An IQ score of 140 or above suggests that you are a genius or almost such, whereas 120–140 is considered "extremely excellent intellect." The range of intellect from 110 to 119 is referred to as "excellent intelligence," whereas the range of intelligence from 90 to 109 is referred to as "regular or typical intelligence." An IQ score of 80 or below is considered indicative of intellectual disability.
The mean IQ score in the United States is 100, with a standard deviation of 15. Therefore, an IQ score of 120 or higher is extremely high, while an IQ score of 60 or lower is extremely low. Scores between 61 and 70 are considered very high; between 41 and 50 are considered high; between 31 and 40 are considered average; between 21 and 30 are considered low; and less than 20 is considered very low.
A score of 140 or higher on one of several different standardized tests used to measure IQ is called "genius" or "superior intellect." Such scores are not uncommon, although they do not appear often in the general population. For example, only 1 in 25 people have a geniushigh IQ, but many more have an IQ above 130. Similarly, only 1 in 500 people have an IQ below 60, but many more have an IQ between 55 and 59.
This score occurs frequently in the general population.
An IQ of 120 is an excellent result since it indicates exceptional or above-average intellect. An IQ, or intelligence quotient, is a number that represents a person's relative intellect. It is one of the tests used to measure a person's intelligence. The score 100 shows average intelligence while scores below 70 and above 130 indicate low or very high intelligence, respectively.
Children can have a high IQ. The highest recorded IQ in children was 160 from Thailand where most children study until they are 16 years old. In fact, only 1 in 500 children around the world reach age 18 with an IQ less than 70. The most common outcome for adults with an IQ below 70 is some form of mental illness.
The average IQ in children is 100 and young people with an IQ below 85 are at risk of developing problems with attention and concentration, learning skills, and making decisions. Those who are severely intellectually disabled may have an IQ below 50. People with an IQ between 75 and 85 have difficulties with some tasks but not others. They are called "dysfunctional" individuals. Individuals with an IQ between 90 and 105 are said to have "superior" intellectual ability.
Intelligence is defined as the ability to learn new information and apply what you have learned to solve problems.
IQ scores ranging from 90 to 109 suggest typical or average intellect. Individual people often score between 70 and 130, with 100 being the theoretical average. A score of 140 is considered high normal, while 160 is considered very high normal.
The average full scale IQ for individuals aged 16 to 49 was estimated to be 107 in 1995, which has been called the "new 110". There are many factors that can affect IQ test scores including age, gender, education, cultural background, sensory ability, and even behavior disorders such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Using information on current rates of diagnosis, it is estimated that approximately 1 in 68 children have an ASD. People with ASD may show superior performance on certain tasks that measure specific cognitive abilities such as visual perception or processing speed, but they usually do not score well on tests of general intelligence.
In a study of more than 800 adults aged 50-102, the mean total IQ score was 98. In another study of more than 600 elderly people (average age at death: 95), the mean IQ score was 100. These results indicate that intellectual capacity tends to remain stable throughout most of life.
It is important to remember that these are averages and that there are many people who score lower and higher than the average.