Learnings for Adults
intelligence and achievement are far away from perfectly correlated.”
September 24, 2020
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A story begun before world war-ii and remain continue still today with the same status. IQ VERSUS ACHIEVEMENTS.

Does high IQ help in study and classrooms only?

Does it have a relationship with accomplishments in life?

Why Genius is not found in this category.?

Do you think that highly intelligent people should be able to score more at the workplace.?

we ascribe as “genius,” from Mark Zuckerberg to Steve Jobs, there are just as many like Nobel Prize laureate John Nash (of “A Brilliant Mind” fame) and mathematician Kurt Gödel who struggled with mental illness and personal crises. In fact, some research indicates a correlation between high intelligence and mental health issues

On a standardized exam, such as the Stanford-Binet test, the average IQ score is 100. Anything above 140 is considered a high or genius-level IQ. It is estimated that between 0.25 percent and 1.0 percent of the population fall into this elite category.

Terman’s Study of the Gifted
With the advent of IQ testing, researchers began to examine whether higher tests influenced anything more than a person’s academic success.

In the early 1920s, psychologist Lewis Terman began to investigate the emotional and social development skills of children with a genius-level IQ. Basing his study in California, Terman selected 1,500 children between the ages of eight and 12 who together had an average IQ of 150. Of these, 80 had scored over 170.3

Over the next few years, Terman continued to track the children and found that most were socially and physically well-adjusted. Not only were they academically successful, but they also tended to be healthier, stronger, taller, and less accident-prone than a matched set of children with normal IQs.

About author

Dr Shailesh Thaker

Dr. Shailesh Thaker is a world-renowned management thinker and trainer on organizational behavior and development. He is the CLO of Knowledge Plus Inc., a highly reputed training firm based in Ahmedabad, India, helping organizations to achieve international benchmarks in management practices.

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