The objective of IQ tests is to measure the ability of a person to understand and learn complex intellectual concepts. It is a good measure for determining academic success, but it is less useful at predicting happiness or success in life.
The IQ score is normalized for a mean of 100 with a standard deviation of 15. That means roughly 95% of the population will fall between 70 and 130 IQ.
Lower than 70 means some form of mental deficiency while scores above 140 signify genius-level intelligence.
The reason a higher IQ does not always spell success in life is because genius-level individuals are often reclusive or socially maladapted.
In the 1980s several social scientists developed the concept of Emotional Intelligence (commonly called…
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