Today, March 14th, is Albert Einstein’s birthday and if he were still alive in 2011, would have been 132 years old! Known for his incredible contributions to modern science, it’s guessed that the German theoretical physicist had an IQ of 160— an estimate forever unproven as he never took an IQ test.
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IQ tests can be a free, fun brain workout. If you like logic puzzles and are curious as to whether or not you can finally get around to joining Mensa– they’re worth giving a try.
IQ stands for Intelligence Quotient and is meant to be an assessment of your ability to think and reason. The first usable IQ test was invented by a 19th century French psychologist named Alfred Binet.
It’s commonly accepted that the average person has an IQ of 90-109. Genius IQ is normally considered 140 or higher.
It’s important to keep in mind, however, that there are many forms of intelligence and while these IQ tests may be ‘standardized’, they don’t necessarily represent or reflect all varieties of intelligence. I know plenty of individuals who don’t test well who could be considered genius in one way or another.
So, if you take an IQ test and get lower scores than you expect, don’t get upset! It’s impossible to truly measure intelligence, as intelligence is a broad, relative concept.
Here are the links to some free IQ tests, if you’re feeling up for the challenge!
Remember, this is a just a free, fun way to pass some extra time. Not all of us can be Einstein. Personally, whenever I think of IQ tests I think of the episode of Seinfeld where George Constanza cheats on his IQ test to impress his girlfriend. He still scores well below average– despite all of deceitful efforts.
If you are looking for more free brain workouts that have nothing to do with standardized testing, try out some crossword puzzles, Soduku or my favorite game– Set. Logic games and puzzles can often be a stimulating way to start your morning, and making a little time each day for them is great for your mental health!