Is there a thin line between insanity and super intelligence?

Posted by: Muttl200

Do you think that being super intelligent borders insanity, or something of the such?

  • Yes, I believe there is a very thin line between intelligence and insanity.

  • No, I believe that intelligence and insanity far from each other or are polar opposites.

85% 17 votes
15% 3 votes
  • Exhibit A: Owlz.

    Posted by: Owlz
  • The gene called nueregulin 1 plays a role in brain development but a variant of it is associated with mental illness like schizophrenia and bi polar. This same creative gene has been found in geniuses like Van Gogh and Sylvia Plath and is linked to psychosis and depression. People with this gene are usually very high achievers, but usually suffer from some sort of depression or other disorder. -----Journal of Psychological Science

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Juan_Pablo says2014-04-28T15:35:11.7497729-05:00
"Thin line" or "thick line", that line is called morality and personal accountability. It applies to geniuses as much as it applies to non-geniuses.
kbub says2014-04-28T16:12:43.6430270-05:00
There is no line. Neither of these options make sense. Intelligence does not include or exclude so-called "insanity," which is not a real thing, by the way.
guntherstauffenberg says2014-04-28T19:04:09.9866270-05:00
Owlz LOL
guntherstauffenberg says2014-04-28T19:07:18.2006270-05:00
Juan morality has nothing to do with mental illness. I'm sorry but that is just the hard truth. If a person is mentally ill, they may not have personal accountability. If you do not feel that way, then I suggest you spend time in a behavior health facility. Mental illness is a horrible disease that can be manageable, but would you want to live your live just manageable through meds and therapy?
guntherstauffenberg says2014-04-28T19:15:08.0795428-05:00
Kbub I'm not sure what you mean? If a person is a danger to themselves or others, hallucinating, in psychosis, delusional, flat affect, has a personality disorder, major depression, coping dysfunction, ect. They are mentally ill, they are not called insane these days but these are real disorders and some people are not functional at all. Some are partial and some highly. You are right intelligence is not tied to mental illness. Many brilliant people went insane to coin an old term.
Muttl200 says2014-04-29T08:24:47.1987362-05:00
@kbub By "insanity" I meant a form of a neuroses. Which is a very real thing.

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