1. Ken Brown Ken Brown Australia says:

    Actually IQ tests cater to all the areas of intelligence you just mentioned. They are designed to be fully comprehensive and were originally created by 'whites', yet East Asians outperformed the 'whites', but the 'blacks' performed abysmally.  IQ tests don't cater to white people, they cater to intelligent people.

    • Michael Stewart Michael Stewart United States says:

      Don't know how you would design an IQ test to be "fully comprehensive." Test scores probably correlate with creativity, for example, but there is no attempt to measure creativity as such. Specific talents are probably correlated with test scores to some extent, but tests are not designed to measure them. There is also the question of proper weighting  of subtest scores. IQ tests do in fact correlate with measures of performance in school and work, especially in conjunction with a measure of conscientiousness, but I doubt if any designer would claim that his test is "fully comprehensive."

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