In the modern world, every person wants to be an intelligent person. If you are intelligent then Intelligence has helped you sail smoothly over a lot of things in life, but it has also brought in with itself its own set of problems and struggles. As we know that rose (flower) is incomplete without thorns. Here are a few problems highly intelligent people inadvertently end up facing in life:
Always Struggle to make friends and because of this they were alone most of the time
The main problem faced by an intelligent people in their life is Loneliness. It is very difficult to find someone of your own mental caliber is tough. You are still close buds with your childhood pals, but you always struggle with the feeling inadequacy of relationships. Despite the swarming crowd of people around you, you struggle to find friends you can actually gel with. The plus point: you’ll have fewer friends, but they will be your friends for life.
In your surroundings, most of the People Think you are an Arrogant
In your surroundings, most of the People hate you for saying the right thing, for knowing the right thing. Even when you are not trying to, you come across as a know-it-all, because, well, you really do know a lot. And sometimes you just want to contribute in a constructive way. When someone tells you about a problem whose solution you know, you are suddenly a heartless know-it-all prick. It takes a lot of effort to sometimes refrain from saying the truth and just nod your head in agreement.
Finding a Soulmate for Intelligent People will be more Challenging
Just like it’s hard to find friends you can hit it off with, finding a soulmate and forming a long-lasting relationship will take a huge amount of effort. Studies have revealed that clever people find it hard to fall in love easily. They say intelligent people also tend to face more problems in relationships. They tend to analyze feeling and actions more deeply and place a lot of importance on understanding the other person.
Thinking again and again.. Overthinking.
Analysing, interpreting, reading the slightest of signs that you just cannot ignore takes a toll on you. You overthink, because that’s your favourite pastime – thinking. Now the corollary is not always true – it doesn’t mean that if you overthink, you are intelligent. Intelligent people spend a lot of time thinking about things, forming opinions, reading and creating a whole world of their own. That’s exhausting but that’s how genius ideas are also conceived.
You Become an Introvert
Now again, this is a generalization and might be true for a majority but does not mean that every intelligent person is an introvert. With all that thinking, you tend to withdraw and take the role of being an observer. Intelligent people know that knowledge comes more from observing than participating. That’s another reason why intelligent people are good listeners too.
You have to sometimes Dumb yourself down
Sometimes, just to get your point across or to avoid an argument, you find yourself dumbing your arguments down. It could be for an idea in a meeting or a travel plan with a friend, but you often have to gel with the crowd and laugh at the joke, even if it’s not funny. And when you don’t, point no. 2 all over again!
Sleepless nights..?? Not able to find sleep.. You stay awake till late in the night unable to find Sleep
Intelligent people have a difficult time shutting their mind. No matter how they’ve spent the day, the night is for pondering over the day’s happenings or just thinking about any goddamn thing in the world. What if the ‘dream-within-a-dream’ concept of ‘Inception’ was true in the real world, and you were living in a dream? Good luck falling asleep with that thought. Satoshi Kanazawa, a psychologist at London School of Economics, opines how night owls are often more intelligent than early sleepers.
Faced a lot of unhappiness and frustration
Just because you get things easily that others don’t, doesn’t mean you will be more successful than them. Success requires hard work, a patient head, often luck, and a lot of other things. Exceptionally brilliant people often don’t get success easily; they don’t comply with the system’s norms and the system doesn’t respect them in return. No points for guessing the cause of frustration and dejection they face.