Ways to Tell If Someone Is Truly Intelligent

How do you tell whether the person you're chatting with is like this? Be on the lookout for these indicators.

A lot of people do this. I don't mean "wise" in the sense that Dumbledore would describe him; rather,

I envision someone with high levels of EQ and sociability who is able to form genuine bonds with others.

They are doing more than simply waiting for someone to speak.

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You'll feel heard and understood since they pay close attention to what you have to say.

They are fully there with you, not checking anything else or fiddling with their phone.

Conversations with them become more meaningful and memorable when you listen in this way because you establish a genuine connection.