The Solitary Genius Often Has Difficulty Relating To Average People

Those with extremely high IQs often have trouble relating to average or slightly above average IQ humans, as they themselves are Human+ so to speak. It’s hard to relate to folks that seem to use a different thought process or cannot seem to process thought at all, or only to a limited degree. Often the resident genius finds it odd that people know things or have knowledge or understanding of things that typically are not known to other average humans, it surprises the genius when they encounter such anomalies, even though they themselves are anomalies. Let’s discuss this.

Mark, with a genius IQ writes; “I would like to say that when I’m in discussions with other people on subjects that require proper thought, it’s not so much a case of “wondering how they know things” for me it’s more along the lines of having to slow down to such a degree and having to limit what I’m saying to what I assume they’d know makes the conversation feel disjointed and dull (missing key pieces of information just doesn’t feel right).”

Now then, it is said that those in isolation assume everyone else is stupid and they are brilliant (which they actually may be), so, when they meet people, they are amazed at how those people they meet know things or how they came across the information. The reality is that the people they meet do know things because they probably enjoy the similar reading material, watch the same TV or read from the same media, and humans of a certain culture come to similar conclusions and have similar thoughts based on their environment. That’s actually a good thing for social interaction, stability of society, and getting things done in the community.

You can see how all that occurs, of course, this is different from what you Mark describes, but it is another interesting topic of how paranoia can occur from those in isolation as every time they do get out or have a social interaction, they wonder how come others are thinking those same things, or seem to be closely following their same thought patterns.

One problem we have right now in our societies is all this perceived and/or real surveillance, and the claim by governments and enforcement that they are “watching everyone” and this is unwise because it throws the slightly paranoid over the edge. Meanwhile, it is good in a different way, because it can limit crime and terrorism and such. For instance right now we have the Trump Inauguration coming up and the authorities are on-the-alert, but this also increases the paranoia to the point of creating unnecessary stress, which could send people over the edge as I’ve said, meaning it’s a self-fulfilling prophesy – see that point too?

Lastly, there is that famous line; “Just because you are paranoid, doesn’t mean they aren’t out to get you!” which is also a potential probability. But in the end all of this stuff can be problematic because it shuts down human social interaction, and whereas, that might make it easier to keep tabs on everyone from an enforcement standpoint, it’s not good for the general public, and it causes friction with perceived freedom and liberty – because “if people think they are free they are, if they think they are not, they are not” – but when we threaten the public that we are using surveillance we cause the latter scenario, and people feel they are being watched, thus, more paranoid people. That’s bad for everyone. It can cause instability.