Smart people tend to be liked better than their peers, a new study focusing on adolescents found.
Smart people tend to like fewer people than less intelligent people, and have a tendency to only like other intelligent people.
The association between intelligence and likability is strongest at the beginning of a relationship—suggesting that, over time, smarts become less important.
Intelligent people who only like other intelligent people may be perceived as arrogant or become isolated, the researchers warn.
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