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Why you should avoid dating a highly intelligent man

29 June 2016, 07:58 Solomon Opala

Every woman wants to date a highly intelligent man with whom she can have an intelligent conversation. She also hopes that an intelligent man will make a great leader and be a go-to person in case of any questions or challenges.

However, these kinds of people also come with a undesirable qualities that she should be prepared to deal with so as to minimize the negative impact. These include the following:

1. Being too competitive. Since he knows that he is extremely intelligent, the man may want to show off to his woman. This can take the form of unending arguments over non important issues. Because of the big ego that comes with succeeding, they easily sulk when things don’t go their way. They don’t know how to let others win, they feel superior and that they should have the last word in everything.

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2. Lack of diversified skill. Since they were smart in school, they probably succeeded in taking a specialized course like surgery or computer science and are highly skilled in one area. However, the down side of this is that they are not diversified in knowledge and may lack basic life skills like manual labour and may not help with the dishes or clearing the backyard or even changing the engine oil. They may not adapt to a change of environment well, like migrating to a foreign land where their skill is not required or recognized. They are not hands on or practical by nature since they utilized the brain most of their lives and never developed the brawn.

3. Lousy teachers. Since they grasp thinks very fast, they may not understand when you need explanations repeated. This is more so when you want to learn about their area of specialization in order to expand the commonality with them. They may look at you with disdain and not understand why it takes you so long to get to understand stuff. This can be very frustrating and may lead to conflict especially if they throw in some disparaging comment as they teach you something.

The good book teaches us that we who are strong ought to bear with the shortcomings of the weak and not just please ourselves (Romans 15:1).

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