How to look smarter than you are? Experts argue on the fact as to whether it is indeed possible to develop our wit or is it something to do with genes. And then there are a set of people who have researched about the hacks of presenting yourself as smart.
Let us look at some ways through which we can look smarter and efficient with our looks.
Work on your looks
Humans tend to think that attractive people are smarter than the other lot. This stereotype does seem genuine, according to studies. Beautiful people resemble perfection in their genetics itself. They feel confident on the outside and come out as smarter. Everyone feels this somewhere in their subconscious mind when we address someone attractive.
It is easy to deceive people with few tricks. Get a good haircut that can suit your face and whiten your teeth. You could use cosmetics to make your face look symmetrical.
Value the first impression
People do judge us by our clothes. Based on scientific studies, a person who is well dressed is always remembered. People in our surroundings can only know us by our faces or looks. And what is wrong in showing our best side?
Making eye contact
Certain cultures tell you to not make eye contact. But for someone who is outside this cultural world, make eye contact well. Eye contact will resemble a confident and open you.
And if that does not work out for you…
We have some reports from an unusual study! The mystical effect of glasses, they make you look wiser. If your frame is thicker, as a matter of fact, you look more intelligent than someone who does not have glasses. Want to look smarter quickly? Try some thick-framed spectacles.
A certain way of speaking can make you look like a bold and presentable person. Speak clear and don’t go for dramatic pauses. Don’t use big words if you aren’t sure about how the listener is going to comprehend your thoughts. It might come out as you are trying too hard to gather their attention. Be nice; you become smart automatically!
Don’t forget to smile.
People who smile come out as smart more than people who do not. And this is mostly true for most men as women tend to smile more. Or it might come out as the women not being very smart if they smile, on the other hand.
Text using easy language
Texting has become an accessible means of communicating, and it is also a great way of expressing our thoughts and ideas almost effortlessly.
When you make simple texts, as easy as the reader can correctly relate, you come out as a smarter person. You should care about the person receiving your texts and not what is comfortable for you.
Using charts in your presentation
Charts add value to your text. It is true that some people don’t even understand charts, but it does create an impact on the viewers. A text which is accompanied by diagrams makes the on-lookers have more faith in the text. They trust the presenter more and believe that the author, in fact, is quite talented.
Walking like everyone else
People who walk faster than others or slower than their companions are not considered smart. Such people only end up breaking the harmony or rhythm of the people around them and create a tense mood. If you want to look less stupid, walk at an average pace.
Making jokes and appreciating the humour
If you react to people’s jokes, you will be considered witty. Joking is a bonus but responding to someone else’s humour is polite.
What are your ideas when it comes to being smart? Tell us in the comments section below!