Gifted and creative people can experience unique relationship difficulties.
A fictional example was in the tv series “House, MD” –
Q: Your character Dr. Lisa Cuddy finds Dr. House [Hugh Laurie] hot. Would you be attracted to a guy like him?
Lisa Edelstein : “Yeah, I like smarty-pants. It’s sexy when a guy is that witty and bright. Even at the cost of social skills.
“I have plenty of social skills of my own. I have known some guys like that in real life, and they never work out. But they were very interesting.” [TV Guide, June 26 2006]
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Jennifer Morrison [Dr. Allison Cameron] thinks House is a “misanthrope” but that he also has “that rebellious Renaissance man thing going that women find endlessly attractive.
“House speaks 10 different languages, plays the piano, and he doesn’t care what people think or what the rules are. That’s sexy.”
[Photo: Omar Epps, Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein and other actors in the show.]
> More on gifted characters in post: Brilliant and flawed
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Relationships for gifted and talented people
Another issue related to being exceptional may be social isolation: true peer relationships are rare and demanding. Hypersensitivity to destructive influences from others may demand protective isolation, even from family members.
From article: Gifted Women: Identity and Expression by Douglas Eby
Most people don’t know that what is considered normal for the gifted is most often labeled as neurosis in the general population and as a result, the gifted are personally and emotionally vulnerable to a variety of unique relationship difficulties at home, work, school and in the community.
From article Misdiagnosis of the Gifted by Lynne Azpeitia and Mary Rocamora
Also see article: Relationships and Highly Sensitive People