So what does this actually mean?
I'm intelligent. I've intelligence to spare. No one I've dated has noted my IQ score however as a core reason for dating me. Now I'm not being facetious here so I'll help you out with three options.
A. Intelligence as a trait: You're attracted to an IQ score. Someone must be in MENSA to turn you on. This is divorced from what they choose to do in life.
B. Intelligence as action: You're attracted to a profession perceived as intelligent regardless of the person's IQ. For instance a doctor with a 107 IQ is sexy while a person with the same or higher IQ who is a fisherman isn't. You just find the former role more fitting.
C. Intelligence as perception: You're attracted to how intelligent you feel a person is. You hold long deep conversations with someone and think your neurons are aflame while at it making them seem smarter to you regardless of both your IQ and theirs. You may also perceive people of higher IQ as "lower" even if verified if you can't really understand them or don't find them deep enough.
Just vote in the poll. Not that half of you will actually read the options and most will pick a very specific option. Let's see if I win this bet.
- Intelligence as a trait13%(2)21%(6)Vote31%(4)
- Intelligence as action7%(1)7%(2)Vote8%(1)
- Intelligence as perception80%(12)72%(20)Vote61%(8)
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