As the Stones were saying: "you can't always get what you want" ... So when you're choosing your mate, friends, companions, working place, what would you favor: better intellect, or better character? Where would you draw the line? When I was younger I favored intellect, but experience made me change my mind. I think that both, intellect and character, are combinations of mind and genetics, flavored with education, child rearing, cultural environment, but it seems that intellect is more genetics than character is.