I have systematically checked most of the items that you can buy and I can not find a way to raise my Reasoning.
I have tried all the cable channels (including The Science Channel and News). I also have tried Sudoku (logic), Chesses (logic), the Video game (problem solving), and the Crossword (problem solving). I have read the Advanced Math (logic), IQ (logic), encyclopedia (knowledge), and History(knowledge) books.
This is absolutely frustrating because I am maxed out on Logic and raising my problem solving and knowledge. However, no matter what I seem to do, I can not get my Reasoning above its starting value.
After reading through the code, I noticed that spending time with a Smart person raises reasoning. However, I have made 6 characters and had very expanded social circles but I have never seen a Smart personality. There must be something else that can be done to raise Reasoning.
What am I missing?
I am playing the 1.06a version of the game on Windows XP.