If you’re intelligent, you’re better off alone.

Source: Learning-Mind.com, 2016

when smart people spend time with their friends, it makes them less happy.   Why would intelligent people not gain happiness when they’re around close family and friends?

The findings in here suggest (and it is no surprise) that those with more intelligence and the capacity to use it … are less likely to spend so much time socializing because they are focused on some other longer term objective.

Related Resource: Higher Perspectives, date indeterminate

“More intelligent individuals, who possess higher levels of general intelligence and thus greater ability to solve evolutionarily novel problems, may face less difficulty in comprehending and dealing with evolutionarily novel entities and situations,” Li and Kanazawa

Intelligent people see different novel evolutionary problems, and spend their time trying to solve it. They are quicker than less intelligent people to abandon pre held social structures in pursuit of their goals.


5 responses to “If you’re intelligent, you’re better off alone.

  1. i love your post, but i dont agree with your conclusion. it seems to conflate the relative difficulty of being with people with avoiding the difficulty leading to an outcome that is in someway better.

    thats the aspect i disagree with. its sort of like saying its easier to stand still than put one foot in front of the other– so its better to stand still. though if youre really happier alone, thats another matter– entirely subjective, but at least valid for you.

    • Hi CodeInFig:

      Many thanks for sharing your feedback.

      Yes, happiness can often be subjective. Thus the research should allow room for that subjectivity. Have a great 2017!

      All the best,

  2. I can relate to that. Thanks for the great research.

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