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I’ve read some studies that says that smarter people are more likely to notice divergences in social norms because, well they are more cognitively alert, but at the same time I see people who are smart intellectually but who don’t abide by the social norms such as they way they socialise or the way they dress etc? Is this conversely because smart people are motivated by social interactions? So are the people who are more well versed in their social interactions smart and socially inclined or people who are just attentive and are willing to fine tune their body languages?
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are not motivated by social interactions*
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I wouldn't say there's any correlation. Sure, there are some smart people who don't conform to social norms, but there are just as many "simple" people who don't also.
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What do you mean by smart
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I wouldn't say there's any correlation. Sure, there are some smart people who don't conform to social norms, but there are just as many "simple" people who don't also.
I don’t agree with this because you can be “unique” but not “weird” by definition. Being unique actually is a consequence of high in extraversion and high in intellect. “Unique” additionally is almost always used positively
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What do you mean by smart
High in intellect or at least a high nerve conductance velocity.
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ye I don't think theres a correlation either. I don't see most famous scientists as being 'weird'. For every eccentric / weird smart person there are a bunch of 'normal' smart people lol
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I don’t agree with this because you can be “unique” but not “weird” by definition. Being unique actually is a consequence of high in extraversion and high in intellect. “Unique” additionally is almost always used positively
Right.... what does any of this have to do with anything I said? Also, to be unique means to be different, that can be in either the good or the bad sense.
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ye I don't think theres a correlation either. I don't see most famous scientists as being 'weird'.
Your turning my hypothesis into a subjective opinion-based argument
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High in intellect or at least a high nerve conductance velocity.
Yeah what does that mean, give me an example
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Right.... what does any of this have to do with anything I said? Also, to be unique means to be different, that can be in either the good or the bad sense.
I’m trying to dispute the claim that being weird by being merely smart is almost always as a result of social incompetence due to a disinterest in social interaction which makes sense as smarter people are willing to waste time in the pursuit of happiness because they feel they have a huge intellectual potential
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Right.... what does any of this have to do with anything I said? Also, to be unique means to be different, that can be in either the good or the bad sense.
are not willing to waste*
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Yeah what does that mean, give me an example
High in intellect for example high percentile in IQ
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No there’s no correlation, I’ve seen poeple who are intelligent and quite socially inept and then I’ve met people who are intelligent and are social butterflies, no correlation, you can’t generalise all smart people into one category, honestly, where’s the common sense anymore, if you’re looking to categorise yourself I’d say you’re not intelligent, happy?
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No there’s no correlation, I’ve seen poeple who are intelligent and quite socially inept and then I’ve met people who are intelligent and are social butterflies, no correlation, you can’t generalise all smart people into one category, honestly, where’s the common sense anymore, if you’re looking to categorise yourself I’d say you’re not intelligent, happy?
If that were the case, then they’d be a statistical model for it. I’m not playing devil’s advocate by any means, I’m trying to scientifically dissect it. Studies show smarter people to be more cognitively alert and this should mean an inclination to better identification of social unconventional behaviour. Surely?
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No there’s no correlation, I’ve seen poeple who are intelligent and quite socially inept and then I’ve met people who are intelligent and are social butterflies, no correlation, you can’t generalise all smart people into one category, honestly, where’s the common sense anymore, if you’re looking to categorise yourself I’d say you’re not intelligent, happy?
The correlation coefficient between high level in openness and high level in extraversion is about .4 which is 16% of the variance so it’s a better solid model that smarter people are less weird as this would suggest that their cognition make them socially more competent as clearly you’re using your brain while socialising and we’re fundamentally social animals
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The correlation coefficient between high level in openness and high level in extraversion is about .4 which is 16% of the variance so it’s a better solid model that smarter people are less weird as this would suggest that their cognition make them socially more competent as clearly you’re using your brain while socialising and we’re fundamentally social animals
You can’t generalise an entire group of smart people and organise them into one specific category, we are all unique, a smart person could be slightly less socially capable just as a smart person could be brimming socially, if you’re going to ask and answer your own questions what do you need me for? You ask is there a correlation and then tell me there is, I would like to see the actual science behind your claims.
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You can’t generalise an entire group of smart people and organise them into one specific category, we are all unique, a smart person could be slightly less socially capable just as a smart person could be brimming socially, if you’re going to ask and answer your own questions what do you need me for? You ask is there a correlation and then tell me there is, I would like to see the actual science behind your claims.
It’s psychologically proven. Openness and extraversion are the most statistically robust sub components of personality. Also I’m not really answering my question. I’m proposing a point of view then waiting for someone to challenge me. It’s comes across as devil’s advocate but I’m merely trying to trigger an intellectual conversation.
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There is always expections, but yes I'd say so.
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I’ve read some studies that says that smarter people are more likely to notice divergences in social norms because, well they are more cognitively alert, but at the same time I see people who are smart intellectually but who don’t abide by the social norms such as they way they socialise or the way they dress etc? Is this conversely because smart people are motivated by social interactions? So are the people who are more well versed in their social interactions smart and socially inclined or people who are just attentive and are willing to fine tune their body languages?
Can’t be bothered to read what you’ve written but it depends on each person. I don’t think there is necessarily any trend between being smart and weird.
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