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    This is entirely correct. It actually arises from the fact that most intellectuals are autistic or somewhere on the autistic spectrum. It's been found that aspergers syndrome (high functioning autism) greatly increases the IQ and general intelligence of people who have it. In fact most renowned academics are on the autistic spectrum, though most are not diagnosed.

    The other main trait of autism is a lack of social skills. As a result most of us are loners. Among ourselves we're fine, I for one can't stand normal people conversation but when I'm talking to another Aspy I really enjoy it. They think literally like me and I can be as blunt as I like. It's like being normal for once!
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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.
    I swear you could find any article on the internet related in some way to yourself, to give yourself an ego stroke. "Men who spend their time laying semi-naked on their bed eating Quavers, are 60% less likely to contract the flu" lol
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    I've made the observation that intelligent people tend to have good stable mid-level jobs, whereas the wealthiest people are not always the most intelligent, but people who are extroverts with buckets of charisma and leadership qualities.


    I have no wish to feed into the circlejerk any more than necessary, but I have criticised typical modern life of people living in crowded cities such as London as being unnatural and an abomination
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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.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...miserable.html
    thing is i'm a loner, retarded af and i hate socialising and it doesn't have a positive effect on me.
    basically this post describes me but instead of intelligent i'm retarded
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    (Original post by Slutty Salafi)
    I've made the observation that intelligent people tend to have good stable mid-level jobs, whereas the wealthiest people are not always the most intelligent, but people who are extroverts with buckets of charisma and leadership qualities.
    it takes a lot of intelligence to be in the leadership role. i observed them on my boss. Its just a different kind of intelligence.
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    I found this. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog...tential-genius About the link between schizophrenia and genius.
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    Wow, I must be a genius then . . .
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    (Original post by HucktheForde)
    it takes a lot of intelligence to be in the leadership role. i observed them on my boss. Its just a different kind of intelligence.
    I agree it's a different kind of intelligence, I have noticed you get gregarious people who are surrounded by tonnes of people, but nobody really seems to know them.
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    (Original post by Slutty Salafi)
    I agree it's a different kind of intelligence, I have noticed you get gregarious people who are surrounded by tonnes of people, but nobody really seems to know them.
    that wasn't what i meant. I am saying you need to have some intelligence to be a good leader. I see it on my boss. She can solve problems and come out with solutions very quickly when we screw up.

    Like when someone accidentally sign on a paper form with red pen. She thought of covering up using liquid paper and then photocopy the form so it looks brand new. No one thought of that.
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    I'm stupid and a loner so MEH.
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    (Original post by Peroxidation)
    This is entirely correct. It actually arises from the fact that most intellectuals are autistic or somewhere on the autistic spectrum. It's been found that aspergers syndrome (high functioning autism) greatly increases the IQ and general intelligence of people who have it. In fact most renowned academics are on the autistic spectrum, though most are not diagnosed.

    The other main trait of autism is a lack of social skills. As a result most of us are loners. Among ourselves we're fine, I for one can't stand normal people conversation but when I'm talking to another Aspy I really enjoy it. They think literally like me and I can be as blunt as I like. It's like being normal for once!

    I beg to differ I believe most Loners have MH issues and that is the reason for their intelligence.
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    (Original post by HucktheForde)
    that wasn't what i meant. I am saying you need to have some intelligence to be a good leader. I see it on my boss. She can solve problems and come out with solutions very quickly when we screw up.

    Like when someone accidentally sign on a paper form with red pen. She thought of covering up using liquid paper and then photocopy the form so it looks brand new. No one thought of that.
    It's not that all that hard of a solution to come up with... :erm:
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    (Original post by Thomb)
    I beg to differ I believe most Loners have MH issues and that is the reason for their intelligence.
    Mental health issues? Aspergers syndrome is NOT a mental health issue. If anything it's a blessing. Without Aspergers syndrome existing we wouldn't have any of the stuff we have now. The internet for example.
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    (Original post by Slutty Salafi)
    It's not that all that hard of a solution to come up with... :erm:
    yeah its easy to say that afterwards

    and its just an example.
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    (Original post by HucktheForde)
    yeah its easy to say that afterwards

    and its just an example.
    I've done that very thing before after ****ing up student finance forms, brb tipex and photocopy, nobody knows I cocked up.



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    (Original post by Slutty Salafi)
    I've done that very thing before after ****ing up student finance forms, brb tipex and photocopy, nobody knows I cocked up.



    It's not magic m8
    right idk what to say other than

    i would not like to hire you to handle my paperworks.
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    (Original post by Slutty Salafi)
    I've made the observation that intelligent people tend to have good stable mid-level jobs, whereas the wealthiest people are not always the most intelligent, but people who are extroverts with buckets of charisma and leadership qualities.


    I have no wish to feed into the circlejerk any more than necessary, but I have criticised typical modern life of people living in crowded cities such as London as being unnatural and an abomination
    Confidence can get people very far in life. Just look at reality TV. Zero brains, tons of money.

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    (Original post by Peroxidation)
    Mental health issues? Aspergers syndrome is NOT a mental health issue. If anything it's a blessing. Without Aspergers syndrome existing we wouldn't have any of the stuff we have now. The internet for example.
    No I mean the people with the highest intelligence are likely to have MH issues. Not that people who have aspergers are people with MH issues.
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    Confidence can get people very far in life. Just look at reality TV. Zero brains, tons of money.

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    In scientific fields being intelligent matters because if it's not right, it's wrong, but often in life finding an adequate course of action and sticking to it matters more than spending hours working out the best way forward, which is why strength of personality and unifying people can often be better than being a submissive nerd who simply adds to the confusion, even if he is right.
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    I don't enjoy socialising much find it pretty tedious, I'd say I'm pretty intelligent as I've got a maths degree.
 
 
 
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