I have a strong theory in regarding the intelligence, and the Narcissist. The lecture of what i want to talk about is how the Narcissist is the hybrid amongst the general population, and what it is that makes him more "successful" than his immediate peers. I want to start by defining what 'intelligence' means by accurate definition:
"Capacity of mind, especially to understand principles, truths, facts or meanings, acquire knowledge, and apply
it to practice
; the ability to learn and comprehend; An entity that has such capacities". The intelligence of the individual is separate; (smart) "characterized by quickness and ease in learning". Some people, if not most believe that the higher overall IQ in the general population, the better off they are; in agreement with the substantially lower IQ (Retarded) in the general population, the worst off they are in production with society. Some people have boasted about their IQ being in the superior range(120-129), and feel they benefit best because of this score; anything less means their "dumb".
In fact, it is not quite like that at all. In society, we as homo sapiens learn to adapt to our environment, and through evolution, have done a magnificent job from our ancestors. We can all agree on as well, that we have adapted to an ever changing and dangerous climate as far as nature itself is concerned; the primate of man has not found the capability to withstand destruction of nature. So, the result of "intelligence" comes down to literally, how much can one "adapt", and "comprehend". The Theory of Relativity was more or less given credit to Albert Einstein, and although he never took an IQ test, the estimation of his intelligence was that of +160 Genius level. Most of us would love to be a genius. I would not, and I will explain why. Albert Einstein shook the foundation of physics by further studying into Riemannian geometry. Although he was considered a "genius", this was technically all that he was a genius in. His outside life was not all that impressive. He often forgot where he lived, and forgot the obvious things that would normally be required to function properly in society. This is a key characteristic in many out there who are in fact a genius. To function properly in society requires what we all know to be referred to as common sense. The substantially mentally retarded cannot function in society because they too cannot adapt and comprehend, which is why people have to be observant of their life style and to make important decisions for them.
The genius may see too much detail of the picture, and not see the picture as a whole, where as the retarded sees the whole picture, but cannot make out detail to understand what the picture means. My firm belief is that, if you have a normal range to above average range IQ, you are by far more adaptable than the genius himself in general. The Narcissist
The Narcissist in my theory, are the hybrid of society today. They are by far the most adaptable in society. The lack of guilt/empathy and over inflated self-esteem is what makes him so capable. The "normal" person feels such guilt, and this causes them to try and revert their actions, and many times are unsuccessful to a point. Many people who feel guilty can succumb to depression, or mental breakdown, or worse;without Schizophrenia even! The Narcissist can make a rational judgment in terms of what he feels is right. He never makes a wrong choice in his eyes. He as well, rationalizes his behavior as a result of other peoples actions, thus being their fault. Now from an outside perspective this can sound insane, and immature. But for the fact that the Narcissist fuels his passion through his self worth, to achieve his goal in life. Overall, to feel god about oneself, and to have drive behind your motive is essential for being successful in society. Many people feel naturally inadequate, or feel they know their limits of what they can and cannot do. For the Narcissist it is the opposite. He drives himself to achieve anything he wants, and often succeeds, and can adapt to anything he puts himself in. He can change his behavior to meet certain requirements, he feels he is the smartest, he feels the most capable, and because of his success in achieving his goals, no matter how limited, he succeeds. The Narcissist also, does not have boundaries; where as the "normal" person puts a limit on what their comfort zone is. Since, he is ever changing, ever present, he does not feel guilty for his self esteem, and his chameleon like behavior. All of this, is literally what makes him most adaptable in society; because they have no limits to what they expect of themselves, as a result they push this on to others to see where their limit is. He can avoid the law, and in the background pull off schemes for self gratification, where as the normal would not even consider conflicting with the law, or attempting to gain personal gratification behind the scenes so to speak. To be blunt, the Narcissist is free in all the ways that you are not. As a result, he is ever struggling to succeed and become magnanimous. This behavior alone is healthy from a standpoint, because it keeps him from failing from guilt etc. Everyone in society can either fail, or succeed, there is no doubt. But imagine how much easier it would be to get by in life, without having to worrying about failing when nothing is your fault, to have an excellent portrayal of oneself in society feeling better than everyone, more intelligent amongst everyone etc. Normal people see this is delusional behavior, but this is only because they themselves cannot see how an individual can be so optimistic compared to everyone else. So, for the fact that the Narcissist may not be a genius, he is not mentally retarded either. Since he is most capable in adapting in society truly makes him the hybrid.
That concludes my theory on "Intelligence: The Narcissist", thank you for reading.
Trust all the things I tell you are true, dress up in your best so I can be proud of you, and never believe I won't turn on you, and never believe I do this for you. You're leading me on again and I find it, yeah I like it, and I'm reeling in awe for sure, now I know it was given to me.