Step 1: Wear a long scarf year round. Professor Gerald Lambeau from Good Will Hunting. Look at this dude, he's a math professor at MIT and he's always wearing a long scarf. Indoor, outdoor, summer, winter, a scarf is a necessary accessory for a genius. Some would argue a scarf is more important than a pen or pencil when working through complex mathematics problems. Step 2: Grow a nasty beard. Face the facts chump, you're too busy trying to develop a unified theory of everything to worry about shaving. Let that nasty beard grow, the longer it gets the smarter you become. Don't believe me ? Just walk though any science wing at a top university in the world, and you'll see two things: 1) brown shoes with white socks, 2) scraggly neck beards. It comes with the territory. Step 3: Tachyons Saying this word when talking to an individual or group of people instantly raises your IQ by 10 points. edit: deleted due to caption. Step 4: Lying Lying is essential to being a genius without an education, and this has to do primarily with social evolution. The 60's were about peace and love, 70's were all about drugs. The 1980's were about superficiality and the 90's were about nonconformists. This decade is all about imaginary perception, and it's more important what other people think than what actually is. Tell people you're a PhD. 3 times over and that you're colleagues with Kip Thorne. It's not like anyone would call ********, they're too afraid that if you start explaining something intelligent they wouldn't understand anything.