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8 Things To Know Before Dating A Person With A High IQ

8 Things To Know Before Dating A Person With A High IQ

Having a high IQ could be a tool at achieving so many great things if it is channeled in the right direction. Getting into a relationship with someone with a high IQ could mean that you see things from a different light than you are used to. Knowing that it is not simply about what you are going to get from such relationship, but what you have to understand about it, could determine the success of your relationship.

1. They learn quickly

Many people with a high IQ are successful. Their level of intelligence pushes them to do better than others. Although a healthy IQ doesn’t guarantee success, it sure does provide the cognitive ability to be adaptable and quick learners.

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2. They have a more critical perspective of life

They see the failings of the world better than other people. While you and I can just deal with it, adapt and move on, they remained bothered about the human condition and other people’s idiocy. They do not see why the world is behind when it needs is smarter people in the right places doing the right thing. They treat the issues facing the world with more criticism.

3. They are more selective in their thinking

According to a study, it was discovered that people with high IQ are more selective when they perceive objects in motion. This means that when looking a whole object they tend to ignore the larger and less relevant parts of it. They can break things down easier and focus on lesser and smaller parts of a picture. In a world of many distractions this skill plays a key role in the intelligence of people with high IQ.

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4. They have high expectations of themselves

People with a high IQ are not only critical of the world around them, they also expect they can be better than others. They feel their intelligence is enough ground to see them succeed and prove a point to the world. This was revealed in a study of 1,500 pupils with an IQ above 140. They do live under more pressure to excel than others.

5. They are more prone to anxiety

According to a study, it was discovered that people with a high IQ are more prone to anxiety and worrying about what their lives will be like. This may not be such a bad thing, as they are better able to anticipate and prepare for threats. They are also better at learning from their past mistakes.

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6. They can’t see their own flaws

According to a journal, people with a high IQ may be somewhat bias when it comes to realizing and picking out their own flaws. While it is somewhat easier for them to pick out the flaws of others and their environment, they are less able to see their own flaws.

7. They are selective

They can be selective in their associations as they expect more out of any social interaction they commit themselves to. They think many others who they interact with many be able to relate with them on their level. It is true, the smart want to be with other smart people. Still, thinking highly of themselves may make them more prone to rebel and chart new paths for themselves.

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8. They expect more from a relationship

People with a high IQ do not get into a relationship for the mere fun of it. They expect something substantive out of any relationship they get into. They can be confident but not cocky about it, because what they really want is to find someone they can enjoy spending their time with. While you may be after getting into a relationship by selling ourselves and trying to gain the attention of the opposite sex, they believe they have something the opposite sex should be interested in.

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Last Updated on November 15, 2018

Success In Reaching Goals Is Determined By Mindset

Success In Reaching Goals Is Determined By Mindset

What do you think it takes to achieve your goals? Hard work? Lots of actions? While these are paramount to becoming successful in reaching our goals, neither of these are possible without a positive mindset.

As humans, we naturally tend to lean towards a negative outlook when it comes to our hopes and dreams. We are prone to believing that we have limitations either from within ourselves or from external forces keeping us from truly getting to where we want to be in life. Our tendency to think that we’ll “believe it when we see it” suggests that our mindsets are focused on our goals not really being attainable until they’ve been achieved. The problem with this is that this common mindset fuels our limiting beliefs and shows a lack of faith in ourselves.

The Success Mindset

Success in achieving our goals comes down to a ‘success mindset’. Successful mindsets are those focused on victory, based on positive mental attitudes, empowering inclinations and good habits. Acquiring a success mindset is the sure-fire way to dramatically increase your chance to achieve your goals.

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The idea that achieving our goals comes down to our habits and actions is actually a typical type of mindset that misses a crucial point; that our mindset is, in fact, the determiner of our energy and what actions we take. A negative mindset will tend to create negative actions and similarly if we have a mindset that will only set into action once we see ‘proof’ that our goals are achievable, then the road will be much longer and arduous. This is why, instead of thinking “I’ll believe it when I see it”, a success mindset will think “I’ll see it when I believe it.”

The Placebo Effect and What It Shows Us About The Power of Mindset

The placebo effect is a perfect example of how mindset really can be powerful. In scientific trials, a group of participants were told they received medication that will heal an ailment but were actually given a sugar pill that does nothing (the placebo). Yet after the trial the participants believed it’s had a positive effect – sometimes even cured their ailment even though nothing has changed. This is the power of mindset.

How do we apply this to our goals? Well, when we set goals and dreams how often do we really believe they’ll come to fruition? Have absolute faith that they can be achieved? Have a complete unwavering expectation? Most of us don’t because we hold on to negative mindsets and limiting beliefs about ourselves that stop us from fully believing we are capable or that it’s at all possible. We tend to listen to the opinions of others despite them misaligning with our own or bow to societal pressures that make us believe we should think and act a certain way. There are many reasons why we possess these types of mindsets but a success mindset can be achieved.

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How To Create a Success Mindset

People with success mindsets have a particular way of perceiving things. They have positive outlooks and are able to put faith fully in their ability to succeed. With that in mind, here are a few ways that can turn a negative mindset into a successful one.

1. A Success Mindset Comes From a Growth Mindset

How does a mindset even manifest itself? It comes from the way you talk to yourself in the privacy of your own head. Realising this will go a long way towards noticing how you speak to yourself and others around you. If it’s mainly negative language you use when you talk about your goals and aspirations then this is an example of a fixed mindset.

A negative mindset brings with it a huge number of limiting beliefs. It creates a fixed mindset – one that can’t see beyond it’s own limitations. A growth mindset sees these limitations and looks beyond them – it finds ways to overcome obstacles and believes that this will result in success. When you think of your goal, a fixed mindset may think “what if I fail?” A growth mindset would look at the same goal and think “failures happen but that doesn’t mean I won’t be successful.”

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There’s a lot of power in changing your perspective.

2. Look For The Successes

It’s really important to get your mind focused on positive aspects of your goal. Finding inspiration through others can be really uplifting and keep you on track with developing your success mindset; reinforcing your belief that your dreams can be achieved. Find people that you can talk with about how they achieved their goals and seek out and surround yourself with positive people. This is crucial if you’re learning to develop a positive mindset.

3. Eliminate Negativity

You can come up against a lot of negativity sometimes either through other people or within yourself. Understanding that other people’s negative opinions are created through their own fears and limiting beliefs will go a long way in sustaining your success mindset. But for a lot of us, negative chatter can come from within and these usually manifest as negative words such as can’t, won’t, shouldn’t. Sometimes, when we think of how we’re going to achieve our goals, statements in our minds come out as negative absolutes: ‘It never works out for me’ or ‘I always fail.’

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When you notice these coming up you need to turn them around with ‘It always works out for me!’ and ‘I never fail!’ The trick is to believe it no matter what’s happened in the past. Remember that every new day is a clean slate and for you to adjust your mindset.

4. Create a Vision

Envisioning your end goal and seeing it in your mind is an important trait of a success mindset. Allowing ourselves to imagine our success creates a powerful excitement that shouldn’t be underestimated. When our brain becomes excited at the thought of achieving our goals, we become more committed, work harder towards achieving it and more likely to do whatever it takes to make it happen.

If this involves creating a vision board that you can look at to remind yourself every day then go for it. Small techniques like this go a long way in sustaining your success mindset and shouldn’t be dismissed.

An Inspirational Story…

For centuries experts said that running a mile in under 4 minutes was humanly impossible. On the 6th May 1954, Rodger Bannister did just that. As part of his training, Bannister relentlessly visualised the achievement, believing he could accomplish what everyone said wasn’t possible…and he did it.

What’s more amazing is that, as soon as Bannister achieved the 4-minute mile, more and more people also achieved it. How was this possible after so many years of no one achieving it? Because in people’s minds it was suddenly possible – once people knew that it was achievable it created a mindset of success and now, after over fifty years since Bannister did the ‘impossible’, his record has been lowered by 17 seconds – the power of the success mindset!

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