Not only that, but
`regardless of how knowledgeable and intelligent'? Come on!
Candy sees patterns more quickly than others her age, right? Total
recall, etc. She learns FAST, and well. This ability is not restricted
to what she reads in books or is told by a teacher! Is she not
capable of studying the people around her? Why SHOULDN'T she
be able to understand people that well?
Basically, you're applying standard reactions for `a person
her age', when it's been established that she's far ahead of most
people her age in any sense except the physical; after all, everything
else is created, from the time of birth, by what the brain manages
to take in.
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