I know tons of highly intelligent people and some geniuses too but none of them are socially awkward or "weird". My neighbor has a Ph. D. in physics from Stanford but he has a good sense of humor just like other people. Why are geniuses portrayed as socially awkward?
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It's a stereotype to comfort to less fortunate people, like athletes or very good looking people being stupid. People who didn't win the genetic lottery would like to believe there is a kind of compensation for getting shortchanged.0