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Intelligent people tend to be loners - daily mail watch

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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.
    It's a blessing for society, not so much for the people with Aspergers.
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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
    this is lies

    typical tabloid tosh im afraid!
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    I do not feel too bad now
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    (Original post by rajneetk)
    Err... It's a compliment it's not an insult 😆
    Alrighty then, thank you!
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    (Original post by TheALevelStudent)
    Alrighty then, thank you!
    😊 no problem
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    Just self esteem building for the nerds this easter weekend.
 
 
 
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