Since it was below my post, I'll assume this was directed towards me. At certain points, I'll make an extreme effort to comprehend, sometimes to the effect of very pronounced anxiety, sometimes this may result in success. So, if I do comes across as intelligent to some individuals, that is the most likely reason in my mind. I'd rather be that way than entirely mentally languid though regardless of perception, if for no other reason aside from compulsion.
Egos with a leak in the tank are the most insatiable, compliments just seep through.
@Vit, mistress of wordplay.