Re: PSYCH: Genius: Innate or Acquired?

From: zeb haradon (
Date: Tue Feb 06 2001 - 21:58:41 MST

I read an article about the things that established geniuses all have in
common. The authors studied Mozart, Einstein, Hemingway, Picasso, Darwin,
and (for some reason) Freud. At least those are the ones I remember. They
picked them as "established in their field" as geniuses. What they found was
that they
- were born to young parents
- were members of some ethnic/religious minority where they grew up
- had difficulty relating to people
- were first or only children

This is all from memory.. there were more things too.

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