“Academic intelligence has little to do with emotional life…people with high IQs can be stunningly poor pilots of their private lives.”
Daniel Goleman in his book Emotional Intelligence.
In her article “Emotional Intelligence of the Gifted”, Joanna Fletcher notes that Goleman gives examples of high IQ people “who are not achieving the heights they were destined for.”
But she thinks “his observation that people with high IQ may have low emotional intelligence and therefore lower success is flawed. For starters, he defines success largely in social terms, a narrow band of achievement that gifted people may or may not choose to pursue….”
People who are gifted and talented, with that ability to “discern more complexity” and perhaps also introverted or highly sensitive, may often get labeled by others as “strange,” “weird,” “loner,” “snooty,” “ADD” or suffering from various other mental disorders….
Continued in article: Emotional intelligence and/or high IQ.