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IQ Isn't Everything: Why a High IQ Doesn't Mean You're Smart


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How can someone with a high IQ have certain kinds of intellectual deficiencies? Put another way, how can a "smart" person act foolishly?

IQ tests fall down when it comes to measuring those abilities crucial to making good judgements in real-life situations. That's because they are unable to assess things such as a person's ability to critically weigh up information, or whether an individual can override the intuitive cognitive biases that can lead us astray.


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