Very smart people happier with less socializing
According to this academic article, most people are happier the more time they spend socializing with friends, but the opposite is true for those who are very intelligent. The abstract says “More intelligent individuals experience lower life satisfaction with more frequent socialization with friends.”
Unfortunately, the article is behind a paywall so I can’t read the details.
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“james n.s.w” has the following comment (definitely safe for work):
I have a feeling this might just be because ‘very smart’ people often have a lot of difficulty meeting people just like them, on account of the fact that they are so smart people within their intellectual range are very rare. Somebody with normal or below average intelligence living in a town where everyone had an IQ of 135 and above would feel out of place and less inclined to socialize, too. I don’t buy it that weird and different people don’t crave socialization, it’s just they have difficulty finding people who they click with so they just give up and feel dissatisfied with the people they are forced to compromise on.