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730 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 16 years ago by KikiPeepers

Are you an idiot savant at anything?


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16 yrs ago - Friday 5/12/06 - 1:27:04 AM EST (GMT-5)
I thought you had to be an idiot to be an idiot savant at anything.
16 yrs ago - Monday 5/15/06 - 10:50:55 PM EST (GMT-5)
Making stupid and pointless alters.
16 yrs ago - Monday 5/15/06 - 11:33:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, and if I were I probably wouldn't be using the internet anyway.
15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Thursday 5/25/06 - 1:09:58 PM EST (GMT-5)
probably, i'm just not sure at what.
15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Thursday 5/25/06 - 1:12:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
Erm I'm not sure what an idiot savant is, so probably
15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Thursday 5/25/06 - 1:18:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
Hehehe, a savant is someone who is great at something, an idiot is someone who is... well, either somehow mentally retarded or otherwise very stupid.

An idiot savant is someone who has a special gift for some endeavour despite his impairment. (or in some cases, because of it. Certain types of brain anomalies cause people to think of numbers in a different way and be able to calculate far faster than the rest of us).

Since I'm not an idiot, I'm not an idiot savant at anything either.

15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Saturday 5/27/06 - 10:42:56 AM EST (GMT-5)
Ah thanks, I think I remember reading something about that in a psychology textbook actually...

Then no, I'm not, I'm can do most things but not incredibly well

15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Saturday 5/27/06 - 10:43:45 AM EST (GMT-5)
*I, that should be... Apparently I can do most things apart from spell lol
15 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 7/4/06 - 1:57:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm not mentally ill so how could I be?
15 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 7/4/06 - 1:58:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah probably
15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 8/23/06 - 10:52:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
Not the best use of the term. "Idiot savant" is usually used in reference to somebody with autism/mental retardation who has one or numerous extraordinary mental abilities.
Why not just say exceptionally gifted? I doubt many of the users here are autistic or mentally impaired.
15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 8/23/06 - 10:58:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm learned and scholarly in certain fields and I'm an idiot about some things, but neither to the degree that true idiot savants are.
15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Thursday 8/24/06 - 10:01:50 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yep, Im a geography whiz and am spectular when it comes to memorizing maps.

But really I cant say that I am because only people who are mentally handicapped can be considered savants. The most common savants are either Autistic or have Down Syndrome, and some of those folks are amazing when it comes to their talents, which are usually mathimatical, mucical or artistic.

15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Thursday 8/24/06 - 10:16:39 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'm not going to be picky about the *true definition* of idiot savant because I'm sure you know what that is.

Mine would be grabbing the exact amount of spoons, knives and forks to set a table without counting.

15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Thursday 8/24/06 - 11:21:17 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, I have a phenomenal capacity for memorization. On the other hand, my personal memory is crap. Whole *years* are just erased from my memory, and I couldn't tell you what I had for lunch yesterday.
15 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 4/10/07 - 8:18:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
what the crap is a 'savant'?
14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 7/13/07 - 1:58:57 AM EST (GMT-5)
Sure am!
14 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 12/26/07 - 3:20:44 AM EST (GMT-5)
Charades, and I have an uncanny ability to recognize people's faces, even if its been years since I've seen them.
14 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 12/26/07 - 6:19:25 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 12/26/2007 3:20:44 AM angeleyes14 wrote:
Charades, and I have an uncanny ability to recognize people's faces, even if its been years since I've seen them.
And you're mentally handicapped?



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