Jason Y writes:
It’s hard to tell if resentment, backstabbing, and hate is IQ related or not. It would surprise the amount of evil that comes from normal or above average IQ people. Even assuming your moderately pissing people off, is the extreme hate encountered really justified? I think non-genetic factors like culture and politics motivate a lot of this hate.
Resentment, backstabbing and petty hatred are run of the mill emotions found in most if not all humans of any intelligence level. As opposed to being a serious problem, this is mostly just an issue that most of us will have to deal with in one way or the other most of the time, unfortunately. These background emotions are simply part of the unfortunate fabric of ordinary life for most of us.
Resentment is associated with narcissism and competitive, aggressive personality types. Backstabbing and petty hatred are associated with femininity and a female style of thinking. These things are not associated with intelligence so much as personality styles and gender.
Generally speaking, if you live in a community of higher IQ folks, you will find that they tend to be easier to get along with. A higher IQ town will have residents that are more peaceable minded, agreeable, easy-going, nice, polite etc. They might also be rather non-aggressive and wimpy. The higher the IQ, the less people like to fight, verbally, physically or otherwise. On the down side, high IQ is associated with passivity and wimpiness.
Now if you move to a lower IQ town, there will still be a lot of nice people there, but you also find less politeness, more hotheadedness, more fights (especially impulsive fights), more threatening and menacing people, etc. Lower IQ people are not typically wimpy and passive, though some are. They tend to be pretty proactive, stand up for what they believe in, and are often ready to fight in some way or another to defend themselves or their rights.