Intelligent men do exist. And we can see who they really are through their attitudes and the postures they adopt in everything that concerns life. Next, look at five qualities that shape the character and personality of intelligent men.
The world is full of people who do not stop talking, at all times, on a great diversity of subjects. Nevertheless, intelligent men, even if they are scholars, and indeed know many things about an enormous multiplicity of subjects, do not pass on their opinions to everyone. They are thoughtful and discreet, and seek to express interest in people, rather than requiring attention, which is the custom of the vast majority. A fundamental characteristic of intelligent men is that they are much more likely to listen than to speak.
The world is full of superficial people who don’t know how to see human beings for what they really are, but only for what they seem to be. Analyzing and trying to understand a person as a whole is a skill that very few people have. For example, we should never make the mistake of reprimanding a person for a fault, or a supposed inefficiency on their part. Maybe the person in question is suffering from health problems we don’t know about. What if the individual has invisible deficiencies, such as narcolepsy, chronic fatigue, bipolar disorder, anxiety, or some other dysfunctions that you've never heard of, and which seriously compromises his/ her ability to perform day-to-day tasks, even if it’s simple tasks? Smart men are fully aware that what we don’t see in a person maybe – and probably is – more important than what we see. And, as a matter of fact, we simply never know people very well. Unlike ordinary people, who are completely guided by appearances, intelligent men see life through a more sensitive and profound view. In this way, they evaluate people from an infinitely broader and more expansive perspective, which also explains why they are always much more willing to help than to judge.
Whether wise or knowing many things, intelligent men are well aware that their merits and their qualities have value only for themselves. Therefore, it would be a great folly and a terrible recklessness to brag about things like knowledge, career, or privileges. Intelligence recognizes humility as the noblest of qualities, so, the smarter a person is, the more humble inclinations he/she will have.
Smart men are realistic
One of the most prevalent characteristics of smart men is the fact that they are realistic. They are neither categorical optimists nor cynical pessimists. They evaluate the possibilities, never put obstacles where they don’t exist, don’t make excuses for not doing a certain task and don’t waste opportunities. But they also don’t think that everything is going to work, and they don’t waste time on unrealistic goals. They like to save time, and, above all, guided by the lucidity of their enlightened and adaptable personalities, prefer practical results to lethargic and drawn-out meetings, and more dynamic and functional activities.
Defending a position or an ideology, whether it will be a political or religious one, or maybe something related to any other sphere of activity, is something common to all human beings. Nevertheless, intelligent men are remarkably thoughtful and reasonable, and don’t have any problems in recognizing when they are wrong. They like to learn, they see the importance of enlarging their personal horizons, and they never insist on a specific posture, especially when it is proven wrong. Always willing to re-evaluate their prospects, beliefs, and positions in the most diverse spheres of life, doesn’t matter if it is political, professional or personal, intelligent men do not cling to a cold and radical worldview, and don’t act like annoyed or arrogant teenagers when someone defies, denies or challenges their values. They don’t need to be persuaded that they are wrong, for they readily acknowledge this when they are, and do not stand, by insistence or pride, in the persistence of an error.
Of course, there are more qualities and characteristics that associate rightness of conduct with intelligence. Nevertheless, this kind of study is as fascinating as it is complex, and it is not exclusively associated with intelligence, although this is preponderant for innumerable factors involving behavior, personal values, and characteristics of character and personality.