Do you think you are smart? Is there something wrong with it?

Philippines
September 9, 2010 11:46am CST
I do think that I am smart. I am sure I am smarter than most people I know (130 i.q.) BUT, I do feel like something is wrong with me. Do you feel the same way too?
11 responses
• Philippines
9 Sep 10
Yes. I think that I being smart makes me a loner. And being a loner makes me think that I am not smart. From there I admit that there is something wrong. You may be smart but you are not that "sociable". But being smart must make you "sociable". Because if you are smart then you should know how to communicate effectively. But. it is not always the case. People has their own different gifts. People may not be smart, but they are "sociable" and have lots of friends. They have charisma that other people think that they are smart. So that makes them smart although they are not that "smart". So. To summarize. It is not how smart YOU are. BUT. How Smart OTHERS think You are!
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• Philippines
10 Sep 10
Hmm. Strange that I feel just like you. Feeling like a loner because of, uhmm, how we think. You know many times my friends would say they have problems or questions, and they are all talking about it. and then I would just say the solution right on. And yes it is always the right solution. They would, like, "huh?" and would think you are weird for thinking so fast and effectively. Like they are thinking you are boring for being that way...
• Philippines
10 Sep 10
Yes. Friends, Coworkers, colleagues, people that are engaged in a conversation about their problem. Then when You came along and discover what they are discussing, you just present the solution in a step by step manner. And from there. They will continue their discussions as if the solution just popped up from nowhere. And you are out of the seen or out of place again. Or. If on one on one someone tells you his problems and you present the solutions, he will take it. but that doesn't make you "sociable" for him. You just became a consultant. In terms of lovelife. If someone asks for my advise. I analyze their situation and give a somewhat "weird" advise. But most of the people doesn't take my advise because they can't or they don't see the logic and are afraid, they end in break ups. Those who are courageous enough to take my advise ends up happy with the person they want. But still. that doesn't make you "sociable" for them. You just became a consultant.
@bounce58 (17387)
• Canada
10 Sep 10
I do think I am smart! I may not have a high IQ, but I make use of what I got to get things my way. Although I ran with the intelligent ones when I was in school, I never had their booksmarts. So, I just used my friends, my environment to have doors open for me. That's how I got further in my career. Sometimes, when I am in the company of intelligent people and it is very obvious that I am not up to par, then that's when I feel that there is something wrong with me. But, I never let that get me down.
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• Philippines
11 Sep 10
I think you are wise for what you are doing. And that is so much BETTER than being smart
@chiyosan (30184)
• Philippines
10 Sep 10
I think i am smart.. actually i feel and i know tha i am.. hehe otherwise i would not have proven to be good in what i do, in the jobs that i have taken before... but then i think i just do not need to brag about 'em. :D I don't feel that there is something wrong with being smart, with an above i q... i think you are just putting too much pressure on yourself.. do not compete with yourself... always enjoy and be happy that you are intelligent. ;)
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• United States
10 Sep 10
An I.Q. of 130 is above average, but is it exceptional? I don't understand why you would feel something is wrong with you. Can you explain?
• United States
11 Sep 10
Growing up, there was a young man in our neighborhood who had a 136 I.Q. He couldn't explain it either. I suppose people with higher I.Q.s live in another zone that we ordinary people.
• Philippines
11 Sep 10
hmm.. Well I don't know if it is connected, but when I think, it feels like I am thinking 4 times in advance without really thinking about it. lol. how do I explain this. Like when there is a problem, I tend to answer it without actually thinking much about it, and when I tried to explain how I solved it, it was a long process. Sometimes I can't even explain it.
@mspitot (3824)
• Philippines
10 Sep 10
There is nothing wrong with being smart or thinking that you are smart as long as you don't use that against other people's shortcoming and to belittle others.
11 Sep 10
Though I don't think I am smart,but I will try my best to do everything I was expected.Maybe due to efforts I maked, people think I am smart and I really don't know weather I am or not.But any way,I will do everything well and not to be looked down upon.
@goldeneagle (6745)
• United States
9 Sep 10
I am smarter than a lot of people (maybe most people), but I am not as smart as others. I have no idea what my IQ is, and I don't think it is relevant. IQ is just a number used by society so that they know which school to send you to. It has no real reflection on how smart a person truly is, or more importantly, how much common sense they have.
• Philippines
9 Sep 10
I think that i am smart (1000 i.q.) and i don't think there's something wrong with me. I'm perfect.
@unique16 (1531)
• United States
9 Sep 10
Hello damned_dle, I would like to think I am smart. My boyfriend and I always joke and say we are not smarter than fifth grader like that TV show. It keeps our Egos in check and not compete with each other and just enjoy what each other has to offer. Somedays I can answer questions he can't and other days I cannot answer them and he get thems. Thanks and have a great day! Sincerley Unique16
@rappeter13 (8614)
• Romania
9 Sep 10
I have never done an IQ test, but at a psychological test I was told that I am an intelligent person, and my colleagues from school, high school and university told me that I am smart. My parents and relatives always tell me that I am smart, I consider myself a little bit above average. I know that I am smarter then many of the people I know, but yet not so smart to be the best at studying. Maybe this is because I got tired to learn, because after 15 years of school I feel that it is too much. But I still got 3 years of University in front of me so I have to keep it up and continue. But from the 9th grade I started to be more passive and only learn what is necessary to move on. I was the best in my class from the first till the 8th grade, in the high school I was in the best 8 and in the university I was 15th the first year, 15th the second year, from about 120 students. So I think that I am pretty good, but not top. Maybe if I was more hard-working I would be better, but I am the lazy type who is satisfied with a certain level, I don't like to learn too much. And I learn only during exams, not during the whole year.
• Philippines
9 Sep 10
I'm sure that everyone's not perfect but that doesn't mean nobody can say he/she's smart. Saying that oneself is intelligent is a good way of raising self esteem and awareness. It's also not wrong as long as it doesn't reach the point that the person's too overconfident.