It is often that we hear things like, “so and so is blessed with high intelligence” However, human brain is a wondrous tool that can be developed with training, and you don’t necessarily need to have high I.Q. to be intelligent. Because, without doing certain things, your high I.Q. is just a useless quality. So, to be blessed with supreme intelligence, your road should start with these steps:
1- Reading. It goes without saying that reading is the most prominent step in increasing your intelligence. You don’t just acquire new bits of information that take a space in your brain. You acquire tools for better interaction with other and better understanding of the world.
2- See new places. Traveling and visiting new places is another powerful method for broadening your horizons and increasing your intelligence. People who travel and visit new places and cities have a tendency to keep an open mind and accept how others are different from them.
3- Experimenting with new things. Choosing a certain ice cream flavor or reading a certain newspaper all the time isn’t a good thing. You should always consider trying something new to learn new things and increase your intelligence.
4- Study some more. Even if you think that you are done with studying and anything related to it, know that studying is one of the most superior ways of increasing your intelligence. What is better for your intelligence than receiving methodical higher education from men/women of letters?
5- Be creative. Look for a hobby you used to practice, such as sketching or painting. Try to re-practice this hobby. What does sketching or painting, or creativity in general have to do with increasing intelligence? Some parts of our brains are associated with creativity and creative thinking, and can only be trained and enhanced by creative activities.
6- Write something. And although some people would consider writing among creative activities referred to in point 5, it is greatly different compared to sketching and painting, and it increases your intelligence in other different area. Writing improves how you handle words and meanings and how you understand spoken and written texts. It enhances your perception and interaction greatly.
7- Look for intelligent company. Birds of a feather don’t just flock together, but share the same way of thinking as well. Intelligent friends will teach you – even if it is subconsciously – to think better, and will motivate you to enhance your intelligence.