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No. We're not crazy.
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Yes. Everyone who is intelligent or talented also happens to be clinically insane and dangerous.
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#12
I am not crazy.
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#13
People who tend to be very intelligent or proficient in their fields of expertise generally spend most of their time thinking and working on their projects.

As such, they come across to us as odd people. They are antisocial, consumed by their work.

They aren't crazy. They're just preoccupied with more important things that we don't understand sometimes.
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#15
is it true about geniuses being crazy?

Is it true about crazy people being geniuses?
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I am a genius but I do have 'anti-social' behavior....people do claim that I am smart...


I don't know what I am talking about now.
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I am a genius but I do have 'anti-social' behavior....people do claim that I am smart...


I don't know what I am talking about now.


If you think you're a genuis, you're probably not, as anyone who is actually smart realizes that we really will never know much at all, and as a species we're pretty stupid.

I'm not quite sure what constitutes a genuis, the term gets thrown around a lot.
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^Not to mention that anyone who seriously believes themself to be a genius is an arrogant knob, regardless of whether they are or not.
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If you think you're a genuis, you're probably not, as anyone who is actually smart realizes that we really will never know much at all, and as a species we're pretty stupid.


I meant to type 'not' ...my mistypings make me seem idiotic now.
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#21
I think that the genius cut off is supposed to be at about 140+I.Q. or so. I'm not sure on the validity of this however, considering my I.Q. is 157, and I'm WAY too lazy to do anything genius like. I do beleive that more intellegent people are more prone to be socially inept, but perhaps not as bad as to call them insane. I'd also like to add that I'm clinically insane.
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It's a common aspect of those, adult and child, deemed "gifted"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gifted#Social_and_emotional_issues

Being gifted, I know that it's pretty rampant among my more intellectually gifted friends, so I can attest to the validity of the article.

Intense intellectual giftedness often comes with a suffering social adaptation ability


I am gifted as well and have spent much of my life around other gifted people and while those issues are often there, I know many others who have incredible social abilities. I wouldn't say my own are all that bad either
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I am gifted as well and have spent much of my life around other gifted people and while those issues are often there, I know many others who have incredible social abilities. I wouldn't say my own are all that bad either


Well I can relate, because I am very social and am very good at dealing with people.

I'm just pointing out how social ineptitude is more common in gifted folk than it is "normal" folk, not saying that all are inept.
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#24
yes it is possible. Think about if Einstein where to have been a little smarter and came up with even more radical ideas, they would be so complex nobody would be able to understand them and they would label him crazy.

On the flip side It also could be possible that someone could be so stupid they are genius. Stupid people are not always bound by the same rules of thinking that are pounded into most peoples heads at a young age, and are the only people who can truly think outside the box.
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It's a common aspect of those, adult and child, deemed "gifted"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gifted#Social_and_emotional_issues

Being gifted, I know that it's pretty rampant among my more intellectually gifted friends, so I can attest to the validity of the article.

Intense intellectual giftedness often comes with a suffering social adaptation ability

According to that article I'm the next Albert Einstein. It's like I was reading about myself instead of gifted people in general.

Edit: Just read it all again. Holy ****, I'm a genius.
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#26
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According to that article I'm the next Albert Einstein. It's like I was reading about myself instead of geniuses in general.

Edit: Just read it all again. Holy ****, I'm a genius.


It's not talking about geniuses, it's talking about people who are gifted. They're two different things. A genius occupies the far end of the intellectual spectrum.

Anyways, I've yet to meet a crazy person who is also ridiculously intelligent and I have yet to meet a ridiculously intelligent person who is also crazy. I think what happens is that people mistake the ineptitude of gifted people in some everyday, "normal" situations for craziness because they can't comprehend that some minds simply don't work like others.
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If it helps anyone, everybody else seems to think that I'm crazy -- even though I don't agree with them; everything I do makes sense to me, otherwise I wouldn't do it.

I don't know where I stand on the genious scale though.
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It's not talking about geniuses, it's talking about people who are gifted. They're two different things. A genius occupies the far end of the intellectual spectrum.

Anyways, I've yet to meet a crazy person who is also ridiculously intelligent and I have yet to meet a ridiculously intelligent person who is also crazy. I think what happens is that people mistake the ineptitude of gifted people in some everyday, "normal" situations for craziness because they can't comprehend that some minds simply don't work like others.

That's what I meant. I'll edit it.
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Well I can relate, because I am very social and am very good at dealing with people.

I'm just pointing out how social ineptitude is more common in gifted folk than it is "normal" folk, not saying that all are inept.


I agree, it is certainly more common with gifted people than with "normal" people to be socially awkward. And just a point in general, not to you in particular, but the same thing could be said for the opposite end of the spectrum, but for different reasons.

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Albert Einstein, Mozart, Abraham Lincoln, Alexander Graham Bell, etc... are all thought now to have had ADD or ADHD. When you have that condition, you tend to not be able to focus very well on some things that don't interest you and HYPERFOCUS on the things that do. Also, these same individuals came to the conclusions they did in non-conventional ways because their "condition" enabled them to think outside of the box.

AD(H)D people are also known to be much more empathic of others than "normal", creative, and usually of above average intelligence.

I have met one Idiot Savant in my life, as well, who was able to recite every baseball players batting average on any given day since 1919. Otherwise, he was severely challenged.

Schizophrenics are also extremely intelligent. At least, the ones that i've met are, although they don't always make wise decisions regarding themselves.

I think the ability to think outside the box, in unconventional ways, and the ability to hyperfocus on things that interest "crazy" people, is the possible reason that they are often so intelligent.
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#33
According to the article AE never spoke. I did the same thing, was sent to professionals about the subject when I was 4-5. There they found out that I could talk better then most kids my age, but I just never bothered doing it.

at least I never bothered my parents.

But that couldn't possible be a sign that I am as smart as Einstein, can it? Well, we will see after I graduate from the University, I guess.
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Well, being incredibly intelligent is as abnormal as being 'retarded', so often mental disorders come into play.

I think it was Mozart who used to eat his own crap, plus Einstein wouldn't do things like wear socks, because they were a 'waste of time'.
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Einstein wouldn't do things like wear socks, because they were a 'waste of time'.

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People who tend to be very intelligent or proficient in their fields of expertise generally spend most of their time thinking and working on their projects.

As such, they come across to us as odd people. They are antisocial, consumed by their work.

They aren't crazy. They're just preoccupied with more important things that we don't understand sometimes.

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Well, being incredibly intelligent is as abnormal as being 'retarded', so often mental disorders come into play.

I think it was Mozart who used to eat his own crap, plus Einstein wouldn't do things like wear socks, because they were a 'waste of time'.




Yeah, throwing up while eating your own crap and feet fungus/tinea are totally worth it.
#38
My friend (An absolute genius) was telling me using a cat scan they figured out that the area of the brain responsible for mathematic calculation is also the same area that lights up for schizophrenics. He then gave me a list of world renowned physicists who were total schizo's.
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If you think you're a genuis, you're probably not, as anyone who is actually smart realizes that we really will never know much at all, and as a species we're pretty stupid.

I'm not quite sure what constitutes a genuis, the term gets thrown around a lot.

Talent is hitting the target no one else can hit. Genius is hitting the target no one else can see.
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