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18th Nov '17 7:03:03 AM Zerostylinx
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* Gamu Takayama from ''Series/UltramanGaia'' is this. Being one of the TeenGenius of Alchemy Stars, he is always ostracized as a boy due to his classmates envying him. However, that doesn't mean he has NoSocialSkills, as he tends to be portrayed as an AllLovingHero.
22nd Oct '17 6:46:31 PM Synchronicity
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* ''Film/BadGenius'' implies this for Bank and Lynn. They're the two smartest in their grade, but Grace is the only friend of Lynn's we see, while Pat alludes that Bank's not much better in that department.
2nd Oct '17 4:15:24 PM Lilith-Baskerville
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** Near is the ''definition'' of this trope. Thanks to his genius-level intelligence and his (implied) Asperger's Syndrome, the white-haired boy is completely unable to associate with people on a daily basis. The only ones who have direct contact with him are his subordinates of the SPK. Hell, his social skills and life skills rating in ''How To Read'' are both a meager 2/10.
17th Sep '17 9:46:18 AM nombretomado
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* Brick Heck on ''Series/TheMiddle'', who's always looking for opportunities to read. Having AspergersSyndrome contributes to it.

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* Brick Heck on ''Series/TheMiddle'', who's always looking for opportunities to read. Having AspergersSyndrome UsefulNotes/AspergersSyndrome contributes to it.
12th Aug '17 3:51:46 PM nombretomado
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* Minor example in the novel ''Hush Money''. {{Spenser}} is interviewing his client, a college professor, about his romantic history in an effort to clear him of having had a relationship with a student that resulted in suicide. The professor, a black man, says that most of his relationships have been with white women; not because of their race, but because he is "badly over-educated", and only relates well to women who are also well-educated, and most of those women are white.

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* Minor example in the novel ''Hush Money''. {{Spenser}} Literature/{{Spenser}} is interviewing his client, a college professor, about his romantic history in an effort to clear him of having had a relationship with a student that resulted in suicide. The professor, a black man, says that most of his relationships have been with white women; not because of their race, but because he is "badly over-educated", and only relates well to women who are also well-educated, and most of those women are white.
30th May '17 6:34:53 PM nombretomado
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* Toby and President Bartlet on ''TheWestWing''.

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* Toby and President Bartlet on ''TheWestWing''.''Series/TheWestWing''.
2nd Apr '17 5:24:25 PM WillBGood
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* [[ChildProdigy T.J. Henderson]] from the show ''Series/SmartGuy'' was too young to fit in with his fellow high-schoolers and could only relate to kids his own age around basketball and other non-intellectual activities (which usually resulted in disaster of some sort). Other smart kids were out of the question too because they were nowhere near as sociable or well-adjusted as T.J., tending to be dipped fully in IntelligenceEqualsIsolation by virtue of being too [[HollywoodNerd stereotypically]] [[AGodAmI arrogant]] to care about reciprocal friendships.

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* [[ChildProdigy T.J. Henderson]] from the show ''Series/SmartGuy'' was too young to fit in with his fellow high-schoolers and could only relate to kids his own age around basketball and other non-intellectual activities (which usually resulted in disaster of some sort). Other smart kids were out of the question too because they were nowhere near as sociable or well-adjusted as T.J., tending to be dipped fully in IntelligenceEqualsIsolation by virtue of being too [[HollywoodNerd stereotypically]] [[AGodAmI [[InsufferableGenius arrogant]] to care about reciprocal friendships.
20th Feb '17 8:13:13 PM bt8257
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A form of BlessedWithSuck. Compare EatingLunchAlone and BrokenAce. A counter-part trope is PopularIsDumb. May or may not include elements of LonersAreFreaks. Often used as a justification for why DumbIsGood: dumb people may be made fun of, but they won't be hassled and harassed for it. Contrast with GentlemanAndAScholar, when a smart guy is well-liked and lacks none of the social graces.

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A form of BlessedWithSuck. Compare EatingLunchAlone and BrokenAce. A counter-part trope is PopularIsDumb. May or may not include elements of LonersAreFreaks. Often used as a justification for why DumbIsGood: dumb people may be made fun of, but they won't be hassled and harassed for it. Contrast with GentlemanAndAScholar, when a smart guy is well-liked and lacks none of the social graces.
13th Feb '17 9:37:24 AM Blazer
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* Lunella Lafayette of ''ComicBook/MoonGirlAndDevilDinosaur'' is ''the'' smartest person in the Marvel Universe at 10 years old. However, this ends up estranging her from her classmates.
26th Jan '17 8:40:17 PM SmoCro
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** In an extreme example serial killers tend to fall on the extreme ends of the IQ spectrum. Either quite low (high 70s to low 90s) or quite high (130+ seems to be the cutoff). This could indeed be another instance of 'unable to relate'.
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