Well, It's one of two things going on here...
1. This guy is a raving loon.
Serious mental illness often comes with high IQ, so his 'Abilities' aren't really an issue.
If you can manage and extract is his 'Abilities', then he's an asset.
If you can't, then he's a liability.
2. You all are a 'Social Club', and don't want the 'Status Quo' of your social events disrupted...
You all are more devoted to pompous pretense than to the serious business of 'Survival' which will require some Instant
, and HARSH
You don't realize a born leader when you see one.
Personally, an 'Extremist' personality is EXACTLY what is needed to 'Survive' in extreme conditions.
Barring outside intervention,
The guy that simply won't lie down and die is the one that will survive.
Our Government spends millions of dollars looking for 'Extreme' personalities to be Special Forces, Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers, Wild Fire 'Smoke Jumpers', ect.
This is just my Opinion...
Keep in mind that I was 'Operational' in the military, and I look for these traits when choosing employees now...
If he shuts up and does the work asked or assigned to him,
Complains.... He's a keeper, just keep him occupied!
2. Hears Pertinent Information, then makes INSTANT decision.
INSTANT DECISIONS are the best thing you can hope for!
If he's mostly CORRECT, then he's worth the bother,
If he's mostly WRONG, make him someone else's problem.
(I HATE People that are supposed to be in charge, but can't make a decision on ANYTHING without a dozen meetings!
If you can't make a decision, then go put 'Widgets' together in a factory!)
3. Takes Responsibility For Mistakes.
Nothing pisses me off more than someone that was wrong about something and won't take ownership of it!
If they say, "I screwed up.", then we can get on to the process of FIXING THE PROBLEM,
Instead of wasting time with failure analysis just to prove what we all knew anyway!
4. Corrects His (and others) Problems!
FIXES THE PROBLEM, NOT THE BLAME!
If a guy says, "I Screwed Up."....
The next thing I want to hear out of his mouth is how he fixed, or is fixing the problem.
The guy that can get up in front of his peers and say...
This is what went wrong... This is what that mistake cost the 'company' or 'group'.
This is how I corrected it.
Just informing the rest of you in case this circumstance/event happens again.
Mistakes are INEVITABLE.
Mistakes cost money.
The longer you stand by a mistake, the more it costs.
A $1,000 mistake can reveal a Million dollar employee,
Or uncover a useless SOB that will cost you a million in the long run!
And Further More...
You need to talk to the 'Senior' members about it,
You stand a good opportunity to help turn around someone that might not have had the socialization he needed growing up.
If three or four of you band together as an 'Oversight' and advisement group, you might be able to salvage a HUMAN BEING out of the deal!