What is IQ?
Intelligence Quitient, or simply IQ, is an intelligence test score that is obtained by dividing the mental age, which reflects the age-graded level of performance as derived from population norms, by chronological age and multiplying by 100: a score of 100 thus indicates a performance at exactly the normal level for that age group. Or, we can say, the IQ presents the pace at which we acquire some new information. Scientists have proven that IQ is fixed at an early age, so we are stuck with what we’ve got.
William Sidis – the man with the highest IQ
Sidis had exceptional mathematical abilities. At 6, he went to a grammar school and in 7 months he had graduated. He attended Harvard at the age of 11 and mastered over 40 languages. He was threatened by some fellow students in Harvard so his parents assigned him on a teaching job in Texas. But soon he left the job and started concentrating on a political career.
So now when you know most about the IQ, you are probably wondering which are the 5 signs that (probably) mean you are smarter than the average human being? Here is the lists of them:
A British study of 2,000 pairs of identical twins found that, even though they had similar genes, children who learned to read earlier had higher IQ scores than their siblings. this one seems easy enough to explain away: the kids who learned to read early did so because they were smarter. But that wasn’t the case. The researchers concluded that learning to read early actually had a developmental impact — it made the kids smarter. So, if you were an early reader, it might not be because you’re smart. It may be that you’re smart because you were an early reader.
You might also be an introvert. Many introverts can have social anxieties and don’t rush to speak. This can be a sign of thinking things over, an intelligence trait. The majority of gifted kids are introverts.
Some scientists claim that anxious individuals may be smarter than other in some ways.
In a recents study, researches asked more than 100 participants to fill out questionnaires in which they indicated how often they experienced worry. Results showed that people who tended to worry more often than average, scored a higher on measures of verbal intelligence. While pople who didn’t do much worrying scored higher on the tests of nonverbal intelligence.
Sense of humor
Researches found a strong connection between being funny and having high scores in both verbal intelligence and abstract reasoning. It appears that the sense of humor is product of a sharp mind.
It turns out that all of those teachers who tried to force lefties to write with their right hands may have had it backward. While there is a small and, as of yet, unexplained correlation between being left-handed and being a criminal, there are some intellectual benefits to being a southpaw. One large study demonstrated that left-handedness is associated with divergent thinking, all the more so in males. This unique ability to combine two unrelated objects in a meaningful way is a sign of intelligence.