The true meaning of the word 'Genius' has been lost in translation in history.
Nowadays it is referred and related to 'achievement', which was not the original meaning. Real genius people inspire and awe others, as they have special, almost divine abilities.
It is a myth that genius parents have genius offspring.
There is no genius gene and genetics can be part of the mix, along with attitude, commitment, and a certain mind-set.
A mapping done of the famous genius men and women reveals that genius people don't just pop anywhere, but appear in groups, like a blossoming of flowers.
It is a myth that most genius men and women were solitary, tortured individuals.
While a large proportion of genius writers and artists have suffered mental illnesses, they have not been lonely people as described in pop culture.
Real creative work has been a constant, even with the advent of technology such as computers and the internet, making us produce a huge amount of work in all sectors.
We may be having many more smart and talented people now, but not necessarily "smarter" geniuses.
Genius cannot be singled out and cultured and nurtured without support.
Polymaths are individuals with deep interests and expertise in a variety of creative fields. Many historic creative geniuses were polymaths, including Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci.
Creative people are also persistent in their beliefs and can be resilient when confronted with rejection or scepticism.
Many geniuses walk the line between the normal and the abnormal. The many impulses and ideas they perceive are a fountain of creativity. However, rational thought does impose a limit on a person's concept of his relation to the world.