Psychologists explain why smart people have few friends

Undoubtedly, friends need, and constant communication with people has its advantages. Scientists decided to answer the question: Is it really necessary for happiness and life satisfaction? And conducted a special study. It was attended by 15 000 people aged 18 to 28 years who live in areas with different population densities and interact with friends with different frequency. British Journal of Psychology published the results, which surprised the Website at the same time seemed useful in understanding many of their own "I».

Genial.guruTri the main findings of the study by evolutionary psychologists Satoshi Kanazawa of the London School of Economics and Norman Li from Singapore Management University, analyzed the results of a study made several conclusions.

Firstly, people living in densely populated areas tend to feel less happy. Second, the majority of happiness should be constant communication with like-minded people and friends. The more close contact, the higher the level of happiness. Third, people with higher intelligence are more often the exception to the rule. The higher the IQ, the less people in need of constant communication. Intellectuals feel less satisfaction out of life when an excess of social activity. They do not bring happiness the role of "the eternal soul of the company».

People with high intelligence a small social circle of human brain with high intellectual abilities arranged differently. This applies even to matters of communication.

< Yes, clever to be easy. And within an intellectual of his own little world.

Social activity for people with mental capabilities above average rather a necessary measure than the foundation of life. A majority of supergene and does loners. They are really very few people understand and accept. But for them it is not a problem. On the contrary, the more smart and clever men have to communicate, the less happy they feel.

Smart longer passionate about things important to them than the communication researcher Carol Graham of the Brookings Institution, for "happiness economics" expert believes smart people use most of the time in order to achieve long-term goal. Intellectuals joy deliver things that lead to a specific outcome.

Doctor working on a vaccine against cancer, writer, writing outstanding novel, do not require frequent interaction with other people. < Because it distracts them from the main, and therefore adversely affects the feeling of happiness and disturbs inner harmony.

The reasons lie in the distant past There is the concept of "happiness theory savanna." According to it, we all - it's not just genes, but also the memory of our ancestors. Lifestyle ancient hunters, with which our story began, still influences our life as a whole and even to the inner feeling of happiness.

< We feel absolutely happy in the same situations and circumstances in which happy people thousands of years ago.

However, the ancestors of the African savannah environment numbered no more than 150 members. And they lived by our standards in a distant province and per square kilometer had less than one person. They had to always stick together to survive in a hostile environment.

Now we live in the era of technology and the huge number of people around. But the majority of his contemporaries continue to be incorporated in their quality evolution. Like the body exists in one situation, but the brain - to the other. The body is in the city with a few thousand inhabitants per square kilometer, and the brain -. In the desert savannah

Most. But not all.

high intelligence allows to adapt to the new conditions of intellectuals, in contrast to people with average mental faculties, could at some stage of evolution to overcome the mismatch between the memory of the past and the present.

So in general easier to adapt. Apparently, the nature of the task entrusted to them to solve new evolutionary challenges. So smart people can easily live by their own laws, not tied so much to the sources.

High intelligence allows not constantly rely on others and on their own to move to the target. < People, they have to be in harmony with each other, and only from time to time require close communication.



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