The concept of perfect is powerful, yet it is dangerous out of context. Context matters.

Do you know what an IQ test is? Most of us do. But have you ever heard of a CQ test? A CQ test measures your creativity quotient. There is no agreed-upon CQ in the scientific sense, but the research produces some interesting insights.

In one iteration, a CQ test was given to very young children, around four years old, and most of them scored very high. The same test given to ten-year-olds resulted in much lower scores. This was shocking to the researchers until they considered one key factor: what happens between the ages of four and ten?


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