Smart people are immature?

Interesting surface discussion about “psychological neoteny“:

“By contrast, many modern adults fail to attain this maturity, and such failure is common and indeed characteristic of highly educated and, on the whole, effective and socially valuable people,” he said.

“People such as academics, teachers, scientists and many other professionals are often strikingly immature outside of their strictly specialist competence in the sense of being unpredictable, unbalanced in priorities, and tending to overreact.”

1 comment

  1. You misread the article….it didn’t say anything about “smart” people, it referred to educated folks. As you and I both know, one doesn’t necessarily lead to the other!!!

    Love you,