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Are highly intelligent or very talented people better able to hide their misery from loved ones, thus making it all the harder to “read” them and help them?

51,342 deviants said Yes
21,205 deviants said No

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BlueRiverWillow Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  New member
If the loved ones love them much, they may be able to understand.
Xander130 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
It's depends really. 
Exovare Featured By Owner Edited Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't believe so, since there are Extroverts who are intelligent. Though the most intelligent types (on average) are Introverts, by that point, it starts manifesting in ways that are probably, and for most of the time, somewhat counter-intuitive, in that they will avoid the practical and immerse themselves with the non-practical and/or philosophical, tend to explain others' not understanding their views by the other's lack of intelligence (thus increasing the gap between the Introvert and the others (It should be noted that this usually causes the others to overstate the Introvert's intelligence and abilities, often to the point of believing the Introvert's intellectual or academic success is due to "him being him.")), and tend to have a bit (or more) of antisocial tendencies. These intelligent Introverts (most people who are, but not limited to, INTJ, INTP, INFJ, INFP) tend to mask their emotions and feelings and generally don't like speaking of their feelings, especially negative ones. The intelligent Extroverts (most people who are, but not limited to, ENTJ, ENTP) tend to be more free-speaking with their emotions. It should be noted that the INTJ, INTP, INFJ, and INFP types are some of the rarest personality types, so in fact, one would see somewhat of a balance between intelligent Introverts and intelligent Extroverts.
For those who believe I'm placing a stereotype or a bias upon these types, I am not. These are observances of tendencies that I have noted among people I know and tendencies that are seen among these types. And for those who believe that I'm assuming too much about the state of intelligent Introverts, I can only respond that I AM one. I also have friends who are. All of us exert these tendencies and characteristics.
dotphotography Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Student Photographer
Yes. I have an IQ of 132 and I suffer from depression, and I'm good at hiding it. I just don't want to stress people out.
Ishtaryu Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
29% = Highly intelligent people
71% = Highly intelligent people posers
KingisNitro Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't think intelligence has anything to do with being able to hide emotions. You can know ways to hide it but that doesn't correlate with intelligence at all. While being a really intelligent person, I myself don't even really care about hiding my feelings and I think people are sometimes able to read through me (aside from people who can read through me almost anytime).
manga-777 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014   Traditional Artist
Robin Williams!
GoldplateArtz Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
What´s the difference between intelligence and being two faced liar?
manga-777 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014   Traditional Artist
intelligent people probably lie less then a two faced lair, other then that they are pretty much the same. in my opinion. :)
OriginalAS Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think so, because it doesn't matter how intelligent or talented you are. What makes a person able to be not "readable" in their misery is when they are less-emotional about it.
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