Fact 1: Intellectuality is more than IQ scores on an intelligence test.

Many people believe that IQ scores reflect intellectuality. They do and they do not. They do in that they measure abilities necessary for intellectuality such as language skills, mathematical skills, abstract reasoning/problem solving, and knowledge storage ability.

Intellectuality is more than one’s IQ scores, and so in many ways, IQ scores do not accurately reflect intellectuality. There are many people who have high IQ scores but cannot function in daily life well. In Wagner’s essay “Why Smart People Do Dumb Things,” Wagner points out that IQ tests measure what is known. They do not measure a person’s ability to think beyond the known. They require a form of linear logic ...

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