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    Look at the people who have the highest I.Qs, most are socially inept. I think they just are smart enough that they see it's a pointless and futile thing. Which also explains the...
    httpdeathawaits httpdeathawaits 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 9

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    Hi all, 24 year old male here in a very depressed and hopeless feeling currently. I was a really good footballer and basketballer and loved to do maths and study and that kind of...
    CWill11 CWill11 22-25 1 Response Dec 4, 2013

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    Just Anchored At The Wrong Place - We need a sense of belonging, feeling a part of a group. We are social beings and do not tolerate isolation. We need to have roots, be anchored...
    easternpanda easternpanda 22-25, F Nov 11, 2013

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    My Understanding Of "Intelligence" - What is intellect, really? It is hard to define exactly what people mean when using the word "intelligent." Most individuals assume...
    LoveThyFate LoveThyFate 22-25, F 7 Responses Mar 16, 2012

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    I may be quite. But I have so much on my mind.
    Ashh2 Ashh2 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 5

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    I will tell you right now; I'm far from being a genius. But mother didn't raise a fool. I was lonely and had a lot of time to think about what was happening in the world. There...
    FullMetalPanic FullMetalPanic 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    So, I am sitting here awaiting a visit with the med doc. Mind you, I have indigent insurance, which is better than nothing... With my young son. The lobby is filled with all walks...
    lotusrising lotusrising 26-30, F Jan 20

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    Couldn'T Have Said It Better. - I struggle with fitting in with other people my age. It seems like being a 20-something in the year 2013 means you have to be unaware of money...
    loveVSlust loveVSlust 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 25, 2013

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    High Intelligence Combined With High Creativity Will - 1. Make everybody hate you because they appear to be lower and lacking skills; 2. You will always be alone as a...
    Thought1 Thought1 22-25 32 Responses Sep 6, 2009

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    The higher your IQ the more intensity our emotions are
    kimy51 kimy51 51-55, F 4 Responses Mar 3

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    Hand In Hand - What was the quote? Intelligence is just a step away from insanity? Something like that. I completely agree. I'm sure there's a better way to explain this. But it's...
    Girlonwire Girlonwire 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 15, 2011

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    Ignorance - People do not like intelligent people because they are a threat. They can think which can upset the status quo. People do not like people who speak the truth just look...
    libbyloo13 libbyloo13 56-60, F 9 Responses Apr 17, 2012

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    This Can Also Be Called... - Depressive Realism is the proposition that people with depression actually have a more accurate perception of reality, specifically that they are less...
    LoveSpringsteen LoveSpringsteen 22-25, F 20 Responses Dec 7, 2010

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    Who knows. Maybe lack of it, possibly we can only be intelligent in certain areas. To understand something or think you do, for how do you ever know that you understand? Unless of...
    jeresey jeresey 56-60, F 4 Responses Mar 3

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    What Happened To The World? - I used to be able to spend my nights thinking about things such as string theory, or alternate dimensions, or quantum theory and a slew of other...
    wanderingthoughts1 wanderingthoughts1 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 11, 2012

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    I'm just a teenager , but everyone says that it's easy for me because I'm intelligent. They say I'm to young to be depressed , but I am. I think intelligence causes depression...
    CrushOnPhilBrooks CrushOnPhilBrooks 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    I remember there was an quote about this. But I don't think it's 100% true. Just because someone is smart and they're supposed to be able to know about everything and having that...
    vialeivia vialeivia 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 19

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    I Think So - In my case, being somewhat intelligent in a hick town has proven fatal for any kind of social life. I can't talk to people here. I can barely understand what some of...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 19, 2010

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    Isolating Intelligence - I have no problem believing that intelligence can cause depression.I don't like to brag about my intelligence... I'm no Sheldon Cooper, far from it the...
    JohnneyBravo JohnneyBravo 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 21, 2013

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    The Burden Of Knowledge - It is my experience that those with intelligence often pursue truth and knowledge. Knowledge is power, as we all know. But it comes at a price. You reach...
    Lullacus Lullacus 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 16, 2013

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    I Agree - They say a fool thinks of him self as a wise man. But the wise man knows him self to be a fool
    Lostangal Lostangal 18-21, M Nov 3, 2013

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    I've always been the 'bright' one in my family. The 'one' that will go places. I've always had that pressure on my back. Last year, my life was at its peak I had the life I always...
    silentbirdy silentbirdy 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 11

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    But I Also Thinks.... - I think Intelligence Can Cause Depression and Isolation, but i also think the person in such situation should believe in him/herself and in god that they...
    ABCDEF7 ABCDEF7 31-35, M 6 Responses Dec 7, 2010

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    1 Is A Lonely Number? - One of my many teachers taught me that knowledge is symbolic to the number 1. He said knowledge ( 1. The state or fact of knowing. 2. Familiarity...
    klegend0 klegend0 18-21, M 5 Responses Feb 8, 2013

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    Ep Proves This Theory - Everyone here, save for the panty-wetters and the cammers, are either extremely intelligent, extremely isolated, extremely depressed or, more likely, a...
    fadingvioletdawn fadingvioletdawn 18-21, F 10 Responses Dec 1, 2011

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    Truth - The truth is that there is no God and there never has been. The truth is that no one on earth really gives a damn about anyone but themselves. The truth is that it does not...
    Pollix11 Pollix11 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 31, 2013

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    The More You Know... - ...The more you wish you didn't some days. There's something to be said for membership in the happy idiot club.
    Suze2 Suze2 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 17, 2013

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    Depression And Isolation In Intelligent People Is Due To... - Over thinking everything. Or the way I see it, noticing the full truth of everything and wondering what the hell is...
    Ronniroo Ronniroo 18-21, F 3 Responses May 16, 2012

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    Feb. 23. Strength. We don't always have to be strong. Sometimes, our strength is expressed in being vulnerable. Sometimes, we need to fall apart to regroup and stay on track. We...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 23

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    The Mind Is Its Own Worst Enemy - I saw this group on a friend's list and realised that I do believe this.  She is a genuine person and so I trust this forum. Saying that...
    DumbLondoner DumbLondoner 51-55, M 3 Responses Mar 11, 2012

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    Over-analysis Can Cause That. - We think too much about everything that goes on in life, and we're the ones that come to the realization that life is a pretty ****** thing.  It...
    Discard92 Discard92 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 3, 2012

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    Its statistics, the higher your IQ the more probable you are to be atheist and miserable. Every great man has been depressed during his life time. A hopeful fact to those of us in...
    passion4writing passion4writing 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 15, 2013

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    Absolutely. - I feel like pehaps the reason I have such a hard time making friends is because I set the bar for intelligence and wit too high. I feel like I see everything, and...
    Lakie Lakie 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 2, 2011

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    Low Expectations - It is often that I feel that I have to lower my expectations of other people. I can't expect much out of people. Most people are judgmental, insensitive fools...
    kawaiifishy kawaiifishy 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 28, 2011

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    That feeling that no one can understand you. Or others getting upset with you for so easily pointing things out that they find hard to comprehend. It's hard for you to admit in any...
    appearoffline appearoffline 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 15, 2013

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    The Ivory Tower Is A Choice - The key word in this experience group is "can." It's important to spend time around people who think somewhat like you, regardless of your...
    EvesHarvest EvesHarvest 51-55, F 22 Responses Dec 7, 2009

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    Ignorance Is Bliss, My Darlings - Studies show intelligent people are more depressed because they know how the world really is. Maybe, when it comes to life, a little bit of...
    deadmoon deadmoon 18-21, F 8 Responses Dec 15, 2011

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    The third word of this heading doesn't really apply to me. Because I'm not very intelligent . I can't spell , I can't read or write. Is this a joke you're thinking. NO, it's a joke...
    JohnCrighton JohnCrighton 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 3

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    The smarter you are the more bullshit you see through.
    Garrett1212 Garrett1212 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 3

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    ''Ignorance is a bliss.'' I've always been considered smarter than average, since the first years of school. I learned how to read, write and play keyboard by myself at the age of...
    MusselI MusselI 16-17, F 4 Responses Dec 13, 2013

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    I Hate To Admit This - Somewhere along the way...I realized that I was smarter than most people I come into contact with...that is not to say that I am situationally cognizant of...
    Hannah777 Hannah777 36-40, F 30 Responses Feb 9, 2011

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    Fools - "If your the type of person who's smart, I'll remain a fool for the rest of my life."
    Mojo51 Mojo51 16-17, M Oct 30, 2013

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    Yep :I - Intellect is a vulnerability, really. Sure you can do some fantastical things but you see and hear more than the average person. I mean, it sounds awesome and all they...
    ASBC ASBC 18-21, M 4 Responses Oct 15, 2013

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    Truly Intelligence Alienates Us From The Rest Of Society - How true that statement rings...You can't fail to notice these type of things in the multitude of events that happen in a...
    DiMaiosGirl DiMaiosGirl 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 3, 2011

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    It's not like it's anyone's fault. No one has power over their IQ. And even if you're one of those who float around the average line, even if you're a scholar and apply yourself to...
    StormTheVixen StormTheVixen 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 15, 2013

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    I know it because i have experienced it and still
    soran13 soran13 26-30, M Dec 9, 2013

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    I am in the midst of an existential crisis.
    DiveIntervention DiveIntervention 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 21

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    Anti-Social - I am completely uncomfortable around anyone besides my husband. Even my family causes great anxiety. I believe this stems from severe low self-esteem and worry over...
    MrsCinnister MrsCinnister 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 15, 2013

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    But Do I Want To Change It? - I have had 2 boyfriends who were not very smart. Maybe this sounds arrogant but it is just the way it is. Not everybody is smart, not everybody is...
    thinkandfeel thinkandfeel 36-40, F 10 Responses Oct 17, 2009

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    For a long time, I have the tendency to isolate from others, living in my head and not making waves. Having my struggles, yet I didn’t want to talk to people because I often felt...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Feb 21

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    Ignorance Is Mystery. - I've been trying to write this story for months. I've been having a hard time finding the right words to accurately articulate my point without sounding...
    Subjugate Subjugate 22-25, M 8 Responses Jan 28, 2012

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