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5 Responses to “Intelligence vs Social Skills”

  1. rjs0 says:

    too intelligent to function?

    lack ability to accomplish anything?

    then blog…

  2. Carse says:

    @ rjso: Nah, become a politician.

  3. oldbluejeans says:

    I can’t see the rest of the data on this, just a few charts. Seems to me though, that Social Skills for the highly intelligent would be greatly increased if they only had to deal with other highly intelligent people. Unfortunately, they have to deal with everyone, including the highly stupid.

  4. Julia Chestnut says:

    Actually, science tells us that there is a class of really smart people (RSPs) who are very socially adept. But those people are also less single-mindedly focused on their intellectual pursuits, so they may also be less likely to make a large contribution to the arts and sciences. The more focused people are on their narrow intellectual pursuits, the less fun they are at cocktail parties as a rule. At least it does feel like a pretty smooth curve. . . .

    But some of the most fun people I’ve known were geniuses – they were just the seriously quirky kind whom most people do not enjoy because they are a little scary to non geniuses. Their social skills were great, the “normals” around them were just intimidated and defensive. I’m not a genius, of course – which is how I know that it was the people around them who had a problem, not the geniuses themselves. Used to work in a program that was a magnet for such people and part of my job was keeping them happy. It was surprisingly fun.

  5. “I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.” ~ Michel de Montaigne