Develop a quick wit and play things smart

Many people feel that they are not inventive with their thoughts when it comes to witty situations. If you are among such people, then there is some good news for you. Now, you can also possess keen intelligence in order to adapt quickly to various situations in life. While some individuals have a quick wit naturally, it is not difficult for you to develop it. The need is to train your mind in a way to use words or ideas faster. While you require wisdom to be quick-witted, you should also practice on developing the timing and impulse. All such factors can make you more knowledgeable in terms of wittiness. This will also make you more confident and impressive.

Work on your insight

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When you start working to develop a quick wit, you should focus on developing your insight. If you can think decently well, then work on improving your comebacks in varied circumstances. You can work on your insight by trying witty attempts with familiar people like your close friends or family members. Try to gain an understanding of the situation and then give a deep thought to possible responses. Make yourself understand the person and the situation so you may gain a better insight.

Develop a sharp acumen

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To develop a good insight, it is important to develop an ability to take quicker decisions. This can only be done when you make an effective and quick judgment of the entire context that you are a part of. Such an acumen can be sharpened by keeping your mind open and observing a variety of things happening around you. Be more perceptive and retain the gained information. Try using your observations in situations where you have to display your wit. Constant practice can help you to develop a much sharper acumen.

Think before you become witty

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If you want to try out some quotes or quips, then it is important to give a thought before you do so. Consider your thought process when something is said by another person. Look at the kind of imagination you can do with those words. Go into the in-depth meanings of those words and try to relate them to logical wits. While you may initially fail being witty in many situations, you may do better if you think before going in for something. However, keep a track of the right timing too.

Evaluate your options and abilities

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Before you play smarter through your wit, it is also critical to consider and study your own abilities, as well as life options. See whether you get quick thoughts when something is said to you or you react slowly to situations. If it is not possible for you to process most of the information quickly, then it may also backfire when you try to be witty. Avoid looking foolish while trying to add humor to a situation. Do not force yourself to be witty. You should also evaluate the need to go witty in certain situations. Check your options and priorities in life and act accordingly.

Keep track of your aims

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Never lose a track of your aims while trying out your quick wit. If you are trying out a casual joke, then it should not turn into a messy situation. Choose a witty idea according to what you want to achieve through your quick wit. Be diplomatic or tactful in your approach only when it is required in a specific situation. Else, keep your wit polite at most of the times and avoid aiming to hurt or annoy others through your quick wit.

Summary

Developing a quick wit is all about responding to others in a confident and composed manner rather than responding aimlessly. To do this, you need to sharpen your acumen and work on your abilities.

Dr Prem Jagyasi (c)

Dr Prem is an award winning strategic leader, renowned author, publisher and highly acclaimed global speaker. Aside from publishing a bevy of life improvement guides, Dr Prem runs a network of 50 niche websites that attracts millions of readers across the globe. Thus far, Dr Prem has traveled to more than 40 countries, addressed numerous international conferences and offered his expert training and consultancy services to more than 150 international organizations. He also owns and leads a web services and technology business, supervised and managed by his eminent team. Dr Prem further takes great delight in travel photography.

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