I Am Intelligent Yet Still An Idiot

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    Sometimes All I Can Say Is Wow.

    Give me paper and pen, and I can be very articulate (if I wish to be). Essays, letters, short stories... But put me in front of an actual human being and ask me what I think, and I turn into a five year old trying to explain how moms best vase was broken. I can't seem to get my...
    amberreflections amberreflections
    41-45, F
    1 Response Feb 11, 2012


    Ok so I was in the kitchen with my mum last night and I was cutting open an avocado. I was showing her how my fiancé gets the seed out by tapping the seed with the edge of a knife and when the knife sticks in you twist it. Anyways my serrated knife was a little blunt and I...
    ASortaFairytale ASortaFairytale
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Feb 25, 2008

    Ive never received a grade less

    than a B+; I'm an out-of-the box thinker and a bit of a philosopher. Somehow I still manage to forget what day it is, get lost in my own hometown, lose important papers, and accidentally break things (so many things). I'm also a complete idiot socially.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jul 2, 2015

    Intelligent, Yes; Sensible, No.

    I am intelligent. No, really, I am. I learnt how to read 2 years earlier than my peers and have always been very articulate; I did well at school and my IQ was once tested and found to be above average.I went to university. Twice. I am very good with languages and I know lots of...
    DancingFox DancingFox
    31-35, F
    Jun 18, 2011

    Give me a problem to solve,

    and I will give you five creative solutions. But when life will give me five options of perfectly sane men and one deranged guy,who will escalate my mental health problems,of course I will crush on the deranged ,bad for mental health guy,and obsess over not obsessing over him...
    aquabunny aquabunny
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 2, 2015

    two are not exclusive.

    smart enough to know im screwing up but enough of an idiot to do it anyway.
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer
    46-50, M
    1 Response May 3, 2015
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    5 Responses Feb 5, 2015

    Losing Ep Again

    Ok the title may sound slightly more dramatic than the reality but I'm still losing more than half of it. It was the only place I had that was just for me but it feels like its not my space again so I cant trust it all. I'll still check in on my messages and to say hi to my...
    LittleRedShoes LittleRedShoes
    7 Responses Jan 30, 2012

    I Am Both

    I am really smart for my age, but my sister calls me an idiot all the time because I act like a fool too much.  I am sarcastic and act funny a lot.  But that doesn't mean I am not smart.  Sometimes I don't think before I say things.  I love knowledge and...
    18-21, F
    Jan 3, 2010

    I can't take mean people.

    Mistakes are mistakes but I'm referring to the repeat offenders who like to take advantage. Such is the case with a long time relationship I ended tonight because in tired of being talked down to and down right embarrassed. I'm an idiot because I let it go on for too long, but...
    HeartsEye HeartsEye
    51-55, F
    Apr 9, 2016

    i am not a complete idiot,

    some parts are missing.
    nice4mheart nice4mheart
    36-40, M
    1 Response Nov 28, 2015


    Hahaha... Yeah... I apparently can write well... Or so I'm told. I'm apparently a fairly intelligent conversational partner... Or so I'm told... But, I don't give a rat's *** about politics, which is my own stupidity. I really couldn't care less about what bill is in the process...
    iFortiTude iFortiTude
    3 Responses Aug 11, 2008

    I was thinbkin...its more like ,

    Im an Idiot yet still Intelligent
    deleted deleted
    Nov 20, 2015

    Glad to know I'm not alone!

    :D I have a test in two hours. This is literally the first time I study this ****. I haven't even attended any of the lectures. And here I am, killing some time on EP. Oh, I am alone? You're also an idiot, but not THAT much of an idiot? Oh, OK then!
    Newuserwhoisauser Newuserwhoisauser
    May 3, 2015

    Whenever I talk to someone,

    my words never seem to flow as beautifully, or even as sensibly, as they do in my head. I always slur my words, even though I don't drink at all, and I just come off as a crazy persona rambling about Neon stars. Although, frankly, Neon stars are pretty great, I'm not gonna lie.
    22-25, T
    Dec 29, 2014

    I Have Absolutely Nofin 2 Say On the Matter.

    only you lot can rate me on how much of an idiot you all think I am.
    blondiesindy blondiesindy
    36-40, F
    3 Responses May 5, 2008

    I may be smart, I have an approximate knowledge

    about most things, and I am one of the smartest guys in my class. But for some reason, I still am an idiot, like I lack common sense most of the time, I tend to over think most things. And the worst part is I lack street smart, I would probably panic if I had to commute through...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Apr 17, 2014
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    2 Responses May 4, 2015

    The school district has labeled me

    as "gifted" since I was in fourth grade. But I realize that being smart comes with complications. Being smart means that you know things that maybe you weren't supposed to know. If I'm not supposed to know about it, I don't want to know. Intelligence comes in a lot of forms. I...
    Yourguardianangel9613 Yourguardianangel9613
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 6, 2014

    I'm not unintelligent.

    But one memory comes to mind to support the above statement. I'd just come back from university (a short course) after a big exam. I breezed through it in a few minutes and got a high distinction despite only studying for a few hours beforehand (do not try this at home...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jul 29, 2015
    cassassy101 cassassy101
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 17, 2015

    Blonde Moments.

     As most of you know here, I am a very intelligent person. However I am also notorious for my "blonde moments." Just have coffee with my mother one day and she will fill you in on almost every stupid thing I have ever done or said, and in all honesty, there is many. I'm...
    InsanelyMe08 InsanelyMe08
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Jan 19, 2010

    Oh!! wait!! I'm really not

    that intelligent.
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    1 Response May 13, 2015
    joyofabluesky joyofabluesky
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jun 30, 2015

    "Give Me A Smart Idiot Over A Stupid Genius Any Day."

    This story is being written in response to a challenge given to me by a dear friend, Eyeno. Simply put I am an idiot for challenging such smart people to challenge me. I can already see what he will say to everything I am about to write. "Any man can make mistakes, but only an...
    anotherinnocent anotherinnocent
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jun 6, 2011

    So my friend texted me asking

    if I could print her 911 pics. Me being the genius I am(note the sarcasm) thought she meant the emergency call so I printed pics of the police. Turns out she meant 9-11. I feel so smart
    LurkingShadow LurkingShadow
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Feb 3, 2015

    I see it as just being lucky most of time.

    Sober me is very different from drunk me.
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616
    May 5, 2015

    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
    1 Response Apr 29, 2015

    Good At Some Things...

    Not so good at others.  I'm the baby of the family.  I'm a 47 year old baby.  LOLThere are plenty of things that someone my age would know about because they've had to muddle their way through them, but I've been spared the necessity of learning some things because I'm way...
    Koala1964 Koala1964
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Mar 23, 2011

    So many mixed signals.

    Do you want me or no?
    KassiMarie KassiMarie
    18-21, F
    May 13, 2015

    Stellar grades, great job,

    killer vocabulary but if there's a mud puddle - I'll surely fall right in.. :/
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    1 Response May 4, 2015


    I score a bit above average on any IQ test I take, yet still, I make all the wrong choices when it comes to everyday living.
    Serenitree Serenitree
    70+, F
    Oct 15, 2012

    I am intelligent because: I got a job.

    It's part of my program at school to get real-life experience that corresponds to our subject program; students who can't get a job in a certain time frame get delayed in their program a few months, maybe a year. I know luck had much to do with my success, but I am grateful...
    huijae huijae
    22-25, F
    Nov 15, 2014

    Yep, it's true. I could pass my high school

    exit exams but can't get good grades in class...
    StevenBoyd897 StevenBoyd897
    18-21, M
    Jul 1, 2015

    It's really annoying :P things

    that involve common sense are just so much more difficult for me than a 3 page essay on a book xD
    deleted deleted
    Feb 28, 2015

    I think it's like the opposite,

    like. I am an idiot yet still intelligent
    slaydevonne slaydevonne
    16-17, F
    Dec 18, 2015

    we'll I'm smart enough to know I'm stupid

    so I must be smarter than some people
    thelittlekidindiapers thelittlekidindiapers
    18-21, M
    2 Responses May 4, 2015

    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, which leads to me making dumb responses when people talk to me. "The wise man knows, he knows nothing. The foolish man thinks he knows...
    dontyouunderstand dontyouunderstand
    May 4, 2015

    Smart Kid Being Stupid

    This group always reminds me of something that happened when I was about 16 and living at my mom's... I always liked my mom's friends, I'd hang out with them and my mom all the time, I could keep up well with them, and talk about practically anything, which always surprised them...
    dedre dedre
    31-35, M
    3 Responses May 30, 2008

    i sometimes surprise myself by actually having

    the same thing I'm thinking in my head repeated correctly from my mouth, instead of sounding like I've randomly picked a word from each page of a book and threwn them together expecting it to explain the whole story.
    kfluff kfluff
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 1, 2015

    Academic High, Emotional Low.

    Booksmarts, sure. Decision making, emotion processing, staying positive, not being overwhelmed, staying rational: duuuuuuuuuuuumb.
    makelovenotwar makelovenotwar
    2 Responses Jun 11, 2010

    In the middle of typing a sentence.

    .. stopped to think and forgot what I was going to write. When did I get so dumb.
    consistentshift consistentshift
    22-25, F
    Feb 19, 2015

    Do you ever have a realization about yourself

    that helps you to grow as a person but it's difficult to grasp? When your old ways are so much a part of you that it's difficult to see how you've been doing it wrong all along but now you have a sliver of what could be a great eye opener? I endlessly try to think of ways to...
    Morrgin Morrgin
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Oct 4, 2015
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