The_Gallant_Gallstone: Inscribes golden apple with "to the smartest"; throws it into writer's living room.
ZeroPly: So I have this IQ that is over 220 when it was measured in college. Mensa sent people to my house to try to get me to join. But I believe in being humble so I blew them off./amidoingitright?
ZeroPly: Hmmm.... IQ thread... but I guess it's a good change of pace from the three a day gun threads...Let me go first:So I have this IQ that is over 220 when it was measured in college. Mensa sent people to my house to try to get me to join. But I believe in being humble so I blew them off./amidoingitright?
Muta: No one should have to hide that they are smart. Smart people should demonstrate their genius by offering unique and effective solutions to troubling problems. Throwing out your or your child's IQ out at a dinner parties doesn't demonstrate any intelligence.
Molavian: Why do you feel the need to tell anyone?
Coco LaFemme: If you have to brag about something, it more than likely is not true. Now, to answer your question, you probably feel the need to hide this not-at-all-true "fact" from people because you're an insufferable coont that no one likes, and you don't want to give them any more ammunition to finally snap and punch you right in the face. At least, that's my working theory.
RassilonsExWife: Okay.. did any of you actually read the farking article? Including the submitter?
DROxINxTHExWIND: I see a lot of "geniuses" who didn't bother to read the article before they came in to nerd bash. Her issue is that she believes being labelled as a child hurt her because of the expectations that went with it and she's scared that her child will deal with the same failures.
The_Gallant_Gallstone: 1) Incredulous reaction of test administrator at your unprecedented performance on the test.
The_Gallant_Gallstone: 2) Sudden grade advancement and social ostracism as a consequence of your epic results.
The_Gallant_Gallstone: 3) Negative environment fostered by those you live and/or work with.
The_Gallant_Gallstone: 4) Inspirational story of how you are using your "gifts" today
tricycleracer: RassilonsExWife: Okay.. did any of you actually read the farking article? Including the submitter?Yeah. "Genius" mom with poor coping skills and "genius" father who sucks at life have a "genius" child that they don't want to end up with their burden of being "geniuses".
Donnchadha: The_Gallant_Gallstone: 1) Incredulous reaction of test administrator at your unprecedented performance on the test.FTA: The psychologist literally came out to the waiting area shouting that she was "a genius!"The_Gallant_Gallstone: 2) Sudden grade advancement and social ostracism as a consequence of your epic results.FTA: I was skipped two grades and did not fit in sociallyThe_Gallant_Gallstone: 3) Negative environment fostered by those you live and/or work with.FTA: This led to years of heightened expectations, profound failures, disappointed teachers and family, and ostracismThe_Gallant_Gallstone: 4) Inspirational story of how you are using your "gifts" todayFTA: I later managed to successfully continue my education and got a graduate degree.I see the Article is four for four on that.
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