You Want Brain Power, Not Scores!
Would you like to know what your IQ is? Want to improve it?
What is IQ anyhow? The American Heritage Dictionary defines
Intelligence Quotient as "The ratio of tested mental age to
chronological age, usually expressed as a quotient
multiplied by 100." Basically, it's a test of intelligence,
with 100 as the average score. There are some problems with
IQ tests however.
A recent IQ test asked which of four fruits was different.
It was the one with more than one seed; but what if you were
not familiar with these fruits? Obviously this test is
culturally biased. You are assumed to have certain
knowledge, yet you are being tested for intelligence, not
Now look at these letters: "ANLDEGN." Rearrange them and
you'll have the name of a(n): Ocean, Country, State, City or
Animal. This is from an IQ test I took. Hmm.. very few
oceans, so I could eliminate those - but wait a second!
That's a test taking technique. An intelligence test
shouldn't be testing your test-taking ability. I'm bound to
score higher than a person of equal intelligence who hasn't
learned simple techniques for scoring higher on multiple -
Real Life Results vs Scores
Maybe an imperfect test is better than no test at all, and
it is entertaining. I just took an IQ test, and though I
don't think my IQ is really the 138 it showed, it was fun.
You can try a free IQ test on my website. Of course you know
you'll score higher on a good day than a bad day. If you
didn't know that, try these tips to make it a good IQ test
1. Breath deep.
2. Sit up straight.
3. Close your mouth.
4. Drink a cup of coffee.
5. Exercise just enough to get the blood pumping
6. Try Ginkgo Biloba (It increases blood flow to the
Now let me ask you a question. What was Henry Fords IQ? Who
cares! The man was one of the most innovative people of the
last century, and he did what he did by surrounding himself
with intelligent people. That practice alone has to be worth
more than 20 IQ points. Do you get the point?
Real life results are what you want, right? So if you want
to be more creative, learn to use creative problem solving
techniques. If you want to concentrate better, there are
techniques for that. Learn to speed-read and you'll have
double the knowledge in the same time. After you paint your
first Mona Lisa, build your first skyscraper or make your
first million, what will your IQ score be? Who cares!?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Steve Gillman has been studying brain improvement,
concentration, creative problem solving, and related topics
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