We often tend to measure our intelligence by the amount of knowledge that we accumulate during our lifetime. Many of us have gone beyond the typical grammar school knowledge and we may have even taken several years of college. The fact of the matter is, however, there is a difference between knowledge and wisdom and there certainly is a difference between knowledge and understanding. It is only when we put everything together and use it in the proper way that we can truly be considered intelligent.
For many people, a degree of “book smarts” is going to help them to get through life successfully but they may be lacking in something that even a fourth grader would have in abundance. I’m talking about common sense, something that many people possess but only a select few possess it in the degree necessary to be truly intelligent. Common sense is displayed by sound judgment when used in practical matters.
How much common sense do you have? This is a question that may be difficult to answer, but this brief little test will help you to answer it quite successfully. It will either give you bragging rights or show you that you have something to work on but in either case, the results are freakishly accurate.