The highly intelligent tend to be more introverted than the rest of the general population. Highly intelligent people are more introverted because introversion correlates to esotericism. The word esoteric means inner or internally directed. Highly intelligent people are more focused on their inner world of thoughts and mental perceptions than the outer world of events. That is why they are more contemplative, intuitive and thoughtful. Highly intelligent people tend to be misunderstood by those who’re unlike them.
People in general tend to tell an introvert that he is too serious, or ask if he is ok. Some regard him as aloof or even arrogant and rude. There are those who try to draw him out thinking there is something wrong with him not being so friendly, social or external. It can be rather annoying sometimes for the highly intelligent introvert when others think such stupid things about him because their nature is different from his. Highly intelligent people have trouble learning to suffer fools gladly or at all in this crazy world.
Highly intelligent people find it hard to socialize and interact with the masses because others do not share their interests, their language or their way of doing things. That is why highly intelligent people are normally uncomfortable with social interactions and prefer to keep to themselves, than converse with those who would bore the hell out of them. Highly intelligent people love deep and long one on one conversation that explore profound thoughts or fascinating ideas instead of shallow or small talk in groups.
It is very difficult for an extrovert to understand an introvert whereas extroverts are easy for introverts to understand, because extroverts spend so much of their time working out who they are in talkative and frequent interaction with other people. They are as inscrutable as puppy dogs. But the street does not run both ways. Extroverts have little or no grasp of introversion. They assume that company, especially their own, is always welcomed. They just can’t imagine why someone would need to be alone.
When a highly intelligent person tries to explain deep things to shallow extroverts, they never really seem to understand. They listen for a moment and then go back to barking and yipping. They never really take the time to internalize and comprehend what is being said because it almost seems as if it is not in their nature to do so. Highly intelligent introverts find it tiring and pointless to converse with most people because of this. That is why they are highly selective in who they choose to relate and talk to.
The truth is people are not stuck in being extrovert or shallow. Everyone has a choice but unfortunately most don’t use it. Only a small percentage of the human population is highly intelligent and introvert. The masses prefer to identify with each other like chickens rather than fly solo and distinctly like eagles. An introvert can still possess the qualities of an extrovert such as connectedness with others but still be esoteric or inner directed. The true and best way of being is inner to outer and never outer to inner.
Highly intelligent people detecting the illogical conduct of those in charge of their affairs may turn rebellious against all authority especially those that are less intelligent. That is why highly intelligent people usually can’t have bosses over them. They function better as free agents or by being their own boss. Introverts are not comfortable with mass politics. Extroverts therefore dominate public life. This is a pity. If we introverts ran the world, it would no doubt be a calmer, saner, more peaceful sort of place.
There is a direct ratio between the intelligence of the leader and that of the led. A leadership pattern will not form, or it will break up, when there is too high a discrepancy between his intelligence and those under his direct leadership. That’s why a hierarchy of intelligence has to be set up in an organization.
- Lower level workers are managed by higher level executives all the way up to the mastermind. Genius finds no place to fit in except at the top. The stone that the builders rejected becomes the head stone.
Those who are very highly intelligent have a strong desire for personal privacy. The more intelligent a person is, the less often can they find a truly compatible companion. Highly intelligent people are often very frustrated by the irrationality around them. What is normal for the highly intelligent is most often labeled as abnormal in the general population. Etiquette books tend to be written, no doubt, by extroverts who regard declining to banter as rude and gaps in conversation as awkward when it’s perfectly fine.
Highly intelligent people have a need for thought time. They are not always available for unnecessary chatter and they’d prefer to conserve mental energy by focusing it on most productive mental work rather than waste it on less essential communication. True greatness cannot be achieved without significant intelligence. It is more vital for our society to acquire intelligence than all other things, because it is higher intelligence that will lead to the betterment of life. Foolishness destroys while wisdom creates.
When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, which is the dumb ones are all in confederacy against him. Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. The height of genius then is to be able to conceal it. Blend in with the crowd and influence them in subtle ways rather than outright control. Appear like one of them but yet achieve super level of results in the world. In this way you can put your intelligence to great effect while facing the least resistance.
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