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It’s OK to have an IQ under 140

Intelligence is valued and often rewarded in schools, the workplace and life in general. It can be measured by structured tests that produce a number called Intelligence Quotient or IQ for short. Higher IQ is typically assumed to imply a higher level of intelligence, and someone with an IQ of 140 or higher is considered a genius or near genius. Poor Bill Gates is reputed to have an IQ of 160 compared to the chess master Garri Kasparov who clocked in at 190. While IQ provides some information about a person's intelligence, it is prone to myths and misconceptions, according to this expert.

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