Hello Typology Central, I just stumbled upon this site while trying to find some solutions to a current life issue of mine and I was hoping maybe somebody could help me work through it... So here is my first post.
Throughout my life I have always considered myself something of a clever individual, and I have never really had doubts about that. I've always been able to easily apply myself to something if I really felt the need to. I do know that many people disregard the true efficacy of IQ tests in gauging intelligence however I feel that it is relevant to mention that I have taken numerous IQ tests throughout my life and I usually show up in the mid to high 140s. It is truly rare for me to encounter someone who I feel actually measures up to me in that sense. A couple months ago I started dating this girl just for kicks and giggles, thinking that it wouldn't amount to anything really as I kind of thought of her as something of a ditz. However recently as we get closer and more open with each other I am starting to realize that I severely underestimated her mental capacity, the other day she told me the results of an IQ test she took in the 4th grade where she achieve a score of 180, and although I am somewhat skeptical of this although there is potential for it's truth when compared to some of her developmental accomplishments (eg her first (nonbabbling) vocalization as a child was "I want a cracker", she toilet trained herself, and she was fluent in three languages from a young age). Originally I thought that it would be nice to have someone who could keep up with me on an intellectual level however lately I have felt a sense of inferiority whenever it surfaces, which seems to happen quite a bit. Does anybody know how I should go about approaching this situation?