Are you street or book smart?
If someone is book smart, that means that they acquire knowledge from various reading materials, classes and general studies within an academic environment.
Street smarts, on the other hand, comes from acquiring knowledge through people and life experience.
What does it mean to be book smart?
Book smart generally means someone who has had a good education or has chosen to learn independently through educational activities such as reading, documentaries, and courses. Usually, someone who is book smart is also reasonably intelligent.21 Mar 2017
Can you be both book smart and street smart?
The answer is: absolutely! While there are many different kinds of intelligences, I would argue that both book smart and street smart (in the way we define them) are not natural, inborn intelligences. They both, in fact, fit in the category of gained knowledge. Book smart is related to traditional education.
Is street smart a real thing?
Yes. Street smart means you are resourceful and adaptable. Book smart means you do well in school and can follow directions. Street Smart are life lessons learned from personal experience, and Book Smart relies on life lessons learned through other people’s experience.
What is a street smart person?
adjective. Someone who is street smart knows how to deal with difficult or dangerous situations, especially in big cities. [mainly US, informal] He is street smart and is not afraid of this neighborhood.
What are some street smart questions?
How Street Smart Are You?
- I trust everyone until they lose it.
- I try to see the good in people.
- I don’t trust most people, but I do have my circle.
- Trust is never given, it must be earned.
How can you tell if someone is smart?
Check out these 25 signs of a truly intelligent person!
- You’re an obervant reader.
- You’re curious.
- You doubt.
- You’re able to find humor in small, incongruous things.
- You give complex answers.
- You read.
- You don’t rely on 5-question quizzes for an IQ test.
- You’re humble.
What’s the opposite of book smart?
To complicate matters is the term book dumb which is defined as “the opposite of book smart, the culmination of not going to school for a long time but not necessarily the opposite of street smart”.
What is another word for street smart?
Words related to street-smart
hardened, astute, cunning, experienced, quick-witted, savvy, seasoned, shrewd, worldly, streetwise.
How do people become street smart in life?
Deal with people.
Finely tuned people skills make you more likeable, warm, friendly, open, and effective. Put yourself in their heads to see things from their perspective. Have patience, and listen actively before speaking. Street smart entrepreneurs practice this discipline until it is not work.
What are types of smart?
Gardner’s theory says that there are at least eight different intelligences: linguistic (word smart), logical-mathematical (numbers and reasoning smart), spatial (picture smart), musical (music smart), bodily-kinesthetic (body smart)), interpersonal (people smart), intrapersonal
Is being book smart the only way to succeed in life?
Book smart people succeed where there are books involved. Most books are disappearing and so are most book smart people. I believe the ability to do research without being prompted to, ask the right questions and approach a problem with determination is important. However, it’s not the only skill you need in life.