Which would you choose, Looks or Intelligence?

@asxenon (1441)
Malaysia
September 15, 2010 1:36am CST
If we only can choose of from the above, which would you choose? I think most people won't be having both. Some really intelligent people can think of many brilliant things and can have all the richness anyone would dream of. However, usually god will not give them good look. For some, they are charming but not intelligent at all. For me, i would prefer to have intelligence, what about you?
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25 responses
• Philippines
16 Sep 10
I'd definitely choose intelligence. Hands down. When you're good looking you make yourself ugly by not being smart. When you're intelligent and not so good looking you have the smarts to figure out now to make yourself good. Intelligence help us to live happier life.
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@asxenon (1441)
• Malaysia
17 Sep 10
Absolutely true. Without intelligence, one would easily make mistakes that seems foolish. But one with intelligence would look smart and confident in proper attire and good behavior.
• Philippines
20 Sep 10
Thanks for the comment you right as what the saying goes "what is beauty if the brain is empty"
@nicajoice (188)
• Philippines
15 Sep 10
I prefer intelligence.. (good) looks fade and is only skin deep. An intelligent person can look so charming. Intelligence is also something that can't be stolen, being intelligent can surely make your dreams come true!
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@asxenon (1441)
• Malaysia
17 Sep 10
I totally agree. No beauty can last forever... maybe you'll have your beautiful photos as proof but time will make things change....
• Philippines
20 Sep 10
That is so true.. :)
@anurag3786 (6275)
• India
16 Sep 10
I prefer to intelligence.. because if you have intelligence then everybody respects you.. and if you have only looks. then very fewer peoples who want to give respect you.. I think only looks is not everything.. and if you have both things..looks with intelligence.. then it is a great opportunity for you to find anything good.. and also many peoples becomes attracted to you..
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@asxenon (1441)
• Malaysia
17 Sep 10
Yes. Looks+Intelligence seems to be everybody's dream. However, not much people do achieve that in life. Anyway, intelligence really is most important in life. At least you have inner-beauty :p
• United Kingdom
15 Sep 10
I think I would probably go for intelligence! I think that virtually everyone wants to be intelligent. Good looks are nice also and an added bonus I guess! Now that I think about it good looks may be equally as important. I think it's nice to look at nice looking people! They turn your head for about five seconds or so whilst you take a glance and it just helps to waste a few seconds of your time! There are probably some people in this world that really don't have the looks and yet they have intelligence! Because they don't have the looks they probably remained trapped in their homes and they devote their time to alternative pursuits like constant study and this is what makes someone intelligent I think. Andrew
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@asxenon (1441)
• Malaysia
17 Sep 10
I think it depends on your profession. Some profession do requires good look and less intelligence, for example model, actor/actress etc but i do think most people do appreciate more intelligence than look. I think is would be enough if we have normal look(not ugly) and are intelligent :D
@puccagirl (7316)
• Israel
15 Sep 10
I would also choose intelligence, because frankly... looks fade with time and age, while intelligence doesn't go away even if you get older. So the choice is pretty easy for me at least!
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@asxenon (1441)
• Malaysia
17 Sep 10
Good choice. Intelligence really matters in today's world. People will look at you if you are pretty but people will admire you if you are intelligent :D
• Philippines
15 Sep 10
Can I just answer "both"? I can't pick only one because I'll be a hypocrite if I pick intelligence without the looks. He he. But first on the list is intelligence and the looks come secondary or as an added bonus. I just can't have somebody who is charming and handsome but boring because he's not intelligent and can't hold a good conversation. On the other hand if he is intelligent but have the face of a bulldog, well, I just can't take it. I'll be better off alone. Sorry but I like to have both characteristics. :)
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@asxenon (1441)
• Malaysia
17 Sep 10
I think you must have both look and intelligence, right? Anyway, hopefully you will find your prince charming soon :D All the best and good luck
@fanzejian (372)
• China
15 Sep 10
I have to say that your choice are very right,and you have a good future vision.I mean we will become older ,and the look now we have taken on will change .we will maybe become ugly when we are more older .insteadly, that is very wise if you choose the inteligence .cos the charmer you will be ,the more you accumulate the knowledge. knowledge can make people become clever than before ,and it will become more clever with the time gone .so I also chosse the inteligence if I could have the right of choice. god bless you!
@asxenon (1441)
• Malaysia
17 Sep 10
Yup, for a guy, looks without intelligence is really nothing. However, for women, sometimes they can easily earn better earnings with looks but less intelligence.
• Philippines
16 Sep 10
For me,I will choose intelligence rather than good looks.Having an intelligence is an important.What if do you have the beauty, but don't have knowledge....?so it may take for granted.It's better to have an intelligence rather than the good looks.
@PAPIMANN (28)
15 Sep 10
today's world is based on appearance they dont give importance to anything then looks but i should say u did the right choice intellegence is much more better than looks.
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@zandi458 (27953)
• Malaysia
15 Sep 10
well, I would choose little bit of everything, looks, intelligent and money. Shortage of any of these surely makes life a misery. I can't be happy if I have all the intelligence and live a poor life. It has to be balance to live a successful and happy life.
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@Ramaditya (1227)
• Indonesia
15 Sep 10
I am thanking God because I am blind, so the only option I have is "intelligence!" But don't get me wrong! It's still nice if I have a good looking partner! But honestly, I prefer intelligence because it will stay longer compared to good loking face. Plus, intelligence can help solve and find many things in order to survive in life. Besides, if my partner is intelligent, she could "make up" things so that she could at least look tidy and good!
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@salonga (28074)
• Philippines
16 Sep 10
I wish everyone could have both. But the reality is there are only but chosen few who are endowed with both. Nevertheless,to those who do not have both and would be given a choice between the two, then probably it would be quite hard to choose for both qualities are essential to humans. What is intelligence if you look like a monkey and what is beauty if you are so dump and could not even solve a simple problem? Beauty can buy brains and brains can't buy beauty. I really don't know which one would I choose.
@salonga (28074)
• Philippines
16 Sep 10
I mean beauty can't buy brains and brains can't buy beauty.
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@asxenon (1441)
• Malaysia
17 Sep 10
Actually with today's enhancement in technology, plastic surgery is good enough to change a monkey face into prince charming :p The only thing is you will need to endure the pain and also have load of money. Therefore, i think intelligence are still more distinct... If you have good looks for example and you have lots of money, there is no way you can turn from a dump person to a genius :D
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@salonga (28074)
• Philippines
20 Sep 10
I've seen so money moneyed folks around and they've also undergone enhancements but sadly the enhancement may have improve their faces but I can't say they have really turned into great beauties. Look at Vicky Belo for example. Was she able to change her face? Sorry no offense meant? Just a matter of discussion.
• Philippines
17 Sep 10
hello asxenon! i would prefer to have intelligence, for as they say, people are intelligent can be sexy and attractive if they chose to be, if they want to be. with the technology that we have today, it is possible to alter one's appearance through science and money. However, there has no discovery yet as to the alteration of one's intelligence. In the long run, beauty fades while intelligence will still be there, long after beauty fades.
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@asxenon (1441)
• Malaysia
17 Sep 10
Totally agreed... With money and current technology.... anyone can change their appearance but not their brain :p
@boymelvs (138)
• Philippines
15 Sep 10
i choose looks compare to intelligence. if you have a looks it lessen the insecurity and boost the self confident.even you are not intelligence it doesn't mean that you know nothing.
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@asxenon (1441)
• Malaysia
17 Sep 10
It all depends on your occupation i think.... If your charm can earn you a living and wealth, somehow it appears good enough to have looks alone. However, for me i feel that intelligence is more important as with intelligence i can do many things better than others and achieve my goals without relying on charm at all :D
@SimpleBB (1332)
• Philippines
15 Sep 10
Well, it is always the looks that comes first, right? You would notice someone by his looks, from then on, you will finally discover if she has the intelligence. It is usually happens that, some people easily attracted and fall for someone by his looks, but finding him/her senseless, that would be a turn off. And contrary to this, if you have been befriended with someone let say not so good looking but she/he has the wit, you will just find youself enjoying with your discussions and soon fall for her because she's intelligent. So probably, looks is just a doorway to know someone and discover his intelligence. And I had experience both and found out that it is intelligence that counts. This is just my opinion. But exemption does exist, as always, in some cases. Happy mylotting.
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@asxenon (1441)
• Malaysia
17 Sep 10
Good say indeed. Appearance will help you attract attention but somehow, intelligence is what distinguish you out from the rests. With intelligence, you can achieve most everything.
@jennbart (1333)
• Philippines
15 Sep 10
I would choose to be intelligent. Why? Because when you are intelligent, you can already discover how to make creams or solutions, machines to become pretty. You can sell those products and you will be filthy rich after. I do not think having a pretty face can make you intelligent.
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• Philippines
15 Sep 10
If they will let me choose if which is better looks or intelligence, I will choose intelligence because if your a intelligent person it can help you to become a millionaire and help your family and not just your family but poor people too.
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• Romania
15 Sep 10
Hy asxenon. I also choose the intelligence. In my opinion it is charming and for example many times I was in love of intelligent men which were not looking so good. But I was never impressed by a good looking man which was stupid. I consider intelligence sexy and much more important than the aspect.
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@shearry18 (118)
• Davao, Philippines
15 Sep 10
Having both is a very good one but since I have to choose between the two then I'd rather choose a guy who is intelligent rather than having the looks. Looks for me will fade when we grow old but intelligence will always be there. It's nice to have someone whom you can talk too with full of sense.
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@ergfortes (516)
• Philippines
15 Sep 10
if i can't have both then i'll choose to be intelligent. good looks can fade but if you are intelligent you're bound to success. and when you're successful you can always look good. being neat and presentable doesn't require a beautiful face. you just got to have character.
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