For my second blog post I opened the book to a random chapter and started looking around. The chapter I picked happened to be number 9, "Intelligence and IQ Testing." One of the sections talked about different intelligence types which each had different characteristics. So in other words, someone might have a high Musical intelligence while having a low Spatial intelligence. Reading this reminded me of a time when someone was discussing President Bush. They said that even though he often comes off as stupid he actually has a genius I.Q. level. After reading part of this chapter I decided to go do a little bit of research myself.
What I found out is that, while the person was exaggerating about his "genius" I.Q. level, their statement was generally true. There actually is no recorded I.Q. score for Bush, but based off of his 1206 on the SAT it can be guessed that his I.Q. score is somewhere around 120-- definitely not the score of dimwit. Based solely off of his SAT score he was in the top 16% of prospective college students. So while President Bush was no genius it is obvious that he would not be the only person to get an "F" on an I.Q. test. What Bush lacked is the intelligence type Linguistic, the ability to speak and write well. While he generally a smart person he would come off as stupid. I thought this was an interesting reminder to not judge a book by its' cover. More on intelligence types here