This is true. And attributed to basically dwelling on stuff. But also.. people with high IQ are also more likely to improve with the right therapy because of the understanding thing. So yes. It's true. But I'm not sure diagnoses are higher for high IQ folks, just they dwell more.
Not necessarily. Only because people diagnosed by psychologists with autism (so the ones considered autistic in the studies I've read) also tend to score high in an IQ test which messes up results. Because of the low EQ associated with autism.
Yeah, I guess my experience is coloured by my autism. And being autistic, myself, I've attracted other's, in that like attracts like way.
I think I have reasonable EQ, myself, now, but, I've had to work at it, solidly, as a muti faceted education via many channels for many, many years.
I think I made that claim "HIQ people, often have low EQ", sort of, in a way to exhibit some self effacing. Here, in my culture/ country/experience, you don't get appreciated for your smarts, but then I have the psychosocial disabilities, so I guess my self effacing is me trying to be not so hated for divulging my sin of high IQ.
I think I'd like to come out, somehow, as a freak-weirdo autistic, HIQ used-to-be-a-dreadlock-wearing (so cliche) musical artist who lived very wildish and now I'm trying to "unmask" and wondering how I can be accepted "in the market place".
I think I have shame about recognising my high IQ. It's not that I wish it were different, it's just, I've been a different fish to nearly every other fish, in the ocean around here, sooooo different, and punished and pushed out for being so different.
It's an overwhelming experience, the high IQ and sensitivities, and it overpowers most everything, although, like I said, I've developed a significant amount of emotional intelligence and I do experience INTENSE energetic mirror neuroning sensitivity, which has, is, taking a looooong time to learn how to use and not be battered around by.
I guess, the recent, growing awareness of autism/Aspergers and all the neurodivergences AND c-ptsd/ptsd is helping me realise that I do deserve a modicum of acceptance that I never knew I was entitled to, at all.
I don't "fit in" in any groups. The sensitivities and lack of supports I've always had, means that my own mind is such a refuge, now that it's not turned on itself in that abusive way or unaware and insensitive way that so many folk in my reality modelled to me.
@Justmehere , first of all thank you for your answer, because it took time and research.
I just feel quite misunderstood and am under the impression that you’re interpreting what I said as affirmations while they remain very, very vague hypotheses, and the bit about BPD and empathy really doesn’t reflect what I said as I never suggested people with BPD have a lower emotional understanding than anyone else? Nowhere I have equated HIQ with low EI. My stance actually was more to think that these tests might actually accidentally measure something else that we aren’t defining here, potentially a different pattern of thoughts, or a different approach to thinking.
On the total, I really don’t know. I was also quite interested in knowing people’s experiences towards this, because what we seem to share all here is quite a strong negativity towards having been tested and the tests themselves, with "positive" or "negative" results. Basically to boil it down, they say: you deviate from the norm. In itself, that’s quite a problematic message and it’s been quite a problem with psychiatry and medicine in general as its aim is to be corrective and to correct you need a norm.
The entire point here was more to identify divergences with which one can work rather than forcing them back in an expectation, in the method of let’s say, therapy, or in its results.
Overall it really wasn’t my objective to trigger anyone in one direction or the other but I can see the topic in itself is highly triggering.
One of my kid's (who is, by all accounts a "gifted" slash Aspie-Auti -traits-with-a-high-IQ teenage boy) told me his teacher told his class that highly intelligent people are "special needs" individuals.
I laughed, but, I think, maybe, that teacher is not wrong.