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Posted by cybercafe on October 18, 2003, at 18:26:15

In reply to Re: CORRELATION BETWEEN IQ AND MENTAL ILLNESS?, posted by Francesco on October 18, 2003, at 12:34:24

> I think there is a correlation. if you're strange when you're a child you tend to see the world in a different manner, to feel detached from others and therefore to start *thinking* (in the attempt to solve your problems). on the other side if you feel connected with the rest of the world (mom and dad and so on) you have no need to wonder yourself about anything.

agreed... any tips on how to feel connected again? get a couple girlfriends?

> also the opposite seems true. if you're very clever people will find you strange (most people have an average IQ, by definition) and that could bring mental problems.

i used to think i was stupid when i was growing up because everything would seem an oversimplication to me, and whenever i asked questions people just thought i was stupid for needing to ask so many questions ... i can even remember teachers getting upset with me for producing complicated mathematical equations (not making incorrect assumptions and simplifying)..... weird.. !!

though i think if you are insecure you encourage people to treat you badly ...... unless they are insecure too

... i hear psychopaths (the law-abiding kind) have the most fun ......

> I wouldn't talk anyway about IQ (127 and 170 and so on). That is in my opinion just a number to indicate how good you are in solving IQ tests. the score depends on a bunch of factors: mood, motivation, self-confidence, to say any.

i have had the same thought.... but i think people other than me have rather consistent moods, motivations and self-confidence

> When I was at high school I was very emotional and if I had been obliged to make a test the result would have been surely poor because I had trouble in concentrating on a task. When I started university and clomipramine my score was more than 165. So am I clever or am I dumb ?

1) you're obviously clever
2) if you're not clever it's still in your best interest to see yourself as clever

you can't give an average joe a drug and have him score 165 on an IQ test.... if you could, that drug would be selling quite well i'd imagine :)

i'd like to think that anyone who a) is a genius and, b) has been toughened up by having to deal with a mental illness, should be in one of the best positions to succeed in life (however you may define success) ...
potential + wisedom + fearlessness = unstoppable character

> To complicate the picture ... I felt dumb when I was on clomipramine while sharp when I was off !

ah yes...... but who can trust feelings?




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