posted on Apr, 22 2016 @ 12:11 AM
I have noticed from time to time that people on ATS like to share their IQ with us as if we are going to be impressed. There are some that even have
it in their signature line. I realize this isn't always shared for vanities sake, however, a 140 IQ is really NOT impressive.
I have an IQ in the mid-140s and I have encountered 100s of people smarter than me during my lifetime. In fact a 140 IQ isn't at all rare because
approximately 1 in 260 people in the world have an IQ of 140 or better. That means there are literally MILLIONS of people with 140+ IQs.
Look, a 140 IQ is fine, but seriously, I consider it just enough to cause arrogance and be smart enough to be dangerous. It isn't that special
without all of the things that go with it like a good memory, good study habits and the self-discipline to learn.
Anyway, IQs are also a terrible measure of success and common sense.
Okay, I just had to rant because it drives me nuts that people think a 140 IQ is all that great or rare.
As always, thank you for your time ATS.