What is genius? Does IQ matter?

Cover image of a book about the characteristics of genius

GENIUS DOESN’T MEAN WHAT YOU PROBABLY THINK IT MEANS

THE HIDDEN HABITS OF GENIUS: BEYOND TALENT, IQ, AND GRIT — UNLOCKING THE SECRETS OF GREATNESS BY CRAIG M. WRIGHT (2020) 317 PAGES ★★★★★

IQ chart that purports to show levels of genius, although the author of this book asserts high IQ is not among the characteristics of genius
The author makes the case that IQ is in no way an accurate indicator of genius, no matter how high the score. Image: Helen Farabee Centers

100 GENIUSES PROFILED

THE FOURTEEN CHARACTERISTICS OF GENIUS

  • Work ethic
  • Resilience
  • Originality
  • Childlike imagination
  • Insatiable curiosity
  • Passion
  • Creative maladjustment
  • Rebelliousness
  • Cross-border thinking
  • Contrarian action
  • Preparation
  • Obsession
  • Relaxation
  • Concentration

IS IQ A MEASURE OF GENIUS?

ON A PERSONAL NOTE

A TEXT MARRED BY OCCASIONAL ERRORS

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Photo of Craig M. Wright, author of this book about the characteristics of genius

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