20 signs that show ur probably smarter than average, or so it says
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http://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/smart-living/these-20-signs-mean-you%e2%80%99re-probably-smarter-than-average/ss-BBEeLS9?li=BBnbfcL&ocid=SK216DHP#image=12



the first few iwas like ehhh
then when I saw, owning a cat , and beign liberal, xD I knew this was joke lmao just because ur somethingother than liberaldoesnt mean you aren't smarter than average
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...they want you to drink often, do drugs sometimes, but never smoke. They want you to be a blue-eyed, left-handed beanstalk of an eldest sibling who never sleeps, is modest, and is a communist.

I doubt the validity of their conclusions.
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redokami wrote:
the first few iwas like ehhh
then when I saw, owning a cat , and beign liberal, xD I knew this was joke lmao just because ur somethingother than liberaldoesnt mean you aren't smarter than average


It's third party content. IE its from different websites/magazines and just being listed on MSN as a content curator. It's basically a Buzzfeed article but with less sourcing. Notice how there are no links to any of the supposed studies. >.>

I've never heard of anything regarding intelligence and political orientation. Political orientation and brain structure, yes. But that had to do with liberals trending towards a brain structure that processes new information and applies it to decision making. While conservatives trend towards processing emotional information and applying it to decision making. With a focus on stability/loyalty over change and fear/anxiety. Which, for anyone thats watched the political extremes of each side in US politics for a while, should not come as a surprise.

Obviously, like all things its a spectrum. However, it seems to be nurture over nature. So you can blame your parents and community. >.>

Although that opens up the problem of increasingly polarized parents raising increasingly polarized children.



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redokami wrote:

http://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/smart-living/these-20-signs-mean-you%e2%80%99re-probably-smarter-than-average/ss-BBEeLS9?li=BBnbfcL&ocid=SK216DHP#image=12



the first few iwas like ehhh
then when I saw, owning a cat , and beign liberal, xD I knew this was joke lmao just because ur somethingother than liberaldoesnt mean you aren't smarter than average


Liberals are smarter than conservatives on average, but I don't think it's a viable point and anyone who invokes this in favor of liberals is an idiot. It is interesting and useful information in regards to demographics and that's about it.
Posted 7/12/17 , edited 7/13/17

redokami wrote:

http://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/smart-living/these-20-signs-mean-you%e2%80%99re-probably-smarter-than-average/ss-BBEeLS9?li=BBnbfcL&ocid=SK216DHP#image=12



the first few iwas like ehhh
then when I saw, owning a cat , and beign liberal, xD I knew this was joke lmao just because ur somethingother than liberaldoesnt mean you aren't smarter than average


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1 sign you’re probably smarter than average: You see this is a slide show and say NOPE *exit*
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lolol that was fun
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lolol that was fun


So? Are you smarter than average?
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Thanks OP for making me not bother and not waste my time.
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LOL That was pretty funny!


Researchers looked at the drug use habits of 6,000 people and concluded that occasional users were among those who had the highest IQs when they were 11 years old.

Drinking alcohol can also play a part in intelligence. And contrary to popular belief, drinking alcohol doesn’t make us dumber. It’s actually the opposite!
After studying American and British people, scientists discovered that the participants with the highest results on intelligence tests in their youth were those who drank the most often as adults.


So drug users and drinkers were smart as kids? So... uh... what about now?

But yeah, that whole thing is probably BS... wait a second... oldest child, night owl, sense of humor, has a cat, blue eyes, quiet, tall, thin, doesn't smoke... Uh, I mean, this article was incredibly accurate!
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Magical-Soul wrote:


Sogno- wrote:

lolol that was fun


So? Are you smarter than average?


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Posted 7/13/17 , edited 7/13/17

Lord_Wunder wrote:
So drug users and drinkers were smart as kids? So... uh... what about now?


What they actually meant by that is that most children who were tested and had an above-average IQ score as a kid are more likely to do drugs. This isn't entirely incorrect as there are quite a few studies in the world that show that adults with above-average IQs are more likely to drink alcohol and do illegal drugs recreationally.


runec wrote:
I've never heard of anything regarding intelligence and political orientation.


Like most Buzzfeed-like articles (including, but not limited to this one), they only look at one or two studies without a significant amount of peer review and magically it's "on the list" as to whatever narrative they're trying to push in the article. In this particular scenario, they focused on a study performed by Satoshi Kanazawa ("Why Liberals and Atheists Are More Intelligent"). Kanazawa started out as an "evolutionary psychologist" but ended up working for the London School of Economics somewhere in 2003.

Funnily enough, he normally leans right in political aspects and is against "political correctness" and "censorship" - seeing as some of his studies are a little unorthodox or just plain weird. If you're really that interested, check out some of his articles on "Psychology Today" (link to list of articles). You'll understand what I mean after skimming some of those.
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"You don't smoke."
Yeah, that one is obvious.

MSN is filled with as much BS as Fox news.
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