The other day, at a Fashion Week party, my friend Alan and I stood against a wall, scanning the room for hot people, as you do.

“It’s weird,” he said contemplatively, staring into a sea of models.

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Rumor has it men are threatened by intelligent women. He’s not looking for a business partner, he’s looking for a lover, friend, partner, spouse.

This rumor is spread, for the most part, by intelligent women who are overlooked by men in favor of someone else who they deem to be dumber. As a matter of fact, intelligence isn’t really a huge factor in attraction. And therefore, his criteria is different for selecting someone than for instance your bosses.

They see the failings of the world better than other people.

While you and I can just deal with it, adapt and move on, they remained bothered about the human condition and other people’s idiocy.

Men can profess all day that they love intelligent women, but when I watch my smart, educated, successful and very attractive friends struggle with dating, I am suspicious.

So, whenever something appears to be true but receives adamant denial, I know that the problem is typically the way we are thinking about it and describing it due to societal hang-ups and an inaccurate view of ourselves.

According to a study, it was discovered that people with high IQ are more selective when they perceive objects in motion.

This means that when looking a whole object they tend to ignore the larger and less relevant parts of it.

Doing this means thinking about if the words we are using are describing the reality or creating the reality.