'The overview effect is a cognitive shift in awareness reported by some astronauts and cosmonauts during spaceflight, often while viewing the Earth from orbit or from the lunar surface.'
i told aria about this awhile back; story idea i had, based on a dream with this alien guy in it. basically, this guy is one of, if not the most renowned doctors in the galaxy, because he is skilled in every nearly every field and is able to treat hundreds of different races, which is impressive when any one species or planet has its own countless variables when it comes to injury or illness.
Because he is this widely applicable, he’s chosen to occupy an inhabited planetoid/asteroid belt that can’t always deploy specialists in a timely manner from one settlement to another.
His greatest weakness, however, is horrendous luck when it comes to interacting with people when it comes to anything other than treating or operating on them. It’s less a lack of social tact or sensitivity, since he’s generally polite if rather aloof, and more literal bad luck; he’ll say something totally innocuous but at the exact wrong moment/in front of the exact wrong person who would have issue with what he said for reasons he couldn’t have possibly foreseen, and as a result, any and all attempts to chat end with him being embarrassed or pissing someone off by accident. As such, he’s taken to talking as minimally as possible, with his assistant handling the rest for him.