Who Are The Indigo People?
I always knew that I was different- not only in appearance from my peers, but also different inside, in my mind and my thoughts. I would tell my childhood peers things that made perfect sense to me (or to an adult), but would go completely over their heads. I was soon labeled a weirdo and shunned. I didnt know it at the time, but most of the stuff that I just knew had to do with the semi-conscious realization that Id been here before. I say semi-conscious because the veil this life puts over the connection to Higher Self is a heavy and distorting one, and takes many years and much effort to remove or penetrate. But even when I was very small, I had a sort of been there, done that, now what? attitude. The only things that interested me were things that were new- the current science, technology, and innovations that made life in the mid-late 20th Century unique and unlike any place or life Id lived before. As I grew older, I had a sense of emerging from a fog- as the reasoning connections were made in my mind, things became clearer and clearer to me. It was a palpable sense- each day brought more light and understanding into my life. I could almost feel the neurons connecting in my mind. All of these traits are common in Elder Indigos, as well as with the younger ones.
The typical Indigo has a very high intelligence, but it is often masked by underachieving. In my life example, my "IQ" was higher than that of the valedictorian in my high school, and my guidance counselor could not understand why I didnt care about making straight As, instead of the mixture of As and Bs that I had. I shrugged, it really wasnt that important to me in the long run, and besides, I had the tools and the will to learn what I wanted to learn, not fill in the blanks of what I should learn. School, to most Indigos, is a necessary evil, something to be endured, and escaped from as soon as possible. Our way of learning things is holographic. And we intensely dislike merely skimming a subject- we want to know- to remember- everything about it. Were wired that way. Our interests are intense and passionate. The Internet has been a Godsend for me, because I now have vast sums of accumulated knowledge and information at my fingertips. With it, I can drill down to depths unimaginable when I was in school.
Another one of the main characteristics of Indigos of all ages is an iconoclastic, sometimes cynical outlook on life. Weve seen it, done it, show us something interesting and new. And we dont mean cheap popular media entertainment, either. We have an inbuilt understanding that what is reported on the media and through official channels is what they want you to know and believe, not what is necessarily true. We are very aware that 90% of what is on the tube, radio, or paper is pure manufactured nonsense. We seek the other ten percent.
Our belief that sacred cows make great hamburger sometimes gets us into trouble with people who are rigidly hardwired into their belief system. We ask impossible questions of our religious teachers and ministers, often getting into trouble, or even tossed out for being disruptive. We do not suffer fools gladly, no matter who they are. Authority figures have to earn that authority, in the eyes of our youngsters. We want to understand the motivation behind the collar, badge, robe, or other power symbol. We can care less about the uniform- we want to understand the wearer. Of course, this can lead to trouble with insecure authority figures, those who rely on their laurels or uniforms to exact obedience. To us, this is living a lie, which is abhorrent to us. This does refine itself as we mature, but we also refine our BS detector, too. The blunt, unapologetic opinions, and disregard for authority of the younger Indigos may lead to problems with colleagues, friends or family. They have to learn that good manners and submission to commonly recognized authority arent just arbitrary rules, they are the lubricant of social interaction and order, and that kindness isnt a lie, it is a means of social survival. If you are a parent of an Indigo child, you must instill this at a very early age. Explain things to us- well get it. And "Because I/God/some dusty authority said so," just doesnt cut it.
We are in possession of a very high functioning lie detector capability- we can almost see people or corporate entities being untruthful. Sometimes this disgusts or even enrages us, especially if the lie is harmful to others. As a group, we are difficult to hypnotize unless genuine trust is established. We also have a low tolerance for hard-sells, logos, branding and trends, and are extremely difficult to con, unless we have become emotionally vulnerable through neglect. But itll only happen once, if it does happen- if a con artist or manipulator rips off an Indigo emotionally, that individual develops an uncanny nose for spotting them, and gleefully unmasking them.
In spite of our apparent cynicism, we also have an exceptional sense of humor, because we can see the absurd twists of cultural and social interaction. Its expression is rarely base or primitive- but often cynical or dry in expression. We are more than capable of collapsing people in laughter with an offhand remark.
Many Indigos, both young and old, have great affinity for speculative fiction, science fiction, fantasy, role-playing games, and other aspects of fandom. This comes from our inability to fit into the normal social interaction with our peers. We tend to escape with good books, and SF is the most intellectually stimulating and challenging sort of fiction there is, along with whodunits, and techno thrillers. "What if?" is one of our favorite questions, and SF plays with it marvelously. Role playing games also get us out our skins and the accompanying miseries of adolescence. Our game play may taper off as we become adults and enter the working world, but it never quite goes away.
Our love of game play also helps us to develop excellent pattern detection and recognition faculties. This helps us to easily solve puzzles- be it for recreation or in our jobs when troubleshooting complex problems. We really enjoy playing games like go or chess. We are quite capable of planning several steps ahead, and imagining branching paths. (That many adult Indigos are computer programmers or network systems engineers isnt a fluke- its a puzzle-game we get paid big bucks to play!) Indigos also like to understand how things work, and wont accept black box explanations for the technology in our lives. Even if we cant fix it themselves, we like to understand the soul of the item in their possession- be it a cell phone, DVD player, microwave oven, TV or computer. If we ask you how it works, we really want to know. Because of our abilities in this regard, we have excellent prognostic capabilities. If we say that present conditions will lead to something happening, please pay heed. Were usually right, and sometimes wed rather not be.
Our marked capacity for seeing the big picture or deeply viewing distant consequences can be a source of misunderstanding and difficulties for us. We tend to think in decades, not weeks, and in long term rather than in short term. Wed rather get rich slow than get rich quick, because we know that we could lose it all just as quickly. We like instant gratification as much as anyone else, but we also distrust its quality. We prefer to take our time to let things play out, and do things right. We are not shallow planners. Money is just a symbol to us, and we have a hard time understanding why people chase it, and its status symbols. Well drive a car to pieces, and happily live in a nice older home. Secondhand furnishings do not bother us- if it is functional, well use it.
Another manifestation of Indigo gifts is an almost uncanny understanding of different languages, even without formal training. It is almost as if the audible layer of the language has been made transparent to us, and we can see and understand the inner intent of the speaker. This applies to animals, as well. We also have a very good musical ear.
Along with this innate understanding of languages, Indigos are very good at changing their personality shell to suit the person being communicated with. If they are in sales (which can be really tough on an Indigo), they are capable of making almost anyone they meet, no matter how diverse they are from the Indigos own background, comfortable. Many of us are left-handed, or ambidextrous.