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Do Intelligent People Worry More?

circa 1880:  English naturalist Charles Darwin (1809 - 1882) sitting in a wicker chair.  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Image
circa 1880: English naturalist Charles Darwin (1809 - 1882) sitting in a wicker chair. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

If you worry a lot, fear not—your anxiety just might be a sign of high intelligence. The idea has been around for a while: The adage that ignorance is bliss suggests the reverse, that knowledge involves anguish. Now it’s starting to get some scientific validation.

In a recent study, for instance, psychologist Alexander Penney and his colleagues surveyed more than 100 students at Lakehead University in Ontario, Canada, and asked them to report their levels of worry.

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