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Storm Damage
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I'm an avid reader, amateur science and history buff, would-be explorer, intellectual pirate, and World Leader Pretend.

I've always been one of the most intelligent people I know. I don't like to brag about that, but I can't hide from it either. They came for me at a young age, called me "gifted", and segregated me out into a special-ed program to challenge me, where I was still bored most of the time. One thing I'm definitely not gifted at, however, is meeting people. I read once that it's difficult for people to mentally connect and have good conversations if there's more than 10-20 points difference in their IQs. If that's true, I'm permanently isolated from about 95% of the human race. It's hard for me to talk to people unless I know them really well already, or they're really good at leading a conversation. Otherwise, I just seem really shy and reserved, because I'm carefully trying not to start talking over everybody's head like an obnoxious asshole genius or something.

Once I open up and start talking, I get along pretty well with just about everybody. That's probably because I spend so much time listening to someone before I ever tell them anything. So even though I don't have a lot of friends, the friends I have are very good ones.
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