posted on Oct, 11 2017 @ 06:45 PM
a reply to: DexterRiley
Tact is not part of a person's IQ. In fact, I think science has stated in the past that there is a clear divide between emotional intelligence and
traditional markers of intelligence. Very intelligent (genius) people frequently are seen to have high degrees of interpersonal hostility, they are
expressive in their frustrations, and they tend to not focus on issues they see as trivial (such as tact and diplomacy) instead jumping straight to
solutions that are statistically the most effective despite those solutions having the highest degree of emotional angst tied to them. There is also
a lot of evidence that higher IQ individuals lean towards the more base emotional states... either you're doing something that feels good and
experiencing happiness or you are dealing with something unpleasant and you're pissed off... very little middle ground and very little nuance, not to
mention very little reason to mask your present state of feels in the name of social tact, so they let it all hang out, so to speak.
The modern expectations of diplomacy, tact, and empathy being expected to go hand in hand with intellect isn't accurate nor rationale. It's a
Hollywood construct based on fantasies and a perfect world scenario which simply doesn't exist. Charming actors have played roles in which they were
portraying a genius... that doesn't mean the genius was charming nor does the role osmose itself into the actor's head making him or her an actual
I honestly believe a lot of the things that people rip President Trump for are social in nature and, frankly, point to him actually being very
probably a genius IQ. I also believe that many of the things people found most charming about Reagan and Obama pointed to less than genius IQs.
Emotionally they were brilliant, and Reagan was highly skilled at delegating which served him very well, but emotional intellect doesn't translate to
much in terms of actual higher level thinking and is, in fact, anathema to higher level thinking due to the simple fact that emotions are not a
thought process in any way.