The Curse of the High IQ

The Curse of the High IQ

by Aaron Clarey


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Society, by statistical necessity, needs to focus on the majority. It needs to be built and designed for "the average." Society, by moral necessity, also needs to focus on the disadvantaged and disabled, helping those who cannot help themselves. But while the majority of society's resources, attention, and infrastructure is dedicated to average or below-average intelligent people, little-to-none of it is paid to the abnormally intelligent. And while having a high IQ is an overall net benefit in life, being an statistical intellectual freak is not without its drawbacks.

Welcome to the "Curse of the High IQ."

Whether you fall asleep during class, constantly ram heads with your boss, can't understand why people watch the Oscars, are an alcoholic, or are accused of having "ADD," having a high IQ can be a maddening experience. What you see as the obvious solution is what the "normies" will fight against tooth and nail. Those D-'s you keep getting in English? Your superior mind being held hostage by the boring and inferior mind of your teacher. And you'd like to start a family? Good luck finding an intellectual-equal for a spouse.

And so while the world obsesses with their own problems or (rightly so) the problems of the disadvantaged, no one is paying attention to the problems of the abnormally intelligent. However, that all changes now with "Curse of the High IQ."

"Curse of the High IQ" is the first book specifically written for abnormally intelligent people. It identifies and addresses a litany of problems intelligent people face, as well as analyzes them and provides solutions. But more importantly it aims to bring sanity to those who struggle with abnormal intelligence, especially those who are unaware they have it.

So if you're constantly at odds with society, are suffering from depression or ennui, can't find any reason or agency in life, or just plain can't find any friends, consider purchasing "Curse of the High IQ." It's guaranteed to make your life a little easier.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781522813750
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/20/2016
Pages: 222
Sales rank: 193,254
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.60(d)

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Not-Average-Joe More than 1 year ago
As one of the guys for whom this book was written, this book correctly lays out the struggles and challenges of being exceptional in a world designed for the lowest common denominator. If you feel the need to gripe that the author is full of himself, you're probably just unable to relate because you're not in that group (not knocking on anyone who's normal). IQ isn't 100% reliable in indicating raw intelligence, but it is a useful ballpark indicator, and if you're up there, you'll get a lot out of this book with its strategies for structuring your life to achieve your highest fulfillment while the nature of the world fights you almost every step of the way. Expect to come away with a better understanding of the whys and wherefores behind the challenges you have faced or will face in school; at work; with friends and family; and with romantic relationships. You'll also gain useful knowledge of the common pitfalls that come from being on a different plane from most of humanity. Learn to understand the traps that people will lay for you who are threatened by your intelligence. Find solutions for creating academic, personal, romantic, and professional environments with frustrations as minimized as possible. If you've struggled your whole life to fit in because you're an above-average-intelligence guy or gal, this book is worth every penny, and merits multiple readings.
Means-naMes More than 1 year ago
Unfortunately, IQ has these days gone the way of phrenology, palm reading, astrological signs and the like. And it's no thanks to books like this one. This book perpetuates the myth of the misunderstood genius. It's a pompous, vain, arrogant and pretentiously loud bellow of a fellow that just can't seem to get enough of himself. From the beginning we are forced fed this rant. A person, who's friends, all eleven or so of them, possess IQ's greater than ~97% of the population. And not only that, he's totally unaware of it until one day, he turns to them and asks them all, "Hey 'X', what's your IQ," and magically they all fall ~2 standard deviations and above. This play, this BS session we're taken on, really leaves the reader, if they have a modicum of intelligence, wanting. In other words, if you're truly an intelligent and wise person, this book will come across as a condescending and haughty fill of absolute nonsense. And if your not, you'll probably just think it condescending and haughty. Either way, the book's intent, its message, gets lost in the author's attempting to display to the public that he does indeed possess intelligence. Maybe he does, maybe he doesn't. It doesn't really matter, as the book is still, and without pretense, bad! If you want to read a good book on IQ, read Eysenck or Flynn. This book belongs in the selective graveyard of nonsense and claptrap...Balderdash and blarney taken to new heights...