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7 uncomfortable facts about how IQ affects your life

Business Insider | May 19, 2017, 09.00PM IST

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Our IQ scores can greatly affect the outcome of our lives.

Americans like standardized tests. We evaluate kids at multiple parts of their academic careers, and high-stakes tests, like the SAT and ACT, are a rite of passage for entrance into college. Still, many people believe IQ scores aren't the determining factor for success in life.

While researchers haven't definitively pinned down how much a person's IQ affects their success later in life, they have uncovered that many factors throughout our lives may affect our IQ scores - and conversely, our IQ scores can greatly affect the outcome of our lives.

Read on to see seven uncomfortable facts about how IQ may affect your life.

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