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4 Reasons Highly Intelligent People Are Often Socially Inept

Last updated on August 24, 2020 3:45 pm

In my years of teaching people how to overcome shyness or social anxiety, there’s something weird that I’ve noticed.

I’ve seen this PATTERN so many times now that it can’t be an accident…

I call it “The Socially Inept Genius Puzzle.” This is the tendency for unusually smart people to have very LOW levels of social skills or confidence.

After thinking about this for a long time, I’d like to share my thoughts about it with you. Why is it that some very smart people can be so socially inept or socially awkward?

If you’re still reading this far, then you probably consider yourself more intelligent than average man or woman. Maybe you excelled in school or you couldn’t understand why all your classmates were only interested in pop music and celebrities… when you mostly cared more about exploring the world deeply with your mind.

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