The IQ test is a very good estimate of ones intellectual intelligence but what about common sense? We all know that friend or someone who is intellectually smart, but lacks that common sense. Street smarts or common sense can be defined as an action that relies on differing the good from the bad. Does intellectual intelligence have any correlation with common sense? I believe it does because to make a "smart" or right choice on a decision requires some sort of intelligence. But to what degree does intelligence play a role?
One idea that has been presented is which intelligent people often share similar characteristics that often classify them as "intelligent". People with higher IQ's are often analytical of situations and ideas and often analyze something too much that hinders smart choices in life. Being overly analytical of things may cause people to perceive you as less intelligent when it comes to common sense because the thing that you are being analytical about may be very simple. Also, being overly analytical to a situation can result in inappropriate behaviors and actions.
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