in reply to (OT) It's offical. Disagreeableness is a trait of the "cognitively superior".
But when I read the article I recognized this as what it was - a grant-funded study producing a result that would definitely lead to yet another grant-funded study.
For, you see, they didn't study the most obvious next question: which came first, the grumpiness, or the intelligence? That is, was the grumpiness a predictor of tendency toward intelligence, or was it simply a predictable result of "superior knowledge/intelligence"?
After a couple decades of people doing rash/stupid/irrational things in spite of your sage advice, what would be the most likely personal outlook on life? Yep... hrmmph!
I don't really wonder if my favorite quote came from his older years... (smiley included)
I'm a pessimist about probabilities; I'm an optimist about possibilities.
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Re^2: (OT) It's offical. Disagreeableness is a trait of the "cognitively superior".
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Aug 15, 2006 at 02:01 UTC