Last time I checked, a GPA determines your talent and how much of a hard worker you are in school, not exactly how intelligent you are or how much common sense you have.
I've met quite a few people with 4.0 GPAs that have no real world common sense.
Most Helpful Girl
I would agree with you, most people who feel the need to Lord their academic intelligence over you fail in real life due to their lack of common sense. If I were in charge of a project I'd rather have one illiterate person with tons of common sense than one with a Degree and zero common sense. To me common sense, the ability to visualize and problem solve are better than any grade point average.
I've carried a 4.0 from Middle school through second year of college. I've never whipped out my GPA card though. Then again maybe I should, I'm very blonde so if someone doesn't know me that assume, "Dumb Blonde". The other rarity is that I am both told and frequently complemented for having common sense and being able to apply the theory to real the world. ( I am studying to be a Civil Engineer, w/ minor in Mechanical Engineering.)
So I guess I'm intelegent, or as you state I am a hard worker, know how to study, take tests well, able to use classroom theory to apply it to either a testing or engineering problem.
I can assure you, I have never had any grade handed to me just because I am a cute blonde!0
Most Helpful Guy
It depends... It more likely than not means your smart, but you also factor in how much practical knowlege and ability you have. There has to be a balance between them. If you're really smart school wise and sometimes you lack common sense your still smart but not as practical. If your really smart in school but your borderline retarted when it comes to your practical common sense and abilities, your not smart. Or if its to a point that you're not considered a functional person or you wouldn't even be able to apply your school smarts knowledge other then memorizing info for tests, your not smart.
And just because you have a whole bunch of regular common sense but not school smarts doesn't make you smart either. The balance works both ways, but if your smart practically, like your intelligent in the way you reason in everyday life that most "street smart" people can't do, your intelligent, just not book smart intelligent. Its a different kind of smarts. But if you dont have that and all you have is common sense but no smarts to back it up, your honestly not very smart.
there's different kinds of smarts and you need to have a balance between them. And common sense, it can't be too extreme.0