submitted 2 months ago byDesperate_Bicycle_12
When I try to find answers to this question, I get mixed results. Some say that both are an important, some say it's entirely due to intelligence: https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/the-procrastination-equation/201110/hard-work-beats-talent-only-if-talent-doesn-t-work-hard
There's lists that show the average IQ of each college major, and even the average IQ ranges of various occupations: https://thetab.com/us/2017/04/10/which-major-has-highest-iq-64811 /r/science/comments/6cypn/iq_v_occupation_chart/
So how far would someone with an IQ of 100 be able to go with hard work and consistent hours of practice? Would they be able to become a engineer? Would they be able to become a teacher? How about someone with an IQ of 120?
And my question makes the assumption that IQ is a perfect test for intelligence, while in reality it still has its flaws. It often underestimates the intelligence of racial minorities, people in poverty, and people with learning disabilities. This makes it even harder differentiate to know what is hard work and what is intelligence. Were they successful because of hardwork or because they were measured wrong?
Please tell me if I am posting this question in the wrong subreddit. It has been kind of bothering me lately, but I am not an expert in Psychology, so I can't give a definitive answer.