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12 Little Things That Show People You're Intelligent, Without You Having to Say It

Inc. Logo By Nicolas Cole of Inc. | Slide 1 of 13: Catching up with old friends

Actions speak louder than words.

I was at a breakfast meeting the other day.

Four people around a small table on the outdoor deck of a nice hotel, right on the beach, one of the women brought two boxes of avocado toast from the caf.

"For us to share," she said.

My first thought was, "How are we going to share avocado toast in those boxes?"

The man we were meeting with started talking about his venture, and as I was listening I noticed the woman tearing the lids and sides off the boxes.

When she was done, the untouched slices of avocado toasted sat on a bed of cardboard, out in the open for us to share.

I immediately chalked her up as being a smart person, and someone I would enjoy working with.

Whether we realize it or not, our actions say much more about us than words do.

We judge each other based off the way we act, not the way we say we act.

Keeping this in mind, here are 12 little things that show people you're intelligent--without you having to say it.

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