You hear about the IQs of famous people, but how is intelligence measured, and how do you stack up?
First, we're going to look at your emotional intelligence. One of the most common tests involves identifying emotions in people's faces. For example, what is this expression? Do you think it's embarrassment, sadness, amusement, or shame? If you guessed embarrassment, you're correct. This test is used to help measure your ability to empathize and communicate effectively with others.
So, let's look at a more ubiquitous test for intelligence: the IQ test, also known as the intelligence quotient. It's a standardized test that assesses both verbal and nonverbal abilities.
Study this geometrical pattern sequence right now. Now, of these six tiles below, which tile would you choose to complete the pattern? I'll give you a couple seconds, but pause the video if you need more time. If you picked number five, you're correct. Basically, each row has a diamond, a square, and a triangle as well as a solid bar, a lined bar, and an empty bar. Since this bottom row has a triangle and a diamond, we know the next one's a square, and it also has a lined and an empty bar, so we know we need a solid bar. The direction of the bar is also the same in each line.
Though IQ tests are common, other ways to test if you're smart do exist. There's now a prominent theory of multiple intelligences, such as musical rhythmic intelligence.
Let's test your pitch. Which of these songs sounds off to you? Song one? Song two? Or song three? If you guessed clip three, you have a good sense of pitch. Though not fully understood, you could be tone-deaf and still have perfect hearing, but how your brain interprets the sound may make it difficult to interpret pitch.
Now, what about your visual intelligence? I'm gonna show you a picture of these six shapes for 10 seconds. Try to remember them as best as you can. Okay. Now, which of these three did you already see? If you guessed C, you're correct. This task needed to use ziggerins, novel objects that don't exist in real life, in order to accurately test you. If you're good at the ziggerin task, you may have higher visual intelligence, which is not the same as IQ. But it could mean that you'll excel at tasks like matching fingerprints, interpreting medical X-rays, or keeping track of aircraft on radar displays.
那麼你的視覺智能呢？我要給你看十秒這六個圖形的圖片。試著盡量記住它們。好。現在，你看過這三個圖形之中的哪一個？如果你猜 C，你就對了。這項任務需要用到 ziggerin，也就是不存在真實生活中的新物體，以準確地測試你。如果你對這種 ziggerin 任務很在行，你或許擁有較高的視覺智能，那和智商並不相同。不過這可能表示你會很擅長一些工作，像是比對指紋、分析醫學 X 光影像，或是監控雷達顯示器上的飛機行蹤。
Now, not all intelligences can be measured. For example, bodily-kinesthetic intelligence, the capacity to handle objects skillfully, is difficult to tease apart. A study of four-year-olds at a ballet class couldn't assess rhythm effectively, because some had already taken classes before or danced at home, creating predisposed knowledge. As well, many tests require a combination of many types of intelligences, so it's hard to study just one. What all this research underscores is that there are so many ways to be smart, and it's not just about taking an IQ test.
We hope you enjoyed those tests. Some of them were hard—trust me. We thought they were hard, too. It's okay. And we're gonna put other test videos over there so you can just go and keep that mind firing.