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Would You Rather Be The Idiot Of A Group Or the Genius?
Posted 11/16/14 , edited 11/16/14
Note: Your intelligence doesn't increase, only the people you're around.
A common question I ask people to gauge their personality is whether or not they rather be the idiot of a given population or the genius. In other words, would you surround yourself eith intellectually superior beings or dumb asses?

To those wondering why I am spending my afternoon on the Crunchyroll forums, I have nothing better to do.

Crap, forgot to add poll, oh well.
Posted 11/16/14
"would you rather" questions look like strings.
nobody likes strings, don't be that obvious guy.
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Posted 11/16/14
being the idiot allows for you to learn. Being surrounded by idiots means you have to teach.

I hate idiots. I'm fine being one though.
Posted 11/16/14

serifsansserif wrote:

being the idiot allows for you to learn. Being surrounded by idiots means you have to teach.

I hate idiots. I'm fine being one though.


so are you a book or a pen?
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Posted 11/16/14
I'd rather be the dumb person because I kind of already am the dumb one of the group. Friends from more intellectual backgrounds tend to be nicer people.
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Posted 11/16/14

severticas wrote:


serifsansserif wrote:

being the idiot allows for you to learn. Being surrounded by idiots means you have to teach.

I hate idiots. I'm fine being one though.


so are you a book or a pen?


ehhhh???

both? :P

Unless you're rephrasing my stuff as the choice between learning (the pen) or teaching (the book).


lol.. I just woke up from a brief nap...
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Posted 11/16/14
I kind of already am the genius......

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Posted 11/18/14
id rather be the idiot of the group..but the lovable kind that makes people happy
Posted 11/19/14
the genius.

i hate not being able to follow a conversation. (although sometimes i can't follow idiots' conversations either...).
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Posted 11/19/14

PeripheralVisionary wrote:

Crap, forgot to add poll, oh well.


Since you did, I'm going ahead and moving this to General Discussion. It's a good question! I wouldn't like being the idiot if it meant being constantly ridiculed, but I'm okay with lots of people being smarter than me--I think (I currently like people who are smarter than me and don't feel intimidated or anything by them). I might have an okay time being the genius, because I can be reasonably patient and accepting of varying levels of smartness and get along with people who aren't as smart as me, but if being smart also meant everyone would rely on my for problem-solving all the time, I'd kind of hate that--and I'm also probably not quite smart enough for that, though I might not do too badly.

I'm glad that in reality there's a good mix of different kind of smarts, and that genius or idiocy in one area of life doesn't mean genius or idiocy in all.


Posted 11/19/14
I prefer to not be in groups.
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Posted 11/19/14
The idiot.
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I have found that my anger and despair have increased proportionally to my knowledge and continued observations of the world. I like the mental fortitude that has instilled in me, but once in a while I would love to just be a happy, ignorant idiot.
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Posted 11/19/14

I'am the idiot of the group. I have been told countless times
due to my carefree demeanor and strange thought process.
Although I'm one of the smartest people in my group being
the idiot is way more fun.

Being a genius others might take advantage of you and as
the genius of the group people hold you up with higher expectations.
If your a genius surrounded by idiots it may be hard to get others to
understand you or you may have an intense hatred of those who act like
they have no sense.


Book or pen?
probably pen.
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Posted 11/19/14
I rather be a genius, I just can't stand being around certain people that act like idiots its annoying. But there are those that can be taught so yeah.
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