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  • Of course we have Fluid Intelligence and Crystallized Intelligence:

    Fluid Intelligence is strongly associated with natural abilities such as IQ, which is Genetic. It is our ability to perform complex tasks and solve problems, which is the function of IQ which exists at birth.
    Fluid Intelligence appears to drift away after our early adult years. While Crystallized Intelligence is our learned Intelligence through experience and education, this lasts longer in the elderly than Fluid Intelligence.
    Which is why your grandfather may want you to help him sort out how to program his new television, as his fluid intelligence (problem solving skills) are no longer up to the task.

  • I do believe so:

    I believe that many factors effect a person's intellect and that the majority of them are not genetic or developmental. I believe the current understanding of intelligence needs revision as well as the constant degrade of intelligence suggested and the leveling off at a certain age do not properly correlate with anything other than flawed testing methods versus actual performance based criteria.

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Formerland1 says2014-08-26T22:52:27.320
Some are genetic some are not . I think genetics puts the top of someone intelligence not the actual .
blackkid says2014-08-26T22:55:03.287
Ah, so you see it is as a direct limitation on the maximum capacity?
Formerland1 says2014-08-26T23:26:07.243
And minimum capacity .
Formerland1 says2014-08-26T23:26:48.367
But those are quite vague and have a very big space in between.
blackkid says2014-08-26T23:26:52.187
I hadn't considered the idea of a minimum.
Formerland1 says2014-08-26T23:30:23.900
The minimum does not dictate the expression of that intelligence . Someone can purposely act much lower than thier minimum dispite the fact that they actually can do thier minimum. For example throwing a test ( not literally ) .
Sagey says2014-08-27T12:43:39.217
Sometimes I think people don't research their Opinion Posts before they make them public. An embarrassment that could be avoided had they actually researched and understood the subjects they were posting Opinions about!
blackkid says2014-08-27T12:48:18.620
@Formerland: That's actually something new to consider. So a person cannot actually go beneath a certain level even if purposefully intending to? I always thought that answering wrong was a symbol of intellect because to be wrong you have to know the right answer most of the time. I didn't consider it as more or less a detachment of sensibilities.
Sagey says2014-08-27T13:06:00.110
It is generally considered that IQ is the peak level of a person's intelligence, which occurs at birth, which is the ability to solve complex puzzles or problem solving, what is commonly called in psychology as Fluid Intelligence. This Intelligence can be reduced by the person's inability to perceive or rationalize complexity and thus cannot solve the problems. This is learned intelligence or Crystallized Intelligence.
Some call this RQ and together they make up the person's perceived or actual Intelligence.
There is another Intelligence that can be counted is Emotional Intelligence or the ability to rationalize your Emotions and control them.
Your IQ (fluid Intelligence) is set at birth (mostly genetic) but your RQ and EQ (crystallized Intelligence) can be altered by learning and your environment. An abusive childhood environment messes up your EQ and can limit your ability to raise your RQ, thus reducing your overall intelligence. A thriving childhood can possibly allow a child to achieve their maximum potential functional Intelligence (Functional Intelligence = IQ) But, this is rare as other influences such as friends, seeking sexual partner, drugs, head injuries, lack of bodily care (bad nutrition, poor sleep habits) diseases, and poor education, can reduce the outcome.
So it is extremely rare that anybody ever reaches their maximum Intelligence potential.