6 Ways To Trick People Into Thinking You're Smarter Than You Actually Are

Seem smarter without all the effort with these psychological sly tricks. Time to get a pair of glasses.

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Wow people on the first impression with tricks as simple as including your middle initial in your signature, or throwing on a pair of glasses.

For more ways to look like a smarty-pants without cracking a book, check out the video above.

[Sources: The Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, European Journal of Social Psychology, British College of Optometrists, Goldsmiths University, University of Michigan; Leadership Newsletter Signup]

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6 Ways To Trick People Into Thinking You're Smarter Than You Actually Are

Seem smarter without all the effort with these psychological sly tricks. Time to get a pair of glasses.

Wow people on the first impression with tricks as simple as including your middle initial in your signature, or throwing on a pair of glasses.

For more ways to look like a smarty-pants without cracking a book, check out the video above.

[Sources: The Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, European Journal of Social Psychology, British College of Optometrists, Goldsmiths University, University of Michigan; Leadership Newsletter Signup]

[Photos: SuperStock/Getty Images (golf); Sonja Pacho/Corbis (rubik’s cube); TGB/Splash News/Corbis (queen); LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images (Severn); Tim Graham/Getty Images (dictionaries); Bettmann/Corbis (Einstein); The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images (signing); H. ARMSTRONG ROBERTS/ClassicStock/ Alamy (reading); Neil Holmes/Holmes Garden Photos/Alamy (signature)]