|IQ Scores And What They Mean|
The following scores illustrate the how IQ scores can place people in particular categories:
IQ Score And Corresponding Intelligence Level
Under 70: Very mentally retarded
In other words, the higher the number in the score, the greater the IQ and intelligence level. These classifications are still more or less valid today, that is, somebody with an IQ of 150, will still be thought of as more intelligent, than someone with an IQ of 110.
There are many criticisms of this type of system however, since an IQ test does not measure all aspects of intelligence. Examples of this include the ability to minimise emotional and belief bias on judgements, the ability to think in the present as opposed to the past or the ability to use intuition to solve a problem. These are all valid aspects of intelligence which an IQ test overlooks, and therefore it cannot act as a true representation and measure of intelligence or genius in itself.