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If you had to lose either intelligence or social ability which would you pick?

Asked by jackm (6198points) March 17th, 2010

and why? You lose all of the one you pick.

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Fyrius's avatar

If I’d lose my intelligence too I’d hardly have anything left.

Jude's avatar

Next question. :)

TheBot's avatar

I guess I’d chose to lose my social ability. Social ability without intelligence is simply useless, whereas intelligence does not require social ability.

ragingloli's avatar

Social ability. I do not have much of that anyway. Kiss me, Fy-chan!

OperativeQ's avatar

I don’t have social ability anyways, so that’s a no-brainer.

Coloma's avatar

@TheBot

Here, here! :-)

Sophief's avatar

Definitely social ability.

Just_Justine's avatar

I’d lose my intelligence as there are loads of no brainers running around making a success out of life. How? Personal skills.

CMaz's avatar

Intelligence. When you get down to it it is just semantics.

But social ability will get you laid. ;-)

elenuial's avatar

I’d rather lose intelligence, even though I rely on it for my livelihood and much of my joy in life. It’s far easier to succeed moderately through charm than skill, and keeping my intelligence just means I have to work way harder to stay where I am.

Plus, I like people.

That said, losing my ability to think is one of my greatest fears. So, you can take your question and shove it. ~_^

FutureMemory's avatar

It seems to me the average dumbass with friends is much happier than the brainiac without friends.

CMaz's avatar

And how dumbassish is that really?

It all starts with a civilization. A social network of “friends.”

JeffVader's avatar

Intelligence without a doubt… It always seems that intelligent people are unhappy, perhaps they spend to long thinking about depressing stuff!

Fyrius's avatar

It may be true that dimwits with friends lead happier lives, but lonely geniuses are more likely to make the world a better place.

neverawake's avatar

ha! i’d lose social ability. i’m don’t like people much anyway.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

I’d lose social ability.

YoH's avatar

I’d lose social ability. I’m still investing in intelligence.

wundayatta's avatar

I’d take social ability any day. I don’t want to be a cold, isolated brain. Having a spouse is something that helps you live the longest and most happily. Intelligence just keeps you thinking about shit. I’d much rather have close relationships and be well-loved than be super intelligent and discover the unified field theory.

Cruiser's avatar

I would cast off my social ability as I need my intellect to do my job and I like getting a paycheck plus I know my friends value my smarts more than my smile.

CMaz's avatar

Theodore Kaczynski was an intellect.

Did not take too much smarts to invent the wheel.

Cruiser's avatar

@ChazMaz Yeah but it took a lot of intellect for Ted Jansen to reinvent the wheel! Check this shit out!

http://www.ted.com/talks/theo_jansen_creates_new_creatures.html

CMaz's avatar

I want one of those!

Berserker's avatar

I don’t gox neithers, so fuck it. :D

Trillian's avatar

I already have no social ability, so I guess I can say that I’ll have to live without it.

filmfann's avatar

If I had social ability, I wouldn’t spend so much time online.

Chongalicious's avatar

Depends on where I live. If it’s a place like Hollywood where it’s not what you know, but who you know, then I’d pick to lose intelligence. A place like…idk…nerd-land haha and I’ll get rid of those pesky “social skills”.

Roby's avatar

I don’t possess any of the two… so giving up any one would be irrelevant.

ratboy's avatar

It’s a win/win situation for me. I have nothing to lose either way.

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