I've spent much of my life teaching. Sometimes full-time corporate training, other times training sessions sprinkled among my normal assignments, teaching music in my off-hours for money, and teaching English as a second language as an avocation. If you find it difficult to communicate with people who are not at your level of intelligence, you should try teaching. Every class had a mixture of the bright and the dull, and I had to be able to get through to all of them. Some of them were smarter than me which added a much-needed dose of humility to my attitude. Others were not, but they sincerely wanted to learn (in many cases they HAD to learn what I was teaching in order to keep their jobs), and I had to find a way to communicate with them or I would not be able to keep MY OWN job. As I have often opined, since most of our thoughts are formed in words (unless you're a sculptor, a pianist, etc.), most really intelligent people must be really good communicators. Good communication means the ability to express your thoughts so they are understood. If you're up in the MENSA range of the top 2%, that means that 98% of the people you meet aren't as intelligent as you are. Rather than writing them off, why not regard them as a challenge that a genius like yourself can surely find a way to surmount? Sure, you'll probably never get them to understand Special Relativity--do you? But if you're talking about the kinds of things that bear on everybody's life, there's no reason that you shouldn't be able to make most of your points, and make them convincingly. Intelligence is only one measure of a person. Many people who are of merely average intelligence, or even lower than that, have some wonderful qualities that can make them true treasures in your own life. Perhaps their cooking, or the way they love without reservation, or their forgiving nature, or the knack for raising the sweetest pets you've ever met, or their ability to bounce back after a crushing defeat, or the things they do that make everybody laugh. Why go through life without being able to accept what these people can give you, because you can't find a way to give what you have to them? You're the smart one. You're the one who's supposed to be able to figure out how to make difficult things work. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!