Brains vs social skills

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« on: 09/06/2009 23:35:45 »
I have noticed that often people with extreme intelligence often have no social skills. There are some on the forum. My son is one such person. So I ask the genius, the average and the numb skull alike which would you rather have intelligence or social skills? You can't have both.
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« Reply #1 on: 10/06/2009 00:12:25 »
I have noticed that often people with extreme intelligence often have no social skills. There are some on the forum. My son is one such person. So I ask the genius, the average and the numb skull alike which would you rather have intelligence or social skills? You can't have both.

I too have realised this phenomenah.

I have also noticed that it takes a social skills expert to recognise this.

Moi ?..I have no choice.....I must choose to walk down Social Graces Road as Academia Avenue is an obstacle course for lil ole me !
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« Reply #2 on: 10/06/2009 02:34:32 »
I'm not smart enough to not have social skills.

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« Reply #3 on: 10/06/2009 09:22:10 »
Being a thicky, nobody wants to talk to me because they know I wont understand a word they are saying and they don't want a mouthful of inane claptrap in return.
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« Reply #4 on: 10/06/2009 20:46:44 »
I think my social skills have improved over the years but my interlect seems to be decreasing with age. We should really draw a graph at this point.
I think that my intelligence often makes me unhappy and disattisfied with life. I guess ignorance is bliss.
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« Reply #5 on: 10/06/2009 21:20:05 »
I think my social skills have improved over the years but my interlect seems to be decreasing with age. We should really draw a graph at this point.
I think that my intelligence often makes me unhappy and disattisfied with life. I guess ignorance is bliss.

I am happy to draw a graph but it will be in crayon and have smudges on it !..but I'll be smiling !
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« Reply #6 on: 11/06/2009 20:35:52 »
This thread makes me smart and happy and smug. Someone is stealing my ideas!
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« Reply #7 on: 11/06/2009 22:08:56 »
I sometimes wonder if I'd be happier if I stayed in Norfolk and worked in a supermarket and went to the pub in the evening after work then walked home and went to bed. Nice and simple. But then I think I'd get so bored working a routine job, so I'd probably end up depressed as hell and shoot myself.

Social skills? I'm clearly an example of how you don't have to be super-smart to have none of these! I'm the world putting-foot-in-mouth champion, me!

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« Reply #8 on: 11/06/2009 22:10:24 »
I think my social skills have improved over the years but my interlect seems to be decreasing with age. We should really draw a graph at this point.
I think that my intelligence often makes me unhappy and disattisfied with life. I guess ignorance is bliss.

I suspect the ability to spell the word 'intellect' is a good example of this.  [;D]

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« Reply #9 on: 11/06/2009 22:28:05 »
Spelling and intelligence aren't connected. I repeat, I am dyslexic so stop taking the pee. I try really hard but when I post last thing at night I tend not to try as hard.
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« Reply #10 on: 12/06/2009 09:55:31 »
It amazes me that the word meaning a disability or difficulty to distinguish the written word is spelled with no thought to the unfortunate disleck dilex dysleck
dyslexic

No offence intended MIL.
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« Reply #11 on: 12/06/2009 11:06:29 »
I'm dyslexic, but it's not that uncommon, 534 out of every 12 people have it.

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« Reply #12 on: 12/06/2009 13:38:14 »
I've caught myself analysing social customs and deciding not to follow the ones that I think are stupid. It's not good for my social life. ;)

Now, really really smart people might analyse social customs to figure out whether they come from healthy or unhealthy patterns of thought, and then deliberately follow them anyways to avoid offending others, at least to a degree that doesn't cause harm.
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« Reply #13 on: 12/06/2009 14:02:03 »
I've come to the conclusion that we all have social skills.....even a deliquent haddock !..it's just how we apply them that makes the difference.
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« Reply #14 on: 12/06/2009 14:08:48 »
I shall bow to your Superior knowledge, sheepy, since I am unacquainted with any deliquent haddock's or even delinquent haddock's, for that matter.
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« Reply #15 on: 12/06/2009 15:29:45 »
I shall bow to your Superior knowledge, sheepy, since I am unacquainted with any deliquent haddock's or even delinquent haddock's, for that matter.

fank ewe !!! (who needs a spell checker ?..hurumpth !!)...besides, it's difficult to type with sheep feet !!...especially with these stilettos !!
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« Reply #16 on: 12/06/2009 19:20:40 »
Don 1 are you related to John Humphreys as he is obsessed with spelling. Go and FOG Coberst for me.
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« Reply #17 on: 13/06/2009 16:06:58 »
Don 1 are you related to John Humphreys as he is obsessed with spelling. Go and FOG Coberst for me.

WHAT!!!! Read one of his posts!!!!!! Verily you jest, my good lady.

Were I to read a Coberst post, I think I should feel like committing 腹切り.
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« Reply #18 on: 13/06/2009 20:25:26 »
This is your punishment. Take it like a man Hari kari is not the answer.
Give a man a fire and he is warm for a day, set a man on fire and he is warm for the rest of his life.