What’s a Sure Sign of Low Intelligence? People Shared Their Thoughts.

One thing that immediately makes me think someone is ignorant is if they won’t listen to another person’s point of view…

And I really think they’re not very bright if they are presented with facts and ignore them…which is pretty common these days, unfortunately.

What do you think is a sure sign of low intelligence?

AskReddit users shared their thoughts.

1. Zip it!

“Commenting on everything, never listening, never changing their opinion, arguing every little thing that comes out of your mouth…”

2. Infuriating.

“When someone chastises you for speaking on a topic you’re knowledgeable about.

It’s typically because they feel insecure.”

3. Sure…

“Mentioning your IQ a lot.

In the immortal words of Stephen Hawking, “People who boast about their IQ are losers.””

4. Who needs facts?

“Not changing your opinion even when the other person shows factual evidence of you being wrong and still just saying you’re right with nothing to back that up.”

5. Truth.

“Lack of self awareness is a big one.

There’s a direct correlation with high intelligence and social anxiety/ narcissism/ depression / indecision and lack of confidence.”

6. Here we go again.

“Repeating mistakes.

I’ve met a few of these people throughout my life, always seeming to run into the same problems over and over again, problems that are 100% avoidable but they just seem to keep walking right into them.”

7. All of this.

“Lack of imagination and empathy.

No interest in ongoing learning or reading. Inability to admit when they are wrong or listen to someone else’s point of view.

Not able to “think outside the box” / problem solving skills.”

8. You’re right.

“Wild/outraged customer.

I realize it is an atypical sign or low intelligence, but the few times I have witnessed an adult throw a tantrum in a place of business, it is because they are incapable of understanding the company policy which renders them unable to make the return, exchange their item, receive an accommodation…etc.

It is a terrible combination of low intelligence and entitlement.”

9. So dumb.

“Believing that the earth is flat.

Flat-earthers show an incredible ignorance towards factors that determine intelligence: rational argument, empirical data through scientific studies, direct observation, logical reasoning, collective research, laws of physics, plain old common sense.

Their belief stems from the desire to absorb and distribute nonsensical ideas because it challenges general opinion. Also, from my speaking with some of these deluded individuals, they have a yearning to directly contradict facts that come from “the government”.”

10. Incredibly rude.

“Playing music out loud on public transportation.

I had a friend once who would confront these people by asking if they needed to borrow headphones. But then she actually carried around a dirt cheap spare pair of headphones with her to back that up.

I really admired her dedication to the bit. The worst thing anyone could accuse her of was being aggressively nice.”

11. Amen.

“An inability to admit when you’re wrong.

Or an inability to try to understand another person’s point of view.

Facts don’t change just because you refuse to accept them.”

12. A**hole move.

“Commenting on something obvious about a person, like a speech impediment, wheelchair use, or dwarfism.

It never occurs to these people that they have to hear about it all the time.”

What do you think is a sign of low intelligence?

Talk to us in the comments and let us know.

Thanks a lot, friends!