Individuals with varying cognitive abilities may face challenges in navigating complex situations and engaging in profound discussions. However, this does not imply their inferiority to others. Each individual possesses unique strengths and perspectives that contribute to the diversity and richness of human experience.
A user asked the forum, “What’s a dead giveaway that someone has low intelligence?”. Let’s look at the top responses.
NEVER ADMIT THAT THEY ARE WRONG
“Often wrong but never in doubt.
My ex-MIL once debated with me for half an hour that dry measuring cups (like the scoops) and wet measuring cups (glass vessels with/ measurements) held different volumes.
I had to go scoop out a cup of flour and dump it into the Pyrex for her to understand that one cup is one cup, no matter the vessel.”
INSULTING OTHER PEOPLE
“Instead of having a good point in an argument, they call you names and insult you.”
NO CRITICAL THINKING
“No critical thought. I knew a lady who got suspicious of the donkey charity adverts on TV because if they’re helping new donkeys, why are they still showing the old ones.”
THEY DON’T LISTEN TO OTHER’S OPINION
“They don’t just not take the time to listen to other opinions; they actively shoot them down.”
POOR SPELL-CASTING ABILITY
“Poor spell-casting ability, below average investigation.”
BRAGGING ABOUT THEMSELVES
“Telling you how smart they are.”
UNABLE TO PROCESS HYPOTHETICAL SCENARIOS
“Inability to process hypotheticals and the IF scenario. That’s really the main intellectual development people have gone through over the last handful of generations. We can entertain not just what is but what might be or what could’ve been.
It helps us think in abstract ways that allow us to, for example, categorize information, which is immensely useful in the types of tasks a modern society requires. It helps us with basic skills like arithmetic (“IF you have five apples and then remove two how ma–” “But I don’t have five apples though”).
One of the most important abilities it gives us is the ability to put ourselves in someone else’s place (“How would you feel IF you were treated the way you treat others?” “I’m not, though”).”
“Zero curiosity about anything. No “I came up with it” ever.”
NOT ABLE TO FIGURE OUT SOMETHING
“Not trying to figure something out before they ask for help/ no desire to learn.”
THEY GET ANGRY
“They can’t tell the difference between arguing and engaging in constructive discussion. Also, they get angry when you make them work their brain.”
“No opinions; they simply absorb others’ opinions and way of thinking without context and make it their own; if you ask them why, they’ll reply with ‘I don’t know’.”
NOT UNDERSTANDING SOMEONE ELSE’S POINT OF VIEW
“The inability/unwillingness to try to understand someone else’s point of view and how their personal experiences contribute to that view. It doesn’t mean you have to accept it or agree with it; just try to understand it.”
FALL FOR POLITICIANS AND SCAMS
“They are die-hard fans of fascist politicians and also fall for simple scams.”
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