In what way is this ever an issue?
I mean I'm trying to understand what you're talking about and why..
So say Theres a job interview. 3 people 1 of which is way more intelligent than the others. The other two are much closer but one is slightly more... And he doesn't get the job...due to his superior intelligence he is more cognizant Of the ways in which he was slighted?? But at that point... When you're comparing two people one if which is slightly above average intellectually... You likely look at other factors... Like personality... Which one is more likable? Is one more articulate? Nicer looking? Etc etc?? So Mr big ego slightly above average guy maybe not so smart if he doesnt get that other factors were at play.