Intelligence as Intimidation Factor
How can it tank so fast? Another woman chickens out of meeting me, saying,
“I didn’t expect to like you this much, this fast….While it’s true I am very intelligent, I am not really well read or informed on as many subjects as u and I don’t want to feel less-than, from the start.”
So i guess I’m supposed to pretend i don’t know what i know, dumb myself down so as not to intimidate??? WTF?
Do i have to go to a fucking Mensa meeting to find a woman who is NOT intimidated by the fact that i have a brain and know how to use it? It’s not like I’m Einstein for Harpy’s sake. I know my IQ is well above average (149)–but hell’s bells! I’m also funny, playful, sincere, intuitive, understanding, affectionate, open, honest, ethical–and pretty damn good in bed, too……When did intelligence become Pariahville in this society?
With all the information out there available to anyone with a computer, anyone can learn. I don’t have a Master’s degree or a PhD, but I learn about everything that interests me, and even some things that don’t, because i feel I should know about it. (And generally I share that knowledge in books I write, blogs I write, conversations I have, on Facebook, on Twitter and anywhere I else i think it might be beneficial to others). Though I’ve had 8 years of college, I am primarily self-educated. I’ve cultivated the skill of conversation (or at least communication) with clarity– and hopefully sometimes eloquence.
Yes. I am pissed. I’m sure I won’t stay that way, but right now I am. I resent being socially ostracized just because I’m smart. Socially and interpersonally, I always try to seek out all the highly intelligent people, but they are hard to find. They are perhaps hiding from those who are intimidated by them.
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