Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Am Intelligent But Airheaded

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 471 People

    "street Smarts"?

    I am intelligent, no doubt about that.  I have a 3.8 GPA and a full ride scholarship to the university.  Unfortunately, I am lacking in the common sense area.  It's funny how that happens, right?  I got so tired of people making fun of me for...
    NovemberBlue NovemberBlue 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 5, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Am A Fraud

    Since as long as I can remember, people have been telling me that I am smart, intelligent, and so on. You would think that this is great. I mean people respect you, they value your opinion, and at least you are not living the life of a failure. Yet, still on the...
    dsjuly03 dsjuly03 26-30 Oct 15, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Space Cadet..

    I'm almost always completely spaced out.  My mind is constantly off in another world, I get preoccupied with random thoughts, I can't think straight at times, and I definitely can't focus on pretty much anything that I'm supposed to be doing.  Once I percieve something...
    solarxmoon solarxmoon 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 27, 2007

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Belong In This Group!

    This is why I never put on airs .... you do not have to know me long before I do something so flighty you doubt my intelligence... so it is just easier to be my silly self.  This has been true all of my life ... which is a relief now that I am in my mid forties ... because I...
    JoyceAnne JoyceAnne 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 12, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Dentist

     I think that i loose contact with my brain sometimes. Some of the things i say and do really make me question if i really am 'intelligent' at all! lol For example my teeth were bothering me a little bit one day. This was in the same area i had a root canal a year earlier...
    Tacit Tacit 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 2, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Perfect Title For Me..

    If there's one way I could describe myself, it would certainly be intelligent but airheaded. I'm not a genius, but I do have smarts, but apparently they are mostly only booksmarts, because I did really well in school and I always score well on tests, including IQ tests. But when...
    infinitedreamer infinitedreamer 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 11, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Smart Guys Are Dumb Sometimes

    I literally possess a genius level IQ. Lest this be misconstrued as bragging, let me point out that it's only a few points above that line. So yes, I can legitimately lay claim to the "g" word, but I can also do some outright dumb things. Car keys? Don't give them to me. They...
    RaiseTheBlackFlag RaiseTheBlackFlag 26-30, M Aug 1, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Know I Am Smart

    I am smart I know=] Just not good at math... or walking down stairs... haha
    cementerygates cementerygates 16-17, F Mar 3, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Weird, Isn't It?

    I can like... stare into the wall for no reason and have nothin but blank thoughts. Then i can turn around and start talking politics and world issues. I'm not dumb, but i'm very airheaded. I'll overlook words, forget things A LOT, and just appear to be a fish outta water...
    candiipup candiipup 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 31, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Oh This Is Perfect

     This is PERFECT for me. I know my stuff in what I study and learn. I can tell you a synopsis on some plays by Shakespeare and give you information on it and stuff like that. But when it comes to some things, I don't know what to say or do. I'm what I call, "Book...
    strawberries17 strawberries17 22-25 Sep 11, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Tom Steel

    When I was 16 I fell in love with a girl who came from a very good home:her father was a well known person on national level here in our country.I came from a very poor home:one of seven kids and we stayed in the poorest part of our big city. We had this very serious relationship...
    kitsgamesandads kitsgamesandads 61-65, M 4 Responses Mar 22, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Am In Fact A Fecking Idiot

    I certainly like to think I am intelligent. I'm no genius, but intelligent. I am fairly certain this is debatable to those around me. The vast majority of the things that come out of my mouth are, well, pretty stupid, the vast majority of the time. I've been known to do equally...
    Littlebrownbat Littlebrownbat 31-35, F Dec 20, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Duh

    I have my moments where I am just such a moron. I cant stand it but it happenes often LOL> I dont know what it is. I am smart and sometimes I am just BLAH>
    firestarterfairy firestarterfairy 22-25, F Mar 14, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Some Of These Could Describe Me Perfectly

    I’m a space cadet – I’ve never been much in tune with my external environment. I guess some people interpret that as having nothing going on upstairs, but it’s actually the opposite...there’s so much going on in my head that adding much else to...
    sallysimpson sallysimpson 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 5, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    The Big Bang Theory

    I am not where I would like to be intellectually. On the inside as I watch myself on a day to day basis and analyze my decisions, I shake my head. It seems as though I fail to comprehend many things that I feel I should know. I read a quote once that said “in your teens you...
    myheartmypain myheartmypain 26-30, M Sep 20, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Im Smart

    I know I am smart! No one needs to remind me about that. I am an idiot sometimes though....=[
    crookedspoons crookedspoons 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 3, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Scatterbrained and Smart

    I get straight A's in AP classes (okay, so maybe an A- in Trig at the moment, but seriously, it's still an A) and all my friends think I'm extremely smart, and I know for a fact I am. I comprehend things faster than most people and take new information in like a vaccuum (except I...
    Yellowrhapsody Yellowrhapsody 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 3, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Tests

    I was tested several times because I didn't fit. I was found very intelligent. And I'm clever for several things as languages or sciences. Yet, I'm so goofy, so distracted that I look like an idiot. I'm not very easy in the crowd and with talking to people I don't know, so I pass...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 26, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I'd Float Away

    I come across as a person that's let say not very intelligent.I say and do silly thing that seem immature and air headed, I never test well in school when it came to aptitude testsBut the really people that know me know that I can be quiet wise and when I but my mind to it do...
    mistyeyes mistyeyes 22-25, F Feb 9, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Forget Stuff.

    Lots of stuff. My keys, sunglasses, purse Appointments, calling people back, sending out bills in time, etc... I don't ever remember it being this bad.   WTF?  8P
    baruma baruma 26-30 2 Responses May 6, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    "Dreams Are Good Friends . . ." - Pity I Am So Limited In Understanding Them

    What has this topic to do with intelligence and being air-brained? Everything because I have been studying dream analyses since 1977 on and off mostly trying to understand the symbolic meaning of dreams as was investigated by Freud and Jung.It has always been very interesting...
    kitsgamesandads kitsgamesandads 61-65, M 1 Response Mar 26, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    People Underestimate Me.

    I've always had this problem of people always underestimating me because of my "airheaded" moments. I'm that type of person who didn't do well in high school because I didn't try whatsoever, but I somehow got into a great school because of my essay, and I am now doing very well...
    dxj5069 dxj5069 18-21, M Mar 10, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Absolutely Me

    i'm not a genious in maths or physics and gosh, i definitely never was herdworking except for the meaningless stuff i'm interested in. but i just get really confused about how people react about me. i haven't done anything so far that could prove i'm intelligent so why the hell...
    selstrange selstrange 16-17, F Dec 27, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    New Blonde Moments

    My newest blond thing to do actually appeared quite a while ago, but has become more and more frequent. At work, we have to use our keys to let ourselves into the faculty restrooms. Recently, on my way out, I will pull out my key to unlock the door to let me OUT. A few times...
    eyes eyes 31-35, F 4 Responses Jun 10, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    It's Not That I'm Ignorant

    I've always been smart.  I have never tried very hard in school but somehow have always managed to pull off A's, even now in college, and graduated high school with honors.  However, I'm a total ditz.  My head is always in the clouds and so I am not very observant...
    eromreven eromreven 26-30 6 Responses Nov 11, 2007

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Am a Deep Thinker, But Also a Scatterbrain

    i think of deep subjects all the time.  i don't like mundane everyday, run of the mill topics.  i contemplate life and living, death and dying, everything in between and then some.  i'm beginning to embrace philosophy and art and all those noble pursuits more than...
    trixi trixi 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 3, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    I am smart enough to do it... but not dumb enough to try
    Beaniesandbands1 Beaniesandbands1 13-15, M 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Been dating my boyfriend for over 1 year. He is very thoughtful, buys the best gifts and takes me to places I enjoy. He does not have any children, never been married and...
    wellsaid333 wellsaid333 36-40, F May 12

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I forget who first said "the brain is our biggest sex organ", but I believe it wholeheartedly. In my experience, intelligent women are the best sexual partners because they bring...
    DomPeter5 DomPeter5 51-55, M May 14

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I enjoy an intelligent person but without kindness, sensitivity, and respect there is no relationship worth having. I have found that a lot of people who consider themselves book...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am a smart girl and I love learning, but my grades suffered after my depression became unbearable. After two semesters of failed grades I was promptly suspended with the notion...
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 7 Responses Apr 29

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Do you think i am an intelligent woman?
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses May 1

    Your Response

    Cancel
    When i caught an glimpse of this "Am Intelligent Yet Still An Idiot", I had an laugh :D. And had too add it. this is gonna be abit broad... I think many people have it this...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M 1 Response May 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have a Mensa tested IQ of 158 (two points away from the Mensa grant, darn!), and I am decently wise, for my age, at least. But I am clumsy as all get out, and tend to space out...
    dontyouunderstand dontyouunderstand 18-21 May 4

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Strong, intelligent men challenge me. The are fun to talk with, and know how to spell.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 4

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I mean who doesn't? No one wants to deal with "I'm smarter than you" types. I think most people enjoy the company of a person who can hold a conversation and talk about a variety...
    JustUhhhThought JustUhhhThought 22-25, M 1 Response May 10

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Intelligent women may not always make the best decisions when it comes to matters of the heart, especially when they choose to follow it, but leave the brain behind.
    iCuriousBabe iCuriousBabe 41-45, F 2 Responses May 11

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Oh!! wait!! I'm really not that intelligent.
    space4rent space4rent 36-40, F May 13

    Your Response

    Cancel
    intelligence is nothing more less than ones ability to learn. So it should stand to reason that an intelligent person who can learn the ins and outs of your body quickly, should be...
    bigpoppa62 bigpoppa62 26-30, M May 14

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'd like to challenge this statement. We can tell ourselves that we admire people with intelligence and therefore we are, but the problem is that intelligence is defined in...
    MrSpecify MrSpecify 18-21, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I can no longer accept relationships into my life that aren't built on compatability and intellectual conversation. I called my ex last night and he held me and said all the right...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F 11 Responses 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Am good at behavior and motive. But bad at toerance. Or fiscal. Or repairs. But my pals help. If they know. One knew computers. One knows dismissing. Most know me...
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Apr 28

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have a high I.Q. and I am well educated and knowledgeable but I seem to just not get the things that appear to make most people happy.
    Ranger9876 Ranger9876 51-55, M 3 Responses Apr 29

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Not a thing i dont think twice about. I have an IQ of 152 so thinking comes natural. I usually dont like to brag but im here to be me so im expressing who i am. But i cant help but...
    BiggerIsBetter44 BiggerIsBetter44 13-15, M May 1

    Your Response

    Cancel