Blog post # 10
I think that IQ test results is the main factor that leads to success is a controversial issue. Glawell claims that IQ results are not the main reason behind success, but it do help. He gave three examples in his book. First example is in chapter three, of Chris Langan who scored one hundren ninety five in an IQ test. He was a genius; however, he did not succeed in his life. On the other hand, in the same chapter, Gladwell gave us the example of Oppenheiemre who was also a genius; however, he succeeded in his life not for his wits in the IQ test, but as a result of his practical intelligence. The second example is in chapter four, of terman’s study that represents people whom had high IQ scores are going to lead the world. Nevertheless, Gladwell showed that the theory had an error and these people were not successful. The last example, in chapter eight, is of Chinese people who are good at Math and can deal with any intricate problems, but this is not due to their IQ results, it is due to the effort they spent to slove problems. In my opinion, I disagree with Gladwells’ opinion because I think that IQ is the basic factor of success. People with low IQ cannot benefit from other mentioned factors. I think that people can subsist with low IQ rate, but it hard to become successful.