posted on Apr, 16 2012 @ 03:17 PM
There are a heck of a lot of posts here, so I do not know if anyone has covered this already.
IQ tests virtually test nothing but the content of knowledge already within some individual, coupled to the speed of access to that information.
There is no psychological evaluation, nor anything else really going on despite what some of those websites tell you about "what you would be good
On a good day, meaning that I had a good night's sleep, I ate well the previous day, and I am not distracted, the tests indicate that I have an adult
IQ of 162. On bad days, it ranges from about 138 to 150 something.
Many "geniuses" that I have encountered are unbalanced between thought and emotion. I think the quick access to information can be a difficulty for
some. They will sometimes give what appears to be an irrelevant response, but when pushed for an explanation, can show you all the steps they went
through to reach the odd conclusion they made. It will usually make sense but one has to look for the tangent that twisted things up a bit, and why.
This may be one reason why some actual genius level minds are called "stupid" by the mediocre minds that couldn't think their way out of a paper
bag if it had a zipper on the side.
Fast moving minds leap ahead of whatever is in front of them to carry out further thoughts connected or unconnected with whatever the stimulus was.
They are sometimes the ones in class that answer with "Huh?" when approached by the teach. There may be many labelled ADD because those that make
the evaluation belong in the aforementioned paper bag category.
Problematic for me is that sometimes, I really get zoned in on some topic to the exclusion of everything else. I can drive for a long period of time
and not remember any of the scenery. I can set my mind to remember some long ago forgotten thing, be zombie like for awhile, and then it will pop
out. I sometimes have difficulty communicating with folks that "just don't get it" and then I wonder why... It's mostly my fault.
It is sometimes a real problem with processing information quickly. I will sometimes be 3 layers ahead of others and I have to wait patiently for
them to catch up or try to help them through the process. I was utterly bored to death throughout all my school years. It wasn't until I was older
with a lot of life experience that I could settle on a college level education that had any meaning. If you try to teach me something at the dummied
down slow.. level, I do not respond well.
Knowing that I have this "genius capacity", sort of entails some duties for me. It's not my place to rub it in other people's faces. Yet there
are times when you run into those that appear to act stupidly, as if on purpose, and they never plan to actualy think about anything ever. I have to
remember at those times, that while our constitution uses the phrase: "all men are created equal", that it is referring to access to "natural
rights" and not to abilities between people. I can just let it pass unless they are being utterly obnoxious, then I will dress them down. If you
don't really have what it takes to become a physicist or philosopher, you will neber become either until they dummy down those fields to let the non
thinkers in. It's as simple as that. NOBODY likes blithering idiots, especially when they seem to plan it that way. I tend to just stay away from
them and let their little reflectionless minds be.
But I also feel that I should help where ever I can unless dealing with those noticably "unteachable" people.
With my style of thinking I frequently ask myself "Why can't they see it?" It isn't always a lot of fun, being a little "quicker" than those
It IS my job to try to keep thought disciplined for myself. I take my ego out of it, and seldom go off on the less "fortunate".
So while "genius" can be an asset for any human, it can also be a curse in some ways.
Have you ever noticed that there are these weird little folk out there that simply despise intelligent people?
Trolls come mind here...
Do not worry. It's not your fault. Their past failings that make them bitter are nothing that you have done. They fit the bill of the mediocre
minds that Einstein mentions. For me, I just feel bad sometimes when I wonder why there are not more people around like me, with this gift/curse.