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Old 08-13-2016, 08:11 AM   #1
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This study suggests that higher IQ people may be happier with less social interaction. I wonder how that correlates with all the INTJ types on our forum?

Study Shows People With High IQs Are Actually Happier With Less Social Interaction
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This study suggests that higher IQ people may be happier with less social interaction. I wonder how that correlates with all the INTJ types on our forum?

Study Shows People With High IQs Are Actually Happier With Less Social Interaction
I'm lower on the IQ scale and much happier with limited social interaction. My Dad is even further down the IQ scale and likes even less social interaction so the study doesn't hit home with my experience.
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I'm lower on the IQ scale and much happier with limited social interaction. My Dad is even further down the IQ scale and likes even less social interaction so the study doesn't hit home with my experience.
Last line of the article is true:
"Happiness looks different for all of us."
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All 15,000 folks surveyed were in the 15-28 year age group and for me I was much more in need of social interaction when I was in that age group than I am now.
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I don't know about social interaction. I enjoy getting together with people on occasion. And I know I'm smart, because Are Smart People Lazy? New Study Links High IQ To Sedentary Lifestyle
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Are people who attend parties actually less intelligent, or do they just act that way when at a party? Well, either way, the result is the same.
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The study didn't account for the IQ of the friends of the high IQ person.

I theorize they would have found high IQ folks like hanging out with their high IQ friends as it's less tiring since you don't have to explain string theory again!

After all, who wants to hang out with a bunch of dummies (other than a crash tester)
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I don't know about social interaction. I enjoy getting together with people on occasion. And I know I'm smart, because Are Smart People Lazy? New Study Links High IQ To Sedentary Lifestyle
LOL. i have never checked my IQ, but based on this, I must be a genius along the lines of Sheldon.
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All 15,000 folks surveyed were in the 15-28 year age group and for me I was much more in need of social interaction when I was in that age group than I am now.
Me too, perhaps we have to age into our INTJ personalities.
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i don't know about social interaction. I enjoy getting together with people on occasion. And i know i'm smart, because are smart people lazy? New study links high iq to sedentary lifestyle

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I like spending a few hours with Frank every day, and we do have lunch together and go to the gym together, but otherwise I don't make any efforts to go to parties or luncheons or clubs or meetings or get-togethers - - I prefer my "alone time" to this type of social interaction.

The only people who have seen the inside of my Dream House have been Frank (every day), my DD and SIL when they were visiting in July, and my handyman on rare occasion. Fine with me.

My life is exactly what I want it to be. Guess that is the INTJ in me.


I think the reason that high IQ people (like many ER Forum participants) are happier with less social interaction, is that we are thinking about different things pretty much all the time, and don't need much interaction with others to keep from getting bored. We can always re-think our SWR and AA, for example.
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I think the reason that high IQ people (like many ER Forum participants) are happier with less social interaction, is that we are thinking about different things pretty much all the time, and don't need much interaction with others to keep from getting bored. We can always re-think our SWR and AA, for example.
Sums it up pretty well!
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We can always re-think our SWR and AA, for example.
+1 on that!
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All 15,000 folks surveyed were in the 15-28 year age group and for me I was much more in need of social interaction when I was in that age group than I am now.
It also, (from my own limited experience), coincides with a major time frame for acquiring 'partners', (temporary or otherwise).
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so only dumb people sit around in the 19th hole for hours after golf pounding beer?

I must know a lot of dumb people
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Well...crap!

When I used the link to the story on "More Intelligent People Prefer Less Social Interaction", I got a pop-up ad for 'Facebook.'

Then, when I used the link to the story on "More Intelligent People Are More Sedentary", I got a pop-up ad for 'working out.'

I'm not sure I like what my computer is telling me.
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Are people who attend parties actually less intelligent, or do they just act that way when at a party? Well, either way, the result is the same.
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so only dumb people sit around in the 19th hole for hours after golf pounding beer?

I must know a lot of dumb people
Most of us do.
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so only dumb people sit around in the 19th hole for hours after golf pounding beer?

I must know a lot of dumb people
Nah, thats just wanting to get together to talk and exaggerate about some of the days shots
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