Most of my friends, for instance, say they want an "intelligent" girlfriend. Now, I know this is a philosophical question and a matter of opinion, and there is a similar question on intelligence looking for a scientific or some other formulaic way to label someone as intelligent, what I'm interested in is the social psychology aspect of it: what do they mean? What do people in this day and age think "intelligent" means? Don't they just call that to whoever is counted as intelligent by what they see as social standards? Then what are the universal standards and why?

  • $\begingroup$ Chris - I think it's practically the same, since I explain that the question is psychological and not philosophical and opinionated. Maybe "how does the average person perceive another person to be intelligent?" Sounds better? $\endgroup$ – holyeyeolo Jun 25 '17 at 17:19
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    $\begingroup$ Note: Duplicate of cogsci.stackexchange.com/questions/7875/… $\endgroup$ – Arnon Weinberg Jun 25 '17 at 18:47
  • $\begingroup$ I've seen that one but still wasn't satisfied. Thanks anyway $\endgroup$ – holyeyeolo Jun 25 '17 at 20:36
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    $\begingroup$ check out: Furnham, A. (2001). Self-estimates of intelligence: Culture and gender difference in self and other estimates of both general (g) and multiple intelligences. Personality and Individual Differences, 31(8), 1381-1405. $\endgroup$ – Jeromy Anglim Jun 26 '17 at 0:36
  • $\begingroup$ "I've seen that one but still wasn't satisfied. Thanks anyway". Would please explain why/how this question is not the same as yours? $\endgroup$ – mflo-ByeSE Jun 26 '17 at 14:56