On a bell curve, we're all born with certain skills. Some people are beter track runners than others, and on and on, and everyone knows this. But there are some people who are more psychic, more tuned in. If you're too far above average, you can walk down the street, go into information overload, be empathic, be an empath, pick up all the feelings of all the people around you.. And your life can be miserable.
When you're socially awkward, you're isolated more than usual, and when you're isolated more than usual, your creativity is less compromised by what has already been said and done. All your hope in life starts to depend on your craft, so you try to perfect it. One reason I stay isolated more than the average person is to keep my creativity as fierce as possible. Being the odd one out may have its temporary disadvantages, but more importantly, it has its permanent advantages.