Out of curiosity, how much did you guys study?
I'm pretty bright, very good at math, and a decent writer. I'm fortunate that I get writing, diction, and math practice at my hodge podge of a job, but I've been out of school for a year and was thinking of taking the test while my skillz are sharp. I don't know what I want to do in grad school, but there's a good chance I'll end up back there, wishing I'd already taken the GRE!
(Congratulations, by the way!)
I took the GRE on four days' notice, did absolutely no studying, and was in the 99th percentile in both math and verbal.
I think how much you need to study depends on your past experiences on standardized tests, not whether one is "bright" (don't most people categorize themselves that way, anyway?
. Focus more on how you did on the SAT to indicate how much you'll need to study.