Why Are Pisces So Smart?

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If you’re a Pisces, then you're in good company. Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs and Rihanna are all Pisces who prove every day how sharp this zodiac sign can be.

If sharing a sign with the likes of Einstein and Jobs didn't give it away, Pisces is an incredibly smart sign.

Pisces is an incredibly intelligent sign, especially in terms of emotional intelligence.

Why are Pisces so smart?

Though Pisces — those born between February 19 and March 20 — are smart in IQ Einstein, he was estimated to have an IQ of around 160, there's no doubt that emotional intelligence is where they really shine.


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Intelligence is an elusive idea. How can you really tell how smart a person is?

Today it is mainly measured in terms of Intelligence Quotient (IQ) —what people know and how quickly they can solve problems using reasoning — and Emotional Intelligence (EQ) — your ability to recognize and regulate emotion, and to use social awareness in problem-solving.


According to Business Insider, Pisces are actually one of the most emotionally intelligent signs, because they excel at recognizing and reasoning with their own and others' feelings.

With Neptune — the planet that governs dreams and illusions — as their ruling planet, they are deep thinkers. Pisces are extremely intuitive and process things on a deeper than average person, making their emotional intelligence unmatched.

Even if all logic points in one direction but their intuition is saying something else, they will trust their gut instinct (and will usually be right). In the same vein, they are great judges of character, so if a Pisces has a bad feeling about someone, it’s probably a good idea to listen to them.

As the twelfth and final sign in the zodiacal cycle, they have absorbed every lesson learned by the other signs.


Pisces ruling house is the Twelfth House of Subconscious. With this comes their great understanding for quiet contemplation and emotional speculation.

As a water sign, Pisces are incredibly complex. Their emotions flow as deep as the ocean. They are ridiculously sensitive and can pick up on even the most subtle of vibrations.

Pisces is symbolized by two fish swimming in opposite directions, representing the constant separation of Pisces's attention between fantasy and reality. They make fantastic artists because they are highly imaginative, creative, and have a strong ability to think outside of the box.

Often their intelligence comes in the form of music and art. Many successful Pisces are singers, writers, and creators.


Here's why Pisces are so smart.

1. Rihanna

Rhianna, a Pisces born on February 20, highlights the highly creative side of the water sign. As the richest female musician, according to Forbes, she has broken several music records, won nine Grammys and successfully launched inclusive makeup and fashion lines.

According to the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator — a self-report inventory designed to identify a person's personality type, strengths, and preferences — Rihanna an ISFP, or adventurer. This means that she is a "flexible and charming artist." She is a perfect example of how Pisces's intelligence can come in the form of art and music.

2. Jordan Peele

Jordan Peele, the mastermind behind the movies Get Out and Us is a Pisces born on February 21. In order to come up with the ideas behind his hit movies and sketches, the American actor, comedian and filmmaker must be incredibly imaginative and an out-of-the-box thinker.

3. David Foster Wallace

Also born on February 21, the American author and university professor of English and creative writing is another creative Pisces. He is widely known for his 1996 novel Infinite Jest, which Times Magazine cited as one of the 100 best novels of all time.


4. Steve Jobs

As the founder and CEO of Apple, nobody can deny Steve Job's intelligence. He is widely considered a visionary and genius for his overseeing of products like the iPod and iPhone.

Jobs is undisputedly intelligent, with an estimated IQ of 160 (the average person's IQ is between 90 and 110).

According to Myers-Briggs, Jobs is an ENTJ or commander, meaning he is an imaginative and strong-willed leader. As a Pisces born on February 24, this certainly checks.

5. Justin Bieber

Another successful and creative Pisces is Justin Bieber. Not only was he the first artist ever to have seven songs from a debut record chart on the Billboard Hot 100 but has also sold an estimated 150 million records worldwide as of 2019.


Bieber, whose birthday is March 1, is an ENFP or campaigner. This means that he is an enthusiastic, creative and sociable free spirit.

6. Tyler, the Creator

The American rapper, musician, songwriter, record producer, actor, visual artist, designer and comedian is a Pisces born on March 6. Tyler is an ESFP, or entertainer, meaning he is spontaneous, energetic and enthusiastic. His Pisces attributes definitely come out through his music and endless creative endeavors.

7. Jack Kerouac

American novelist and one of the most important writers of the 20th century, Jack Kerouac, is yet another creative Pisces. Kerouac is known for challenging the literary conforms of the 1950s with his rhythmic and spontaneous writings.


8. Albert Einstein

While most of the other Pisces on this list excel in creativity and emotional intelligence, Albert Einstein — a Pisces born on March 14 of 1879 — has a genius-level IQ. The German-born theoretical physicist is acknowledged to be one of the greatest physicists of all time and is known for developing the theory of relativity.

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Audrey Jaber is a writer living in Boston, Massachusetts. She covers a variety of topics for YourTango, including news, entertainment and astrology.