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I Admire Intelligence

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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 5 Responses May 13

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    This should almost be a "gimme"

    unless you are looking to score with a moron. lol Having a conversation with someone of ANY sex that can hold their own in a conversation is awesome. There is no filling in the blanks, having to explain things ten times or getting bored... trying to figure out how they even make...
    SubtleSins SubtleSins 26-30, M 3 Responses Feb 25

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    can we make an emergency means of removing a

    snake bite i think yes ,and here is how. you join two syringes join them together,small hose on the top of one only one pump will suck out the air of the other .this will make a vacuum sucking the poison out .it will only buy time so is not a cure.if this is done ASP it will...
    danielm85948 danielm85948 56-60, M May 13

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

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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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    A lesson on how consultants can make a

    difference in an organization. Last week, we took some friends to a new restaurant, 'Stevie's Place', and noticed that the waiter who took our order carried a spoon in his shirt pocket. It seemed a little strange. When the busboy brought our water and utensils, I observed that...
    rajblr1970 rajblr1970 41-45, M 4 Responses Jun 19

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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 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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    I think the worst quality in People today is

    they are embracingly and proudly ignorant and widely unintelligent. Slowly but surely this country is giving up intelligence and wisdom and trading it in for shortsighted counterintuitive counterproductive economically destabilizing blissful ignorance. All I can say is in any...
    ScientificJustice ScientificJustice 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 9

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    so now we know the number of hours in ten

    million years we can now look at the hours in 65 million years just do 65 times 87,600 ,we know that is 87 billion 600 million hours in 10 million years so for 65 million it is 5 trillion 694 billion hours . this makes you think just how simple it is to do this. i have done...
    danielm85948 danielm85948 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    Intelligence isn't knowledge,

    it's asking the right questions.
    MichaelShepard MichaelShepard 16-17, M May 22

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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 5 Responses Apr 12

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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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    Doesn't anyone really admire stupidity?

    Sure, they might like to take advantage of it but admire?
    utahwriter utahwriter 36-40, M 2 Responses Jun 7

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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 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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    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 3 Responses Jan 21

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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 2 Responses Jul 14

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    I admire a girl with intelligence.

    A good amount of wit is always nice.
    Devilscar Devilscar 18-21, M 3 Responses Feb 18

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    can we improve on a large engine car ,

    i think yes it would be simple to do.at low speed under 20 miles per hour in slow traffic,a 6 cylinder car can be made to run on three cylinders it would be easy to do.
    danielm85948 danielm85948 56-60, M 2 Responses Jun 15

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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 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 12, 2013

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    I am an intellectual

    and I see the world around me in a very different way. I get very easily bored when talking to people who refuse to expand their minds, and who remain bound by their own self-imposed limitations. I just want a conversational partner who can adapt to and learn my way of...
    Ninjakitty1349 Ninjakitty1349 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 5

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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 1 Response Jul 2

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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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    I once saw a t-shirt

    that said "I am allergic to stupidity . . . It causes me to break out in sarcasm." I thoroughly enjoy engaging in conversations with those who are interested in what they can gain from me and from whom I can learn new things. The giving and taking make those relationships the...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    There is nothing more beautiful

    than the human mind. Thoughts, knowledge, & perception of the things we experience are the only real feelings we can have. I think Too be able too understand what goes on around us is truly an intellectual gift. I don't think intellect has boundaries. Everyone has their own way...
    llj11 llj11 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 3, 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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    our scientists seem to be getting it wrong,

    when they say that they can see through their telescopes that the galaxy is expanding .to show evidence of that,we have to look at distance from that telescope .looking at something going at the speed of light which is 186,000 miles a second.means if they were to sit at that...
    danielm85948 danielm85948 56-60, M Apr 23

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    JellyAsToast JellyAsToast 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 22

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    can we improve on the way cars are made i think

    yes,and here is how.if you only have 5 sizes of engines the people making the car body's would go to the people making the engines and say i would like a hundred of that size of engine so that would cut costs and make it cheaper to build there cars and cheaper to repair the...
    danielm85948 danielm85948 56-60, M May 16

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    Just my opinion on the whole 'Karma' thing,

    especially the idea that you get out of life what you put in and that everything in this regard is equal and balanced for everyone.I really don't understand how anyone with any significant amount of life experience and/or knowledge of history could believe this.
    webalias3 webalias3 41-45, M 3 Responses Apr 15

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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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    I'm so frustrated!!! Why am I not able to have

    intellectual conversations with my boyfriend without him talking down to me?! I am an artist, he is a scientist. We are polar opposites when it comes to rationality and how our brain thinks. I love nature and beauty, he loves the indoors and rain. We go along very well, but when...
    KrisMiss KrisMiss 22-25, F 21 Responses Feb 26

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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...
    Bellastasia Bellastasia 31-35, F 5 Responses May 10

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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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    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 4 Responses Apr 3

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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 2 Responses Dec 6, 2013

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    Just curious about all of your opinions.

    My friend says that your grades in school don't reflect upon your intelligence and I agree with her because that's more about your diligence and ability to memorize things. But how SHOULD intelligence be measured? With your IQ? Level of creativity? Problem solving? What do you...
    risewiththefall risewiththefall 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 18

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    kalleyboe kalleyboe 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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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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    Give me an intelligent woman

    who understands true passion and the art of seduction and I am hooked. It is addicting. I am a confident, successful, reasonably good looking guy , but when a woman is on to my motive with charming banter, I am lost. The challenge of convincing her that I am genuine and not...
    onjourney onjourney 46-50, M 3 Responses Jul 9

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    i think i might aswell share something in this online page. not intelligence is what i admire, but that certain thing, that certain mark, that differ you from 7 billion people...
    JosueOA JosueOA 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 2

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    I do admire wit and intelligence, but I can't say being that way ever got me the things I want most in life, which is a great woman and a family. I can't speak for the rest of...
    Cristofori Cristofori 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 1

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    Not only do I admire wit and intelligence, I really don't much like talking to people who don't possess these traits. I don't think you have to be a rocket scientist to be witty.
    RaverFan RaverFan 41-45 6 Responses Jul 2

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    I admire these traits so much, I forget to balance them with kindness and compassion. And yet, if you add wit and intelligence with kindness and compassion, the most extraordinary...
    anarchycupcakes anarchycupcakes 31-35, F 7 Responses Jul 3

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    Yes, I really do admire wit and intelligence a lot, and some day I might even display some.
    SpectralMariner SpectralMariner 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 6

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    "I admire wit and intelligence" *adds everyone to your circle that has a picture of their boobs and butt hanging out with ONLY mature experiences.*
    LunarBeam LunarBeam 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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