What are the three main axes that produce great geniuses? (Not just IQ)

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14/09/2022 5:37

IQ tests were initially intended to predict success abilities mainly in university studies and are biased towards testing analytical analysis ability.

Albert Einstein.

On the Internet and YouTube, you can find dozens and hundreds of comparison videos between great geniuses in various fields, where the leading indicator that predicts genius is IQ! Genius is measured in 3 separate axes. Only the greatest geniuses in history displayed compliance in all three axes in an extraordinary way.


The three main axes that characterize the great geniuses in their field.

  1. Originality - innovation.
  2. Pioneering - something that did not exist before them.
  3. Long-term impact on human understanding or creation. (The ideas do not have to be applicable)

It is possible and even desirable to make comparisons on a consistent methodological basis.

  • Geniuses can only be compared in identical fields of activity, only within short periods. (A comparison between Albert Einstein and Newton is dimensionless)
  • It is possible to compare the contribution to humanity over the years of different personalities in different industries, but not based on IQ. The title is not who is the number 1 genius.
  • There are considered geniuses in literature, philosophy, music, art, axis, and sculpture whose place in history does not fall short of that of the great scientists. Whether they were able to get a score of 180-200 on the IQ tests doesn't matter at all.
  • The test is not the same in engineering fields that are an application of science. Usually, these are groups of scientists, and not one person and a team of geniuses are not defined as genius!

Who was a more extraordinary genius, Einstein or Nikola Tesla, who even met for a chess game?

You will often find discussions like this, and even if both knew each other well, the comparison is inappropriate. There is no denying that these are two of the greatest geniuses of the 20th century.

  • By the way, Nikola Tesla won the chess game, but in the dispute between them about whether the photon has mass, Albert Einstein won. It is important to emphasize that these are different skills. Trying to fit everything into one measurement scale is often quite problematic.

As we know, there is no Nobel Prize in Mathematics and no Nobel Prizes in Engineering. (But only indirectly)

  • Without the mathematics of Gauss and Euler, we would not have today the general theory of relativity (based on space engineering) or the famous Schrödinger equations. And yet mathematical genius is not only the ability to solve complex problems but also to invent abstract things that apparently have no use.


History must know how to appreciate the contribution of the great geniuses, but preferably it should not be on an IQ scale only!


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