What is intelligence?

Theoretical physicist and all-around smart guy Albert Einstein once said that "The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination."

On the other hand, star of hit film Space Jam and minor league baseball enthusiast Michael Jordan (look it up) once said that "Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships."

Either way, if we stand atop the shoulders of both of these two great men, both of whom have defined history in equal measure, we can conclude that concept of intelligence is indeed a thing that perhaps has only a loose definition.

Regardless, we've consulted with scholars, scientists and - more importantly - scoured inane listicles in the deepest, darkest corners of the internet to bring you the five most common characteristics shared by intelligent people.

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