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    Why smart people tend to be loners: Having lots of friends and socialising makes intelligent people miserable

    Smart people may be far happier with their own company than meeting friends.A new study has found that for intelligent people, the more frequently they socialise with friends, the less satisfied they are with life.The findings come from two evolutionary psychologists who challenge the modern view that the more social contact we have the happier we will likely be.Using data from a long-term study, researchers found people living in more densely populated areas reported lower levels of life satisfaction. But, more frequent socialisation with friends had a more positive association with levels of life satisfaction for people with average intelligenceAs might be expected, they found people living in more densely populated areas reported lower levels of life satisfaction.For anyone who braves the daily grind of the rush hour commute in a city, this is no surprise.Also as we might expect, more frequent socialisation with friends had a more positive association with levels of life satisfaction.But these two factors interact strongly with intelligence. The authors explained that 'among the extremely intelligent' more frequent social interaction is actually linked with reduced satisfaction.According to the Washington Post's Wonkblog, self-reported happiness is higher in small towns than in cities, which previous research has outlined as the 'urban-rural happiness gradient'.Kanazawa and Li's approach suggests the brains of our hunter-gatherer ancestors were perfectly adapted to life on the African savannah, where there population would have been sparse, living in groups of around 150.Social interaction would have been crucial to survival, in terms of co-operation and finding a mate, but the space was equally important.The pair believe there may be a mismatch between the way we have evolved and the rapid lives we lead today *– where society has left our minds and bodies struggling to keep up.The researchers believe smarter individuals may be able to better adapt to the challenges of modern life, and may find it easier to leave ancestral social roots behind in order to forge ahead. For the most intelligent among us, it may be that there is conflict between aspiring to greater goals and being tied to our evolutionary past.Kanazawa has caused controversy in the past with a blog post on the attractiveness of women based on race.

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    This is just to make the other 99.99999999999999999999999999999 99999999999999999999999999999999 99999999999999999999999999999999 999999999999% of their readers feel better about themselves.

    Not that I'm implying the average Daily Fail reader is mentally challenged.
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    (Original post by HucktheForde)
    Why smart people tend to be loners: Having lots of friends and socialising makes intelligent people miserable
    Brilliant. :rofl:
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    I can confirm this is true for me.

    There are very few people whose physical company I prefer to my own.


    I'm using my (official MENSA) IQ as the gauge of my intelligence.
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    This is 100% correct, all smart people I've met have been scrawny awkward nerds who it is hilarious to wedgie or keg
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    (Original post by Ethereal World)
    I can confirm this is true for me.

    There are very few people who's physical company I prefer to my own.


    I'm using my (official MENSA) IQ as the gauge of my intelligence.

    :spank:

    you bad girl

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    (Original post by the bear)
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    you bad girl

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    I can't believe you are giving me full Hydeman treatment. But okay I deserve that

    Also, the irony :rofl:
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    (Original post by Ethereal World)
    I can't believe you are giving me full Hydeman treatment. But okay I deserve that

    Also, the irony :rofl:
    you are supposed to set an example to the new members :naughty:
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    People are more diverse than the daily mail likes to imply.

    It takes an intelligent person to see that
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    (Original post by the bear)
    you are supposed to set an example to the new members :naughty:
    I'm a new member myself. Essentially.
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    i guess i am a genuis then
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    (Original post by the bear)
    you are supposed to set an example to the new members :naughty:
    She's already setting one for the old ones :lol:
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    (Original post by HucktheForde)
    Why smart people tend to be loners: Having lots of friends and socialising makes intelligent people miserable

    Smart people may be far happier with their own company than meeting friends.A new study has found that for intelligent people, the more frequently they socialise with friends, the less satisfied they are with life.The findings come from two evolutionary psychologists who challenge the modern view that the more social contact we have the happier we will likely be.Using data from a long-term study, researchers found people living in more densely populated areas reported lower levels of life satisfaction. But, more frequent socialisation with friends had a more positive association with levels of life satisfaction for people with average intelligenceAs might be expected, they found people living in more densely populated areas reported lower levels of life satisfaction.For anyone who braves the daily grind of the rush hour commute in a city, this is no surprise.Also as we might expect, more frequent socialisation with friends had a more positive association with levels of life satisfaction.But these two factors interact strongly with intelligence. The authors explained that 'among the extremely intelligent' more frequent social interaction is actually linked with reduced satisfaction.According to the Washington Post's Wonkblog, self-reported happiness is higher in small towns than in cities, which previous research has outlined as the 'urban-rural happiness gradient'.Kanazawa and Li's approach suggests the brains of our hunter-gatherer ancestors were perfectly adapted to life on the African savannah, where there population would have been sparse, living in groups of around 150.Social interaction would have been crucial to survival, in terms of co-operation and finding a mate, but the space was equally important.The pair believe there may be a mismatch between the way we have evolved and the rapid lives we lead today *– where society has left our minds and bodies struggling to keep up.The researchers believe smarter individuals may be able to better adapt to the challenges of modern life, and may find it easier to leave ancestral social roots behind in order to forge ahead. For the most intelligent among us, it may be that there is conflict between aspiring to greater goals and being tied to our evolutionary past.Kanazawa has caused controversy in the past with a blog post on the attractiveness of women based on race.

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    Then I am smarter than Stephen hawking
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    Prepare for the humble bragging.
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    (Original post by z33)
    She's already setting one for the old ones :lol:
    I'm dead :rofl:

    Z you have so much sass pls can you lend me some ?
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    So true
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    I can confirm that. Intelligent loner here.
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    (Original post by JamesN88)
    This is just to make the other 99.99999999999999999999999999999 99999999999999999999999999999999 99999999999999999999999999999999 999999999999% of their readers feel better about themselves.

    Not that I'm implying the average Daily Fail reader is mentally challenged.
    and it will make any loners reading feel like the are intelligent.
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    (Original post by Ethereal World)
    I'm dead :rofl:

    Z you have so much sass pls can you lend me some ?
    here


    when the trolls come after you, just give them some of this

    (works instantly!)
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