- The smarter you are the less people understand you the more alone you feelVote A
- "Smart" people who feel alone simply haven't learned how to share their emotionsVote B
- Everyone feels alone some people just think about it more than othersVote C
- No one likes people who think they're smartVote D
Most Helpful Girl
i voted a; i've always been intelligent, especially when it came to words and language. but, as a child, i always had to "dumb down" my speech because the other kids didn't understand me, and it was harder to make friends when my vocabulary was way over their heads.
as an adult, it's still second nature; i routinely talk far below my level, so that others don't feel bad. but going back to school is starting to break me of that habit~ my favourite literature professor talks to me as an equal; we have intelligent, stimulating discussions that i've been hard-pressed to find anywhere else.
(thankfully, my man is fairly articulate; i've caught myself attempting to dumb things down for him before i realize that i don't have to because he's on my level intellectually.)1
Most Helpful Guy
I agree the most with option A.
As a person that has always been told how smart/intelligent he is, I know how it feels to be so caught up in the analytics of social situations, that it is difficult to "switch off" that part of the brain, and enjoy the moment in a vapid fashion.
The talking in details of a small sliver of the conversation topic, to the point that other people get confused, bewildered, annoyed, and even frustrated with you because they can't follow your train of thought.
I'm a very social person and I like to socialize! However, with other highly brainy people, I can understand their lack of enjoyment with the general public. These people may have atypical hobbies, atypical ways of entertaining themselves, that the average person isn't able to relate to very much (if at all).
I know of several brainy people like the above, and the focus on their hobbies, somehow drove them to be less socially savvy. But they have improved much since I met them!2