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Do you think that a person's IQ score matters?

  1. CWanamaker profile image98
    CWanamakerposted 5 years ago

    Do you think that a person's IQ score matters?

  2. peeples profile image95
    peeplesposted 5 years ago

    Not at all. My 8 yr old has an IQ of 142. However he struggles in reading and lacks common sense. My father also had a high IQ and he never did anything with himself. IQ is just the ability to learn. It doesn't represent what one can actually do with what they learn.

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    paxwillposted 5 years ago

    Matter for what?  It certainly doesn't matter for jobs since you can find a lot of dumb people doing high-level work and smart people doing low-level work almost everywhere. It only matters if you're trying to join MENSA, or Densa:


  4. edhan profile image62
    edhanposted 5 years ago

    I do not think so.

    My children are having IQ of 140 - 150. But they are still lack of analysis skill. Luckily for them, I am teaching how to use your brain to analyze in different types of situation and solutions to apply.

    Now they are getting better than me.

  5. Daughter Of Maat profile image96
    Daughter Of Maatposted 5 years ago

    I think an IQ score is more of a guide to the person's potential and I think it does matter. I have an IQ of 168 and honestly, I have a hard time relating to people who have a lower IQ. (But that's my problem not theirs). In my opinion, someone with a higher IQ can see connections where others can't. But again that's just my opinion.

  6. Ciel Clark profile image75
    Ciel Clarkposted 5 years ago

    I think IQ scores show a percentage of a person's intelligence, but they are not a measure of a person's adaptability, drive, or common sense. Or happiness! 

    Some of the smartest people I know seem unhappy and isolated.  Still, whenever I get asked that question, "What one thing about yourself would you change?"  always-- being able to use my entire brain to full advantage.  Smart is very cool.

  7. jeshon profile image70
    jeshonposted 5 years ago

    No, not really. I think there are many ways of intelligence, not just logical. To me the combination of social-intelligence with some logical-intelligence and being well-read is most appealing. What matters is the combination, not the score on an IQ test.

  8. CrescentSkies profile image87
    CrescentSkiesposted 5 years ago

    Your IQ score only matters if it's below a certain point. If you're IQ is 100 or above it doesn't really matter. All IQ measures is your ability to take standardized tests and your capacity to hold information. It doesn't measure your intellect, wisdom, or how cunning you are, which all influence your overall intelligence (or how we think of intelligence).

    For an example, in 2000 the person with the highest IQ in Texas (over 180) was a motorcycle cop. IQ is potential, not application.

  9. watergeek profile image98
    watergeekposted 5 years ago

    7 out of 8 of my siblings have high IQs, but we've all created average lives . . . well, not entirely average, but the things that are different I don't think can be attributed to high IQs. I think training and parental expectations make a much bigger difference.