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  1. #31
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    depends on the person. I remember in high school this guy saw my sat score and said "wow! I didn't know you were smart!" I guess I can come off as a ditz and I'm not very articulate most of the time.

    other people (parents especially) give me too much credit though.

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    No most people think of me as a complete idiot and are happy to tell me so. This is mainly to do with not being able to write cheques that don't bounce in the physical world, in other words: i'm lacking in the immediate intelligence of the culture that surrounds me.

    Combined with always jumping to incorrect conclusions, although rarely acting on them, but when I do it's fun to see the results.

    I also miss things right in front of me and things which are not immediately apparent. It's interesting to be poor at both the subtle and the straightforward.

    My parents tell me I am intelligent, but for me this is just the role of a parent speaking. In any case this isn't important to my happiness.

    Stupidity begets willful ignorance and ignorance is bliss.
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    ^Heh, somewhat related to your post, an ex told me half-jokingly last week that I was skilled at making irrational generalizations (after my having poked at him for being nit-picky )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Il Morto Che Parla View Post

    IMO people try hard to sound clever, but when it boils down to it, I find many people here misunderstand very basic things, which most people IRL understand "intuitively". In my experience.
    Things like what?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wind-Up Rex View Post
    Things like what?
    To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
    ~ Elbert Hubbard

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    Quote Originally Posted by Il Morto Che Parla View Post
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    ... This. I can't.

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    @Infinite Bubble - since for anyone who posts here, the rest of us ARE other people, wouldn't a more contrast revealing way to ask the question be "how intelligent do you think you are"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by phobik View Post
    don't you love the oxymoron of false-modesty schtick and clever gratuitous attention whoring flaunting?
    It's called humblebrag, and I hate it more than I hate MRAs. I even hate it more than I hate the show Girls.

    You know what? This whole question is stupid, because the way others perceive your intelligence can be accounted for by (1) their perceptions of their own intelligence (which, for the majority of people, is not very high to begin if they're calling you a genius...well, consider the source) and (2) social stereotypes (glasses, quietness, politeness, good grades.) Thus you can literally control how others perceive your intelligence not by actually being intelligent or doing anything that would signify genuine intelligence, but rather by manipulating aspects of your public presentation such as your demeanor and appearance and controlling the type of people with whom you associate.
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