|The Relevance Of A High IQ|
It is true to say that the higher your IQ, the more likely you are to have high intelligence. However, this intelligence only extends to the areas of intellect which the IQ test examines. For example, most tests completely ignore areas of intelligence related to auditory or perspectival aspects to intelligence. Instead, they rely solely on basic intellectual categories such as logical, grammatical and spatial areas.
Does having a high IQ mean you will be more successful in life?
No. A higher score means that you might be particularly good at problem solving, grammar or logic etc. This might allow you to earn a reasonable living if you enter a profession where these abilities will be of use.
However, if you do not score high, you can still earn a good living or become more successful than someone with a high IQ. This is because there are other aspects of intelligence and achievement which the test does not measure.
Does a high IQ mean I will do well at school?
Yes but not exclusively so. If student X and Y both put the same amount of effort, resources and time into an academic task, but X scores higher than Y, then this can be attributed to X having a potentially higher IQ, as measured through an IQ test. However, if both X and Y had the same IQ result, but Y scored higher than X, then it is likely that other factors beyond IQ are at cause. For example, the motivation of the student and their interest in the topic can have a significant impact.
What To Expect
IQ has a very limited relevance in helping someone become a genius and achieve their dreams. The true power (as explored in other articles) lies in refining our practical application of knowledge, so as to make sure that the genius comes to us from our subconscious mind. That said, the IQ is a very relevant tool for the areas of intelligence which it does generally measure, including the spatial, grammatical and logical intelligence areas.