‘Are you a genius?’

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The term genius refers to someone with extraordinary intellectual or creative power. Psychologists in the early 1900s were the first to measure and define genius in terms of a person’s intelligence quotient (IQ).‌

The first genius IQ score was around 140. That’s about one in every 250 people. But one leading researcher in the 1940s suggested that a genius should have an IQ over 180. That’s about one in every 2 million people.

There is no one definition of genius. But many doctors study highly intelligent or gifted children to understand genius better. They define genius as a wealth of originality, creativity, and the ability to imagine or think in new ways and areas.

There is probably a genetic component to our level of intelligence. Certain types of genes influence how much intellectual power you have.

Many have argued that everyone is born with equal potential.

However, there are some people who seem to have a level of ability or skill that defies belief. These people usually display the characteristics of a genius.

A genius is defined as a person who has a remarkable intellectual or creative function, or other natural ability.

There are certain historical and public figures that are acknowledged as geniuses, including Albert Einstein, who contributed greatly to the field of physics.

Being a genius isn’t as simple as being smart or having a high IQ.

While intelligence is, of course, a prerequisite of genius status, there are other things at play here – including creativity, self-awareness, and an innate ability to ask questions few others have ever asked.

It’s for this reason that the likes of Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking, and Charles Darwin can be placed in the same genius pool as Mozart, Beethoven and Picasso.

Because while on paper these preeminent figures are worlds apart, they share a similar knack for pushing the boundaries of human thought and our understanding of the world.

Every brain and each person are different.

Genius is not a standardized measure.

So, defining genius isn’t easy, but it’s safe to say that intelligence, creativity, and outside-the-box thinking all play their part in making a genius a genius.

Genius is a title which is unobtainable for an average person, right?

Do not be disheartened because there are a lot of things that geniuses have in common with you (if you consider yourself a non-genius).

I don’t consider myself even close to one, but some traits I have in common are, bad handwriting, love for coffee, walking, privacy, music and nature.

I strongly believe everyone is a genius in their own right, we all specialize & Excel in that one thing which is unparalleled and unique to us.

Hence, Enjoy your life, don’t believe too much in manmade titles & stay blessed forever.