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How Smart People Talk About Themselves - The Wordsmith's Forge
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How Smart People Talk About Themselves
Good observations.  I will add ...

Brilliant people do a couple of things that average people rarely if ever do.  1) They can lock onto an idea with absolutely unshakeable force.  That hyperfocus is actually a change of brain state, sometimes called 'zone' or 'flow' in which a better quality and quantity of output is possible.  2) They can teleport from A to Q while everyone else is still looking for B.  So if you're listening to someone and they do either of those, chances are, they're smart.  And the smarter they are, the more they do that stuff, and the less average people understand them.  Anyone can have an occasional zone or leap of intuition.  A genius does it routinely.

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From: rhodielady_47 Date: January 7th, 2018 02:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's why they say that SMART people seem like CRAZY people to DUMB people.
I so wish someone had told me that back when I was about 10 or 11. It would have helped me understand WHY the other kids had such a problem with me.
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ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: January 7th, 2018 07:05 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yes ...

I started having that problem shortly after I could talk, and yes, that's one of the ways my parents explained it to me.
From: (Anonymous) Date: January 8th, 2018 04:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Trump is an excellent example of the Dunning-Kruger effect in action.
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