IQ : Abstraction, logical deduction + hypothetical reasoning

The ability to think in abtractions, to classify/categorize, and to conduct “what-if”-scenarios (hypothetical reasoning) , plus a healthy dosis of logical reasoning is key to “Intelligence”, according to James Flynn.

I agree with that, but would also include “pattern recognition” into the mix (although one could argue that patterns are an instance of abstractions….)


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