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