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#1 wonder woman

Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:19 PM

Thought I would preempt original.gif

Which would you rather have?

A - all charisma, no wisdom
B - no charisma, all wisdom

What if you were single?

In a relationship, which would you want for yourself and your partner?

#2 kittennic

Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:21 PM

Charisma isn't the same as beauty...a person can have plenty of charisma despite not being beautiful, and can be stunning but have no charisma.

#3 Liv_FERAL_sh

Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:25 PM

Charisma and beauty are completely different things, as are brains and wisdom!

What are you actually trying to ask?

For the record I would ALWAYS choose brains over beauty absolutely regardless of relationship status. But them I am a crazy person who thinks that as a woman I might be able to contribute more to society than something nice to look at....crazy I know, I'm seeking professional help!

#4 IsolaBella

Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:26 PM

Socially inept, have brains.

Met and appreciate brains cool.gif

A beautiful piece of artwork can stay silent in the corner for all I care.



#5 BadCat

Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:28 PM

You want it in a nutshell?

I'd rather be smart than pretty.

#6 LynnyP

Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:30 PM

I'd rather be interesting.

#7 BadCat

Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:32 PM

QUOTE (2handsdon'tspillit @ 19/11/2012, 01:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'd rather be Wonder Woman.

Those big pants would mean I wouldn't have to wax.



Catwoman would be better.  Outfit is meaner and she doesn;t have to wax anything at all.

#8 wilding

Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:33 PM

I'd rather the brains. Looks fade over time.

#9 FeralFerretOfDoom

Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:37 PM

Brains. I'll then invent something to make me a gazillionaire, and if my money doesn't make me attractive enough, I'll hire people who just have to tell me I'm beautiful all the time. If that fails, I can always pay a plastic surgeon somewhere to make me look like Barbie.

#10 Jane Jetson

Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:38 PM

Braaaaaaaiiiiiinnnnnnssss.

#11 Ireckon

Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:42 PM

QUOTE (BadCat @ 19/11/2012, 01:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Catwoman would be better.  Outfit is meaner and she doesn;t have to wax anything at all.


But then you would have to be suuuuper skinny to fit into the contraption..I mean outfit.

Can we add a long schlong to the list of what we would prefer?? (Not that I would pick that...size of the fight in the dog, not the dog in the fight and all that......)

#12 IsolaBella

Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:43 PM

QUOTE (WootFerretOfDoom @ 19/11/2012, 01:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Brains. I'll then invent something to make me a gazillionaire, and if my money doesn't make me attractive enough, I'll hire people who just have to tell me I'm beautiful all the time. If that fails, I can always pay a plastic surgeon somewhere to make me look like Barbie.


Even as an 8yo I was of the opinion of brains. Brains can get you wealth, wealth can buy you beauty.

If you are pretty you can get wealth but you can never recover the lost brains.



#13 happening

Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:51 PM

I wanna be pretty...... Cos then a brainy man who invented something that made him a gazillion dollars will want to marry me and I can have it all without having to the work.  I just have to give up food, comfortable shoes and my opinions.


#14 Indiana Bones

Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:54 PM

QUOTE
Braaaaaaaiiiiiinnnnnnssss.


Hahah, what about zombies that are beautiful AND have brains? Where do they fit in?

#15 Sweet like a lemon

Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:59 PM

QUOTE (Indiana Bones @ 19/11/2012, 01:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hahah, what about zombies that are beautiful AND have brains? Where do they fit in?


Well, they would be perfect on the dinner table until the brain was consumed and then they would be perfect at the dinner table.


#16 FeralFerretOfDoom

Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:04 PM

QUOTE (Indiana Bones @ 19/11/2012, 01:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hahah, what about zombies that are beautiful AND have brains? Where do they fit in?


Zombies who have brains are either holding them in their hands or swallowing them.

#17 Nora.

Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:05 PM

QUOTE
A - all charisma, no wisdom
B - no charisma, all wisdom


Neither.

I've always gone for intelligent men who I have a great rapport with. Intelligence is the most important factor to me, but I can think of at least one man who is very intelligent, good looking but has no sense of humour or charisma & he'd leave me cold.

#18 Jane Jetson

Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:40 PM

QUOTE (Indiana Bones @ 19/11/2012, 01:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hahah, what about zombies that are beautiful AND have brains? Where do they fit in?


I don't let them get close enough to evaluate their looks.

#19 Starrydawn

Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:50 PM

Since when did charisma equal beauty. It is a totally different characteristic.

#20 Squeekums Da Feral

Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:51 PM

Brains and personality.
.
As long as the zombie refuses eat me, I dont care what they look like or how many brains they eat lol

#21 Catolyn

Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:55 PM

Make up and surgery can make you pretty, but they can't make you smart.

Of course, that's easy for me to say as someone who has both looks and brains. My opinion might be a bit different if I was smart but seriously disfigured in some way.

#22 Tigerdog

Posted 19 November 2012 - 02:18 PM

To me they seem to be a bit mutually exclusive.  I'm highly suspicious of lawyers/porn stars/glamour model types.  I believe that if you really do have that many brains, that should be enough to get you through and you should be smart enough not to buy into the beauty myth.  If you have brains I guess it doesn't necessarily follow on that you have self-esteem, however when I was at uni there weren't too many glamours, to get through all the presentations and public speaking involved people generally developed enough confidence to stand on what they were given by God in the looks department.

Edited by Tigerdog, 19 November 2012 - 02:20 PM.


#23 wonder woman

Posted 19 November 2012 - 02:58 PM

QUOTE (Livsh @ 19/11/2012, 01:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Charisma and beauty are completely different things, as are brains and wisdom!

Yes they are original.gif

QUOTE (WootFerretOfDoom @ 19/11/2012, 01:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Brains. I'll then invent something to make me a gazillionaire, and if my money doesn't make me attractive enough, I'll hire people who just have to tell me I'm beautiful all the time. If that fails, I can always pay a plastic surgeon somewhere to make me look like Barbie.

Surely if you had brains then making yourself look like Barbie if all else failed would still not satisfy you?

QUOTE (lsolaBella @ 19/11/2012, 01:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Even as an 8yo I was of the opinion of brains. Brains can get you wealth, wealth can buy you beauty

But not necessarily the beauty you want. original.gif

QUOTE
If you are pretty you can get wealth but you can never recover the lost brains.

But there were/are no brains to lose. original.gif

QUOTE (happening @ 19/11/2012, 01:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I wanna be pretty...... Cos then a brainy man who invented something that made him a gazillion dollars will want to marry me and I can have it all without having to the work.  I just have to give up food, comfortable shoes and my opinions.

Why would you have to give them up?

QUOTE (Tigerdog @ 19/11/2012, 03:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
To me they seem to be a bit mutually exclusive.  I'm highly suspicious of lawyers/porn stars/glamour model types.  I believe that if you really do have that many brains, that should be enough to get you through and you should be smart enough not to buy into the beauty myth.  If you have brains I guess it doesn't necessarily follow on that you have self-esteem, however when I was at uni there weren't too many glamours, to get through all the presentations and public speaking involved people generally developed enough confidence to stand on what they were given by God in the looks department.

+1

#24 seayork2002

Posted 19 November 2012 - 02:59 PM

Brains all the way

#25 niggles

Posted 19 November 2012 - 03:12 PM

I'd want entrepreneurial spirit. They're the ones with the really really big bucks.

QUOTE (wonder woman @ 19/11/2012, 12:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Why would you have to give them up?


Have you already forgotten the question you posted to start this discussion. It had an either/or premise.




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