This was a very interesting chapter for me to learn about. I was unaware about a lot of things when it came to intelligence tests. I was always under the impression that intelligence test showed who the smartest people in the world were. Basically this test showed who the Einsteins, the Gates, and the Jobs were. But not I realize that even though the test at some extent does show this, it doesn't limit itself to just these types of people. IQ tests are to show a persons ability to problem solve and think on a individual basis. But what I think iQ test should be is a cumulative score between how book smart you are along with your personal skills. IQ test are not made to show how well a person can communicate with others or any other personal skills for that matter. If a person can communicate the things they know to others, I feel like that person should necessarily be considered intelligent. A test should be form to have a score that reflects your book smarts and street smarts combined. It was interesting to see in our discussion sections that all the teams that was on the side of being against IQ test always won. Employers realize that people with a high IQ doesn't mean they're the right person for the job. Interviews are great for weeding out those people that are sociably stable. I believe it would be smart to do a combination of interviewing and IQ test when employers are trying to select people for positions. This way you could find out how good a person is at problem solving but also find out about they're communications skills. Last thing I would like to mention is an IQ is really just a numbered and how people perceive it. There are a lot of people that do a lot for society with low IQs. To me it comes down to actions and how people apply themselves to really determine how intelligent they are.
How Important is intelligence tests?
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