Creative intelligence and IQ: Which do you think is more important in telling us whether a person has genius capability?
Why IQ, right? Everybody knows that. Why just in the news recently was this:
Older Fathers Linked to Lower I.Q, Scores
The children of older fathers scored lower than the offspring of younger fathers on I.Q. tests and a range of other cognitive measures at 8 months old, 4 years old and 7 years old, according to a study that added to a growing body of evidence suggesting risks to postponing fatherhood.
The study is the first to show that the children of older fathers do not perform as well on cognitive tests at young ages. Although the differences in scores were slight and usually off by just a few points on average, the study’s authors called the findings “unexpectedly startling.”
I.Q. Tests Are Limited
Ok, so that must be the truth, right?
Wrong. I.Q. tests can only tell so much. One thing they tell is whether a person is good at taking tests. One thing they do is cause the person taking it, if their score isn’t at the high achiever level, to believe that they don’t have what it takes to be a brilliant minded person.
But they are wrong, dead wrong for that. Yes, if the score is high that does mean the person is very bright academically. But that’s not the full picture.
The story of Albert Einstein fits right into this. Growing up, his parents wondered if he was slightly retarded, because he had trouble doing mundane tasks. He was a slow learner and not very good at school. His teachers told him he’d never amount to much. He was expelled from high school and flunked his college entrance exam. Thanks to a family connection, he got a job as a civil service worker in a patent office. It was there that he devised one of the most famous theories of all history, his relativity theory.
His advances, light years (pun intended) ahead of contemporary theories, seemed to have come out of left field, because he was an unknown with no academic credentials. But Einstein had something going for him, and it wasn’t I.Q. It was his creative intelligence.
Creative intelligence is a mix of logical thinking, creative thinking and the imagination. It is when you use these three components in some combination that you can access your genius potential.
It’s precisely what Einstein did, and it’s how you can tap into your inner Einstein.
Here’s what Einstein himself had to say about it:
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited; imagination encircles the world.”
Here’s another thing: creative intelligence is not linear and not neccessarily accomplished by thinking in words. Often times, to use your creative intelligence, you think visually, using images.
Here’s Einstein again, talking about his thinking processes:
“Words and language, whether written or spoken, do not seem to play any part in my thought processes. The psychological entities that serve as building blocks for my thought are certain signs or images, more or less clear, that I can reproduce and recombine at will.”
So forget I.Q., and instead use your creative intelligence. It will help you tap into your innate genius ability, and help you live a Low Density Lifestyle.