Intelligent People Have Fewer Friends, Here's Why...

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  1. hasar

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  2. bad seed

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    And no, sherdoggers. The reason you're friendless isnt because you're too intelligent.
     
  3. mushishi

    mushishi A is a, a is a, should I save her?

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  4. ShoelessRye

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    Introverts vs extroverts. Has nothing to do with intelligence. There is a lot of dumb introverts and a lot of very intelligent extroverts.
     
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    That makes a lot of sense... Thanks for that. One of the smartest people I know (IQ and academically) Spends almost all his time by himself. He hasnt even taken the time to see one of his sons who lives in a different state for two yaers.

    Also confirmed my bias about big cities being shitty and small communities breeds better people
    I also feel like highly motivated people dont have time for the majority of people who just fuck around and waste time
     
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  6. biscuitsbrah

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    You didnt even watch the video
     
  7. heavyarms21

    heavyarms21 Ryozanpaku Belt

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    I'm an asshole .
     
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  8. HunterSdVa29

    HunterSdVa29 Respect, tho Platinum Member

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    Intelligent people are more likely to think the majority of others are worthless, makes sense IMO
     
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    Unfortunately I did watch it through. A couple of anecdotal mentions - Tesla, Newton being lifelong virgins and people in cities being less happy than those in smaller towns - count me as unconvinced.

    I bet if I cared enough I could find a study that found smarter people have more friends than dimwitted loners. Probably would even offer up a couple examples of a couple brilliant people with huge social circles and a couple dunce hermits to convince you as well.
     
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  10. fluffball

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    I have two problems with hanging out with stupid people:

    1) They are extraordinarily good at small talk. They often go on for several minutes basically repeating the exact same thought in about 100 different ways. It's painful.
    2) If god forbid we actually get around to actually talking about something of substance, I've already considered every single point they make, but I still have to sit there listening to them repeat the same cliches. And there is no way I'm going to make an on-topic response to them and give them a chance to make a response to me that I've also already considered.

    So ya, I prefer not to hang out with a ton of people since most people bore the ever loving christ out of me. I do enjoy hanging around intelligent people, but there are just fewer smart people than stupid people so it limits the pool of people who I can tolerate.

    I imagine a genius level brain researcher would be pretty bored talking to me. Or be studying me rather than conversing with me.
     
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    You can be arrogant without being intelligent.
     
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    of course you can, it's just much easier if you are intelligent.

    It's pretty much pervasive to an intelligent person's lifestyle, how could it not be?

    The smarter you are, the higher portion of the population around you that could be considered dumbasses
     
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  13. fluffball

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    I fully recognize my that this makes me a jackass and a jerk, but what am I supposed to do if I view someone as stupid? I don't like necessarily HATE them, I just don't want to be around them.
     
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    it's the same reason cats w/ charisma and charm don't hang out w/ cornballs, unless it's to make yourself look good by comparison.

    People like to hang out w/ others on their level, so to speak
     
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    @fluffball

    I had two thoughts reading your post.

    1. Oh my god this guy is an arrogant asshole. And

    2. Oh my god I agree with everything he says.
     
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    Cheer up, you are not alone in this predicament of yours.
     
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    Exi Dark Web Sys Adm/n Banned

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    I just use big words, copy and paste from Wikipedia, and have intelligent people in my avatar to make up for my low IQ.

    I also have no friends
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    There are just way too many variables involved in being an exceptionally intelligent person to make that kind of huge assumption. Regardless, you can count on a lot of losers to watch this and come away thinking that they have above-average intelligence (when they have anything but) simply because they have next to no friends.
     
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    Im an above average intelligence cannabis enthusiast.
    Most of the potheads I know are fucking stupid as shit.
    I am in hiding from the general populous as they are stupid, and stupid people harsh my buzz.
     
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  20. lapollarecords

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    yes, but not only that. social skills count too. an extrovert with low social skills will be an obnoxious asshole, while an introvert with high social skills will connect with people in social situations, even if these happen less often. definitely, intelligence = few friends is a very simplistic conclusion that make socially awkward people jump into, to feel better about themselves.
     
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