I'm also guessing that a good majority of the answers will involve other NT's. That is I think that it'll be rare for NT's to think that anyone from the other groups are smarter than them, at least proportionally/comparatively. Of course, this statement alone is nothing more than a blind and crude guess, so I'm testing my theory.
It's certainly the impression many NTs give off....
"Charlotte sometimes dreams a wall around herself. But it's always with love - So much love it looks like everything else. Charlotte Sometimes - So far away, glass sealed and pretty." - The Cure
It's entirely possible I'm deluded, but I have not met many people who will match me for wit. I think many people similar type to me might say the same.
However, I know many people smarter than I am. The more experience that I have, the more it becomes clear to me that true intelligence is not a matter of accomplishments or scrupulousness, but how ones embodies the beauty of life. The smartest people I've ever known are hardly enviable by mosts' standard, but one cannot help but be captured by their mere existence when they are around.
To me, they are the smartest not for intellectual victories, but for living to the fullest. If life were a canvas or an instrument, they would be a virtuoso.
This just rephrases the question instead of answering it. Why the particular interest in how NTs compare themselves to other people intellectually?
Curiosity? There's nothing wrong with that, Spartacuss
Smart people: more than a few INTPs; one ENTP; some STJs. None tested, I'm just guessing their types with hindsight. Now I'm thinking if I don't know any SPs or NJs (or Feelers!) who have struck me as really smart. I can't think of any right now.
By the way, and answering on the unavoidable discussion: yes, I've only looked at intelligence in the narrow meaning of the word. I thought that was the purpose of the question. There are people other than the ones above for who I've got quite some respect. Not because they are smarter (otherwise I'd put them there), but because they are more brave, stronger or just plainly better than I am.
There are also some people in the little list above for who I've got no respect at all. Yes they are smarter than me, but still they don't earn my respect.
Got questions? Ask an ENTP!
I'm female. I just can't draw women
If you mean on a purely intellectual level, I have yet met someone who can seriously beat me in that area, it's probably the environment I'm in though. Like someone else said earlier, smart is going to mean different things to various people, someone can be math smart, socially smart, or the introspective kind, it depends on the context. I will say that having a certain "awareness" seems kind of like the essence of intelligence to me.
lol I'm sorry if it sounds malicious, it really isn't. I love NT's, it's not a trap I promise! I'm just trying to understand them better and the results have been exactly what I've been looking for.
Here's a 2nd question to throw into the mix, do any of you play any sort of competitive, intellectual game like chess? How do you gauge someone's intelligence, is it just through discussion and debates?
Chimera of Filth
A gruesome beast with dripping flesh
Clings to me as a sick fixture
My throbbing heart it gnawed apart
It stalks and hunts me through mirrors
Smartest person I know is probably an E N/S TJ. Way too subjective of a variable though because smart is many different things. For instance he probably knows very little compared to many regarding things such as physics or philosophy. Nor is he the most politically suave character. His intelligence is with logic and execution.
Yea no. You are probably talking about yourself here so I am going to regard this coment as semi-bullshit.
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"How dreadful!" cried Lord Henry. "I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect." ~ Oscar Wilde - The picture of Dorian Gray