Originally Posted by Dakota rube
My father was somehow "certified" to give and grade Wonderlic tests. For awhile he was testing everyone he knew. One day he pulled me aside and sort of whispered, "Um, Rube. I don't know how to tell you this, but your wife is... well, she's just not very smart."
I'm still not sure how I feel about this.
Man, I don't know how you should feel about that either. Fucked up.
This is my theory on intelligence, however, and this should make you feel better. . .
I look at overall intelligence like a pie chart. You have book smarts, which can be divided into vocabulary, mathematics, memory, whatever. You also can have more abstract intelligence like creativity or be recreate flavors in your head just by thinking about them. Then you have an intelligence that is extremely important but often overlooked, and that's emotional intelligence.
This figurative pie chart is a finite quantity, but can vary to a degree in size among individuals. However, I think most of humanity's quantity/area of their charts are similar in size. How that pie is divided up varies, and to become intelligent in one area is to sacrifice in another.
Just my own metaphor. . .