You are at work, asking questions. You are with your friends, asking questions. Not a big deal you think, you are just curious about what is going on. Little do you know the people you are around are wondering how stupid or ignorant you are. Lots of others around you don’t speak often, and they are hard to get a good read on. However, you are open and outgoing, and always open minded to the situation at hand.

The Intelligent Man

He hears discussions at work, with his friends, and he doesn’t say much. He already knows the answer, and if he doesn’t, it is easy enough for him to figure out from what he already knows. People ask him questions, and he doesn’t say much back. People look at him, and he responds back with a poker face. This individual has put himself in a constant position of power, a position of intelligence from which he has many options.

Why Would You Care to Act intelligently?

Every situation you encounter in your life that involves other people will have an element of intelligence. You might think that you can go through your every day life and forget about this important information, but this is an illusion. Every interaction at work, in your business, with your family, with your friends, with people you don’t know depends on your behavior and intelligence. The worst part and most difficult part to understand is not what is obvious, but what is not obvious. The stuff no one will tell you. The silent judgments that get made about you behind your back in response to your actions. Act intelligently, however, and you open so many doors to success.

Secrets of Acting Intelligently

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Never say more than is necessary. – The more you say, the more you open yourself up for exploitation. You also increase the chances of making mistakes by exposing yourself more than is necessary.

Never ask questions you might already know the answer to. – Whereas there is nothing wrong with just discussing topics, asking too many questions you might already know the answer to just shows your vulnerabilities. The concept here is risk minimization, you should try to reduce your risk as much as possible. Even if it isn’t likely, you need to very carefully think about all your actions and how those actions will reflect back on you.

Don’t get in someone’s space. – In a lot of languages other than English, they practice “formal” and “informal” versions of speech. The reason other languages have formal speech is so that their speakers can communicate to one another in a respectful way before they know each other well. This is a great concept as it ensures you don’t overstep your bounds. In English, there is definitely a formal speech very often, but it isn’t always obvious, and no one will tell you directly. Speak informally to someone who you should be speaking to formally and they will react negatively but won’t necessarily tell you about it. Be careful with everyone you talk to, everyone you speak to, and everything you do. Do not overstep your bounds even if it isn’t obvious. Pick up on the cues, and stay reserved.

Intelligence Conclusion

You are free to obviously act however you want, however, in the interest of maximum success there are much better ways than others to approach a situation and behave. It is these choices that will determine the outlook of your life. If you ever are wondering why you are having problems or why people are looking at you negatively, and you never knew why, think about this article, and you might find the secret keys to your success now and in the future.


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Understanding What it Means to Act Intelligently4.6875Richard Murphy2011-05-30 13:33:08You are at work, asking questions. You are with your friends, asking questions. Not a big deal you think, you are just curious about what is going…
Understanding What it Means to Act IntelligentlyYou are at work, asking questions. You are with your friends, asking questions. Not a big deal you think, you are just curious about what is going…