reply to post by VreemdeVlieendeVoorwep
I haven't read every post in this thread, actually I'll admit that I only read the OP so please forgive me if I'm repeating what others have
IQ tests are not that accurate at all in my opinion, they do not take certain factors into account such as common sense, emotional intelligence or
knowledge about a particular subject (unless you happen to be very good at maths/logic reasoning)
Intelligence can be measured in different ways, I knew a lad at high school who was an absolute boffin for his age, extremely intelligent and
academic; passed his 12 GCSE's with straight A* 's.
However, if you had taken the guy into a pub or asked him to go to the shop to buy some fags/bread/milk/item of your choice he wouldn't have a bloody
It's great knowing at 13 that two bombs in fact were dropped on Japan during WW2 but not so great if you don't have the common sense and social
ability to function adequately with your peers.
Don't get me wrong, I used to get along with the guy but could never have a laugh or banter, he simply did not
understand it. I couldn't go
to the pub with him as that wasn't what he did, I couldn't go to the gym with him as it wasn't what he did etc
I remember a conversation with him once and he was asked "What's your favourite TV program?" His reply "I don't watch TV" Someone said "What do
you like listening to on the radio then?" His reply "I don't listen to the radio" Next, someone said "What sports do you enjoy?" He replied "I
don't like sports" etc etc
Finally, the conversation ended with someone saying "Well what do you do then?" He replied "I read, that's it"
It's great to "just read" and obviously I'd never tell anyone how to live their life but living life isn't simply about reading, it's about
experiencing life, interacting with people, even getting in trouble occasionally; if your never in trouble you'll never learn...
I think the intelligence of someone has to be looked at on many levels and a simple IQ test doesn't give a realistic view of a persons intelligence,
just like an arm wrestle doesn't give a true indication of someones strength; you can beat someone at an arm wrestle but it doesn't mean, as a solid
fact, that your stronger than them.
There's different types of strength just as there is different types of intelligence...