I haven't been called a genius, but being called talented is similar I imagine.
I always tell people, "You can do it too, if you practiced."
They'll say, "Nah, I couldn't do that."
What they mean is they don't have the drive to work hard enough to gain that skill. And you know what, that's totally okay too.
I think sculpting is cool, but I would never be good at sculpting because I don't care enough about it to practice.
I just practice what I like to do.