Are you book smart or street smart?

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04 Sep 2007, 1:38 pm

I'm neither-nor! I guess I'm screwed! I'm weak and talentless, wheeee! :D At least I can read and write and help people on here. :D


I was brought up in a rather sheltered background and was a slacker in school due to understimulation. :)



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04 Sep 2007, 1:48 pm

Neither, also.

I've acquired some smarts from somewhere... but I'd probably be much more intelligent if I bothered to pick up a book every once and a while.

I have read math text books for fun and pleasure... :oops:

I could go for a nice abstract algebra text right now... oh my...


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04 Sep 2007, 1:55 pm

Probably not so street smart now like I was younger. I was more book smart back then too. Now Im just blah..



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04 Sep 2007, 2:01 pm

Well, I am a typical aspie and I know how to program and everything.

However, I have interest in NT and Darwinian psychology. That somehow makes me a little knowledgeable about surviving on the street. I might be instinctually naïve and trusting but intellectually I am far from being that. I also have a fascination with scams, cults and TV advertisement. All of which are designed to sucker NTs.

One of my workmates Gemma said that I am not go on holiday to Goa as there are many bad people out there and I will get scammed without even knowing it.

If I was going to a foreign country, I can tell you that I do more studying about that countries law and culture that it wouldn’t be funny. There wouldn’t be a single thing overlook.

I believe ignorance and naiveity go together.



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04 Sep 2007, 2:04 pm

Both,I lived in inner city London for 20 years where you get street smart or else mugged a lot....



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04 Sep 2007, 2:44 pm

Ive always been a smart person, but street smarts took a while to aquire, in high school and collage i got better, whereas before I would be to trusting and niave. I got a nice taste of street life for about a mounth and a half when I moved into the inner city, I learned alot then and am glad I have a better place since.


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04 Sep 2007, 2:50 pm

I'm both.



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04 Sep 2007, 3:41 pm

I'm sort of street smart in that I was homeless, and had to learn to survive in a bad place. I just acted completely insane, and they all thought I was a homicidal maniac in the making. If they could read my body language they'd know that I was confused, and scared to death. So truelly I'm book smart. In definition street smart is an ability to read people. I can't even get one question right on the eyes test. I'm a good Aspergerian Anthropologist on the NT planet though so I still live. I've learned that they can come into fear quite easy if you behave a certain way.



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04 Sep 2007, 3:45 pm

More book smart.


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04 Sep 2007, 4:12 pm

I used to be all kinds of smart but now I'm just tired. I still read a lot though.



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04 Sep 2007, 4:38 pm

Both



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04 Sep 2007, 4:55 pm

I'm much more book smart. The outside world is totally alien to me...


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04 Sep 2007, 4:58 pm

Eh, I'll go with both. I grew up in unpleasant neighborhoods and was a straight A student in everything except math.



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04 Sep 2007, 5:03 pm

NT can't scam me, mind wash me, or intimidate me.



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04 Sep 2007, 7:57 pm

Book smart



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04 Sep 2007, 10:38 pm

Book smart to the extreme.

Very poor when it comes to street smarts