"You see this all the way back in school, where ‘nerds’ are ostracized, to workplaces where higher IQ people are made to feel like misfits (“Low EQ”) and forced to follow ultimately flawed instructions from bosses who insist on obedience.
Having a high IQ, just like all things, has its pros and cons.
The pros are easy to spot – more financial and career success, more
academic success, more business success, better analytical ability, etc.
The cons are far more subtle, to the point that it is mostly believed
that there aren’t any.
And because of this myth that intelligence can have no cons, the problems created by a high IQ often go misdiagnosed.
This leads to high IQ people trying to fix the “wrong source” – which in turn makes the problem worse.
You are told you need to work on your “people skills” – meanwhile,
you can’t figure out why people find enjoyment in watching other people
play football on TV (the answer is tribalism).
This misdiagnosis and dead-end “wrong source” fixes make many
intelligent people feel confused, hopeless, and full of despair over
time, especially when combined with the insanity of not being able to
know what’s wrong with you."
You know what's wrong with you? NOTHING. Absolutely NOTHING.