Live Strong – 11 Intelligence Traits That Mean You’re Smarter Than the Average Bear

Dr. Forshee tells Livestrong.com readers about personality traits that suggest intelligence.

Do people tell you that you’re hilarious? Then you might also have superior intelligence. According to psychologist Dr. Danielle Forshee, research suggests that several factors of intelligence are important in producing humor — namely crystalized intelligence and fluid intelligence.Forshee says, “Crystalized intelligence involves knowledge that comes from formal education and life experiences. Meanwhile, fluid intelligence involves being able to think abstractly and solve problems.” So when creating humor, crystalized intelligence is expressed through language and witty material, while fluid intelligence accesses conflicting or distant material. “Overall, theories of humor suggest that even coming up with simple jokes requires accessing, maintaining and mixing conflicting ideas and information,” according to Forshee.

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