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I know that originaly iq was devised only to identify the below average intelligence not above average. What i find amusing is that everywhere people post their "i.q." it is nearly always in the genius range.
I guess genius is a low bar.
What i find amusing is that everywhere people post their "i.q." it is nearly always in the genius range.
Only an idiot would post his IQ being 48.
Yeah, my IQ is more than double that at 73.
People use the term intelligence to refer to different things. IQ is raw intelligence or potential - it doesn't mean you will be an educated or thoughtful person but it reflects (not very precisely but with enough accuracy to be useful) your capacity to excel in any particular intellectual activity. Having a high IQ won't make you a good chess player but your IQ will approximately determine the maximum level you could achieve as a chess player assuming that you have the right training and experience. It seems people of average intelligence are generally capable of reaching somewhere in the 2000-2200 range, however I doubt you would see anyone with an IQ below 120 above the 2700 mark.
IQ doesn't exist. It's just another tool to allow one group of people to feel superior over another group of people.
your IQ is not fixed. that is old hat and you aren't born with a set IQ. its called neuroplasticity. meaning with proper training you can increase your brain function. Learning new language and music seem to be the most beneficial. Chess is almost like a new language so it too is beneficial.
Chess is almost like a new language so it too is beneficial.
If by doesn't exist you mean "doesn't correlate precisely to intelligence" you'd be right. It is an approximate measurement but generally speaking it is accurate enough to be useful for a number of applications - one of those applications being posting your IQ on forums to prove your superiority over other members. My IQ is 239 btw.
Chess has definitely increased my IQ--it has increased my irritation quotient that I suck so bad at it even after all these years...