Posted by mamxet on 2/21/2014 3:50:00 PM (view original):
Posted by ettaexpress on 2/21/2014 3:39:00 PM (view original):I took the GMAT. I am well aware that it is common to study for it. Common doesnt mean universal.
Um, pretty much everyone studies for the GMAT. Most people study a lot for it.
Your ignorance is showing.
I was making the point - a bit subtle - that it is interesting that someone can claim supreme intellect but need to practice. And that he could also take the view that the development of hoop IQ makes no sense in a game.
in my experience people of really high intelligence dont quickly refer to their scores or make excuses for disappointing scores.
Many really intelligent folks tend to let their words and analysis allow others to appreciate their intellect rather than referring to test results. But to each his own.
By the way, saying that someone is ignorant is a personal attack - see other thread, Saying that a statement is silly or wrong is not a personal attack.
mets nails it exactly here what i was specifically referring to in your case etta, when i said intellect is better measured by success at various pursuits. instead of success, performance would have been a better word choice - as you pointed out, performance and success are often greatly disconnected.
so, just as the computer scientist's successful attempt to solve a really hard theoretical problem gives me MUCH better information that he is highly intelligent, than his IQ score ever could - your inability to convince the general population of points you so passionately believe in, and which you have devoted oh-so-much time to claiming & defending - tells me much more about your level of intellect than your hypothetical IQ test scores ever could.
of course, you could argue your communication and social skills are just substantially sub-par, and that the kind of intellect you possess is different in nature. that would be a perfectly reasonable claim. i am a believer in the model of different forms of intelligence - and IQ testing does not even attempt to measure intelligence of many of those different forms. for example, a musician such as john lennon could have a below average IQ (i highly doubt it in his case, but substitute someone more moronic if you find it necessary), but there is no denying his absolute genius in the areas of musical and artistic intelligence.
2/21/2014 5:20 PM (edited)