I Think Intelligence Can't Be Measured

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    IQ??

    I was just thinking about this today. . . . By what, if anything, do we measure intelligence? People tell me I am intelligent, but all I'm really good at is retaining information. I find it difficult to be creative on demand and to think expansively and consolidate the...
    Quetzal Quetzal
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 21, 2008

    Wishy-washy

    Intelligence is a rather wishy-washy term, and until it can be defined it can't be measured accurately. In fact it's obvious that most people have better intellectual abilities in some areas than others, so just producing a blanket figure and calling it an IQ is a bit of a...
    cyberkitty cyberkitty
    18-21
    4 Responses Dec 7, 2008

    Diversity

    We each have knowledge of different areas.  There are things we know that we repress until it is needed.  We have knowledge of things that have been passed down to us from friends and family, their specific careers and interests, our own interests, and our own...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Dec 6, 2008

    Intelligence Is A Complex Thing

    There are just so many varying aspects of intelligence. It all seems so very subjective.
    YtilaerEpacse YtilaerEpacse
    22-25, F
    Aug 6, 2012

    Intelligence Is...

    Just like DNA, everyone's different. Not two people are smart in the same fields and at the same levels. It is just too difficult to measure. Albert Einstein was a genius in Physics and not in Math, he had to get help from a friend! So I am telling you now, that no one is more...
    nervousaroundgirls nervousaroundgirls
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 11, 2011

    Diversity

    We each have knowledge of different areas.  There are things we know that we repress until it is needed.  We have knowledge of things that have been passed down to us from friends and family, their specific careers and interests, our own interests, and our own...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 6, 2008

    Quantify

    What constitutes? The reason that something as relative as intellect can not be measured is: there is no bench mark that is infallible. Why? Any mark set, would be that of another human being. Inherently flawed and biased by nature. When a test is created for anything...
    EricS EricS
    36-40, M
    5 Responses Dec 7, 2008

    I Don't Like All the Iq-tests and Whatever There Is..

    In my opinon, all these tests measure knowledge. Apart from that, intelligence consists of so many parts, I think. A test with 30 questions can't cover up everything.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 6, 2008
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