I don't really know. I've been know as a "computer" or the "pocket dictionary" and one of the smartest people in my class.
That's just middle school though. One guy cracked a joke in class saying "We don't need a computer, we've got Michael!"
I'm not sure, I've seen some people on here who are pretty smart. I don't know if I'm smart.
I've been called a genius since birth and I've done nothing with it - At least nothing incredible.
Intelligence isn't some kind of defined value - It's what you make it. I don't consider myself intelligent because I've ****ed away a lot of time dealing with my emotional baggage (baggage that stopped me dead in my tracks).
I consider someone who studied hard because they weren't that 'smart' - and scraped an A- on their finals - more intelligent than someone like myself who's consider a 'genius' and assed their way to passing.
What most people don't understand is that "smarts" is divided into two parts. Knowledge, it's what you learn through books, people, and other medias, and there's intelligence, how well you are able to apply your knowledge to different situations.
As for me, I can only say that I'm above average. I can't get a good gauge from other people because where I live, no matter if people are smart or stupid, EVERYONE acts and talks like dumbasses.
And why is everyone voting brilliant? If everyone is brilliant, then that means NOBODY IS.
There's a lot I don't understand. I can't fix things, do carpentry, fish, fix cars, grow a garden, etc. I can't even use beads and string and make a bracelet. Even though I know a good deal about math and science, I doubt I'm smarter than most people.
if i got low grades but know how to concor the world am i brilliant?
albert einstien failed for a lot of tests yet he was one of the most brilliant minds ever.
i voted brilliant becouse everyone is brilliant in his/her own way.
becouse intelligence is not a set thing.
There are definitely different minds who know how to manipulate situations much better than others. That's just a saying, and he was asking about intelligence, not traits. Einstein also didn't get along with different people when he was young, and wouldn't have hung out on an internet forum.
I honestly don't know one person on this forum who would fit into the "brilliant" category (unless a user is much more intelligent in real life). Titles like "prodigy", "brilliant", "revolutionary" and "genius" are self-given way too often these days.