There are people who are smart, and then there are those who are so intelligent that easily outwit you in any kind of competition. It’s one thing if someone has to make an effort to be smart, but it’s another when being smart just happens without doing much of anything.
We all know people (including ourselves) who have varying degrees of intellect, from smart to genius levels of intelligence. However, there are those masterminds who seem able to outsmart us every time!
Astrology plays a huge part in our intellect levels, and which brilliant zodiac signs are capable of outsmarting us.
Sometimes, you’re born with a huge brain; other times, you develop an affinity for learning and retaining information. Knowing something is great, but it’s even better when you can remember it when you need to.
Being outsmarted can be inspiring, push you to be creative and take action, but it can also be deflating. It’s always good to know your opponent and who is likely to outsmart you.
So, who are the zodiac signs most likely to outsmart others with their intelligence?
1. VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)
While Virgos know a lot anyway, they are still constantly learning. You’d be surprised at how often their extreme attention to detail can come into play.
They are watchful and analytical. If they want to outmaneuver or outsmart you, they’ll do the work beforehand. This zodiac sign is known for being one of the most brilliant individuals in astrology, so don’t underestimate them. If they want to outsmart you, they will.
2. AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)
Aquarians are known for their creative intelligence, seeing answers and solutions that other people miss. They can stay calm when things get tense and remain unemotional. They won’t take things personally and will continue to focus on achieving their goals.
Aquarians are unpredictable, so it’s challenging to figure out what they’re going to do next. When they strike, it’s not only unexpected but has far-reaching results.
3. CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)
Capricorns have so many great qualities — wisdom, patience, and ability to work hard. That’s why it’s easy to forget how extremely intelligent they are. If a Capricorn wants to outsmart someone, they’re going to play the long game, especially if it has something to do with their work.
They don’t need immediate gratification if they know they’ll eventually come out the winner. Capricorns will establish credibility so that by the time they’re ready to strike, no one will see it coming.
4. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)
All one has to do is have a conversation with a Sagittarius to understand their brilliance. They tend to be very straightforward, have a strong sense of right and wrong, and are very confident.
If someone threatens their confidence, Sagittarius may feel compelled to prove their intellectual capacity. It may come as somewhat of a shock that someone so charming and friendly is also kind of a genius. If they want to outsmart you, Sagittarius can do it without breaking a sweat.
5. GEMINI (May 21 – June 20)
Like Sagittarius, Geminis are great at communication and are extremely smart. They are clever and sharp, and will outsmart someone quickly and without much effort on their part.
Geminis know the right questions to ask and are so likable that it’s easy for them to lull their opponent into a false sense of security. One minute you’re having a delightful conversation with Gemini; the next, they’ve managed to best you in some way.
6. TAURUS (April 20 – May 20)
Taureans are smart and don’t give up. They’ll keep after something until they get it. They tend not to assume things or take action prematurely. When Taurus strikes, they’ve done the research and they’ve considered all the possible scenarios.
You don’t want to get into a competition with Taurus and not be prepared. When motivated properly (like righting a wrong done to them), this zodiac sign will not stop until you know all the ways in which they’ve outsmarted you.
Christine Schoenwald is a writer, performer, and astrology lover. She has written over 500 articles on the zodiac signs and how the stars influence us. She’s had articles in The Los Angeles Times, Salon, and Woman’s Day. Visit her website or and her Instagram.