On the intelligence thing - how can you know if they're intelligent? Okay, I know I'm going to get a LOT of hate for this, but I see a lot of people say Harry is super intelligent, and I'm like - source? He avoids saying anything in interviews, nothing on social media, I can't even take his writing into account given how many other writers worked on the songs. Is there a masterpost on this or something? I'm not trying to be a dick (I never have to try, ha) I am genuinely curious
For me, the first thing that comes to mind is his sense of humor. He’s very clever. Puns in particular are usually mostly used by intelligent people. Also to me there’s an intelligence in the way he chooses his words very carefully. Sure he avoids answering questions but pivoting like he does is a skill that not a lot of people have.
Also I think his intelligence shines through in his talent. Anyone can have a pretty voice or be taught to sing, but there’s an intelligence to using it well and really letting the emotion shine through. It’s EQ rather than IQ but still important. It shows understanding of the human condition. Same goes for acting. Most talented actors (which I do consider harry to be) are wicked smart.
Also, this isn’t quite quantifiable so feel free to disregard, but there’s just something in his eyes. To me you can tell he’s always thinking. The wheels are always turning constantly.
That’s all off the top of my head. I’m sure I could come up with concrete examples from interviews if I actually sat down and tried but I’m far too lazy and my tagging sucks. (i.e. If anyone feels like making a masterpost of intelligent harry please feel free and link me to it!).