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    Pfft neither of those options. I'd choose overall personality, because I wouldn't give a sog for someone who was beautiful and stupid, and I know a lot of intelligent but arrogant people. Looks are less important than the rest though.
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    (Original post by F. Poste)
    I'd go for gorgeous as well.. because I know what being intelligent's like, and while I do enjoy it, I think there must be loads of benefits to being stupid. You never get exasperated at another's stupidity. You never grit your teeth when you see that an apostrophe's in the wrong place. You're easily pleased. People look after you more.

    Not that I am so intelligent I'm a genius or anything, but seeing as I have more brains than beauty, I'd also choose the other option for something different to what I've experienced
    Absolutely. I agree entirely. I too think beautiful but "stupid" people have it easier in a lot of senses - they don't get depressed about much, they have more of a carefree easygoing lifestyle, etc. It's a generalisation but one with a lot of truth in it I think.

    Oh for the people who have plenty of both!!!

    However, I voted for the third option on the poll because there is far more to a person than a sum of their beauty and intelligence - there's stuff like how kind/genuine you are, how emotional, how creative (although those could be attributed to intelligence) but in a way they are far more important.
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    depends on how thick "thick as a brick" is.
    if you are really dumb , cant hold a job, not able to look after yourself, just by relying on your looks you'll probably end up as not much better than a prostitute.
    also, in the modern age, with plastic surgery and make up you can change your looks, but you cant change your brain
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    (Original post by perkyDani)
    also, in the modern age, with plastic surgery and make up you can change your looks, but you cant change your brain
    I don't think that's true. Depending on how you define intelligence, you can easily work on your mental abilities in order to improve them. Tony Buzan's made a career out of writing books helping people to become more intelligent by improving their memories, reading faster, inspiring creativity and so on!
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    Neither, i would go for someone who is not only attractive, but is also intelligent.

    I met a "thick" person before and it was a very unpleasant experience, i now request an IQ before meeting a potential partner or friend... :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Adhsur)
    Absolutely. I agree entirely. I too think beautiful but "stupid" people have it easier in a lot of senses - they don't get depressed about much, they have more of a carefree easygoing lifestyle, etc. It's a generalisation but one with a lot of truth in it I think.

    Oh for the people who have plenty of both!!!

    However, I voted for the third option on the poll because there is far more to a person than a sum of their beauty and intelligence - there's stuff like how kind/genuine you are, how emotional, how creative (although those could be attributed to intelligence) but in a way they are far more important.
    I gree 100%..its sad to say but its the way our society is..and most of us tend to be more n more attracted by that..
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    intelligent and ugly, definitely. With money hire fit prostitutes and shagg, shagg and shagg.lol. When looking for wife, looks wont matter much.
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    (Original post by F. Poste)
    I don't think that's true. Depending on how you define intelligence, you can easily work on your mental abilities in order to improve them. Tony Buzan's made a career out of writing books helping people to become more intelligent by improving their memories, reading faster, inspiring creativity and so on!
    The trouble is that people who are not very intelligent generally don't want to try self-help techniques to make themselves so. I doubt they really recognise that they're not intelligent, let alone actually wnat to become intelligent.
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    (Original post by IZZY!)
    intelligent and ugly, definitely. With money hire fit prostitutes and shagg, shagg and shagg.lol. When looking for wife, looks wont matter much.
    That's ridiculous on so many levels!
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    (Original post by Adhsur)
    The trouble is that people who are not very intelligent generally don't want to try self-help techniques to make themselves so. I doubt they really recognise that they're not intelligent, let alone actually wnat to become intelligent.
    That's very true I guess I just wanted to refute the general idea that it's impossible to change your brain!
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    (Original post by IZZY!)
    intelligent and ugly, definitely. With money hire fit prostitutes and shagg, shagg and shagg.lol. When looking for wife, looks wont matter much.
    If you're beautiful, you could pull someone fit and shag, shag, shag for free though!
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    (Original post by F. Poste)
    I don't think that's true. Depending on how you define intelligence, you can easily work on your mental abilities in order to improve them. Tony Buzan's made a career out of writing books helping people to become more intelligent by improving their memories, reading faster, inspiring creativity and so on!
    thats not the kind of dumbness iam referrring to, there are other sorts of intelligence other than just IQ. Intelligent personality means the person has broad interests and is open minded, nice, they may not have a high IQ but they want to develop their thinking and educate themselves.
    a person who has been born with eg an amazing memory or arithmetic skills might be a completely shallow, self obssessed and boring and too lazy to learn
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    (Original post by perkyDani)
    thats not the kind of dumbness iam referrring to, there are other sorts of intelligence other than just IQ. Intelligent personality means the person has broad interests and is open minded, nice, they may not have a high IQ but they want to develop their thinking and educate themselves.
    a person who has been born with eg an amazing memory or arithmetic skills might be a completely shallow, self obssessed and boring and too lazy to learn
    You're referring to personality, not intelligence.. which, by the way, can also be changed
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    (Original post by F. Poste)
    If you're beautiful, you could pull someone fit and shag, shag, shag for free though!
    well sometimes you are not beautiful enough to pull a porn model just with your looks.
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    (Original post by grace)
    there's a big difference between not being attractive and being un-attractive...i would never, ever like to be in a position where i am unattractive.
    But you wouldn't mind not being attractive?

    I'm not sure I see any difference between "not attractive" and "unattractive" :confused: . Aren't we just talking about semantics?
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    You can be plain, which is 'not attractive', because there's nothing especially striking about you. Or there's just unattractive, which means there's definite turn offs.
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    (Original post by IZZY!)
    well sometimes you are not beautiful enough to pull a porn model just with your looks.
    There's a difference between porn stars and prostitutes. Both have sex for money, yeah, but some do it for film or pictures only and would never dream of accepting money off just anyone not in the business. Some prostitutes are doing it out of desperation and would never go public with their activities..
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    (Original post by F. Poste)
    There's a difference between porn stars and prostitutes. Both have sex for money, yeah, but some do it for film or pictures only and would never dream of accepting money off just anyone not in the business. Some prostitutes are doing it out of desperation and would never go public with their activities..
    for christ sake i was just joking about shagging prostitutes and porn models. I m not that shallow.lol.
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    (Original post by IZZY!)
    for christ sake i was just joking about shagging prostitutes and porn models. I m not that shallow.lol.
    Duuuude.. missing the point.. :rolleyes:
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    I am a genius and unattractive, I'm sure Bethany can affirm the first point, and ask anyone else about the second
 
 
 

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