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I Need to Be Intellectually Stimulated

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    I Love Stimulation...

    Intellectual stimulation  of course ... there's nothing I like better than having that intense conversation that just leaves your mind whirling with possibilities jumping from one thought to another forcing every neuron to fire and focus. It makes me feel alive, alert, and giddy...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 27, 2012

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    That final was too easy.

    ..give me a challenge life!!
    AstroPIMP AstroPIMP 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    Thoughtless

     I think a lot. But none of the people around me think too much themselves. This means that I don't relate to these people very well. None of them are on my frequency. Discussions with peers and family are, therefore, almost painfully vapid.
    effervescence effervescence 26-30, M 8 Responses Aug 22, 2008

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    Different Perspective On Intellectual Stimulation

    Sometimes I use to complain that I am not sufficiently intelectually stimulated because most people around me seem and sound limited and with whom you couldn't have an interesting conversation. But later I came to realize that anything and anyone can stimulate us intelectually...
    Claudia244 Claudia244 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 14, 2012

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    High Intellectual Need

    i have a very active mind. that's why i am always bored. money per se doesn't drive me. i need meaning, purpose. without purpose, i am like a zombie, a robot. dead, stone, wood.
    rio765 rio765 22-25 Nov 10, 2013

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    I feel like the entire world is just boring.

    I have not felt a spark of interest in a very long time. I just feel numb.
    thomiek thomiek 31-35, M 6 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I Find Most People Boring

    The masses are happy being in the middle - average.  I'm thrilled when I can find someone who is not afraid to stick their head above the crowd and seek out the unusual and the daring.  That also includes people who are willing to take a stand against the mass-speak and...
    Heywoodjw Heywoodjw 46-50 2 Responses Jul 2, 2008

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    If the stimulation I get is merely physical it

    is not going to last much. if my brain gets fresh food every day, it will last long.
    Danceofhours Danceofhours 41-45, M Aug 5

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    my goal in problem solving is to reduce it to

    zero/nothing to thrive for nothing seems contrary to what tv ads tried to assert does this makes marketing the necessary evil? i.e. to progress implies problem and suffering?
    panpsychism panpsychism 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 3

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    I haven't read a book in

    so long. I haven't been able to talk to people about anything intellectual. I feel deprived, so when I see other people who are doing this and reading that, all I feel is inferior.
    RMgunning RMgunning 13-15, M 2 Responses Nov 17

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    parjae parjae 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 24

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    the average iq is around 100.

    I have a hard time finding someone that can just keep up. I get tired of having to wait for them to reach their own conclusions. basically it gets lonely
    thom63 thom63 31-35, M 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I love to read and watch documentaries

    and to generally have my mind expanded in ways that leave me feeling curious and humble. That's why I love programs like "Cosmos" and "Through the Wormhole." They educate me and make me feel tiny and grateful... both for all that they teach me and for helping me to barely...
    utahwriter utahwriter 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 26

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    I have this internal craving to understand

    everything. People, nature, machines, ect. I have trouble keeping my mind as stimulated as I really desire. But then again, you can gain a lot from just thinking.
    PuckDrop PuckDrop 18-21, M Aug 5

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    Chit Chat Is Ok...

    ...to pass some time... lets say like 5 mins... But then I get bored... I need intelectual convesation to keep my mind focussed on the person or the conversation... a good debate... or a chalenge to an oppion... or philosofical talk... ...without those I really cant help it...
    MichaelMalek MichaelMalek 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 1, 2009

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    Wasting Time

    I just seriously don't understand people who says that they can eat and sleep all day. Maybe it's weird ,but I just have to do something more during the day. Read something, lern somehing or at list listen to some news. If I don't I have the feeling that I've wasted the time that...
    MissAnonyme MissAnonyme 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 26, 2013

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    I'm often in a constant state of boredom

    because nothing stimulates me intellectually anymore. Everything is just so gosh-darn boring! Geez
    somerbunni703 somerbunni703 31-35, F 6 Responses Aug 28

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    Train Your Brain Before You Go Insane

    Dr. Ryuta Kawashima, known for designing the brain-training games in Brain Age, states in the first installment of said series that in order to keep your brain fresh, you need to experience at least one new stimulus every week, such as taking a different path to work. "A...
    KewlioMZX KewlioMZX 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 9, 2008

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    Im addicted to learning new things everyday!

    If only there were men to date in my town with the same interest :( can I at least get a decent conversation its such a turn on!
    CrownedWoman CrownedWoman 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    If you use the word sapiosexual to describe

    yourself, then you're my hero. If you don't know the definition, look it up and have a good chuckle! "The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection." ~Thomas Paine
    thpayne thpayne 22-25, M 8 Responses Nov 28

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    I have the deepest affection

    for intellectual conversations. The ability to just sit and talk. About love, about life, about anything, about everything. To sit under the moon with all the time in the world, the full-speed train that is our lives slowing to a crawl. Bound by no obligations, barred by no...
    hulaiku hulaiku 22-25, M Aug 4

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    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M Sep 14

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    If anyone here feels stimulated through

    thoughtful writing and poetry, check out my blog: www.punkrockpericaliya.wordpress.com
    PairOfTrees PairOfTrees 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    Reading And Getting Involved In Discussions...

    Is always a good start. The difference between us and the beasts is reasoning, how can we improve our reasoning without having to await the changes the years we add to our lives? Active involvement breeds a renewal of our thought-patterns, and so we grow intellectually before we...
    Rosis92 Rosis92 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 5, 2012

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    Conversations, art, new ideas.

    ...as a writer I need subjects & experiences to shape my landscape....it's exciting...each time like going down the rapids in a canoe and finding there is another terrifying yet amazing waterfall to navigate....I love that kind of intelligent discovery...I do
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M Oct 11

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    PuckDrop PuckDrop 18-21, M 5 Responses Nov 26

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    Sometimes I read at least 5 random Wikipedia

    articles a day so I can learn something new
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I constantly have to make myself appear less

    intelligent than I actually am due to my fear of alienating my friends. I don't want to show off my intelligence, but I do want to be able to freely discuss grades and assignments without someone getting annoyed at my superior grade. Once my friends know I do well in school...
    asdfghjkltaylor asdfghjkltaylor 16-17, F 9 Responses Nov 25

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    I read, write and listen to political debate.

    I love having a mind that is able to cut through the trash and understand the important issues. There is nothing more uninteresting than someone starting a message conversation with "Heh :P" , "add me" or "watcha up to" Engage my mind by making an observation about me, my...
    ForestofDreams ForestofDreams 36-40 1 Response Dec 11, 2013

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    This site is bs... Quit making these people

    money and seek help elsewhere... It is old dudes pretending to be underage chicks... Sick fuqs...
    mikememike mikememike 36-40, M 4 Responses Oct 29

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    That's why I could never date a stupid chick.

    I might shag a stupid chick, but there won't be no morning after.
    SnowCrow SnowCrow 31-35, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I Need Intelligence First

      This seems to be a fairly common topic on EP with some women seeming to come to the conclusion that no guy is really interested in a smart woman; certainly not a woman that is more powerful or earning more money than him. Well I can assure everyone that takes the time to...
    bassplayer bassplayer 46-50, M 14 Responses May 14, 2008

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    A Funny Stimulating Test

    Take the test "Smart or Stoopid" . It is a VERY FAST TEST; each question must be answered in 8 seconds. I don't believe it has any scientific bases as for ablity to actually test your intelligence, but it is a lot of fun. http://www.flashbynight.com/test/
    Jones47 Jones47 61-65, M 1 Response Dec 10, 2012

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    Missing My Students

    And I am little worried about my job now. Don't get me wrong. The place is great benefit-wise and I know people will go, "What the hell is wrong with you?" but I wish it could be more challenging intellectually. I hung out with one of my best friends...
    june1999 june1999 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 8, 2009

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    I need some help, everyone.

    .. I would like to surround myself with intellectual EP'rs. Can anyone buddy up with me? Thank you.
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 1 Response May 14

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    Stimulation.....

    Needs sophistication, and intelligence. Never the 'I will do this .....or that!' Sensibilities are rationale.
    aoutdouze aoutdouze 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 20, 2013

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    there are times when I need more intellectual

    stimulation than most can provide. I often find myself "dumbing down" for others to understand me, even though I do not believe I am being pretentious in any way, shape, or form. I am not claiming to be a know-it-all, but I'm advanced in more ways than one, yet sometimes lacking...
    hulaiku hulaiku 22-25, M Aug 21

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    I crave knowledge. Gimme gimme gimme!

    I love random facts and love being around intellectual people. It's so sexy.
    clamthatjams clamthatjams 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 24

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    I feel that i just have to.

    I've been mentally challenged since i entered 4th year of college.
    carolaspinelli carolaspinelli 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 27

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    Eventually you need to take care of your loved ones who are aging. As we grow older we look for the need for self-reliance and concentration at the job, however we don’t want...
    MargePabich MargePabich 26-30, M 20 hrs ago

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    i have seen people on Ep saying how their lonely and need advice or a friend to talk to. and i'd like to say that i'm always here for you to PM if you want to talk about a problem...
    Sladetgx57 Sladetgx57 18-21, M 20 hrs ago

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    WHEN A FAMILY MEMBER BULLIES ANOTHER FAMILY MEMBER I don't necessarily need someone to talk to but what I want to do is bring awareness to those who have felt bullied by a family...
    pinterest pinterest 56-60, F 13 hrs ago

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    How hard should I have to work to get my gf and her kid to spend time with me and mine? How much should I care when they seem to have little interest? Should I just chill... Give...
    OldNRusty OldNRusty 41-45, M 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    So sad need someone to tall to not over 15 though sorry no one likes me and I need someone to be my friend
    TBH3292 TBH3292 13-15, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Hi I need a weight loss buddy ...I need to lose 40 lbs ..
    Shadowofsolitude Shadowofsolitude 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    I need someone to talk to....
    HopeSeeker28 HopeSeeker28 13-15, F 8 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I need some help my boyfriend was on what app with all his work friend talking aboit there works do and they was sending funny pic and they got one up Of him and his ex gf doing...
    kayloulou kayloulou 22-25, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Today was the last day of school and everything was going great until one of my classmates decide to say to my girlfriend ''it's time to lick her out'' and I felt kind of awkward...
    yoursecretlifestyle yoursecretlifestyle 13-15, F 8 Responses 13 hrs ago

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