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.
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.