Genius is an indescribable and possibly ineffable quality, mostly because it is not thought to be a giftable state of mind.
Genius is a lucidity within the construct of a person's own mind. Its expression or even mere understanding is frequently bound by constraints due to language [ 1 ] See also the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, which while wrong has some things to think about. , culture, education, motivation or environment.
If there is but one quality which describes the separation between creatures in this universe, it is the qualities that is genius.
It is common that genius is a two-edged sword, with such a person being afflicted with subtle but potentially crippling social or emotional disorders. Manic depression (Bipolar disorder) is so common alongside genius as to be pretty much expected.
One way to think of genius is that it is the uncapping of both ends of a person. They are capable of great heights of intelligence, and yet are capable of a great callousness or cold privacy.
Often, genius cannot exist without a massive support-structure. People exhibiting such qualities in themselves can usually only bounteously express them while undistracted by normalcy.
Genius has jack-shit to do with IQ tests. Such tests are subjective. Their results are based on a comparison group which may not even be peers to a subject. A person's testing may vary widely, depending on their mood.
Genius is a quality that transcends experience. A person with such a trait is able to discern things with such clarity which are not even part of their normal set of experiences. It is as if they understand a little of a lot. More accurately, such a trait grants some small understanding of underlying generalizations. Once one knows about the colour red, one sees it in all things [filtering].
If you know the way broadly you will see it in everything.
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Geniuses in history ∞
Just some random people I've come across.
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|1.||^||See also the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, which while wrong has some things to think about.|