I am getting sick and tired of morons conflating the definitions of genius.
This is my response to this question which was asked on Quora. Feel free to comment.
Geniuses may indeed find if boring to talk to normal people. However, not all geniuses feel this way. I can talk to most anyone, and I find that most people are interesting. However, I was in a longterm friendship with someone who had an 80–90 IQ, and I was bored out of my head with this person. It just wasn’t working out. Now you have to consider that this person had an IQ ~65 points below mine. For a person with a normal 100 IQ, that is like talking to a seriously retarded person with an IQ of 35, just to give you some perspective.
I spent many years living a beach/ski slope/party/street type of life, so I am used to dumbing myself down to fit in. However, at this stage in my life, I prefer not to.
One of my best friends has an IQ of 95. We get along famously, but that is mostly because he has filled his head with knowledge and has become smart far beyond his IQ.
Most people have something interesting to say if you can pry it out of them, and I have found that average people are a heck of a lot smarter than you think.
Or you can always just dumb yourself down and enjoy life at that simple level that the 90 IQ types live at. They do not have bad lives (actually I think their lives are often much happier than those of people like me), and it’s often fun to go to their simple place for a while to simply enjoy yourself.