Stifling your curiosity and your perceptions. Carefully selecting from the scores of effervescent thoughts that continuously swirl around in your brain.
If they only knew that you just love to learn. You just love reading and research. You slept with the dictionary when you were five. Unless, of course, your dictionary was on your phone. How is that scary? It may not be in your control.
It may not actually be necessary. But here are some suggestions, just in case. See if any fit for you. Let people have their bad grammar and their mixed metaphors; the world will probably not end. Exercise your love of debate by running for office. Look for the humor in any situation as a way to entertain yourself and plan your memoir.
Feed relatives your terrible cooking. Invite friends to your messy house. Ask for help from people you trust. Know that your rainforest-y peeps are out there and they will not be intimidated; they will be thrilled.
Keep looking for them. What I really want to tell you is that as you experience humans finding you scary and intimidating, you may need to accept that not everyone can handle life in the jungle.
It can be kind of scary, intimidating and overwhelming. The rainforest also keeps everyone breathing. You are needed and wondrous just as you are. As you know, I support you in being the fabulous radiant rainforest-y darling that you are.
To my dear bloggEEs: Are people intimidated by your intelligence? Have you found any good solutions? How would it be the same? I think gifted men also scare people, but differently. What do you say, dear readers? Thank you to the bloggEEs who inspired this post.
And men, I promise a post just for you, soon. I'm a psychotherapist and consultant in private practice in Eugene, Oregon. I specialize in counseling gifted adults and consulting with parents of gifted children. The label "gifted" is often controversial and confusing. I use the metaphor of the rain forest to describe this population.
Like the rain forest, these individuals are quite complex, highly sensitive, intense, multi-layered, and misunderstood. They're also curious, idealistic, highly intelligent, creative, perfectionistic, and they love learning. My book, Your Rainforest Mind: And, alhamdulillah, for your insight, maybe this is why? Finding that group of in person people to feel part of is so hard. Like Liked by 3 people.