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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?

39,384 deviants said Yes
16,437 deviants said No

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KeiraA333 Featured By Owner 4 hours ago   General Artist
There's also the fact that if a person is hiding it (regardless of their talent/intelligence on the matter) will BECOME EXTREMELY MORESO when it comes to like situations.
So either, they're already good at it thanks to disposition or, they learn how good it needs to be (for their personal goal) and it becomes their disposition.
I say yes -- because, if they aren't all ready, they will become so.
MagnoliaX Featured By Owner 7 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
No, I don't believe this to be true. This is entirely up to a person's personality rather than their level of talent or intellect.  I've known brilliant and talented people to be highly emotional and the (kindly put) mediocre to be impervious.  If this were true, there would visibly  be no brooding, tortured minds and emotional creative genius.  A lot of artistic ability derives from one's emotions and is reflected in the resulting work.  Perhaps feeling can be conveyed differently than an emotional outburst, but it's not necessarily hidden.  Anyone can learn to hide their emotions, it doesn't make them smarter or better in anyway.  I personally don't share a lot of my mental burdens and feelings with others, but that is a personal choice and not some predisposition due to intelligence or ability.  Every single person is unique with their own personality, views, talents and smarts.  So here's to the stoic genius, the emotional wreck Einstein, the quiet average Joe, the frenzied Drama Queen, the tortured artist, the crybaby poet... here's to the varied many.
MandoJetii Featured By Owner 10 hours ago
There needs to be an "Other" option. Something like this would vary from person to person depending on personality.
sgtluax Featured By Owner 11 hours ago
I think that they would try too hard to hide their trouble with clever phrases, hence exposing themselves (If they don't ask for help)
ZhoraTheWolverbabe Featured By Owner Edited 15 hours ago  Professional General Artist
Its not necessarily that they're harder to read...its that others very often don't understand them but think they DO, which leads to *their* inability to properly help.
VintageCandyShop Featured By Owner Edited 16 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually, I don't get why so many people are so confused by this question, I answered yes, it seems pretty straight forward to me.
You guys are going in the wrong direction, it's not about the skill of hiding emotion, it's the motive that causes it. That's what makes them so good, they either think they have to, or they simply want to. They aren't looking for help, so they'll do anything to avoid it.
OnlyALittleKraken Featured By Owner 16 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think people who make art are generally more thoughtful about themselves and the world, so they could be predisposed to depression, and more inclined to keep it inside their own head and not tell others.
x-o-the-revolution Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member Hobbyist Writer
This question is phrased very strangely. It implies a lot...
AkaneKuroNeko-chan Featured By Owner 1 day ago

Just no, k?
CleoMidnightBunny Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought no, but that's only because I believe that they would show misery through their drawings/artwork. I have seen one of my friends who is suicidal draw anime images of her shooting a bullet into her head or having her curl up in the middle of the paper and around it would be the insults that she has repeatedly gotten. But then again, everyone is different.
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