Is intelligence important to you for making a friend?



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  • Now there's a fascinating, ballsy topic. Dunno. I'm pretty sure that I have a super-low IQ, but I compensate by being well-read, and having a good vocabulary, so it'd be hypocritical for me to expect intelligence in prospective pal. Just some good word-play and surreality, maybe some edgy dialogue, that's all I ask.



  • Honesty and loyalty is.
    Everything else is bonus.


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    @Chicken-meat

    Yes.
    Friendship is done amongst equals.

    Otherwise,
    either you’re using the person
    Or being used by the person.



  • @Chicken-meat Nah, my dog is like my best friend and she is literally a retarded bitch. Anyone can be friends it just takes a little time and purity.



  • @Zen00 Having a dog is a good example of friendship per se. Doggys have lightning fast thinking, and maybe that's all you need. They know what they want, they know what makes them smile (dogs smile, though, don't they? They do, though, don't they?), and intelligence doesn't much enter in to it.

    For example, I could make a very elaborate, wordy joke about a certain politician* being a bellend, citing party dynamics and the history of British politics, and say it to my pal, who is non-political, but he'd still laugh because A. He'd find my emotions funny and B. It's plain to see the guy in question is a bellend.

    @Chicken-meat said in Is intelligence important to you for making a friend?:

    I doubt you have a low IQ constructing a sentence like that, aFtEr AlL u did say u have good grammar and is well read. Unless u really tried very hard overtime to make it look as perfect as possible

    I wrote the above over the course of two hours, like in 'Life of Brain' with the two Roman centurions shouting at him to get his verbs right. Even this sentence now is taking upside of half-and-hour, and this bit right now is taking at least ten minutes, and I tried to remember how spell 'minutes' and that took, ironically, a minute, and, in turn, I was so pleased with using the word 'ironically' correctly and cleverly in a sentence that I'm now full of hubris and that can only mean trouble for Mankind.



  • @sup That ain't attitude..it's just a choice u know...I like intellectual peepz more so I make them my frnds..that's all.otherwise, no offense to the less intellectual ones.



  • I mean have you seen Dumb and Dumber? lol



  • @Chicken-meat Ofc it is...I can't go around making every lame idiot my friend 🤷



  • @DarkIce69 lel but how about a good hearted "idiot" intelligence is good for conversation and reliability depending on what ur doing, But I believe a friend that is there in need no matter what people is perceived as "dumb or smart" is emotionally smart in my books of a friend indeed.



  • I mean, not really. as long as they're smart enough to know how to be a decent human being, i'd be up for it.

    then again, intelligence isn't everything.



  • I think to a certain extent yes, it becomes infuriating to talk to someone who is constantly ignorant, but it really depends on the persons' disposition as well. People who are smart and have a bad disposition are unlikely to have a lot of friends. People who aren't smart but always think they know everything are likely to have the same result. For me personally, as long as someone is making the effort to understand even if they don't really understand I'm okay being their friend as long as we are just talking intelligence wise.



  • @Rendezvous said in Is intelligence important to you for making a friend?:

    @Chicken-meat said in Is intelligence important to you for making a friend?:

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    Yes totally, I don’t talk to people who don’t meet the required intelligence level

    Well isnt that weird, how do u even know if they met the "required intelligence level" before u even talk to them


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    @Chicken-meat said in Is intelligence important to you for making a friend?:

    @Rendezvous said in Is intelligence important to you for making a friend?:

    @Chicken-meat said in Is intelligence important to you for making a friend?:

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    Yes totally, I don’t talk to people who don’t meet the required intelligence level

    Well isnt that weird, how do u even know if they met the "required intelligence level" before u even talk to them

    I just drink and i know things



  • I'll go ahead and change the scope a bit: Is it important to have friends who are as intelligent as you? To this question I'd definitely answer with a yes. A rough one of course, no need to compare IQs... But I think it is very important to have people around who can understand you, or you'll kinda always feel lonely and not understood, no matter how many friends you have (who don't understand you). This of course can also happen if intelligence is there, but communication of what's important is not.

    If you have friends like that, maybe even only one, then you're alright. All other friends can be dogs, cats and mountainlions @Zen00 😋, no need to match any intelligence standard.

    The most important thing for me in a friend is trust. I need to be able to trust them. The more I can trust them, the deeper the friendship can be. To be trustworthy to me, you'd need to be confidential (e.g. never talk about my secrets, and that's that), you need to share some very important values with me, you need to be kind towards me and others, well and we should have something in common to do or talk about. Pretty simple actually, but hard to find.


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    @Chicken-meat @Karina-Kara

    What is friendship for you two?



  • @IM-NOT-HORMY I dont really know, I have never kept any long term friends, always struggled making ones when I was younger up till now, I had one friend a year and just thought every class change I switched to another, some years Id go friendless. First few years of secondary I had a group of friends which ended badly, I used to just obsess over the idea of it and think of all the reasons why ppl left and how I blamed em then mostly blamed myself,went to poly got worse, then I just stopped giving a f-ck and dropped out of school lol. I live my life with the one or two friendship rule lasts at most a year, its less drama lel, normally it fizzles out or ends badly I move on to the next.



  • @Zen00 weird flex but okay


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    @Chicken-meat
    Intelligent people have less friend, coz more u become intelligent u become more selective .. So intelligence is not important but "sense of humour" or "sarcasm" xD



  • @Indrid-Cold said in Is intelligence important to you for making a friend?:

    @Zen00 Having a dog is a good example of friendship per se. Doggys have lightning fast thinking, and maybe that's all you need. They know what they want, they know what makes them smile (dogs smile, though, don't they? They do, though, don't they?), and intelligence doesn't much enter in to it.

    For example, I could make a very elaborate, wordy joke about a certain politician* being a bellend, citing party dynamics and the history of British politics, and say it to my pal, who is non-political, but he'd still laugh because A. He'd find my emotions funny and B. It's plain to see the guy in question is a bellend.

    Yeah, that's kind of what I mean by purity. As long as things are kept real, free from the artificial, then a friendship will be built






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