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What kind of hobbies do highly intelligent people have?

For a long time, I have believed that geniuses are born smart. But after I did my further research about it, maybe out of my curiosity, I concluded that each person has a unique level of intelligence, and that is the truth. 

On the other hand, there are lots of researches stating that a person can develop a high level of intelligence by doing some useful activities that can also be your hobby. In this post, I am going to give you the hobbies intelligent people usually have. If you want to know more about it, then keep on reading and enjoy!

What are the Hobbies do Intelligent People Have?

Most of you believe, that scientists and intelligent people perform unique hobbies. But the truth is, people with high IQ, such as Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, and many others are performing simple and ordinary hobbies, such as listening to music or playing an instrument.

Albert Einstein

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At first, I think that Albert Einstein spent most of his hours in his lab. The truth is, he still found time doing the things he loved aside from figuring the universe out. Did you know that one of our most popular scientists loved to play his violin? Yes, Albert Einstein was fond of listening to the sound produced by his violin. Aside from that, he also loved biking, sailing, and hiking. He also had the heart for kids. He loved to mingle with the street children he met while going to his work.

Steve Jobs

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Similar to Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs is also known for being in love with music. He was fond of listening to the different genres of music for his past-time. He loved playing music produced by Bob Dylan on his guitar. Did you know that his favorite singers were Bob Dylan, Grateful Dead, and The Beatles, who were the very popular bands during the 1960s? He is considered to be an audiophile.

Elon Musk

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Elon is my favorite human. As far as I know, Elon Musk loves to bake cookies for his family during Sundays. Since he is known for being a programmer, I think he is passionate about playing video games during his childhood and teenage days.

Since he is very intelligent, I can conclude that he also loves spending his spare time learning some stuff. But the stuff I am talking about is related to influence and approach. His hobbies are not all about fun. He also learns something and can change the world because of the hobbies he loves.

Now that you know the different past-time hobbies love by popular scientists around the globe, you might be asking yourself about the hobbies you can do to improve the level of your intelligence. If you want to know more about it, keep on reading.

Hobbies to Improve Your Memory

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Performing creative hobbies can help those who have memory impairment and cognitive decline. These are some memory issues that can lead to dementia. This is stated to the study performed by the Mayo Clinic. 

In connection with that, performing various activities, such as traveling with friends and family, playing online video games, and reading books and watching movies, can help someone to improve their memory.

But when it comes to preventing experiencing the signs of dementia and preserve one’s memory skills, I think no other hobbies can beat creative past-times and hobbies. If you are looking for the other pastime hobbies that can be performed by everyone, whether young or adult, then you are in the right place. 

As we age, our memory level starts to decrease. But we can maintain it by performing various hobbies that one can enjoy and, at the same time, enhance the level of intelligence. The following are inexpensive, fun, and safe hobbies. I think everyone will love it.

Pick Up Pottery, Painting, or Drawing

The memory level of an adult person will improve when he place he uses his hands using a paintbrush or pencil when painting or drawing. Performing creative hobbies like those three will help you to enhance your level of intelligence. Aside from that, it is also known for relieving stress and anxiety. 

Cook Different Meals

Many people think that cooking is all about prepping meals and creating attractive side dishes.

You are definitely wrong!

Aside from making you healthier, cooking is also known to help you become a more intelligent person.

When you are deciding which meal you want to cook, you are using your mind and your creative skills. Not only that, but it will also help you to have an improved focus. This is because cooking requires you to focus your full attention on making it perfect. In addition to that, you will become more attentive to the things you will eat and how you are going to feed yourself.


Did you know that Richard Dawson performs research about the behavior of your brain waves as you do meditation? He performed his research way back in 1992. To perform his research, he used some monks and the Dalai Lama. 

The main reason for his research is to look for the right evidence of this theory. He believes that the brain is capable to commanding and creating brain waves as one performs meditation. After the experiment, he concluded that his assumption is right. 

As to conclude the experiment he had done, meditation is one of the best hobbies being performed by ambitious individuals. This is because the research stated that a person could command and manage the brainwaves regarding the things you want to perform. In connection with that, one can become more powerful and confident when they do business negotiations and deals. This will enable you to have a more convincing skill to encourage your audience and listeners to believe what you are saying.

Brain Exercising

You can improve your brain’s neuroplasticity as you solve various crossword puzzles, Sudoku, and brain teasers.

For those who don’t know, neuroplasticity s the natural capability of one’s mind to organize its synaptic connections and neural pathways. It is possible to happen when your brain cells are responding differently. This will enable us to boost our capability to view various things from different points and have a deeper comprehension of the various emotions and behaviors. 

When our brain recognized and adopted the new patterns we feed, we tend to enhance our cognitive skills. Aside from that, exercising our brains can also help us to be less susceptible to various mental problems, including depression and anxiety.

Learning a New Language

I highly recommend you to learn a new language if you want to have enhanced puzzle-solving and analytical capability.

According to studies, bilingual individuals are known to solve puzzles easily compared to those monolingual individuals. If you have learned a new language, your mind can also improve its performance regarding the mentally-demanding activities, which include problem-solving and planning.

If someone is capable to speaking two different languages, one can have sharper attention and focus. This means that monitoring something around you will be much easier.

There are lots of companies out there that will require their employees to acquire a new language, aside from their mother tongue. This is because of the health benefits and intellectual advantages one can get from it.

If you are at work and want to strike a high position or get promoted, I personally recommend you to find your time on learning a new language. Aside from making you smarter, you can notice and see various opportunities that will come in your life.

Exercise Regularly

In this section, the exercise that I am talking about does not refer to the hard exercises you are occasionally performing. But rather, I am referring to the light exercise that you can perform regularly.

Aside from being physically fit and healthy, performing exercise two to three times a week can help you to make more amount of BDNF genes. These genes are known to helping you with the right amount of protein in one’s spinal cord and brain.

The BDNF genes are known for the maintenance and growth of your cell. If you have a healthier body, you can improve your efficiency and productivity. So, I highly advised you to perform a light workout that you can do regularly.

I believe that proper and regular exercise can help you to improve your health and growth. Aside from that, it can also boost the plasticity and growth of your brain. So, it is always important to get active since inactivity might give you the opposite effect.

Read Anything

There are lots of benefits you can get from reading, in spite of what your preferred genre is.

According to a study, reading is a hobby that will help you to avoid the feeling of stress. As a result, one can be a better version of himself. Stress reduction is not the only benefit you can get from reading. It is also known to increase the level of the various intelligence types, emotional, fluid, and crystalized.