Often envied, those of us who ace exams and easily grasp complex problems seem to have a leg up on the rest. Before you jump to that conclusion, please consider the downside.
INTELLIGENCE CREATES PRESSURE TO SUCCEED
Due to ease of understanding what others may not perceive, an internal pressure builds for a better career, higher income, and loftier social status. When things don’t pan out, and these expectations aren’t met, acceptance is rare. Baffled by life’s diversions or perceived failure, those with high intellect risk extreme self-criticism.