The average person's intelligence quotient, or IQ, is by definition 100. The average will always be 100, which means that a person's IQ may change through time depending on the intelligence of people that are born or die.
No IQ test is perfect, but can be useful to identify those with exceptionally high or low intelligence. People cannot study for IQ tests as it consists of questions that do not depend on the quantity of knowledge possessed by the test-taking individual. Because of that, having a low or high IQ does not indicate if a person is particularly knowledgeable, and ignores valuable traits like creativity and determination.Learn More
An IQ of 124 would allow one to become a member of the International High IQ Society. This is the minimum IQ required to become a member of the society. Fifteen percent of the population falls into the high IQ range, which is from 115 to 129.Full Answer >
An IQ of 107 is considered average. Fifty percent of the population falls into the average range, which includes IQ scores between 90 and 109. An IQ between 85 and 89 is considered a low average, with 23 percent of the population falling into this category.Full Answer >
A person with an IQ of 131 is considered gifted and is allowed to become a member of Mensa. The minimum IQ required to become a member of Mensa is 130. Two percent of the population falls into the gifted IQ range, which is from 130 and up.Full Answer >
There have been multiple classifications or tests for IQ, but the common conclusion places the normal or average IQ at 90 to 110. Tests for IQ are sometimes subjective based on the testing criteria and application, but the science is constantly evolving as new information about intelligence is uncovered.Full Answer >