Post Number:#1 June 9th, 2012, 12:03 pm
My entire question here is: Is 'IQ' testing an accurate means of testing a persons overall intellectual ablility? For example, Eienstin was considered to be a 'genuis' due to his comprehension of higher mathematics. Yet, it has been reported that he was observed to have difficulty tieing his own shoelaces, and counting his own pocket change. Does this make someone who does not have these problems overall less intellectual? Although I do not now remember what the test was called, when I enlisted for military service, I was given a test that showed I had a 'GCT' score of 111, with I believe a 'genuis' level starting at 120. AT the time, it showed that I was 'good' at math, and was mechanically inclined. Subquently, I recieved training for, and became an aircraft mechanic. Does this necessarily mean that I am overall less intellectual than someone else? Subsequently, it is my belief that a persons overall intellectual ability should not be assessed solely throught 'IQ' tests, but that other testing should be considered also, and then collated, giving the persons overall intellect. Opinions?