You guys call some girls smart, and some guys want their girls smart. Some guys dig for smart girls, some guys think their girlfriend is smart. So how do you define a smart girl? Becuz. It does not necessarily has to be about academics.
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Typically their opinions are similar to the conclusions we have come to ourselves. This isn't always the case but generally people think those that disagree with them are just too stupid to understand how things really work. So a persons individual bias will come into play.
It really helps if they can defend their opinions with logic and reason. If they can't even state why they agree with us, then they start to look stupid. If their opinions are vastly different from ours the more they will need to be able to justify the difference in opinion.
Another way to be considered smart is to be knowledgeable about many different things. Having a degree showing you went to class doesn't impress most guys. You need to actually talk about the different topics and engage in an active dialog if you want a guy to take you seriously. For example talking about different types of art will make you look a lot more intelligent than just holding up a degree showing that you took a class. If they aren't interested in art however it will bore them and they won't care if you know what you are talking about. So pick a topic they find interesting.
What this means is that someone that didn't go to college can pass for being smarter than someone that did go to college. It really depends on how you carry yourself in the conversation more so than your past accomplishments. In fact I have known lots of well educated people that seemed like they didn't have a brain in their heads, as well as people with less education than myself that I held in great respect.
For the most part is is simple. Just be able to defend the bias that they already have, and be able to provide what that individual considers intelligent conversation. If you can do that, then most people will consider you smart.1