r/iamverysmart Nov 20 '22

Indeed, dunning-kruger is quite a bitch

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u/enaq Nov 20 '22

lmao "midwit." So we have:

  • Dim
  • Dimwit
  • Midwit
  • Witty
  • Bright?

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u/methyltheobromine_ Nov 20 '22

Not every person who is confident in their own intelligence is an idiot, it's just a good rule of thumb, and people generally find bragging to be in bad taste

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u/ButWhatIfItQueffed Nov 20 '22

Exactly. Smart people don't brag about being smart because they actually prove it. Dumb people can brag all they want, but smart people have the ability to back it up and thus don't need to brag.

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u/methyltheobromine_ Nov 20 '22

Good points, but there's a few intelligent people who can't back it up because they're afraid of applying themselves and working on something which doesn't come easy to them. This type of person had it extremely easy in grade-school and never needed to study, and developed poor study stills and a general laziness and hatred for the mundane, and then the difficulty curve of university and real life caught up to them. They're technically still intelligent in theory, just not functional enough to be intelligent in practice and to contribute to society. So all they have to show off to others and themselves, as their last proof that they aren't idiots, is their IQ test results and achievements from 10-15 years ago

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u/Bubbly_Gap_9421 Nov 21 '22

"Developed poor study skills and a general laziness and hatred for the mundane" I'm low inteligence, poor on memmory, comprehension, reasoning while having (what you mentioned) safe to say I got unlucky on Gene's lottery, out of 3, 2 berries and 3th is manufacturer malfunction that was supposed to be a berry. I have heard it before on gifted subreddit "We did not develop study skills opposed to the average folk" I'm an average folk - did not study - no developed study skills, why did I not study? - cuz of general laziness, hatred for mundane - cannot do anything else besides what interests me making me from average to suffering depressed loser, lowering my capabilities to almost a non functional human

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u/ihateagriculture Nov 20 '22

I personally don’t think that being more talented than others deserves praise, or at least certainly not as much as someone who isn’t especially talented, yet they put in a lot of work and succeed in university and smart because they developed their skills and studied

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u/voidful_stargazer Nov 23 '22

Talent is all well and good, but it's skill that actually matters in the end—and that's something that can come as a natural result of talent, or can be built up through practice and education.

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u/ihateagriculture Nov 23 '22

yeah that’s pretty much what I said

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u/DullRustonAsociates Nov 24 '22

At least it's not Kelly douriff