Intelligent people with OCD are miserable
Intelligent people with OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) lead a very strange life. If you think you are highly intelligent and have symptoms of OCD it will be a huge handicap throughout the entire course of life. If you don’t have such things but see someone with such symptoms, don’t ignore them. It may sound a bit counterintuitive, but be assured that the experience would be the best.
No matter how intelligent the person is, they are still a human being and not a machine!
It’s a well-known fact that nobody is perfect. We’re all good at certain things and not so great at others. The smartest kid of the class might not be academically stronger, and I am challenging the case vice versa. I have seen many such cases in my life, why not least, I am seeing myself every day in the mirror and selfies. And, that’s a natural way of balancing the equation. Research indicates that OCD sufferers often exhibit high creativity and imagination and above-average intelligence.
Have you ever heard of the Dunning-Kruger Effect? If you haven’t come across the term before, you have definitely experienced the principle. It’s a psychological rule that states; it’s the most incompetent who are the most confident, while the intelligent ones doubt their own abilities. Put simply, dumb people are too dumb to know how dumb they are. Smart people are clever enough to know how much they don’t know. Basically, all of us have a pretty lousy grasp of the limits of our own competence one way or another.
As Brookings Institution researcher Carol Graham explained to the Washington Post, “Those with more intelligence and the capacity to use it… are less likely to spend so much time socializing because they are focused on some other longer-term objective.”
For a better example, my case, I don’t worry the same as my colleagues or my peers and I stay on my own island. I usually, imprison myself in depression and anxiety which is a result of my insecurity. I analyze each and every incident of my day to day happenings, I extract the probabilities working out the permutations and combinations which leads to more depression. And that too with sharp and clear perfection including minute details would make me more devasting effect.
Expectation, Expecting more and more…
Having an intellectual mind and networked interface is wonderful, but also more miserable. People expect too much from me, and it is way beyond the classification here. And they portray as if I am a demon who can execute anything and anytime. The expectational pressure is too much and non-bearable.
Basic no more fascinates
I almost think, or consider the basic things are unfit for me. To demonstrate, when my friends were learning “Hello World” program with curiosity and enjoying the output, I was trying the Fibonacci series program with tons of errors. I was bored as the results weren’t as per my expectation, but still tried and made it happen before it happened to all my friends. I remember staying ahead of them but in turn, it was blue. I mostly skip the basics and consider the micro details of anything. I have a vision of seeing things which aren’t visible to my peers usually.
Overthinking with OCD
Seems crazy? The OCD with overthinking could be the worst combination. I have seen the same with various top-notch successful people and in the International Diplomatic community. We predict all the best and worst possible cases of happening. But in reality, only a fraction not greater than 0.01% happens. I cannot help me nor can be induced by someone else. Being prepared is good, but being prepared for things which never happens is costly.
It’s difficult finding people who understand me as a person and the burdens I carry. That’s why there’s an automatic emotional and mental connection when I meet people who are in some way similar to myself. They aren’t usually forced, but they tolerate me like a child. I cant be utilized for grabbing $1 on the other hand, I can be utilized for grabbing $1 million. The people around me have very well learnt that, understand it and react to me.
Usually, I am distant and insensitive to delicate matters. I mostly ignore the problems for most of the people. I haven’t been in any serious relationship till now(correct as of 15 March 2020), but I had 3 very close friends in different stages. In most of the stance, their problem becomes my problem. My logical and arithmetic brain starts solving the problem in all the permutations and combinations. I give out the solutions to them, but due to some reasons like lacking strong integrity or others, they fail in the fullest execution where I get blamed. My perspective is completely different from that of others. Normal people, find it hard to understand me and that’s the ultimate reason why I have a niche group.
Everyone has their own major flaws. The most important thing is that you know what they are and continue to work on them. I have accepted who I am and all the baggage that comes with it. If you have worked with me, been a friend with me, been a close friend with me, or gonna be with someone like me do appreciate their presence in your life. You will be guarded very well just like a foetus in a mothers womb!
It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely!!!
– Albert Einstein