Intelligent People Choose To Be Alone More Than Others – Here’s Why

  • Deena Patrick

    In any society you have the doer’s and the thinker’s. What does that mean? One day I am sitting in Chemistry class the professor said I need a flunky to race the board! So everyone looks around the room like, who is going to volunteer to race the board. So this guy gets up and races the board, is he a flunky? Who knows? but in every cultural society’s the doer’s will generate around a city, while the thinker’s may live outside the city in suburban areas or even rural. One of my favorite movies is Funny Farm, where this couple who live in the city decide they are going to write books so they decide to buy a farm in a rural Upstate New York. I can identify with this movie because I lived in a suburban area and moved into the same situation. But the moral of the story is the couple think they would be able to write better and publish their stories if they lived away from people. But I will say no more, that was not the case, people usually live where they feel comfortable. I had a person ask me who lived in the city, say aren’t you afraid to live out there with the wolves? my answer was no. But I can also say that living in a city would be any safer.

    • ackeegrl

      race the board?

  • Deena Patrick

    Continued- So I think most people prefer being around other people and when they become tired of them they go home, or go to another room, or escape by going on vacation. But I like talking to people because you can learn a lot, but I think whether intelligent or not everyone likes their space at times.

    • ackeegrl

      no…..I am around people only when I cannot avoid them because of selfish and subjective statement like yours…..I don’t need to be around people to chit chat to realize I will get tired of them. I already know that so why bother? You actually learn less when you talk….duh.

  • Huaimek

    Yes , I agree with this theory . Intelligent people need time for more profound thinking , whereas socializing often requires little thought . Chatting sweet nothings is boring and some people are not adept at small talk .

  • rsanchez1

    All this “it’s no surprise” just reeks of confirmation bias.

  • Farjana akter rupon

    i am confused about this as i am not intelligent

  • loraine james

    Carl Jung had all this figured out and wrote about it extensively. Introversion vs. extroversion. Wonderfully accurate material he left us as did freud. Further more defining intelligence is difficult and how do you measure it. Then there is the problem of defining what type of intelligence one needs to survive and flourish in the many different environments that exist on the planet… Lets stop eliminating the great fathers of our history who spent a lifetime to bring humanity a mirror ..

  • Tatiana Girsova

    really true

  • GodsVictor

    I couldn’t agree more with the analysis of this brilliant author. I’d rather stay at home meditating than to engage in baseless socialization. I enjoy interacting with thinkers, with profound intellectual sophistication.

  • John

    Yes. I prefer to be alone. Though if I am in company, I like to talk about Metaphysics.