I'm muddling through house cleaning and organizing. As I've mentioned I remind myself that it doesn't all have to be done immediately. However, I seem to be giving myself a lot of permission to take breaks! I read almost half a novel yesterday and didn't get much done in the way of organization or cleaning! Now I've just returned from my fourth Post Office run in the last two days - trying to collect my mail that's been held - only for a couple of weeks - finally today I have it. When I got back into the house I spent about 20 minutes simply separating what snail mail I need from the fliers and ads! What a bunch of trees lost!
Okay, so now I'm taking a little break from the 'house project.' I have no idea how some ideas get into my head - but I just had to find out if anybody knew .......
What was Albert Einstein's I.Q?
So I went to the trusty Internet....
Here's one interesting answer....
Einstein never took an IQ Test (they are a fairly recent development) so no one knows what his IQ is. But the fact that he was brilliant in some fields doesn't necessarily mean he would
have had a high IQ.
There are people, called 'idiot savants,' who are incredibly brilliant in one field, but hopeless at other things. For some reason, mathematics is often the field of special intensity - they can calculate numbers in their heads that you or I would have trouble entering into a computer, and solve them faster than the computer. They can tell you what day of the week any date in history was, or project it forward into the future. But they may not be able to figure out how to get across town on a bus.
So IQ, no matter how high it is, doesn't always indicate brilliance. And one's personal IQ can and does vary over one's lifetime, so it isn't a set number. It is used as a guide, however. IQs of under 80 are generally deemed to need assisted living conditions, those with IQs over 135 are MENSA level. These are people who sit around and do math problems for fun and find sudoko and crosswords much too easy.
Some people with high IQs are not especially socially adept, because they can't comprehend how other people (with lower IQs) have such trouble understanding things that come naturally to them. Then there are others with high IQs who are wonderful, kind and caring people - in spite of their intelligence!
There aren't really any generalizations you can make about people with high or low IQs.