Let me talk to you in a way you can understand.
I still don't see how that's antagonizing anyone. Per the discussion we were having, it was merely an anecdote in support of my position.
I mean, the person I was talking to asserted the same thing, you realize. Correction: they may have met people they consider their equal, just that none are here. But that's rather a moot point.
It's probably something to do with the fact
that you express yourself in a stilted, priggish manner. Most people you meet regard you as a bit of a tool, quite apart from what you think about how intelligent you are. Smasharoo is quite funny, which makes him more likable. People are more willing to tolerate things that they see as rude or inaccurate from people they like. Your boast will be regarded as more inaccurate, too, and that's another factor we have to consider.
Let's talk a bit more about that. It's difficult to see how anyone without a strong grasp of social dynamics and psychology could be an excellent strategist. More generally, if you accept that you're socially retarded you should expect people to perceive you as unintelligent if all they've done is talked to you. Your claims to genius, even if they are true, will seem wildly implausible. Generally, people will react to someone they see as a boastful idiot with expressions of contempt.
There, I hope that helped you to understand the ways of humans. If you see more behaviour that confuses you, feel free to drop me a line.
I've considered that a large part of it is probably that I'm seen as taking myself too seriously. But to me, this is just a game of "can we understand one another?" I think it's very amusing. I guess that makes me dreadfully boring and frustrating to others. I suppose it's a convenience to dismiss their feelings when the benefit of the relationship is so one-sided, though I truthfully thought that most of the conflict here was for the purpose of amusement. But I better understand now; thank you for taking the time to explain your perceptions.
Having said that, I still contend that I showed no disrespect to anyone, and yet I elicited disrespect in return. That makes it difficult for me to feel that establishing any emotional investment is warranted.
As for social dynamics and psychology, I do have a strong grasp of them, albeit in a more rigid, technical sense. My PhD is in psychology. And many of the people I've talked to regard me as very intelligent, even brilliant. Even those with established IQs of 150+, like my significant other and certain colleagues. High intelligence runs in my family (as does autism, apparently).
To me, it's just a matter of fact. Suppose you are one in a thousand. That's not so ridiculous, really, is it? There would be nearly 300,000 such people in the U.S. alone. And how many people are subscribed to this board? Would you say that you've actually, really, met
a thousand people? Now what if you turn it up a standard deviation, and it's closer to ten thousand? There's nothing so incredulous about asserting that I've never met someone I consider an intellectual equal (and I do mean actually met). At that point, it's just statistics playing out. And that's just intelligence. For some people it's their athletic ability, or another strength. On the internet, exceptional people are all around. Your odds of meeting an exceptional person online are thousands of times more probable than in person, logistically.
I truly didn't mean to sound pompous. If Smash is anything like me, we've endured similar problems. I was only trying to establish a basis with which to empathize and encourage. Clearly, I failed to do that. But even brilliant people have numerous everyday failings. Edited, Mar 24th 2013 5:05pm by Kachi
Ok, now we're going to get slash fiction of Wint x Kachi somehere... rule 34 and all...
Never confuse your inference as the listener for an implication of the speaker.
Good games are subjective like good food is subjective. You're not going to seriously tell me that there's not a psychological basis for why pizza is great and lutefisk is revolting. The thing about subjectivity is that, as subjects go, humans actually have a great deal in common.