My view is this:
It is actually a gift, because the ability to dive that deep into knowledge and look at the layers of anything is a tremendous asset.
I believe people look down upon people like this because they feel threatened because they can't process a situation or environment to the level of detail that some with the gift can.
What it does show is how well a person knows how to communicate with another.
In earlier days if one looks at native americans, some might consider folks with these skills as spiritually special.
I could be out of whack with my belief, but it is my view on this subject and from interacting with some good human beings with the gift.