• Mark Baum
  • Prairie Village, KS
  • United States

This conversation is closed.

Is there a correlation between "lonerist" tendencies and intelligence? If so, what is it? causal? indirect?

So many great minds have belonged to loners. Isaac Newton is one of the best examples. It seems like intelligent people are generally predisposed towards introversion and being alone. What does the TED community think?

  • thumb
    Mar 24 2011: Interesting question, although I don't have an answer.
    Perhaps, intelligent people have a lot going on in their heads that keeps them busy, hence less need to socialize.
  • thumb
    Mar 24 2011: Yikes- loners- isn't that what they call most crazed gunmen?