We started watching “Sherlock” on BBC. Holmes’ isolated genius always gives me food for thought. Very smart people are often depicted as having terrible social skills or simply not caring about them.
I personally know several incredibly intelligent people who are not verging on “highly functioning sociopathic,” and are even very socially adroit, but I think it makes us lesser mortals feel better to think that every gift is balanced with a flaw, and vice versa. We naturally seek patterns, symmetry and balance.
Then there are people they should have named “Igor DaVinci” and left it at that.