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Is laziness actually a sign of intelligence ?

Posted on Wednesday, 10 August, 2016 | Comment icon 56 comments

The research looked at the link between IQ and laziness. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Drflet
A new study in Florida has suggested that lazy people may be more intelligent that those who are active.
The research, which was led by Todd McElroy and his team from Florida Gulf Coast University, determined that people with a high IQ were less prone to getting bored and as a result spent a larger percentage of their time deep in thought.

People with a lower IQ by contrast got bored more often and spent more time being active.

The researchers assessed a total of 60 students to find out which of them expressed a strong desire to spend a lot of time thinking and which of them preferred to avoid mentally taxing tasks.
They were then all given a fitness tracker to see which group engaged in the most physical activity.

"Ultimately, an important factor that may help more thoughtful individuals combat their lower average activity levels is awareness," said McElroy. "Awareness of their tendency to be less active, coupled with an awareness of the cost associated with inactivity."

"More thoughtful people may then choose to become more active throughout the day."

Source: Telegraph | Comments (56)

Tags: Laziness, Intelligence

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #47 Posted by MWoo7 on 16 August, 2016, 20:44
Hope this posts, just borrowing it creds to somebody at google posting or creds to the mighty goo   Maybe its because some people are NIGHT OWLS ...
Comment icon #48 Posted by Derek Willis on 17 August, 2016, 13:19
I can't be bothered to answer this or look at any of the replies.
Comment icon #49 Posted by quiXilver on 17 August, 2016, 15:01
Comment icon #50 Posted by XenoFish on 17 August, 2016, 22:24
Comment icon #51 Posted by FlyingAngel on 17 August, 2016, 23:10
No worry, laziness is not good for society, the gene won't survive long; as natural selection will sort it out.
Comment icon #52 Posted by NiteMarcher on 21 August, 2016, 5:35
I've know some very intelligent people, but on the other hand, quite a few of them seem to also lack in the "common sense" department. 
Comment icon #53 Posted by MWoo7 on 21 August, 2016, 6:31
Yep some parts in that movie are probably true, something to think about for people anyway "its got electrolytes!" oh how about the population explosion funny or sad, seen this for real .... might be a dirtwaterhole community documentary and they have to stop for second to get all the kids in the back out of scene because they're talking on CELL PHONES ! No matter where you go, they got those.
Comment icon #54 Posted by Wes4747 on 21 August, 2016, 12:02
Lol I've often wondered just how prophetic that movie may actually be...
Comment icon #55 Posted by quiXilver on 21 August, 2016, 15:32
there's a very clear distinction as well between intelligence and wisdom.
Comment icon #56 Posted by MWoo7 on 22 August, 2016, 0:07
when someone walks by, "hey what about this wire?" or .... Tom's about to tear in to this huge air-conditioner it had a complex panel in the front so solder gun etc. would be needed, mechanic walks through to use the bathroom, pulls off knob on very bottom puts it in a higher section done. THing hadn't worked for 2 years . . ..   I didn't say a word. Pretty funny though.

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