The Role of Iq in Measuring Intelligence

By: Andrew

The qualifying genius level is different for every intelligence quotient test, and they can not give a clear answer to the question what genius is. For instance, the qualifying genius level on the Cattell IIIB makes 148, putting in this way the genius into the eighty third percentile rank. On the Stanford-Binet a genius occupies the eighty sixth percentile rank, with a qualifying genius level - 132. So, we can see that the answers of these tests are discrepant, they can not be compared and consequently, they are not objective. Even in case if the intelligence tests were comparable and objective, the high intelligence quotient does not mean that a person is a genius, the same concerns the low IQ, it doesn't mean that a person with low IQ mentally challenged.

Though the IQ of Andre Massena, one of the most talented commanders of Napoleon's army, was 103, Napoleon said that Massena was the greatest person of his military Empire. The IQ tests serve to define the functional level of intelligence; it is connected with the fact that they are not able to determine the conceptual capacity of the intellect.

This brings us to a striking realization. If intelligence quotient which is the most precise thing to measuring intelligence level, is actually not a reliable measure of mental power, then we have no way to measure the intelligence without having a doubt concerning the fact that somebody is a genius. Such factors as audience and altruism are not enough to give a concrete characteristic of a genius. These two features are more likely to indicate something else, something that is characteristic of every person: desire. Genius is the accomplishment of these desires, the desires to be admired, adored etc. If taking objectively, genius does not exist, because people are not born genius, they may become genius.

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