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High intelligence can have a different orientation – theoretical (science and books) and specifically applied (practical manual work).
People with high intelligence are more self-sufficient and therefore they are more often socially isolated-for the sake of a creative and interesting course of life.
The difficulty of people who are not self-sufficient, who do not know how to engage in interesting and productive activities, is that they need help in solving problems of life and leisure/hobbies – this requires maximum social activity.
People with high intelligence are not very common. And they tend to value both their own high intelligence and that of other people very much. Accordingly, if the purpose of communication is “intellectual warm-up” or the search for an answer to some important question, then they will look for those who are perceived as equal or more intellectually advanced. And they, as I wrote a little earlier , are not enough. This results in a natural limitation.
But the purpose of communication can also be different: to get support, to transfer knowledge, to develop another person (other people). And then people with high intelligence actively go to the people.
I agree with the author who wrote that one of the features of people with high intelligence is such a quality as self-sufficiency. That is, if you want to communicate with intellectuals, but they are not there, and there are no other goals in communication, then there is a high probability that such a person will not look for a company, either online or offline-because he is
First, what is high intelligence? You don't think that the IQ tests that were once fashionable really show your intelligence. They show how well you have developed logical thinking and the ability to solve non-standard problems, the ability to quickly identify patterns, but not what citizens usually mean by saying he is highly intelligent, implying that he is smart, and then maybe a professional in his field, the field of study of research, maybe with good cognitive abilities and so on. There are people who possess, for example, social intelligence, that is, intelligence in interaction with other people to achieve certain goals – you can see people with this type of intelligence in the political elites of all countries of the world in fact (but having weak knowledge and even weak intelligence on the same IQ test, which does not prevent them from achieving success in politics!). The very definition of high intelligence depends on what exactly is meant. In 2012, Adrian Owen and Adam Hampshire were released. Adam Hampshire of the Canadian University of Western Ontario and Roger Highfield of the London Science Museum concluded that human intelligence consists of several components and is not limited to one indicator, so IQ tests are unsuitable for psychological research purposes. What do you mean by high intelligence?
Secondly, there is a certain myth, which has never been proven, that geniuses who are endowed with genius cannot live in society and they have to be socially isolated, as you write, or in the culture you can often find, for example, the TV series “The Good Doctor”, where he seems to be autistic, but an excellent surgeon. In fact, each case should be analyzed, but the image that has developed in popular culture has nothing to do with reality. In the case of doctors, you need to communicate with the staff that you can't work without. Often, works of art about many professions are written by people who do not have an elementary idea of the essence and basis of these professions. Also with lawyers. You can't just be a genius with a photographic memory, as the TV series “Force Majeure” is about, without some social connections or the ability to build them in the most profitable way for yourself. Even if you will be such a genius with high intelligence and will be socially isolated (by the way, what do you mean by this?) how will you implement it in case of social isolation? What will high intelligence be for then, to solve what tasks?
If you mean people with erudition, an analytical mindset, who distance themselves from the majority in some collectives where they discuss some mundane topics, as opposed to the thoughts of a genius with high intelligence, it is worth thinking to a highly intelligent genius, and whether he is there? And does it need a society that is not conducive to its development? Therefore, yes, such people are forced to be on the sidelines in the formation of groups in the team in view of their intellectual requirements for the interlocutors and the environment.
To be honest, I don't consider myself one of them. I think my intelligence is about halfway between that of a hopeless blockhead and a recognized genius.
But simple observations of people who are much more intelligent than I am refutes your argument.
Like my friends from school once, and the smart people who are now sometimes caught, had or have a richer social life than mine.
Where I think the social exclusion argument works is that people with high intelligence are more likely to filter their social circle than others. Therefore, it seems that they are socially isolated.
But even then, this probably doesn't apply to all smart people.
I would not argue that a person with high intelligence is rather more self-sufficient and/or happy in solitude. Intelligence and inner well-being are not related.
I wish you success and all the best in life without any hard feelings!
I tend to think that everything depends on the person's company. If he understands that he is not interested in them, then naturally he will isolate himself from them, and find a society of 2-3 people where he will feel comfortable
I do not agree with the answer about the self-sufficiency of people with high intelligence, there are arguments that refute this, to begin with, we will accurately accept what everyone understands by intelligence, because there are a lot of tests and there is no consensus about this, so any statement will be erroneous, if we assume, then we can say that such people are extremely unsuitable for real life for their existence, they need greenhouse conditions, without them they simply will not survive, because they will not be able to go to cook, again, depending on what assessment we expect in the reasoning for this question, if, on the contrary, we perceive intelligence as the ability to adapt and manipulate the environment, then on the contrary, all smart people, for example, who live in silicon valley or processors, will not be smart because they are absolutely not attached to life, any answer to this question will not be correct, so I don't see the point in asking such questions on such topics, if we sum up, we can say that we people themselves will call intelligence, for example, success in science or vice versa, people are jack of all trades, then this will be intelligence, but we don't yet know what intelligence is by nature, and it's better not to talk about psychologists and psychiatrists at all, because when people are checked for something, they don't understand what they are doing at all.
Really smart people (not well-read like nerds at school, not arrogant because of their erudition) are more lonely because they just don't have anyone to talk to around them. Well, who among ordinary people would Einstein be able to talk to? It is clear that only with Niels Bohr and others. But there are only a few of them in the world. Or Perelman, who now lives with his math teacher and mother in the country. Here is someone to talk to, while he is interested in insanely complex mathematics, which probably he is the only one who sees very deeply right now, given that he has solved one of the most difficult problems. So it remains for them to be alone, misunderstood and rejected by the majority. Although hardly rejected, they simply do not see interest in the people around the average mind. Everyone thinks they're weird and arrogant just because a smart person has a point of view about everything and doesn't like what most people like. And the majority condemns such people, as a rule. If a smart person met an equally smart person, they would have something to discuss, they would even become friends. And so it is more interesting for them to sit with books than to discuss ordinary everyday things with ordinary people. As a rule, a smart person does not really care that he is alone, he is simply immersed in his favorite work, favorite books. I do not know if I am smart or not, I still see that I am far from great, but nevertheless I do not feel that I am interested in most people, and somehow I do not worry about this, because if I have to, I can easily talk to people and make friends. So, apparently, the statement about social isolation is correct.
I would not say that they are isolating, but rather greatly narrowing the circle of communication. That is, they consciously choose people to communicate with. This, in addition to all of the above, is due, as it seems to me, to the fact that “smart” people are often self-sufficient. They don't need other people's company to develop, entertain, or maintain high self-esteem. In addition, they often do not follow the generally accepted rules, but create their own, for example, they earn money or spend it very unconventionally, do not have cars or mobile phones, do not start profiles in social networks, do not like pop music and KVN humor, they are very disappointed with modern cinema, do not celebrate or celebrate birthdays and holidays in their own way, they may not drink alcohol, because they simply do not want to, which leads to misunderstanding and rejection by other people. And, yes, they are often bored in companies and have no one to talk to and they just feel sorry for their time and eventually stop going to parties and similar events…
No, this is not a correct statement, because intelligence, sociability and sociability are still different concepts.�
“Social isolation” is more influenced by social status, income level, and upbringing.
Although… if by communication we mean drinking in the entrance, then yes-intelligence is a hindrance 😉