By | Caroline Hindle, M.A. | www.learning-mind.com
You might be surprised to hear that exceptionally intelligent people do some exceptionally silly things.
Did you ever have a conversation with someone where you realized that you were talking to someone who was much smarter than you?
I’ve met some genuinely brilliant people in my time – people whose intelligence has truly humbled me. But one thing I’ve also noticed when spending time with people of that level is that they often do silly things that we mere mortals would never do.
Once I took a very intelligent individual to the gym with me, and this person started doing their exercises with the most ridiculous form. I tried to explain that the way he was doing his exercises would be more likely to do him an injury than get him in shape, but he just wasn’t willing to listen to advice and stubbornly kept on aiming for a hernia.
What could I possibly know that he didn’t?
Well, it turns out that this isn’t just something I’ve imagined. After doing some research, I found out that unusually intelligent people are indeed as prone as others to doing silly things.