Good looks versus intelligence

India
June 21, 2010 1:59pm CST
Good looks has its own advantages. Intelligence also has many advantages. Are you good looking? If so what are the benefits you are enjoying with your looks? Is there any disadvantage being good looking? Are you very smart, I mean intelligent? If you what benefits you enjoy with your intelligence? Tell me the disadvantages if any being intelligent? I am not good looking. Sometimes when I meet some one for the first time I can't impress with my appearance, however when I start talking (I usually know at least something on a topic of his/her interest) I do impress them.
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18 responses
@saphrina (31740)
• South Africa
22 Jun 10
I am normal looking. Looks don't impress me. It is the person that is important to me.
• India
22 Jun 10
oh that's so nice to hear. May I know whether your man is looking good or not? What are the things that attracted you to him?
@saphrina (31740)
• South Africa
23 Jun 10
Sweetie, for me he is the sexiest in my eyes. He has a great sense of humor and he love me for what i am not what i look like. That impressed me. TATA.
@vandana7 (63752)
• India
24 Jun 10
Saphy - my observation is 99 percent of men prefer women with bird brains because only such women would dare to call them sexy.
• United States
22 Jun 10
I am very good looking, was offered a modeling contract by Barbizon at age 15 (even though my mom said I was too young to go to France). There are many advantages to being good looking. I went in the convenience store one day and was $0.13 short on my purchase and the cashier let me get it still because he said I was the most gorgeous brown skinned woman he'd ever seen. I nicely smiled, thanked him and went on without anything further. The main disadvantage to being good looking is that everyone wants you to look that good ALL THE TIME even when you're not feeling your best or feeling sick. On the flip side, I am very intelligent. I always have been and have received lots of recognition for my intellect. Brains and beauty is a deadly combination and because of that I know that I will make it quite far in life. Being intelligent is an advantage within itself because you can always express your thoughts and engage in situational debates with others that peak their interests and yours. So, there's rarely a boring moment unless you encounter a person whom is not as intelligent. Even then, I enjoy spreading my knowledge to others. There are a few disadvantages to being intelligent. Sometimes it's annoying to others especially when they don't know what you're talking about. Also, people who do know that you are intelligent, expect you to know a little about EVERYTHING! First impressions are my specialty!
• India
22 Jun 10
hi, mrscallands22 , you are so lucky to be beautiful and intelligent, that is a good combination which can do wonders.
• United States
22 Jun 10
People place entirely too much emphasis on looks nowadays and I feel that people of the past had better ideals as to this issue than we do today. I thank my parents lol.
• India
22 Jun 10
yeah, very true mrscallands22 but at the same time people of today seem to be much more intelligent than the people in the past.
@vandana7 (63752)
• India
22 Jun 10
Vijayanths, I am old now. This is not fair. Anyway, I was in my words, front personality back municipality. Yeah, I faced a lot of jealousy because of it. There was a colleague who used to sell pickles to make the two ends meet. So though I could get pickles from market, I used to ask her to make some for me, and pay for it without bargaining. The third year, she remarked, yeah you make me do all that work and look older while you remain young and attractive. I thought that was uncalled for, because the thought never crossed my mind. There were several such instances. I helped her improve her appearance so that she would look better, but her jealous nature didnt stop. So I was forced to be nasty with her when it got too much for me. She happened to be the wife of a drunkard, and started asking me "you dont have any children, why dont you write your properties to mine". I guess I was in real foul mood that day - I just turned around and told her I would if I thought her child was good looking enough. She is the same one who left a younger colleague struggling on road after a minor accident. To me looks dont matter vijayanths. But I have often used that as something to get back at people. It has kinda become my defense tool!
• India
22 Jun 10
In short you want to look pretty and others dirty. Your greedy colleague needs to be thrown into Bay of Bengal Anyways it's nice to think looks don't matter you much.
@vandana7 (63752)
• India
22 Jun 10
It was that "you dont have any children.." that used to annoy me no end. I could have liked her daughter but that sentence made me hate her daughter.
• India
22 Jun 10
yes vandi, just ignore and forget those selfish and greedy people.
@vathsala30 (3723)
• India
22 Jun 10
Hi vijayanths I do not know whether I am good looking or not and do not think i am enjoying any benefits out of it. But if any one says that i am good looking, it gives an instant happiness but no benefit. But I am definitely intelligent and enjoying lot of benefits too. If anybody talks to me for 5 mts they will start liking me at once, and in this way I am gaining lot of friends both online and offline. If I see someone doing any special thing, I will observe it keenly for a couple of minutes and learn it and impress them by doing the same and they will teach me about some other skills in which they are ace. In this way I have learnt lot of things which is useful in my day to day family needs
• India
22 Jun 10
When we age our looks become ordinary and we can do nothing about it. I think we can try some make up if we are keen on looking good. No doubt you are super intelligent. No wonder people like you.
• India
22 Jun 10
I will not use any make up items, and not interested to look good either that too in this age. I am interested to keep my health in condition so that till my salvation, i need not depend upon anyone even for a glass of water.Have a great day. Cheers
• India
22 Jun 10
natural beauty has no substitute vathsala. I am also like you. I don't do any make up at all.
• India
22 Jun 10
Hi Vijay!! Yeah I am totally agreed with you that good looks and intelligence have their seperate advantages. But the most important for me is the combinition of both looks and intelligence. If you're both good looking as well as smart .. you have great chances for becoming successful. Well I guess good looks does have some disadvantages also with them. The biggest of them is obviously facing the jealousy of other people around you for no reason. Your people, friends and colleagues may be jealous to you because of your looks and you are left helpless. Intelligence for me seldom has any disadvantage, although facing the jealousy of people is also present with this, but still intelligence can fix any matter more nicely . So being intelligent is not that much a disadvantage for people than being goodlooking.
• India
22 Jun 10
hi smile you are right but intelligence too has its own disadvantages. People will expect more results from you. People will never help you thinking you can handle all problems easily. Intelligence is a curse when he/she gets seriously ill.
• India
23 Jun 10
Oh yeah thats true.. Totally agreed with you.
@jaiho2009 (39021)
• Philippines
22 Jun 10
hello dear anna, I am not good looking and i am not intelligent either. I little bit smarter than you are i think i am (hahaha) Benefits of being good looking,of course,you will be admired by most people. Physical appearance garner so much applause,smart or dull it doesn't matter as long as he/she looks beautiful. The beauty has less disadvantage compared to advantages that it could give to the possessor. Intelligence comes next,..since it needs proof before being recognize by the society. And,intelligence do have lots of disadvantages ,coz,people always expect good results from you. People always had high expectations from you,and it gives you pressure to do your best,or even outdo your very best. I better to have a good looks,and,will do my best to acquire knowledge,rather than having a beauty that is acquired thru surgery You are looking good enough for me nah my dear brother...
• India
22 Jun 10
Hi, Jai dear, I do agree with you that intelligence has lots of disadvantages as people always expect good results from you. People always have high expectations from you,and it gives you pressure to do your best,or even outdo your very best. Nice you like my picture(it was taken 3 years ago, now I look older -don't tell this to any one dear )
@jaiho2009 (39021)
• Philippines
23 Jun 10
ok...i won't tell anyone (hehehe)
@chiumee (851)
• Philippines
24 Jun 10
i sympathize with you. i don't have the looks if one may see me. i don't have the eye catching feature. though i may have the height but i never had the "wow" face. anyways, good looks does have more opportunities most of the time. i would have to categorize this as opportunities. but intelligence still needs to be proven. so with the not so good looking guy, he has to have more efforts in proving that he has the intelligence. quite a big difference if i look at the differences.
• India
24 Jun 10
some are blessed with both. But I would rather have intelligence than good looks.thanks chiumee
• India
24 Jun 10
sometimes there is a disadvantage if you look outstanding than the rest of people around you well im talking about classroom.you wouldnt want to be spotted by lecturer would you? lol just kidding
• India
24 Jun 10
hi,frozenphoenix But there are only a few dis advantages but the advantages are more.
@tomitomi (5441)
• Singapore
22 Jun 10
You are lucky enough to have either. What if you don't have any and finding a job is hard? An online biz is not paying much either.
• India
22 Jun 10
hi, tomitomi, everything is in this world. Every opportunity is on internet. You need to try, try and keep on trying until you succeed, there is no other way so keep working.
• Philippines
22 Jun 10
hello vijayanths! my grandfather used to say that intelligent people are much more fortunate than beautiful but empty-headed people, coz a smart person can find ways to exude prettiness and beauty just by the way she/he talks and project themselves. Moreover, with today's technology, one can enhance one's feature to be more pretty or beautiful while nothing can substitute intelligence. i for myself is gifted with intelligence, or so they say. I had been an honor student since my elementary days up to college and although it has many advantages, one disadvantage i really don't quite like is that if you happen to commit a mistake, no matter how simple it is, the people would take it against you. they forget that being smart does not assure that a person would always be perfect, not commit any mistakes whatsoever. Another disadvantage is that people would constantly rely on you, even if you are too overburden with work, just because you're smart, they think you are superhuman and can do all those things, without blinking an eye. anyway, i am also gifted with natural charm which people often mistakes as beauty. i know i am quite ordinary by face but many people, men and women alike tells me that my personality is so enticing, charming that people can't help but notice me. they say i have a vibrant personality coupled with a not-ugly face, charming smile and enigmatic eyes and average body size, is often mistaken as beauty. one disadvantage of being attractive is that people misjudge by appearance, even before they hear you speak. and if you happen to be a jolly person too, they think you are just that, a pretty-fun loving person with an empty mind. but i am thankful for these gifts, it has its own blessings and curses but nothing which i can't live with. it's a matter of how you deal with life that matters, we can either make a heaven of hell, or hell out of heaven..it depends on us.
• India
22 Jun 10
hi, thank you very much for your long, detailed and thought provoking response. I think you are pretty, cute, intelligent and enthusiastic person. nice knowing about you and your plus points. I think your grandfather is correct.
• United States
22 Jun 10
Well.. when you are applying for a job, people with good looks get hired easily eventhough they are not that much smart.
• India
22 Jun 10
yeah that is a valid point danmarbg.
@nitu1952 (286)
• India
22 Jun 10
good looks means having a standard posture. good looks has its own advantages. intelligence has also many advantages . intelligence means the ability to do something in a very shot method. most of the people perform the same task but the individual who completes this task in a very short time is a person with intelligence.
• India
22 Jun 10
Hi nitu, your definition for intelligence is nice, I liked it.
• Philippines
22 Jun 10
I am not sure If I am good looking, safe to say I am not. It depends of what other people look at me. The advantage of being a good looking is you can attract people only by seeing you there. Like when I saw a good looking man, I will look at him from head to toe. I will look if he has flaws or is there anything that I will feel disappointed with him, but when nothing I will continue to like him as a good looking person. They will be like a the first sight of them, unlike if you will get to know a certain person, you have to be their friends before you will know them and you will find out that they are smart. Except if you are a celebrity which everythings about you will put written in the paper as a publicity stint.
• India
22 Jun 10
Hi grecy, beauty is required to some extent as said. Can't beleive you look at a handsome boy from head to toe. Nice to note you accept it. I salute your frankness.
@fheroan (619)
• Philippines
22 Jun 10
hi there vijayanths... well, good looks are also important... but intelligence is important too... but you know as what they say everything that is too much is bad... we must keep everything in balance... Just like what our family have, they are all intelligent, lawyers, doctors... one tried to memorize the dictionary, so that uncle of mine ended up in a mental hospital, then another one tried too... he went to the mental hospital too... other family members, ppl dont wanna talk to them coz they always answer in philosophical way... Have a nice day!
• India
22 Jun 10
hi, fheroan, you seem to be pretty smart to your age. Yes, I also think the same. Looks are important-intelligence is more important to me. There are some intelligent people who don't talk philosophical to those who don't like it.
@eileenleyva (10963)
• Philippines
21 Jun 10
Beauty will forever lie in the eyes of the beholder, especially now that the breeding had become international (that doesn't sound so nice). So the handsome to you might not be good looking for me. But, intelligence just about covers up what lacks in the physical.
• India
22 Jun 10
Hi, eileenleyva you have given a beautiful explanation on the topic.I think we can do some make up and enhance our looks, yeah as you said some say I look good But sure intelligence covers the shortcomings of looks.
1 person likes this
21 Jun 10
As we all know a coin has two sides,, every thing has its own advantages as well as disadvantages.. imppressing others in the first site is not a very big thing... i think maintaining it s difficult.. If we are intelligent enough to understand every thing and has a little bit of confidence, we can tackle so many things....
• India
21 Jun 10
Hi, liju, I think you sound very meaningful and intelligent. I think maintaining the good impression is more important as you rightly said.
@wiggles18 (2523)
• Canada
21 Jun 10
Sometimes too much intelligence can be a curse at times, because you see things that others do not....
• India
21 Jun 10
Agreed wiggles. I think you have experienced that curse often
@eshaan (6193)
• India
28 Jun 10
i can call myself average looking...not too beautiful...and mostly i don't leave first impression on people just by my looks...but i am sure that i speak well as compared to my looks...cos when i have spoken to people before meeting them....i found that they were too eager to meet me and had interest in meeting...and if it happens opposite....means if people see me first ...what i have predicted is that they find me somewhat practical, not very sensitive and reserved kind of person...but as they meet me more often...they start liking me....i think its better than having only first impression good and slowly it worsens...