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A genius is an individual of exceptional talent in some, or perhaps many, areas such as music, film, mathematics, architecture, or even the culinary arts. Although geniuses are considered "gifted," with great precocity and ability can come often but not always a certain amount social awkwardness, resulting in a tendency to associate genius with introversion, antipathy, or antisociability.

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"Portrait of Albert Einstein, a 20th-century symbol of scientific genius, 1947" by Oren Jack Turner.

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