Never thought you guys were dumb, so I'm not sure how well this applies.
I don't prefer to be called "smart," "intelligent," "bright," etc., because they don't mean what I want them to mean. I am confident with my ability to analyze and sympathize, sure (though I admit that in perspective, I know very little.) Just memorizing facts, using "smart" words at times, trying to communicate to others via logic in a school setting, and performing well on tests, in my opinion, does not constitute intelligence. Actually, I believe everyone is intelligent in some form, though maybe not, *choke,* where it counts. (That is, not in a school/work setting. Emotional, natural, aesthetic, verbal...)Is the impression you give off, less intelligent and intellectual than you really are?