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Have you ever known someone with an extremely high IQ?

  1. nemanjaboskov profile image84
    nemanjaboskovposted 5 years ago

    I have a few friends who have an IQ of over 150 or so, and they are really something else...
    Their behavior, their beliefs, their logic and a lot of different things can really tell you that they are different from most people you will meet in your life.
    Have you met anyone like this?

  2. Pearldiver profile image88
    Pearldiverposted 5 years ago

    Yep.. The mayor of BumbleTown - nz is like that wink
    I believe his IQ was measured at .160
    But I also believe that they used a short ruler! smile

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    PhenomWriterposted 5 years ago

    Will I say something? ~ There is something called Love. That thing transcends every IQ. One more thing is called Death - that cuts even Einsteins or Shakespeares. Lastly- there is one called God, who does Love you not depending on your IQ...he gave you the IQ to love?

    1. Pearldiver profile image88
      Pearldiverposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Interesting point of view yikes

      As a writer then.. are you suggesting that having the IQ and thus the ability to write intelligently is less important than Love - Death - & God?? yikes

      As a writer... I personally consider IQ to be an extremely important (and telling) prerequisite to the art. smile

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        PhenomWriterposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I don't 'write intelligently' - I write for  'Love - Death - & God'. Who was ever intelligent about  'write intelligently' on 'Love - Death - & God'?

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          PhenomWriterposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Tell me his name...I will learn from him...

        2. Pearldiver profile image88
          Pearldiverposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I think you missed the point within the question I was asking... completely yikes

          But thanks for your answer anyway.. smile

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            PhenomWriterposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            As a writer then.. are you suggesting that having the IQ and thus the ability to write intelligently is less important than Love - Death - & God??

            I think if I die after writing something good; and never come back here on earth - or if I search Immortality, and then, after I have no worries, write good things --- which is better for me?

            (However, I don't think Shakespeare or Van Gogh did what they did out of a splendid IQ...did you hear something called Multiple Intelligence Theory?

            Did Buddha or Christ did what they did because they were over 1000 IQ, or something? IQ-theory is still in its infancy. We don't vote a political candidate judging his IQ?)


            ...sorry about missing...I just often think too much?...

  4. Bard of Ely profile image88
    Bard of Elyposted 5 years ago

    Yes, I have several friends in MENSA.

  5. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 5 years ago

    I know a guy whose IQ is supposedly around 180, and I gotta say...he is one strange dude! Even with a post graduate college degree, he's never been able to maintain a relationship or hold a job for long. Last time I heard, he was delivering pizzas. Seriously. He has trouble with simple tasks. Whether this can be attributed to his IQ or not, I don't know.

    1. Pearldiver profile image88
      Pearldiverposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Have YOU considered introducing HIM to the art of writing Habee? smile

      Can you imagine what he could tell the world about IQs? yikes

  6. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago

    IQ is an artificial construct...

    That being said... a friend I went to school with has a son who is extremely intelligent. However, he has a hard time relating to other people. He is very much like Sheldon from Big Bang Theory but not quite as bad smile

  7. Pearldiver profile image88
    Pearldiverposted 5 years ago

    As I Said.... Interesting Point of View!

    If you answer in the context of my question (which Doesn't require any defensive reaction to) - then perhaps your point of view may carry more weight.

    Don't ever be sorry for 'Thinking Too Much' smile

    But if we did vote for politicians with good IQs... could they not be expected to perform better? And never be able to claim 'ignorance' when called to task? yikes

    And surely the relevance of having a higher IQ as a writer gives the readers an opportunity to expand their own intellectual boundaries?  Or do you believe that the general reading public prefer Copy and Pasted work or Spam? yikes

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      PhenomWriterposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      ...Did you ever study psychology or something - (tarot or palmistry?)...you have a gift for intuition. I appreciate that. smile

      This time I will agree with you. Except this that IQ seems to be feeble a system to measure 'real intelligence'; Intelligence that works in the real life. I have seen friends who were 'school geniuses', but failed fatalistically in real life.

      Those who succeeded in real life had a different type of intelligence. Perhaps you can feel that when you come in contact with those people. You can not measure that, yet, inside a laboratory.

      Do we call that thing Wisdom?

      1. Pearldiver profile image88
        Pearldiverposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        See... what I meant? big_smile

        Now your point of view carries real weight - cheers for an excellent answer smile

        Right on the money too, when you ask about intuition  yikes
        Yes - I know intuition very well.
        Yes - I have also seen geniuses fail to fire.
        Yes - real life skills are by far the best building blocks to character.
        And
        Yes - wisdom is earned from true experiences and not as a result of a fertilized egg (yet.. phew..) big_smile

        Well done and very intelligently written (if you don't mind me saying!) smile

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          PhenomWriterposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          What about wisdom-ly  written? tongue

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            PhenomWriterposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            wisely...?

        2. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
          SomewayOuttaHereposted 5 years ago in reply to this

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            PhenomWriterposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            What about Autodesk Maya (Illusion) Beyond Unlimited?

  8. WriteAngled profile image92
    WriteAngledposted 5 years ago

    I think IQ scores are greatly influenced by having practised the type of questions that are asked. It's a very artificial construct, if you ask me.

    I tend to get about 150-160 on an IQ test, because I am useless on the spatial perception questions and get loads wrong.

    Does that score demonstrate intelligence or not? I really couldn't say. I've gone through the education mill to a PhD, burnt out in a job and now happily translate medical documentation out of seven languages into English as a freelance. Some people say the fact I do this translation shows impressive intelligence, but to me doing it feels more like the sort of feeling I get when I do cryptic crosswords, more like a game really. 

    I guess I'm different from other people, because I hate small-talk so most of the time do actually prefer being on my own at home rather than being forced to socialise. I also don't watch television because most of it is boring to me, and above all I love spending my time researching and finding out about new things. I am happiest when my brain is fully occupied with something complex.

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      PhenomWriterposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      May I ask you something, I am curious...

      "I also don't watch television because most of it is boring to me,"

      What makes it 'boring'? A lot is hidden behind the answer. Sorry if that enquiry was a bit goofy?

 
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