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Science links anxiety to high IQ's & rare psychic gift


Found two interesting articles.


Science Links Anxiety To High IQ’s & Sentinel Intelligence, Social Anxiety To Very Rare Psychic Gift


“One research study out of Lakehead University discovered that people with anxiety scored higher on verbal intelligence tests. Another study conducted by the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya in Israel*found that people with anxiety were superior than other participants at maintaining laser-focus while*overcoming a primary threat as they are*being*bombarded by numerous other smaller threats, thereby significantly increasing their chances of survival. The same research team also discovered that people with anxiety showed signs of “sentinel intelligence”, meaning they were able to detect real threats that were invisible to others (i.e. test participants with anxiety were able to detect the smell of smoke long before others in the group).

Another research study from the*SUNY Downstate Medical Center in New York*involved participants with*generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). The findings revealed that people with severe cases of GAD had much higher IQ’s than those who had more mild cases. The theory is that “an anxious mind is a searching mind,” meaning children with GAD develop higher levels of cognitive ability and diligence because their minds are constantly examining ideas, information, and experiences from multiple angles simultaneously.

But perhaps most fascinating of all is a research study published by the National Institutes of Health and the*National Center for Biotechnology Information*involving participants with social anxiety disorder (i.e. social phobia). The researchers embarked on their study with the following thesis: “Individuals with social phobia (SP) show sensitivity and attentiveness to other people’s states of mind. Although cognitive processes in SP have been extensively studied, these individuals’ social cognition characteristics have never been examined before. We hypothesized that high-socially-anxious individuals (HSA) may exhibit elevated mentalizing and empathic abilities.” The research*methods were as follows: “Empathy was assessed using self-rating scales in HSA individuals (n=21) and low-socially-anxious (LSA) individuals (n=22), based on their score on the Liebowitz social anxiety scale. A computerized task was used to assess the ability to judge first and second order affective vs. cognitive mental state attributions.”

Remarkably, the scientists found that a large portion of people with social anxiety disorder are gifted*empaths*— people whose right-brains are operating significantly above normal levels and are able to perceive the physical sensitivities, spiritual urges, motivations, and intentions of other people around them (see Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor’s TED Talk below for a powerful explanation of this ability). The team’s conclusion reads: “Results support the hypothesis that high-socially-anxious individuals demonstrate a unique profile of social-cognitive abilities with elevated cognitive empathy tendencies and high accuracy in affective mental state attributions.” To understand more about the traits of an empath you can*CLICK HERE. And to see if you align with the 22 most common traits of an empath*CLICK HERE.

Empaths who have fully embraced their abilities*are able to function on a purely intuition-based level. As Steve Jobs once said, “[Intuition] is more powerful than intellect,” and in keeping with this appreciation, writer Carolyn Gregoire recently*penned*a fascinating feature entitled “10 Things Highly Intuitive People Do Differently” and you can read it in full by visiting*HuffingtonPost.com."

http://www.feelguide.com/2015/04/22/...-psychic-gift/


Second article about empaths:
http://liveboldandbloom.com/08/self-...nsitive-person

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Interesting articles, makes a lot of sense. Thanks for posting.

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Interesting articles, makes a lot of sense. Thanks for posting.
No problem! Yeah, it makes a lot of sense to me too. And there's science to back it up

If you're interested, I found this empath faceook page:https://www.facebook.com/EmpathLifestyle
The stuff on there looks fascinating/encouraging.
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I freaking knew it. I am one with the spiritual world. It has been confirmed.

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It does make sense. An anxious mind is a thinking mind (careful about the border to paranoia, though).

The part about emphathy is especially true. When you know how bad it feels to be depressed, anxious, it makes it easier to spot a person in a similar situation and go down to his/her dark place.

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It does make sense. An anxious mind is a thinking mind (careful about the border to paranoia, though).
Like there's any such thing as paranoia when you're sharing the planet with 7 billion humans.

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It does make sense. An anxious mind is a thinking mind (careful about the border to paranoia, though).

The part about emphathy is especially true. When you know how bad it feels to be depressed, anxious, it makes it easier to spot a person in a similar situation and go down to his/her dark place.
Oh, I agree on your two points. My mind is always thinking and thinking. Wish it could stop sometimes, lol. Especially when I'm trying to sleep.

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It's not a psychic ability, it surpasses clairvoyant.
Oh, I didn't know those things about you.

Well, I don't think it's a psychic ability but just an ability of the human body. The high IQ ppl are ppl with GAD.

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"Remarkably, the scientists found that a large portion of people with social anxiety disorder are gifted*empaths*— people whose right-brains are operating significantly above normal levels and are able to perceive the physical sensitivities, spiritual urges, motivations, and intentions of other people around them"

"Individuals with social phobia (SP) show sensitivity and attentiveness to other people’s states of mind."
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Oh, I agree on your two points. My mind is always thinking and thinking. Wish it could stop sometimes, lol. Especially when I'm trying to sleep.



Oh, I didn't know those things about you.

Well, I don't think it's a psychic ability but just an ability of the human body. The high IQ ppl are ppl with GAD.

The SA ppl are this:

"Remarkably, the scientists found that a large portion of people with social anxiety disorder are gifted*empaths*— people whose right-brains are operating significantly above normal levels and are able to perceive the physical sensitivities, spiritual urges, motivations, and intentions of other people around them"

"Individuals with social phobia (SP) show sensitivity and attentiveness to other people’s states of mind."

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Wow, very interesting.
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But perhaps most fascinating of all is a research study published by the National Institutes of Health and the*National Center for Biotechnology Information*involving participants with social anxiety disorder (i.e. social phobia). The researchers embarked on their study with the following thesis: “Individuals with social phobia (SP) show sensitivity and attentiveness to other people’s states of mind.
I've been trying to overcome my tendency to empathise with others and become more narcissistic. It seems like it's reducing my anxiety in some cases.

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I've been trying to overcome my tendency to empathise with others and become more narcissistic..
Oh you are doing great in that area.
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dont belive this just an excuse for you people to feel better about yourselves. anyone can be smart
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I've always understood that individuals in the autistic spectrum develop their logical intelligence, thanks to their long periods of loneliness. But this obviously doesn't mean that SA people should start getting edgy and arrogant if they don't want to have a bad time. They should just understand that their IQ is a tool and the world is highly competitive.

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