Malcolm Gladwell writes on the real meaning of IQ tests. I have no recollection of ever taking one of these. I was always scared to. Find out how basically dumb I am, without any hope of ever smartening up. And to think of all the years of schooling and reading books, the money tossed out the window by my parents for my parochial school edumacation. It now seems my fears were unfounded and the money wasn't wasted after all. Thanks mom and dad.