How to trick people into believing that you're super smart?

How to trick people into believing that you're super smart?

Follow these tips and trick your friends and colleagues into believing that you're super smart! (Even though you are not)

Who doesn’t wish to be smart, the smartest person in the room? A genius? While we all can’t be geniuses, because, life is unfair, we surely can trick people into believing that we are one!

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(Pixabay)

Here are some things you can try to fool people, a list brought to you by us (The-oh-not-so-geniuses).

1. Use thesaurus.

If you wish to be a genius (or sound like one), the thesaurus is your bible. Read it, use it to replace the basic words you normally would use, worship it. Make use of it while you’re sending out business emails or formal texts.

Use the thesaurus to sound more intelligent.
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Use the thesaurus to sound more intelligent.
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Thesaurus also comes in handy while writing content for presentations, or your social media posts in general. Avoid overusing it, though. You wish to sound diplomatic and sincere, not like an idiot.

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(Pixabay)

2. Wear nerdy T-shirts

Okay, hear us out. Dressing up nerdy to work or your college tricks people into believing that you’re one. Ever heard of the saying “The first impression is the last impression”? It’s true. Make yours a good one.

Dress like a nerd.
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Dress like a nerd.
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In fact, wearing T-shirts with nerdy quotes or geeky puns written on them gives people the impression that you’re smart! Go ahead, buy some, even though you don’t really understand the quote. Wear it like you own it!

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(Pixabay)

3. Discuss your dreams and goals

While at a meeting or a party, discuss your dreams and aspirations with your colleagues. No, not nightmares, your future plans, and how you are planning to achieve them. Sound convincing and confident.

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(Pixabay)

A smart person is never without a plan. He is never confused about his choices. Give people the impression that you’re smart by talking about your future, confidentially.

Be confident (Image: Pixabay)
Be confident (Image: Pixabay)

4. Listen more. Speak less.

One of the most distinct characteristics of a smart person is, they speak less and by less, we mean, rarely! They’re mysteriously quiet and only speak when it’s really needed.

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Image: Pexels

Wish to leave an impression of being smart? Don’t speak. Shut your mouth. Plus, the less you speak, the less the chance of people figuring out who you really are.

Stay quiet and act distant.
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Stay quiet and act distant.
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5. Stay updated with current trends and news

You walk into a room and you hear two people talking about politics. You automatically assume they’re smart people. That’s how our brain works. A person who knows what's going around in the world is always assumed to be a smart person.

Read news.
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Read news.
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To sound smart, stay updated with current trends and news. If reading the newspaper daily is something you can’t afford to do, the internet is your friend. Read news stories while just scrolling on your Facebook, see what’s trending on Youtube or other social media. Stay updated!

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Image: Pexels

6. Talk about famous people

Not the Kardashians. Never the Kardashians. We’re talking Albert Einstein, Tony Robbins, Oprah Winfrey, people known for their intellect. Refrain from talking about pop icons and celebrities famous for, let’s say, not-so-smart things.

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Image: Pixabay

7. Wear glasses

Pick any tv series or movie you like, anyone which has a nerdy character in it. Now, observe the nerd. 9 out of 10 times, the nerd is dressed weirdly, is socially awkward, is around gadgets and guess? Yep. Wearing glasses.

Glasses make you look smarter (Image: Pixabay)
Glasses make you look smarter (Image: Pixabay)

The moment we see a person with spectacles, we assume that the person is smart and knowledgeable. Want to trick people into believing you’re smart, without putting any real effort? Wear glasses.

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Image: Pexels

8. Nod along

If somebody is telling you something, something which is going right above your head and you don’t have the slightest clue about what the person is talking about, nod. Not all the time, occasionally. Look around for a while, look at the person, nod. Do it how smart people do.

Clueless and confused? Nod along (Pexels)
Clueless and confused? Nod along (Pexels)

When you nod or move your head, change expressions, stuff like that, it is seen as a sign that you’re not only listening and paying sincere attention, you are also understanding what the speaker is saying. Don’t know what’s going on? Nod along.

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Image: Pexels

There you go. Use these tips into tricking people that you’re way smarter than you really are! Thank us later.

Disclaimer: This article is meant for entertainment purposes only.

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