Discover your intellectual strengths
IQ tests are ideal for measuring differences in abilities for tasks that are analytical in nature, and that is why scores show significant correlations with academic achievement. However intelligence is a broad concept and includes skills or behaviors that cover a much wider variety of tasks.
Emotional IQ and creativity, for example, are best examined through other tests. Therefore your IQ score should not be regarded as the most important indicator of intelligence or future success, but rather as an evaluation of the specific skills that are measured and reported by a particular test.
IQ scores show relative performance according to age group. They follow a normal distribution, with two thirds of each age group having a score between 85 and 115, and with almost everyone else scoring between 70 and 130. The report helps to identify strengths and weaknesses, educational opportunities, and hidden talents.
Some of the questions require reasoning with knowledge that has already been learned, while others require reasoning with novel stimuli. Visual/spatial abilities, logical reasoning, and proficiency in language are some of the skills covered.
Which of the following five letters does not belong?
A B F H L
Can’t switch your focus? Your brain might not be wired for it.
The task is to continuously identify the small shapes which comprise larger shapes.
"This skill is called cognitive flexibility, and it is involved in virtually every complex behavior we undertake — from mental arithmetic to driving a car," according to John Medaglia, PhD, at Drexel University.