Why start with high happiness or high confidence?


#1

Does that just START you with those skills?

Or do they give you a consistent modifier to them throughout the game,
making all boosts to happiness and confidence affect you more, and having
them decrease at a slower rate.


#2

these are like the ‘default’ base levels for thos attributes, so they are like a disposition that has effect throughout your life.


#3

So if you started with low IQ and you increased it loads, over time it would decrease?


#4

Yes, the IQ, confidence, happiness, and culture have a natural decay rate, so you have to keep working on them. I believe the selection in the beginning gives a higher level to start with, plus makes those skills easier to acquire.