Which is more important: Being beautiful or being smart?

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  1. unknown spy profile image68
    unknown spyposted 11 years ago

    Which is more important: Being beautiful or being smart?

    Are you more attracted to a smart person or to a beautiful one?

    1. barry adam profile image40
      barry adamposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Well it depend on person interest, for me judging or attracting criteria of every person is different. in Females, not always attract by their looks, sometimes the way they carry their personality, talk, behavior also take more grip then their first look.
      But i am Man, Naturally my first attraction is Beauty tongue

    2. profile image52
      Linda Stormposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Being beautiful opens doors. Most men love beautiful women.  It's just the way it is.  Being beautiful inside and out and being smart is a bonus.

    3. Zflix profile image41
      Zflixposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      being smarter is more important than being beautiful

    4. Kyler J Falk profile image91
      Kyler J Falkposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I have to say that this question is pretty unfair, but I think it is doing this on purpose. Thus I will answer the question without maintaining context.

      If you cannot be smart then it is better to be beautiful. If you cannot be beautiful then it is better to be smart.

      However if you are only beautiful then use your beauty in a smart way, and if you are only smart then use your smarts in a beautiful way!

      It isn't about fate or destiny, it is all in the way you play the cards you were dealt.

  2. Lyn Diano profile image39
    Lyn Dianoposted 11 years ago

    Beauty fades easily, but intelligence can be lost a little longer.
    With this, I choose being smart to be more important. :-)
    But if a person is beautiful inside, it emanates externally thus, he/she becomes even more beautiful. It's not beauty or intelligence that really attracts a person. It is his/her real character/self that attracts a person.

  3. Paul Kemp profile image65
    Paul Kempposted 11 years ago

    Beauty of face and figure are fairly common, but often misused to get ahead in life, leaving the person's intelligence  and personality undeveloped. The real beauty is the beauty of a kind, loving, and generous soul, which can last for a lifetime -- and, I believe, be carried over into the next life.

    1. Lyn Diano profile image39
      Lyn Dianoposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      i believe it too sir.

  4. lburmaster profile image74
    lburmasterposted 11 years ago

    Being a smart person. Beauty can always go away with time. Being smart could get better or go away with Alzhiemer's. It lasts longer and you can get more out of the situation. Also, intelligence is sexy.

    1. gmwilliams profile image84
      gmwilliamsposted 10 years agoin reply to this


  5. Rosana Modugno profile image75
    Rosana Modugnoposted 11 years ago

    In my opinion, both are important.  Sure, beauty fades but we live in a very superficial world where people hire you based on many physical attributes and where men and women alike look for the good looking before we check out the inside.  If they good looks can maintain conversations for a few months, we get hooked and work with the other parts of the personality like sense of humor, charm, talent, etc.  Plus being smart depends on what subject you excel in.  Maybe you're really smart when it comes to horticulture.  You can't be smart at everything.

  6. Steel Engineer profile image83
    Steel Engineerposted 11 years ago

    What matters is what is in your heart. Beautiful people can be corrupted by the lies of silver-tongued pursuers who only want to undress them for play. The rejection after the pay-off to those users also damages the beautiful. In psychological studies, it has been shown that people will make an effort to meet and date others they consider an 8 or a 9 or some factor they consider similar to their own physical appearance. But, almost nobody approaches the 10's.

    So, beauty can be a burden.

    The same holds for smarts. Some "smart" people are book smart. But, they are completely incapable of making their way in the world. Some of the most intelligent people I have known failed in life because they lacked social skills. Smartness- and this is very true, although I expect those who consider themselves "smart" based on degrees completed- can also lead to debilitating arrogance.
    Arrogance destroys. These people seldom hear great advice or truth from others they consider "beneath" them, meaning they hold lower degrees. They might refuse work they believe is not good enough for them. In fact, studies have shown that if one member of a marriage attains a higher degree, it is very likely they will divorce their spouse and marry another person with the same, higher degree!
    If you have one or more degrees- be careful. If you hold yourself above others, it can hurt you.

    Back to the heart. This is most important. Out of the heart flow the words that either nurture or destroy (both the speaker and, often, the target).

    So, between beauty and smarts, I choose character. You want the loving, kind, nurturing soul to join you for a lifetime of love, peace, and joy. Even with okay looks and average intelligence, this person will sow the very best things into your life.

    Physical beauty fades, whereas inner beauty almost never does. Smarts are a zero factor in predicting life success. Intelligence and education have no effect on financial success, either. Most people who succeed financially own a business. Income levels do not predict financial success or even happiness.

    Love opens the door to happiness, not beauty, not smarts.


  7. flashmakeit profile image61
    flashmakeitposted 11 years ago

    If you are beautiful you are powerful  If you would like to know what attract me the answer is a smart person takes my breath away.  I could enjoy a man action more than his looks because I will have someone to communicate with although it maybe amusing funny to watch a beautiful man who does know what he is doing which is not so boring.

  8. Tonipet profile image78
    Tonipetposted 11 years ago

    To be smart is beautiful because it is deep-seated. True beauty is not just about how one looks on the outside, it's both inside and out. To be smart - is both smart and beautiful. Lovely question spy. Keep up:smile

  9. clairemy profile image77
    clairemyposted 11 years ago

    Its what is inside our hearts and souls that makes us beautiful, and although intelligence can be an attractive attribute in the end kindness of spirit and a generous and understanding nature are what really counts. Yes good looks attract, but its who we are and not what we look like that give us true beauty.

  10. Cara.R profile image68
    Cara.Rposted 11 years ago

    Attraction from beauty can be intoxicating, lustful and passionate however I don't think that lasts. I think a genuine, intelligent and intellectually stimulating  conversation between two people is more attractive, beautiful and lasts throughout your life. Outside beauty fades but intelligence can make anyone beautiful at any age.

  11. bravewarrior profile image87
    bravewarriorposted 11 years ago

    Beauty is as beauty does.   I love an intelligent person.  Upon first sight, we humans are critical; we are attracted to beauty before the object (person) even opens their mouth.  But I like people who are intelligent, funny, well-rounded, well-spoken and compassionate.  If they're pretty or handsome on top of that, it's a plus.  But when you're a nice person, you're beauty comes forth and is seen by those who aren't superficial.

    1. The0NatureBoy profile image58
      The0NatureBoyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Very well said although they both still basically judgments. "Well rounded" people are usually on the verge of wisdom if not wise already, is why I choose wisdom also.

  12. austinhealy profile image74
    austinhealyposted 11 years ago

    Being smart... by a long shot. Of course being both would be nice smile

  13. peachpurple profile image82
    peachpurpleposted 9 years ago

    smart, a beauty with a brainless head is like a doll to me

  14. gmwilliams profile image84
    gmwilliamsposted 8 years ago


    What about being beautiful and intelligent.  These two components are not opposites.  Being beautiful has nothing to do with not being intelligent.  Some of the most attractive/beautiful people are intelligent, even fiercely so.

    1. RobinReenters profile image59
      RobinReentersposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      beauty is a compilation of a lot of  things I feel its what we are born with and how intelligence brings another sense of wings it's a beautiful flight over our intelligence with perseverance. How we are beautiful from the inside and especially loved

  15. nomadspirit profile image95
    nomadspiritposted 7 years ago

    If I had to choose between beauty and intellect, I would choose intellect. Intellect I can converse with, learn from, enjoy, become a better person etc. Beauty without brains I can admire, but that soon becomes boring. BUT, if I really had my way, I would choose kindness over both beauty and intellect!

  16. Terrielynn1 profile image87
    Terrielynn1posted 6 years ago

    Smart. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. As judge Judy says, beauty fades, dumb is forever. What really matter is your heart and how you treat others. Beauty doesn't give you a life worth living. Though in some cases it does give you a foot in the door.

  17. lsmith131 profile image76
    lsmith131posted 6 years ago

    Hmmm beauty or smarts? No, I definitely would choose being smart. You can go far with knowledge as opposed to just being beautiful. Beauty is not permanent and will fade with time. But knowledge is something no one can take away from you. Beauty is also in the eye of the beholder, meaning everyone may not think you are beautiful. Therefore do not expect to get too far with it. But having knowledge and being educated will take you to infinity and beyond!

  18. loralridz profile image60
    loralridzposted 6 years ago

    There's an option nowadays much of us are attracted to beauty unless we consider if they smart or not but the main thing is most important is being with a smart person rather than a beautiful one there beauty isnt enough to help in our thick and thin but smartness does and a smart one knows how to ease everything.

  19. GoodnewsBassey profile image61
    GoodnewsBasseyposted 6 years ago

    Being beautiful without smart hmmm means the beauty is waste. i prefer to me smart.

  20. profile image52
    kellyksposted 6 years ago

    Well it is the combination of beauty and smartness which is very important to exist in a human being. Mostly people feel that beauty is important than brains but it’s actually on the contrary. The point is that smarter or average looks might not matter if you are intelligent and have a sharp smart mind. Though people who look attractive reap a lot of benefits as compared to average looking people. Which is not wrong but it is also not entirely right. Many people who look average must be smart minded but if they are not getting the benefits their self-esteem drops down. Take for an example that two people go for the same interview for the same position.  One of them is sharp and smart and the other is beautiful and attractive. If the attractive one gets the job just because of the looks, imagine how bad the other person would feel.

  21. profile image52
    rosaannposted 6 years ago

    Intelligence, if you are smart and know how to handle yourself smartly, you are also beautiful. Beauty will fade over time but the wisdom you gain from being smart will remain with you until the end.

    1. yVegas profile image60
      yVegasposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      nice one... liked your comment....

  22. profile image51
    Christine Naparanposted 6 years ago

    Attraction emanates from varied preferences. Some prefer beauty over brains others say with conviction "brainy is the new sexy". And this will be an endless squabble. But what about beauty from within? Looks and intelligence depreciates with time. But attitude and genuine heart? That's eternal.

  23. skrocky profile image40
    skrockyposted 5 years ago

    I think smart is the best beauty of human. Without smartness or proper brain use beauty was unless.

  24. The0NatureBoy profile image58
    The0NatureBoyposted 5 years ago

    My answer, neither.

    "Beauty" is an individual's judgment and its only value is to the sense preceptors the judge uses to judge it into existence.

    "Smart" is how well one is able to retain what another person teaches them and its only value is to the person who has schooled them into their beliefs.

    I consider "The Most Important Thing" is to obtain wisdom; interpreted as "the ability to see the 360 degrees of every subject matter obtained by objectives observing, participating to discover various outcomes, reasoning with the outcomes and being able to communicate their findings to others.

  25. profile image0
    LuluutiqueIIposted 5 years ago

    Intelligence is beauty in my humble opinion, so if you're intelligent or at least have common sense, then you're beautiful even if society thinks you're not on the outside. Everyone is beautiful. Everyone makes mistakes. But, let me contradict myself for a moment when I say, It doesn't matter what you know or what you look like as long as your heart is made of gold and your smile is genuine is can be.

    1. The0NatureBoy profile image58
      The0NatureBoyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Beauty's a judgment that has nothing to sustain its state except the opinion of those agreeing on a particular item. Smart is how well someone retains their teachings and intelligent tests are based on them. Wisdom is the most attractive to me.

  26. eirofficial3112 profile image89
    eirofficial3112posted 5 years ago

    Being beautiful and being smart are both subjective concepts.You can be called beautiful by simply being smart and vice versa.And base on that explanation alone, I believe the two are equally important.

    But if I were to choose, it would be on being beautiful. Beautiful in a sense that fits my description of beauty. Of course, being is smart is also important, but that only comes second after beauty. After all, how can I consider talking to someone full of knowledge when I can't seem to connect to it?

    Simply, I think beauty is like a piece of a jigsaw puzzle. It seems different to all others, but with the right ones, it fits perfectly.

  27. Thomas Finney profile image67
    Thomas Finneyposted 5 years ago

    Being smart, being beautiful may get you more attention and people wanting to be with you but you will not be smart enough to realize they might want you for bad reasons.

    Being smart you can move up in the world, you have more knowledge on how the world works and how to get ahead to make something of yourself, you can become a millionaire thanks to a grand idea or help others with their issues.

    Being beautiful will gain you more attention, you might even be able to move up in the world thanks to your beauty but other then that your hope will surely fail sooner or later.

    I find being a mix of the two to be better, you can have the beauty and the brains, mix them together and you can achieve far greater things.

    1. The0NatureBoy profile image58
      The0NatureBoyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      If one becomes wise they, maybe, will learn to live ecologically as man did in "the beginning" of this civilization since everything cyclic and the termination of this one is 11 years from now, per prophecy my interpretation, and why I'm NatureBoy.

  28. Deon Christie profile image45
    Deon Christieposted 5 years ago

    I think it's rather a question of balance than important. Being smart will compliment your beauty no doubt, but being humble is the cornerstone of greatness.

  29. marwan asmar profile image66
    marwan asmarposted 5 years ago

    I am interested in a beautiful person primarily. Beauty is always nice to look at, (sorry don't meant to sound sexist). But being a smart person always appeal to mean. Its nice to have a smart person as well as a beautiful person, or relatively so. It would be good to get an equilibrium between both. So I am going to stay on the fence as long as "ugliness" is involved but who is to say what I find beautiful doesn't necessarily appeal to other people.

  30. Natalie Haywood profile image39
    Natalie Haywoodposted 5 years ago

    It's great when someone is beautiful and smart at the same time. As for attractiveness, people could be really charming not having beauty or much intelligence.

  31. Layla Hughes profile image58
    Layla Hughesposted 5 years ago

    I am attracted to some handsome and smart. If that's an option. My husband is both handsome and smart. He is literally a math and science geek and still looks amazing.

  32. Kathryn L Hill profile image77
    Kathryn L Hillposted 5 years ago

    If one is smart (enough), she (he) will figure out how to appear beautiful, (handsome).

  33. Okereke Cindy profile image65
    Okereke Cindyposted 5 years ago

    Being smart also comes with beauty, both goes hand in hand with one complimenting the other and vice versa. I also think they should be well balanced. If I ''must'' however pick one, I'd go smart. If you can't mix smart with beautiful, you can always try looking good with being smart. Works too ;-)

  34. Janice Cowan profile image60
    Janice Cowanposted 4 years ago

    Being smart!

  35. Shawindi Silva profile image60
    Shawindi Silvaposted 4 years ago

    I think it is good to be a beautiful intelligent girl. So I choose both !

  36. Castlepaloma profile image74
    Castlepalomaposted 4 years ago

    If your smart, you can figure out how turn yourself into a beautiful looking women.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image61
      paradigmsearchposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I have no idea of the previous converse, but love your previous quote.

      1. Castlepaloma profile image74
        Castlepalomaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Don't remember
        Was it.
        Beauty lives a short time.
        Smart is forever.

  37. paradigmsearch profile image61
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    And there it was
    And so it do
    There was is as
    And so it do

  38. Sydney So Sweet profile image57
    Sydney So Sweetposted 4 years ago

    My daughter's class actually voted on this. I asked her what she chose, and she said smart!!

  39. Meshal Zulfiqar profile image60
    Meshal Zulfiqarposted 3 years ago

    Being beautiful  and being smart are two different things, and only intellectual one's can play with it

  40. Newton Fire And Flood profile image61
    Newton Fire And Floodposted 2 years ago

    Being smarter is more important than being beautiful

  41. profile image0
    Vishal Kaushikposted 2 years ago

    Being smart is more important than being beautiful. External beauty doesn't matter.


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