Is it possible to raise IQ from 140 to 220 for a 18-year-old person?
Answer by Stan Hayward:
The best reason for being extremely clever is that it enables you to work out that being extremely clever is pretty much a total waste of time.
There is a man on Youtube somewhere who can play the guitar faster than anyone else in the world. There seems to be no songs he has recorded though.
There is also a man who plays the drums faster than anyone, but appears to be unknown in music circles apart from this video.
There is a boy who can do the Rubic cube in under eight seconds. I can’t recall his name, and not sure if it makes him happy, but at least it made the record books.
There are also people who can solve the Rubic cube under water, while juggling it, and blindfolded (but not at the same time).
There is a lady who can peel a banana with her feet. A fantastic feat if you have nothing better to watch. Don’t eat her fruit salads though.
If you want to be famous then go for the Guiness book of records for putting more elastic bands on your head than anyone else in the world in one minute. It won’t earn you a living but it will make a good pick-up line if you are shy with ladies.
I don’t know what my IQ is, but I did take the standard test for communication skills (I can’t recall what it is, but they have a copy of it at the Scientology offices - don’t stop reading at this point). My score was so low it went off the chart.
It had me worried as I wrote and taught Media studies at the time.
Of course, no one with a really high IQ would bother asking such a question on Quora.
And no one but those who have nothing better to do would bother answering it except people such as me. But then I am very old and it is a choice between answering silly questions or getting demented, which is much of a toss up.
You can, of course simply tell people you have an IQ of 220. I doubt if anyone will check it out.
In your question you ask how long it takes. I would say ten seconds if you are making it up.
If you want to be really, really, really clever then don’t bother learning about things at all.
The secret is……………
Learn how people think.
It is not how you think, but how others think.
Once you have learned that then the world is your oyster.
You can tell how people think by
Listening to what they say
Analysing what they mean
Watching what they do
They are rarely the same.
When you know what people think you can
Charm them (lovers do)
convince them (advertising does)
persuade them (politicians do)
frighten them (terrorists do)
attract them (entertainers do)
And bend them to your will.
Successful people are rarely clever
Successful people are rarely beautiful
Successful people are rarely well educated
Successful people are
those who can make decisions
those who take the initiative
those who see the opportunities
those to know the moment to move
Successful people do not try to convince others that they are clever as that will cause them to be disliked.
Successful people will move people around on their mental chess board until the position is right.
Successful people will praise others for putting forward ideas that they have actually put forward themselves.
Successful people give others lots of
Now you know
Don’t come back until you have done it.
Several comments refer to my mention of a Scientology test I took, and referred to above (sigh)
I happened to be passing the Scientology office and went in and took the test. I totally failed it.
But I didn’t buy Ron Hubbard’s book that they tried to sell me. Instead I got into a coversation asking how the believers became involved in Scientology.
I have the same discussions with Jehovas Witnessess, and a wide range of people with any belief to see if I can understand how they see the world.
I make my living as a Writer.
It suits my purpose to say
- War is good as it promotes invention which eventually save more lives than it takes.
- Women deserve the abusive treatment they get from the way they behave.
- Politicians have to be corrupt because the system is flawed, and if it were not we wouldn’t need them in the first place.
Do you disagree?
Great - jump up and down and shout at me while I take notes. I can use a character like you for my next tome.
I actually check out the web spam I get to see what arguments are put forth for my
Drinking certain products to live longer
Learning a language in a week
Having a bigger penis
reducing my weight without excercise
Does that mean I believe them?
No, it means I am interested in why people do what they do and say what they say.
I am interested in how people make decisions
I am interested in how they justify their intents, and cope with their success or failure.
That’s what stories are about
That’s what Quora is all about
That’s what we, you, and I are all about
It is called Being Human
Here is a listing of IQ ratings of various geniuses
I once tried to take an IQ test but failed as I could not spell IQ.
It is different in my mother tongue of Oubykh
(For those of you with only moderate IQs, it is Turkish)
> Mirror neurons seemed like a revelation when they were first discovered—cells that light up both when you move to grasp an object and when you see someone else do it. Theories about the importance of mirror neurons began to proliferate, faster than the evidence accumulated, and now University of California Irvine cognitive scientist Gregory Hickok has taken it upon himself to throw cold water on all this overexuberance in his new book, The Myth of Mirror Neurons: The Real Neuroscience of Communication and Cognition. We chatted with Hickok recently about what the scientific evidence says—and doesn’t say—about these fascinating cells.
Why should one explore Buddhism?
Answer by Pete Ashly:
Why? Usually the goal is reducing dissatisfaction and building compassion.
How? I don’t really know, I’ve mostly been a Buddhist bookworm.
Start by googling around about the 4 noble truths and 8 fold path.
Some of my favorites:
Interpretation of Buddhist ideas:
Developing a feeling for eastern viewpoints:
Modern interpretation of Buddhist mental practices
May you live with ease :-)
What is the difference between psychology and sociology?
Answer by Bob Hooker:
Both studies take for their subject human behaviour, so we say behaviour is the unit of the two studies.
So imagine a circle, the edge of the circle represents a person. That edge is drawn by behaviour.
The spaces inside the circle is the domain of psychology, the space outside the circle is the domain of sociology.
As there is a great deal of exchange between the two domains via the barrier of behaviour the two fields have a long history of exchange of ideas. Psychology especially is constantly making reference to social theories, and has a massive domain called Social Psychology, which is really Sociology.
In fact when you look closely at this you see that really Psychology studies small social groups: families, patients with therapists, teachers with students. Behaviouralism simply looks at the relationship between the outside and behaviour without a theory of the internal space.
But even behaviouralism has had to expand to Cognitive Behaviouralism, as it became necessary to have theories about the inside.
Freud wrote probably as much as anyone else about the inside, and Marx wrote probably as much as anyone about the outside.
What’s 250 Million Light-Years Big, Almost Empty, and Full of Answers? - http://goo.gl/GQ6sI0
> The darkest hole in the #universe lies near the constellation Boötes, the plowman of the northern sky. This region, called a #void, is 250 million light-years across and is almost entirely bereft of matter. If you centered a region of the same size on the Milky Way, you’d find thousands of galaxies. The Boötes void has only 60. Looking in all directions from its center, the cosmos would appear dark and empty.
> If galaxies are cities, then the edges of a void are the suburbs, and the center is the deepest wilderness. But an atlas isn’t complete if it includes only cities and roads; it also needs the empty spaces in between. Scientists are increasingly entering the deep, dark wilderness of the void to complete their atlas, and in doing so are learning about other, greater dark presences in our universe.