I reccomend you meet a few people with an IQ of 160 and a fewe who you knwo to be in the 105 area. If you can't spot the difference I will eat my hat. (And no pretending you dont see it).
Or how is this for an experiemnt you give me ten people 5 105's, 5 160's and I will only converse, no testing. And I will bet 1k per person I can tell them apart.
Actually, I know a lot of people in both camps. Personally, I have a 165 score on a Stanford-Binet 5 test, about the most accurate test around. I have several high IQ friends, among others a surgeon and an astrophysicist, both extremely intelligent, neither particularly interesting as a conversation partner. I also have friends working as shop clerks, and that kinda stuff. I have a friend who flunked out of high school, never completed any education, probably would struggle to beat 100 on an IQ test, but he's a top level snowboarder, he has traveled the world, seen and experienced things most people never will. I'll pick him for a conversation over the astrogeek any day of the week.
I honestly think what you mean by intelligence isn't actual intelligence, its experience and knowledge. Thinking that can only come from education or being genetically gifted is very snobbish and very naive. Instead of me meeting more of the same people I already know, I'd suggest you start socializing with a bit different crowd and perhaps keep a more open mind.
the 160's will likely be much more socially awkward than the 105's
Ive been tested between 150-160 (no, not by online tests, those say my IQ is approaching 1 in 1 billion Roll Eyes ), and I cant hold up a conversation to save my life.
I dunno, many people struggle with this and I don't think it's related to your IQ at all. I think perhaps more intelligent people are more aware and bothered by their social awkwardness because they feel that they should be the center of conversation.