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Old 01-26-2015, 12:53 AM
 
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Old 01-26-2015, 09:21 AM
 
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I'd say it's the other way around. Beautiful people are quite often more intelligent.
Based on the person and society, they may be more intelligent. Pretty women and men have more contact with people and those higher up the totem pole. So, they have more access to information.
A college teacher may give a pretty person a better grade (subconsciously or not). I watch it happen and I lived through it.
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Old 01-26-2015, 09:32 AM
 
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I'd say it's the other way around. Beautiful people are quite often more intelligent.
Based on the person and society, they may be more intelligent. Pretty women and men have more contact with people and those higher up the totem pole. So, they have more access to information.
A college teacher may give a pretty person a better grade (subconsciously or not).

My last company hired a pretty, young woman who I interviewed (one of a couple) for a slot. She had no experience and I recommended not hiring her in a department of men. I had zero chance of my voice counting.
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Old 01-26-2015, 09:56 AM
 
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Old 01-26-2015, 10:09 AM
 
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Well, you know what Madeline Smith said:

'The most irritating thing is when people assume that because you have a large bosom, you're going to be vapid and silly. I fail to see what glands have got to do with brains.'
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Old 01-26-2015, 10:32 AM
 
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If you look at celebrities of both sexes, many of whom seem to be both physically attractive and pretty dim, it is worth keeping in mind that they have devoted a disproportionate share of their time to achieving and maintaining physical beauty, and often a correspondingly smaller share of their time in education, study, and general intellectual pursuits.

Take a girl who starts a modeling career at age 15 or 16 and spends the next ten or so years learning how to be pretty in front of a camera, while her age consort spends a lot of that time going to school and learning about sciences and the liberal arts, what do you expect the outcome to be?
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Old 01-26-2015, 11:00 AM
 
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Some folks born more intelligent but it needs to be enriched overtime or else it just goes to waste.

Beauty can be both a detriment or a benefit. I believe beauty for a women is detriment to their intelligence because there are too many advantages to leverage their beauty rather than use their minds to get things done.

For men, beauty is a benefit to their intelligence. Because a good looking intelligent man goes much further than just a good looking woman.

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Old 01-26-2015, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Backwoods of Maine
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If you look at celebrities of both sexes, many of whom seem to be both physically attractive and pretty dim, it is worth keeping in mind that they have devoted a disproportionate share of their time to achieving and maintaining physical beauty, and often a correspondingly smaller share of their time in education, study, and general intellectual pursuits...while her age consort spends a lot of that time going to school and learning about sciences and the liberal arts, what do you expect the outcome to be?
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Some folks born more intelligent but it needs to be enriched overtime or else it just goes to waste.
This is NUTS. Going to school or college, or studying things, has nothing at all to do with intelligence. All of that is "education", which has nothing to do with intelligence. Intelligence is something people are born with; they are capable of thinking for themselves and sizing things up quickly. They may or may not be educated; if not, they are still quick thinkers, and likely to be successful. It never "goes to waste".

There is definitely a correlation between intelligence and basic attractive looks. Note I did not say "beauty", as too many people confuse that with gym work-outs, hairstyles, make-up, and clothes - which are entirely unrelated. Intelligent people have a look of quickness, sharpness and thoughtfulness in their eyes, which makes them look more attractive. The eyes are the #1 giveaway to intelligence, and a large component of good looks.
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Old 01-26-2015, 12:55 PM
 
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I'm not.
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Old 01-26-2015, 02:48 PM
 
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Physical appearance has no bearing on intelligence one way or the other.
It has no bearing on "inherent" intelligence...how intelligent one is naturally. However, there are two other factors that can screw up the perception of that statement:

1) If someone is attractive and is accustomed to getting their way as a result of being so, they might be less inclined to pursue academic endeavors; the pursuit of learning. Some people find learning fun (and that wouldn't change whether someone is attractive or not), but for those who don't...attractive people would be less likely to buckle down and learn anyway if they don't have to.

2) If the attractive person's parents subscribed to #1, that influence could trickle down through family values and learning could prove to be less of a priority. I'd suspect this is less likely than #1, but certainly still exists.


#1 is the more likely/relevant possibility. It also has a bearing relative to why intelligent people are more likely to be lazy. (disclaimer for the inevitable responses: I never said that attractive people are stupid or that intelligent people are lazy. But you'll see a "higher than average" correlation between the two).
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