Does someone who seldom speaks generally make for a smarter individual?



Interesting conversation! :)

What are your thoughts?

I think for starters intelligence can be an extremely complex subject.

Hmm I wonder. Is it always true? Or can someone who has nothing to say be seen as "stupid" or do they see life as stupid in general?

let me know what you guys think :)

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My experience is that in any walk of life, being seen as 'quiet' is bad. Very bad. Socially, people view quietness as being 'stand-offish', or interpret it as the other person not liking them. Or assuming that the quiet person is up to something. It seems like blathering out the contents of your mind is the socially acceptable thing to do, and the way to make friends.
At work, being quiet is such a negative trait, I can't stress how much of an impact this can have on your career. To start with, people think you have no ideas, or are stupid. Can you believe I've actually had an appraising manager tell me just to say 'anything' in a meeting. What? Just any old crap? Sorry that's what a lot of people do, but for me, what I say has to make sense. And if you don't whine and moan about things it appears that you can just be allowed to melt into the background, with work being assigned to people who bitch and moan at every turn. I really don't understand it.
So the harsh fact is that our society does not like introverts.


Moderati ergo sum
My favorite is when Roy and Moss give Jen 'the internet' for her presentation. :D

I wish they continued the series. Sadly IT doesn't interest enough to make it viable for more than three seasons.


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Well quite. And it's not what you know, so much as what people think you know, that counts.

Sir Humphrey: it's a deterrent.
Hacker: It's a bluff. I probably wouldn't use it.
Sir Humphrey: Yes, but they don't know that you probably wouldn't.
Hacker: They probably do.
Sir Humphrey: Yes, they probably know that you probably wouldn't. But they can't certainly know.
Hacker: They probably certainly know that I probably wouldn't.
Sir Humphrey: Yes, but even though they probably certainly know that you probably wouldn't, they don't certainly know that although you probably wouldn't, there is no probability that you certainly would!