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October 4, 2006 5:53 PM Subscribe
How do you determine how smart someone is?
posted by orthogonality to human relations (58 answers total) 51 users marked this as a favorite
In an initial causal conversation or interview, without having the opportunity to review his or her actual work, how do you determine about how smart (or not) someone is?
Can people "cheat", seeming more intelligent than they really are, or "cheat" to make you underestimate their intelligence? If so, how do you detect either form of cheating.
What distinguishes smart from "merely clever"?