dumb enough to suck at most practical things.”
4. Better than average.
“I know I’m no genius, but the number of people I’ve met in my life have made me feel like Einstein in comparison is alarming.”
5. Fading fast.
“As I grow older, I always think I’m not as intelligent as I was when I was young.”
6. Good to know.
“The stupidest people often seem blissfully unaware of their stupidity.
At least I’m not *that* stupid.”
7. Not getting it.
“Last week I’d say about average but I’m in the midst of trying to learn how to program right now and I’m pretty sure I’m mentally challenged.”
8. Now I’m a moron.
“I always thought I’m smart but then I started my CS Bachelors degree and I feel like a moron ever since.”
9. Stuck in the middle.
“Intelligent enough to know that there are people way more intelligent than me in any given room.”
10. Two different things.
“Actual Smart- 7 out of 10
Common sense- Probably a 3 out of 10.”
11. That’s for sure…
“Not as smart as I used to think, that’s for sure.
I got good grades in school, but I seem to have lost my ability to learn or something. I keep doing stupid stuff, I have trouble remembering things, and I take forever to learn something new.
I also have a pretty slow wit, and I can struggle having a simple conversation if I don’t know you well (not from feeling awkward; if I’m not used to your accent, my brain takes forever to understand what you’re saying).
It’s dumb luck I haven’t f**ked up badly enough to lose my job or house or something yet…
As much as I may try to not be an idiot, I fail regularly.”
12. The secret.
“My job is not in software per se but I do quite a bit of coding at work. I’d say my schedule is:
50% – thinking I’m dumb;
20% – thinking I was dumb yesterday but now I’m smart;
15% – thinking the other person whose code I’m using is dumb;
15% – thinking the computer is dumb.
The secret is keeping a healthy, uplifting ratio of the four moods.”
Okay, let’s get real…
How smart do you think you are?
Talk to us in the comments and let us know!