I would say that IQ is the strongest predictor of which field you can get into and hold a job in, whether you can be an accountant, lawyer or nurse, for example. ~ Daniel Goleman
Intelligence Quotient (IQ) is one of the measures for calculating a person's intellectual capability. This term was coined in 1912 by a German psychologist, William Stern to analyze one's intelligence. According to the Webster dictionary, intelligence quotient is defined as - "a measure of a person's intelligence as indicated by an intelligence test; the ratio of a person's mental age to their chronological age (multiplied by 100)". The average score is 100 and, above 130 is a superior high score and those who score 130+ are considered to be intellectually gifted.
Pointers to Enhance Your IQ
In this section, I am going to provide you with some tips that you can make use of to increase you intelligence levels. They are as follows:
Learn and Practice Aptitude Problems
Solving quantitative maths problems like probability, permutations and combinations, mixtures and allegations, distance-time problems, etc., associates mathematics with our daily life and improves our mental mathematical ability. Data interpretation and problem solving improve your analytical skills. These conceptual problems help us to increase IQ levels and aptitude skills. Solving such problems can surely enhance your logical and reasoning ability thereby, increasing your intelligence.
Practice Reading and Verbal Comprehension
When you read comprehension, your understanding ability and knowledge increases. Verbal passages improve your vocabulary skill and work power, which helps you to get a good IQ score. Try to inculcate the habit of reading good books like classic novels, etc.
Playing games such as tennis, basketball, table tennis, badminton, etc., stimulates mental acuteness and sharpness. Rapid movements while playing enhances blood flow to the brain and focused eye-hand coordination helps to improve concentration. Playing chess improves your IQ level by making you a logical thinker and an intellect. It makes you stay concentrated for a longer period of time and shapes you to become a good problem solver.
Try Solving Rubik's Cube and Crossword Puzzle
Rubik's cube and crosswords are mental stimulating puzzles that can surely boost your IQ level. The puzzles improve your memory level and help to maintain short-term memory and concentration power. These activities are proved to ward off dementia that usually occur at an old age. Scientific studies reveal that mind stimulating and challenging exercises such as solving crosswords, Rubik's cube, etc., generates new cells and keeps neutrons alive for a longer period of time in our body. Solving these puzzles can be a good pass time activity also. Solving crossword puzzles can improve your general knowledge as well.
Eat Nutritious Food
It is a scientific fact that continuous and regular consumption of junk food causes damage to the brain cells, so avoid such food items. Eat food that is rich in vitamins such as citrus fruits, green vegetables, walnuts, etc. It has also been proven that inositol improves mental concentration and increases physical activity.
Techniques Used to Increase IQ
It is a teaching method that combines sensory components such as vision, hearing (auditory) and kinesthesis. Reading and writing practice and tests through graphical representations and illustrations are given to those who prefer to learn by visual methods. In auditory method, the learner takes up information through conversations and by listening to lectures through audio tapes. Kinesthetic learners are taught through writing practice and motion involved activities.
Image streaming is a modern technique that helps to build up a person's creative thinking. By visualizing certain problems, you can get a solution. This technique was developed by Win Wenger, and he describes this technique as an intelligent factor of the famous scientist, Albert Einstein. This technique combines both 'visual and verbal' thinking, which is a cause for increase in intelligence. Image streaming restores the memory in our subconscious mind.
There are also techniques such as Pseudo Telekinesis, PTMR, Mental Rotation, Brain Harmonics, Dualist Mental Expansion, etc., that can increase you IQ level to a certain extent. Some people believe that it is determined by genes of a person, but it is not completely true. In addition to genetic factors, environmental factors and a person's effort to improve IQ, also plays an important role in determining a person's intelligence. Remember that, not only your high IQ level will give you success, but also, your personality and good-natured behavior with others will determine your success.
Apply your intelligence in a good way and learn to understand things rather than aiming only for the high IQ score. For your reference, here is an IQ chart to help you determine your intelligence level. Follow the steps I have mentioned in this article, and you are sure to become an intellect.