Smart women are more jealous: study

It is common to consider that jealousy represents, in fact, lack of confidence in the couple. However, for the most intelligent women, it translates into a badly founded distrust, because their imagination leads them to create many situations in which their partner could be unfaithful.

They are also often associated with insecurity and low self-esteem. But, surprise, it is not always so. A study by Roanoke College, Virginia, USA, revealed that high IQ is related to this attitude.


The research mentions that students whose grades were higher, had a larger to be jealous trend caused by Facebook. That is, to experience feelings of anger when a woman commented or virtually related to her partner.

This happens because successful women are perfectionists and when they think they are cheating, they feel that they are not in control of the situation. Friedman, one of the researchers, noted that the perception of infidelity alters his routine, leading to jealousy.


He also pointed out that women are more susceptible to emotional infidelity compared to men, who are intimidated by sexual infidelity. Another of the findings of the experiment was that the emoticon that is winking the eye is perceived as sexual flirtation. Undoubtedly, the pursuit of perfection in relationships may end up being the main obstacle to be overcome.