posted on Apr, 1 2005 @ 02:46 PM
When I was a child I was repeatedly tested for my I.Q, photographic memory, and other abilities, which eventually allowed me to skip two grades, and
doomed me to a life of "gifted" education. BTW just in case it matters last time I tested (12 years ago) it was 180 .
I don't think there is that much of a difference as many here have already pointed out. Perhaps the ability to make assesments quicker, and
other insignifigant things are there, I have'nt done the research though to definitively state one way or another.
What I find particularly interesting is what I notice to be two seperate ""classes" if you will, between intellectuals. At the risk of being
too general let me attempt to clarify myself.
On the one hand I notice the "introverted intellectual" (soft spoken, scientist type, ie. Einstein) and on the other hand the "extroverted
intellectual" (outgoing, artist, or creative type, ie. Sartre)
Now of course we have people of "normal" intelligence that can display many combinations of these various personal attributes that go along
with introverted and extroverted behavioural patterns. What I find interesting amongst "intellectuals" though is the rigid distinction, or complete
polarity between the two.
I don't know about anyone else here, but I have NEVER known an extroverted scientist , and conversely I have never known an introverted artist.
Admittadely I am completely un-aware of any studies that might shed light or give some information on this subject, but if anyone else is, I
would greatly appreciate the links to more info.