Lifelong learning and working on one’s own personality is the formula for each person’s success
The favorite hero of the British writer Agatha Christie is the famous Belgian detective Hercules Poirot. Poirot constantly points out to his interlocutors the importance of “small gray cells”. Poirot solves all crimes only with his own brain. Scientists have found that the ability to learn is greatest in the first few years of a child’s life. Intellectual abilities decline with age, but intelligence is a narrower term. For the development of intellectual abilities, it is important to understand that the brain is an organ that needs to work constantly. In the first few years of a child’s life, movement, running, jumping and other complex motor activities affect the connection of important regions of the brain and thus the positive development of the cerebral cortex. Along with movement, it is also important to stimulate cognitive abilities because the child needs to think, connect, find solutions, manage and thus develop the basis of thinking that is important for later life. Many tests to determine the IQ have been designed and implemented so far. Experts point out that it is not the person’s mind that is important, but the ways in which innate and acquired (learned) abilities and knowledge are used. This means the speed and ease of learning and solving various tasks of the individual, abstract thinking, expressed language, mental or mathematical abilities, navigating space and adapting to existing and emerging situations.
It is considered that the average IQ is = 100, above-average intelligent people have an IQ above 110 while people with an IQ higher than 140 are geniuses. The highest measured IQ so far was 162 for a three-year-old Brit. Lieb Timms is an electro-chemical engineer who devised an innovative method for assessing intelligence without an IQ test. He published a list of “the smartest people in history”(100 of the Smartest People In History From Around the World). According to him, the coefficient of about 200 had Maria Curie, William Shakespeare, Isaac Newton, Leonardo da Vinci and Nicola Copernicus. Albert Einstein, Johannes Goethe and Nikola Tesla had a coefficient of more than 200 – claims engineer Timms. He claims that Nikola Tesla was probably the most intelligent man ever with an IQ of 300. Jacub Marian, a Czech data scientist, mathematician and linguist, published a map of Europe on his own website according to the average IQ of individual citizens. http://www.jacubmarian.com
The map was made according to the professional work of the German psychologist Heiner Rindermann. The first on his list is Finland with 103. Marian points out that the quality of education greatly influences these figures. The lower coefficient indicates poorer accessibility of quality education – says Marian.
World Intelligence Day is held every year on October 1 and has been established since 2010. Namely, on October 1, 1946, the Mensa Association was founded in England (www.mensa.org ), which brings together people with the highest IQ (they make up 2% of the world’s population). This association is an international organization with more than 120,000 members worldwide. The age of the members is from 2 to over 100 years (most of them are people from 20 to 60 years of age). Through its national branches, this association operates in more than 40 countries around the world. These associations organize tests for the admission of new members on World Intelligence Day. The word “mensa” in Latin means “round table”, which indicates that this organization is in fact a society of equals regardless of racial, religious, national, political or any other affiliation.
Otherwise, there are international and standardized tests to determine the level of IQ intelligence. One such benefit is Mensa. These tests measure the intelligence of an individual in a narrower sense, the ability to navigate and find legality within individual tasks, the speed of noticing small details and connecting with other parts of the task and the like. People with high intelligence can spot and connect seemingly unrelated things and do something new. It is usable intelligence. That is why we need to invest in these people, because the gross national income largely depends on them. That is why it is important to recognize such people and the field in which they give results (music, science, social sciences or natural sciences, etc.) and to help invest in the development of these individuals. High intelligence should be enriched with knowledge and creativity. There are of course people who do not have a high IQ but have certain talents and success in business. Work and continuous improvement is in fact the formula for the success of each individual. The environment is almost 100% important for the development of intellectual abilities. Genetics is important but as 100% potential.
9 types of intelligence:
- Linguistic (linguistic or verbal) is the skill of using words in reading, writing and speaking, propensity for word games, foreign languages, storytelling, creative writing or reading, expressed ability to communicate.
- Musical intelligence – means understanding the rhythm, melody and sound motives, easy memory of the melody, distinguishing the sounds of individual instruments.
- Logical-mathematical intelligence – means easy knowledge and application of numbers and mathematical concepts, ordering of patterns and ease in noticing relationships, causes and consequences in science.
- Visual-spatial is “thinking in pictures”, better memory of faces than names, tendency to express ideas with drawing or sketching, noticing the shape and structure of things.
- Body-cinesthetic-is “thinking and learning with the body”, good coordination of movements, easy and fast mastering of physical skills, talent for sports, dance, applied arts, model building.
- Interpersonal – or introspective and means a clear idea of one’s own personality, abilities, feelings, experiences and goals.
- Interpersonal – is the art of easy understanding and meeting people, making friends, participating in group activities, organizing joint activities.
- Natural-is represented by people who love nature and the environment in which they live, love and easily recognize plants and animals.
- Spiritual — signifies a person’s propensity to deal with deep questions about human existence in the world around us.