8 Real-Life Stories of Genius Minds and Their Struggle for Happiness

Here’s why being a Genius isn’t always a gift.

Jules

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Did you know that some of the most brilliant minds in history have struggled with loneliness and misery? That’s right, even the genius Albert Einstein said, “It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely.

Emotional Intelligence and its Absence — Isaac Newton

It might seem counterintuitive, but a high IQ doesn’t necessarily mean high emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence is the ability to recognize, understand, and manage our emotions and the emotions of others.

Sir Isaac Newton, one of the most influential scientists in history, was known for his groundbreaking discoveries in physics and mathematics. However, he was also known to have poor social skills, difficulty forming deep relationships, and a tendency to hold grudges.

These shortcomings in emotional intelligence left Newton isolated and unhappy, even though he achieved immense success in his professional life.

The Burden of Great Expectations — Vincent van Gogh

With great intelligence comes great expectations, both from oneself and from others…

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Jules

Psychology Expert | MSc Social and Cultural Psychology