Self-control is high
Intelligent people avoid acting without thinking by planning, clarifying goals, researching alternative strategies, and weighing results before they begin. Scientists have found a link between self-control and intelligence. As part of a 2009 study, participants were asked to choose between two financial rewards: a heavy payment at a later date or a little less immediately. As a result, it was observed that participants who chose to receive more payments at a later date achieved higher scores on intelligence tests.