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I Admire Intelligence

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    Nothing against stupid people,

    but I consider myself pretty smart and I don't think I'm being vain or cocky at all in saying so. And smart people just have better conversations. That said, I'll take a nice idiot over a smart jerk any day of the week. But if you're intelligent AND kind, we'll get along great...
    GirlFromChicago GirlFromChicago 18-21, F 3 Responses May 31

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    Girls with intelligence?

    That's the trait I like! ;)
    Yasmin8 Yasmin8 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    I am an intellectual woman

    and I admire others who are intellectual as well. I have a PH.D. and am a college professor. I love being with them and chatting with them as well. We are all on the same plane with our ideas.
    momonbeach momonbeach 41-45, F 4 Responses Apr 12

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    I think as human beings we can learn from one

    another in ways that you can not gain from books or school. There have been so many wise people that I have met in my life that have given me advice that I've kept with me my whole life. Thank you to all those that love to share in a respectful manner.
    wendymrtns wendymrtns 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    I really like talking to people

    who are more intelligent than I am. I don't feel threatened or feel the need to try and pretend that I am smarter than they are. I know I am reasonably intelligent, and I tend to feel flattered when people who are obviously smarter than I am deem me worthy.
    RaverFan RaverFan 41-45 Jul 2

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    I hope you'll understand

    when I say that IQ's don't impress me. I want a smart man, who can talk about anything. Who's intelligence and craving for knowledge has no limitations. I remember the first time I was disappointed in meeting someone's idol. "He's the smartest man I know" but the more I...
    Annapie Annapie 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 9

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    Intelligence is an amazing trait,

    however it's something that many people have but sadly few people choose to use. In the technological age we are in you would think that being regarded as intellectual would be something of a compliment. The advances that have been made are vast, yet the playground bullying of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses May 10

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    kalleyboe kalleyboe 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    I love intelligence. It is one of the things I

    value the most in life... Intelligence and knowledge!
    faithandfree faithandfree 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    There is something to be said about a

    conversation that challenges my intellect. No, I'm not the most intelligent person in the room, but please don't think I'm an idiot either. One of my favorite things is to speak with people who are smarter than me, yes, at times the conversation may go over my head, but I...
    Hugmybear Hugmybear 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 6, 2013

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    Good muscle tone is essential,

    and guys live to show off their six pack. But.... What about training your brain, your mind, getting intelligence? An intelligent man with a great shape, always gets my vote!
    Paca24 Paca24 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    CloseButNoGuitar CloseButNoGuitar 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 5

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    Lecuyer90 Lecuyer90 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    There's just something about intelligence

    that's extremely attractive.
    euphorian euphorian 16-17, F Oct 19

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    TaleOfTwoMinds TaleOfTwoMinds 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 1

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    I really like when a girl is smart.

    I find it too cute :P However there does become a point where if they are too smart they make me feel dumb by correcting me after every sentence about something I might have been slightly wrong about. I would prefer they tell me I was a little wrong than restate my whole...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 12

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    Intelligence isn't knowledge,

    it's asking the right questions.
    MichaelShepard MichaelShepard 18-21, M May 22

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    JellyAsToast JellyAsToast 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 22

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    I never realized how much of a turn on

    that is for me. I'm not talking about shoving knowledge down your throat, but just having experience in life and basic knowledge can get you almost anywhere. Just a nice, real conversation that doesn't have anything to do about: "how big are your boobs" or "I just ate a twinkie...
    Maihowl Maihowl 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 13

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    Well obviously. I'd hardly admire stupidity,

    would I? What would be the point in admiring stupid people? You wouldn't be able to learn anything from them. THAT ISN'T SAYING that if someone is stupid I won't be nice!!! I have a lot of friends that fall under the stupid idiot category, but I'm saying you can't really admire...
    InternationalDarkness InternationalDarkness 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 13

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    True intelligence should not be measured by the

    ability to memorize what you're told, whether it's true or not. Intelligence should be seen as a synonym to wisdom.
    Shellybelle713 Shellybelle713 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    I never really understood

    why my friends found all the girls they liked so attractive. They were popular, beautiful, but not worth talking about everyday? I realized that I admire character and intellect over physical appearance, and it wasn't like the popular girls were stupid, they just cared about...
    HumanAsPossible HumanAsPossible 16-17, M 4 Responses Jul 5

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    I don't want a smart mouthed walking

    encyclopedia but I don't mind someone who can contribute to intellectual conversations and challenge me into a debate. I find ambition very attractive as well as determination, motivation, and a craving to learn something new.
    starsarediamonds starsarediamonds 13-15, F 3 Responses May 31

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    The most intelligent people you'll ever meet

    have either: Struggled at some point in their life (have had a hard time) and learned from it Or Has watched other people struggle, and has been wise enough to learn from that Or even BOTH
    Elizabeth1411 Elizabeth1411 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 5

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    It's really disheartening

    when most of the people who try to talk to me on here are 40 year old men who are a part of "I like to poop my pants on purpose"
    strawberryletter22 strawberryletter22 18-21, F 14 Responses Sep 18

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    Intelligence isn’t just about how many levels

    of math courses you’ve taken, how fast you can solve an algorithm, or how many vocabulary words you know that are over 6 characters. It’s about being able to approach a new problem, recognize its important components, and solve it—then take that knowledge gained and put it...
    lostCake lostCake 22-25, F 33 Responses Jul 5

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    I love working with such smart

    and talented coworkers. I feel very lucky!
    EPTodd EPTodd 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 12

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    I believe that brain is the sexiest

    and most exciting part of our body. I appreciate those who train it. Whoever that disagrees may suffer from brain damage.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 6

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    I enjoy having decent conversations.

    ..that provoke thought and encourage self improvement.....and i think intelligent girls/women are sexy
    munguys munguys 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 11

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    Yes. Especially if the person displaying it

    includes you in the conversation. That's intelligence plus humility.
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 20

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    Not necessarily book smarts,

    but I very much admire and respect a person that can sit and learn from other people, take a step back and evaluate the situation correctly, think before they speak and use creative means to go about fixing or creating something. And though they don't have to have it, I love...
    Raneth Raneth 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 21

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    I am a total slave of intelligence

    and great presence of mind. I love that in human beings especially men ;) that's a biggest turn on for me.
    donotfollowme donotfollowme 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 30

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    what is sound,it is a magnetic wave .

    how does it travel,in a magnetic wave given off by the sun, so by that evidence sound does not travel in the vacuum of space.it travels by a magnetic wave. so by this evidence we have a clue on how to build an engine to travel in space. so my idea for a pulse electro magnetic...
    danielm85948 danielm85948 56-60, M Jul 5

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    http://m.youtube.com/watch?

    v=Op8PbxaCer4 I'm enamored.
    Arelia Arelia 18-21, F Aug 12

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    It's so damn sexy. I need to go back to school

    and be surrounded by scholars.
    krazykaylove krazykaylove 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    I wish I had it. I mean I have my moments,

    but man, all I want in life right now is to take a nap and pass my classes.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Psychological Import

    Intelligence matters. A person has one good thing available in life, state education. Whilst it may not be the best available it is free, and you should make he best of all the opportunities it can give. With intelligence, and knowledge, you can find the wisdom you need to...
    aoutdouze aoutdouze 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 12, 2013

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    berealistic811 berealistic811 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 2

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    I'm going to cause a lot of people to roll

    their eyes in utter disgust with this post, but I admire a man with a high IQ AND does well academically. Smart boys be makin' dat paper.
    miumiuganda miumiuganda 18-21, M 4 Responses Aug 11

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    acw012192 acw012192 22-25, F 14 Responses Dec 16, 2013

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    There are so many kinds of intelligence.

    For example: - Musical–rhythmic and harmonic (has to do with sensitivity to sounds, rhythms, tones, and music) - Visual–spatial - Verbal–linguistic - Logical–mathematical - Bodily–kinesthetic (control of one's bodily motions and the capacity to handle objects...
    TsukiyoChan TsukiyoChan 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 15

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    I like smart people. I see intelligence

    as having many manifestations... We tend to focus on IQ and grades in academic settings as benchmarks for what intelligence means. I would suggest that intelligence is siloed in a lot of cases... the person who repairs your car or motorcycle or air conditioner has a different...
    distancerunner distancerunner 46-50, M 7 Responses May 13

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    Intelligence, seriously is becoming 'rare'

    these days. Don't know what it is, my generation just falling flat on their faces?. More and more people I come across just lack it or choose not to use their head. I am not someone with a super brain or anything but I mean.. really I just can't stand people who seem to laugh at...
    MisssValentine MisssValentine 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 3

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    I Admire Intelligence

    Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity and I'm not sure about the former. Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. That's relativity.
    gr8jesus gr8jesus 51-55, M 23 Responses Sep 1, 2010

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    berealistic81 berealistic81 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 8

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    There is nothing worse someone

    who is completely dumb, but on the flip side, if someone is beyond intelligent for my brain or uses words that no one understand then it's off putting. I like intelligent conversation rather than talking to an air head. I'm sure some women just pretend to be dumb, I don't...
    squishyarmadillo squishyarmadillo 31-35, F 5 Responses Mar 22

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    Hmm... Wit and intelligence are among the more desirable traits at least that's what I think... In my experience I've always enjoyed being around people that had and wit and...
    howboutit1 howboutit1 31-35, M 3 Responses Oct 8

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    Wit and Intelligence can go along way. If you think you are not too pretty or handsome it's okay since intelligence can't ever disappear or rot like our flesh does. I really...
    Wewerethereinthattime Wewerethereinthattime 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Not only do I admire, but I am intrigued someone with wit and intelligence. It makes a person 498372x more interesting, to the 1000000000000 power.
    Suada117 Suada117 26-30, F 12 Responses Oct 12

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    Who doesn't admire wit and intelligence?
    princeofthieves123 princeofthieves123 31-35, M 4 Responses Oct 20

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    I finally decided to write my first story since joining this site. I have mostly added and chatted with people who seem to be on this site for similar reasons, but I have found...
    Gerryguy22 Gerryguy22 46-50, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    My message short and sweet."Humor is the fruit of wisdom, wit is the result of intelligence."~unknown
    CrystalRainsPearls CrystalRainsPearls 41-45, F 6 Responses Sep 30

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    Sapiosexual- (In the urban dictionary as) a person who is sexually aroused by intelligence .
    DarkgoddessLee DarkgoddessLee 22-25, F 7 Responses Oct 7