Findings from a US-based study seem to support the idea that people with a high IQ get bored less easily, leading them to spend more time engaged in thought.
And active people may be more physical as they need to stimulate their minds with external activities, either to escape their thoughts or because they get bored quickly.
The best jobs for smart, but lazy people, by Anglea Henshall.
English teacher in China: Teaching roles in China are often lucrative and high demand means ”entry standards are not restrictive”. Your income levels will match the middle class college graduates that work 50 hours a week and do overtime until they die.
Computer programmer: It is a continuous learning process, but you really don’t have to work that hard , and gradually you learn that many of the challenges are repetitive. Even the nature of the work itself lends itself to doing less. Good programmers write as few lines of code as possible, and it is one of those professions which pays well, while at the same time, encouraging laziness.
Billionaire Bill Gates: “’I will always choose a lazy person to do a difficult job, because he will find an easy way to do it’.”