Originally posted by rachel07
My I.Q. was registered at 145 when I was at school. I got told off by the school counsellor, as my grades didn't show for it; especially in general
maths. I was more interested in algebra and trig.
Very close to my school experience. I am within 5 points of you. I left school in the 9th grade and I didn't receive a passing grade in anything
except band from the fourth grade on although I was never made to repeat a grade. Before beginning college (4.0, BTW) I took the GED for the purpose
of entry to the military and received an Honors GED, whatever that means (they said I had scored within the top 1% of GED recipients nationwide since
I personally don’t think higher IQ types think much differently than most, however we do more of it. One thing I have observed in myself that
others around me don't seem to report is an ability to follow multiple lines of thought at the same time. I don't do it intentionally, but I will
often catch myself pondering the nature of the universe, the relationship of God and Satan, what type of snake I want to purchase and the chess board
in front of me all at once. I do this frequently. I think it possible that my mind moves a little faster sometimes and that I am actually jumping
back and forth between thoughts rapidly. Whatever the mechanics behind it, I consider it an asset.
BTW, I don’t think I am actually smarter then most others, I just think differently. This is not always an advantage. I struggle with spelling for
some reason and read at a slower pace than I think most others do, although I seem to retain nearly all of what I read. My spelling is not due to any
lack of practice; I read several hundred pages per day of various paper materials as well as spending countless hours online. I also probably average
about 10 pages per day of writing, mostly my random thoughts pounded out on a keyboard as typing seems to allow my thoughts to flow, as if slowing
them down enough to make sense. I also don’t speak well; I get confused easy and sometimes stutter out of frustration when I try to voice my
opinions in a literal sense. Here, on my computer, it flows so much better. Like I said, I think the typing slows my thoughts.
How do you geniuses feel emotionally, socially, and what are your ideologies in life?
How did I miss that?
Emotionally, I am severely withdrawn and can rarely stand the company of others, although I crave it. I cry allot (did I just say that?) for a
"tough guy" and get touched emotionally very easy (more so since the war.). In contrast, I am very level headed and can react normally (better?)
under stress, to include a proven ability to stay calm with bullets flying past my face (they sound like something out of starwars, in case you were
wondering.) I have a very short temper with people who annoy me, and often hurt others feelings with sharp, quick and direct disengaging language.
If I am not interest in hearing what someone is saying, I simply tell them, a bad habit of mine. If they continue, I get very angry.
Socially life is almost non-existent. I have never made friends at work, I never make friends period, actually. I have a single friend from 8 years
ago that I call every now and then just so we don’t loose contact. Most who know me call me an asshole to my face, and my wife has heard that about
me so much that she just shrugs it off in agreement, but she always tells me who said it. It is just something we are used to, and not something that
bothers me. I tend not to be a people person so this works out for me just fine, keeps everyone at a distance. I am married with four children, and
my family is a different story, I keep them close. Family is very important to me, and loyalty among family is tops. My wife is my best friend, kind
of my only real friend. I hate parties, and I mean HATE. I feel the same way about clubs. I avoid both at all costs. Crowds kind of freak me out,
and I am agoraphobic (diagnosed); I have an extremely hard time going outside during the day, to the point puking and having panic attacks. I have to
be in home during the day, unless my wife is by my side holding my hand, and I always work graveyards. I think has more to due with PTSD from the war
than anything and I hope it will pass.
My ideologies: Christian, Libertarian, Free. I hate authority.
WOW, I don’t think I have expressed this much about my personal life in all my other ATS adventures combined
BTW, I posted without reading most of the other pages, and I apologize for commenting blindly, but that’s whole lotta pages.
[edit on 25-11-2005 by cavscout]