Yes, humans are innately social creatures, but its widely accepted that socializing makes us happier, this might not be the case if you’re highly intelligent.
Evolutionary psychologists from Singapore Management University in conjunction with London School of Economics and Political Science studied more than 15,000 young adults and found this to be the case.
The study concluded that:
while people generally do feel happier when they spend time with others, very smart people are an exception this is rule. Tweet this
The study discovered that evolution has a play in this.
They found that smarter people can more easily adapt to their environment and thus do not need close relationships to help them with their primal needs of food, clothing, and shelter. They also concluded that smarter people are more driven to accomplishing goals then to socialize.
Strangely, the study found that the more intelligent people had lower satisfaction in life the more they socialized.