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 it comes to real life, I often don't have a clue. Or maybe I'm so deep into my thoughts that I don't realize what's going on around me (ha). I find that I have difficulty concentrating and focusing and I'm easily distracted. I'm also forgetful, absentminded, and clumsy. I often remind myself that Einstein was too.

For those of us that experience this problem, it's a no-brainer when I say this is not an easy way to be. We are smart enough to know that we are also dumb, and I think I speak for a lot of people when I say we have tendencies to focus on our mistakes and are often very hard on ourselves. I know I am my own worst critic and I have to force myself to laugh when I do something airheaded. But it's a very difficult trait to change, if it's even possible at all! I'm glad to know I'm not alone though! If you feel like sharing your angst, I'm glad to have someone to complain with, so just message me :)

infinitedreamer infinitedreamer
26-30, F
3 Responses Aug 11, 2008

i'm exactly the same, any little thing can distract me, i like to think its because i'm so intelligent my mind needs things to occupy it lol! <br />
i know what you mean about it getting to you, i left school with next to no qualifications because of it and now im paying the price.<br />
a major part in helping it i found is to stop caring, its easier said than done and i've not mastered it yet but it does make things easier, but then the whole distraction thing does help when i get distracted from worrying lol!

DamagCtrl - it is so nice to know I'm not the only one, though I am sorry you deal with this too. It's not an easy thing to go through everyday, especially if you are a perfectionist and are very hard on yourself when you mess up. I often wish I were happy go lucky and could just laugh at myself.

It's probably annoying to hear this, but I am exactly the same way. Not a genius but fairly intelligent, if only in theoretical matters.<br />
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Practically, I've done my share of stupid things because I didn't think - because I haven't taken the time to think or because for some reason I did it despite knowing that it's a dumb or clumsy thing to do.<br />
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I randomly blurt things out, I trip over things, I spill things, I walk into doors and generally act in an undignified manner because I'm internally focused or just somewhere in the clouds.<br />
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Yes, I also want to kick myself sometimes.<br />
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I run conversations over in my head after they take place and think about what I should have said instead.<br />
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Sometimes I think we self-sabotage because we try too hard not to screw up - and so we do.