Are you like Selena Gomez?

 

There is plenty of rational thinking that we engage in every day in every little task we do be it deciding what to decide or what to wear tor how to go about dealing with a difficult client at work. In order to survive in a complex world like today’s; one one to be efficient at this rational thinking. And despite the necessity the tests which measure people’s cognitive abilities do not tap into that. It is believed that a high IQ isn’t everything. David Perkins who studies thinking and reasoning skills at Harvard Graduate School of Education in Cambridge, Massachusetts, describes IQ as height in a basket ball player. As there is a lot more to a basketball player than just being tall.

The “best” candidates in businesses, universities and schools are selected by measuring general intelligence through various IQ tests and their proxies. In his book What Intelligence Tests Miss, Stanovich challenges the “lavish attention” that society pays on such test which can assess only a limited part of cognitive functioning. A cognitive psychologist at the University of Plymouth, UK describes IQ tests as “overvalued”.

“Sometimes I wonder if we ever truly let anyone completely in. The desire for another human being to know you, all of you, all the pieces, even the ones you’re ashamed of — is huge. But too often, we sit down and sort through the pieces only picking out the pretty ones, leaving the ugly ones behind, not realizing that choosing not to share with someone else is like committing a crime against our very soul”
― Rachel Van Dyken, Toxic

“She stood by the tea-table in a light-coloured muslin gown, which had a good deal of pink about it. She looked as if she was not attending to the conversation, but solely busy with the tea-cups, among which her round ivory hands moved with pretty, noiseless, daintiness.”
― Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South

“Having a purpose is the little secret of the nonpretties. Something to do always beats something to look at.”
― Adriana Trigiani, Big Stone Gap

“He spotted Jill sitting about thirty feet away, face tipped toward the sun, her straight brown hair tucked behind one ear and slanted across her neck. And Ben decided that when her mouth wasn’t full of tuna salad, she was sort of pretty.”
― Andrew Clements, We the Children


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    Which of these words describes you?

    • Kind
    • Funny
    • Adventurous
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    In your group of friends, you are…

    • The mother of the group
    • The laid-back one
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    Which of these traits do you need to work on?

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    • My carelessness
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    On a scale of 1 to 10, how attractive do you think you are?

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    • 15
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    Do you think that you are a good person?

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    • Umm…I’m not sure.
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    • Sometimes

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