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I didn't see it directly mentioned in the article but the super intelligent usually seem to be deficient in social skills, whether it is a lack of a sense of humor or picking up on the body language of others, or being undiplomatic in their responses. The article did mention always correcting people even when it is not in one's best interest to do so.
Yeah. The little people can have these problems as well but the super intelligent seem to have the problem in spades.
Don't know why that is but I have always found it curious.
uhh, the real research contradicts that academic bastion of knowledge "business insider." in reality, the higher the intelligence, the better - tho a few complain-y outliers insist high IQ is a handicap. please envision a scatterplot with x & y axes: for most folks, the higher the IQ, the better their social skills, the higher their motivation, etc. there's a positive (but not a PERFECT) correlation. that's what research with groups pretty much always says. but some individuals COULD be high IQ, low social skills, etc. thanks!
I have a lot of high-iq friends (Masters and PH.Ds in physics, engineering, math and careers that align with being able to use that stuff), and most of them can be perfectly socially adept. You just don't notice those guys as being "high IQ" until YOU get them into a discussion of GPS guided UAVs (a buddy of mine helped build one in the 1990s that used GPS signals for pitch and yaw control), or the now high frequency trading works etc.
It's the high-iq aspies that get all the attention because they're the tall nail, the squeaky wheels.
William O. B'Livion
The linked article looks like a take-off on this eBook:
I think that most people miss the simple idea that there are high IQ people on the normal scale who can have any and all of the faults and imperfections as well as the charm and personality of more normal or average people. But then there are ultra high IQ people who are NOT 'normal' and these not normal traits flow over into their personality and social skills. Just as numerous tattoos and neck tattoos are tells of mental illness and social issues the ultra high IQ individual's tells are social ticks and personality issues. They go hand and hand. SOME ultra high IQ people can and will recognize this 'disability' and consciously adapt. Most cannot.
There may be downsides to be extremely intelligent, but the article got most of this wrong. Let's start there.
As for not knowing enough to shut up and not correct people, why should we stop? I don't pick on unarmed people, but allowing untruth to stand is not good for the tribe. If it is a disadvantage to me personally and people don't like it, so what?
Would you prefer a world where foolishness is never opposed?
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