In 2010, I created a set of criteria that I use to unfairly judge the intelligence of others. Three years later, I decided to re-examine and revise the list. Surprisingly few changes were made.
Three items were tweaked for clarity.
Three items were added to the list.
Nothing was removed.
- The amount of time a person spends watching television
- Smoker or non-smoker
- The scope of a person’s musical interests
- A person’s overall ratio of speaking to listening
- The amount of reading that a person does on a weekly basis
- A person’s willingness to act self-deprecating
- The number of Supreme Court justices that a person can name
- The total number of tabloid magazines that a person reads in a week
- A person’s acceptance of the theory of evolution
- The ratio between a person’s degree of religious belief and the number of times that he or she has actually read the Bible, Torah, Koran, etc.
- The answer to this question: Which super power would you choose? Flight or invisibility?
- The way in which a person spends his or her time in a waiting room
- A person’s acceptance of human-induced global warming
- The degree to which a person finds Jon Stewart and David Sedaris funny
- A person’s ability to debate without raising his voice, repeating an already-stated point or interrupting
- New York Jets fan or not