This is not to take away the credit of those who score high on the test and neither is it to console those who don’t. It is just a collection of arguments that claim an IQ test can be misleading because it fails to reflect one’s intelligence accurately.
What are the arguments against the most commonly accepted method of measuring a person’s intelligence? Let’s find them out.
1. Criticism by Prof. Stephen Jay Gould of Harvard
2. Various factors may affect the performance in the test
3. There is no such thing as a fixed IQ – the thing about Flynn Effect
4. Predicting the success of person on the basis of the IQ Test
5. The subjects are not enough to measure one’s intelligence
6. It is detrimental to one’s growth
7. The role of cultural bias
The intelligence quotient test is based on arbitrary standards set by man and is not written in stone.