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Re: CORRELATION BETWEEN IQ AND MENTAL ILLNESS? cybercafe

Posted by girlygirl on October 18, 2003, at 15:25:59

In reply to Re: CORRELATION BETWEEN IQ AND MENTAL ILLNESS?, posted by cybercafe on May 13, 2003, at 16:24:49

> > i do think iq tests are a load of my hoop,testing people on anything and everything to ascertain what label to slap on them,but yeah there does seem to be some kind of thing going on there,bewtween say high iqs and mental illness.at school the kids who had add seemed to have higher iqs,i know mine came out something like 177,which was great cos instead of them having justification in that i was thick,and thats the reason i coukdnt sit still for their classes,it was the other way round.im sure thats the case with a lotof kids.
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> do any of you guys have a suggestion on the type of career that would suite someone who is very intelligent but has big problems with concentration?
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perfect career for high intelligence/short attention span is journalism! Take my word for it! I've been a news reporter for the past year (before that I was a student or in clerical jobs) and it's really helped pull me out of a lingering depression. It'd be impossible to do if you were in an acute depression but if you're coming out of one it's an amazing way to learn social skills *really* quickly (which I desperately needed to do and didn't find antidepressants or therapy helped with). Because you're a) playing a role and b) in a position of power to some extent, it's a lot less frightening than when it's just *you*. And cos there's all those deadlines there's no room for procrastination. Plus, all journalists are mad one way or another so you can get away with it. I'd recommend it to anyone! GG


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