Last Updated: June 4, References. Tasha is affiliated with the Dwight D. There are 20 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page. This article has been viewed , times. Pals come in different sizes, shapes, and even IQs, or intelligence quotients.
11 Uncomfortable Facts About How IQ Affects Your Life
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Subscriber Account active since. Getty Images We'd like to think that IQ isn't the determining factor for success in life. But psychology professors David Hambrick and Elizabeth Meinz recently wrote an Op-Ed for The New York Times , " Sorry Strivers, Talent Matters ," where they cite a few scientific studies that point to innate talent — not practice — as what separates the good from the great. This is a bummer for many of us who want to believe that putting in the work will yield successful results. And not to say it doesn't: it just can't compete with outright intelligence.
While it may be natural to assume that people with extremely high IQs have a knack for success. Even President Donald Trump has claimed to have an IQ that is "one of the highest" in a well-publicized tweet, suggesting that his wealth was somehow linked to his intelligence. In fact, some research indicates a correlation between high intelligence and mental health issues.
An intelligence quotient IQ is a total score derived from a set of standardized tests or subtests designed to assess human intelligence. Historically, IQ was a score obtained by dividing a person's mental age score, obtained by administering an intelligence test, by the person's chronological age, both expressed in terms of years and months. The resulting fraction quotient was multiplied by to obtain the IQ score.