I've ready couple of books by Daniel Goleman, he's a forespeaker for Emotional Intelligence. According to him, it's probably the best indicator for person's success. At least far better indicator that IQ. Emotional Intelligence is all about understanding and controlling your moods, motivations and primal reactions.
Yeah Goleman is a great reference ! Read his book "social intelligence" on holiday last year.
He also taught me that a lot less is genetically defined than we think. And that the early years are very influential.
I also did a mensa test once. "Only" scored a 105 (after scoring 130 on their online test). I was unable to complete any category in time. But I had smoked 3 joints the night before. Guess I really did have a "high" IQ :p Most participants there seemed very T there to me. Sheldon Coopers and the likes
I'm purty smart (last test, 130ish) but I can be such a manchild fuck up, so therefore I'm dumb.
Originally Posted by Alea_iacta_est
Read the book Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell,
This really is a good book (a little repetitive, I got the point about 1/3rd way in).
But yeah, it's more about someone having a good support system, or being in a fertile environment for that intelligence to flourish.
If you've got a low IQ, but work your ass off and say, have several good mentors, you can easily be WAY more successful that some genius that happened to be born in a butt f*** cultural/educational wasteland.
I've had this ice cream bar, since I was a child!
Each thought's completely warped
I'm like a walkin', talkin', ouija board.