No, not really. Despite the arguments of racists, I simply see lower IQ people acting meaner because they chose to act mean, and it has nothing to do with IQ. There are plenty of sweet people with a low IQ and plenty of monsters with a higher IQ.
Fundamentalist Christianity has always argued that position. If morality is tied to IQ, then salvation loses a lot of meaning, right?
The bottom line is that certain people are simply selfish, probably due to a bad upbringing. According to Christian theology, selfishness is inborn due to original sin.
Where Did I Get the Idea for This Article?
Someone was arguing that low-down, trash-talking people were less educated. However, the truth is instead that people like that are usually just mean. They’re just plain and simple mean, apart from whatever education they have. A lower IQ might manifest as less scholarliness in their cussing, but rest assured, a high IQ jerk will cuss as much just the same.
They’re just mean like that Verruca Salt character in Willy Wonka – just mean, just a bad egg.