How do people with IQs of 60-80 think?

The Finnish military is based on conscription and it truly is a cross-cut of the whole society. The IQ limit is 60, which corresponds to Stanine 1.

Let us say Forrest Gump is no fictional character. I indeed met boys like him, and as an officer I had the access of all the Stanine scores of the enlisted men in my unit.

Forrest Gump was assumed to have IQ of 75 in the book, but compared to the filmatization, I’d put his to 68–70. And yes, there were boys like him. Another good comparison would be Private Zero in Beetle Bailey.

People with low IQ but who are not mentally impaired tend to be very simple, down-to-earth, honest and childlike by their behaviour and thoughts. They usually understand they aren’t the brightest bulbs in the chandelier, and are aware of that, so they try to put up with other properties. And gosh, how they tried to be good soldiers!

People with IQ of 60 to 70 usually are very pleasant. They are a bit slow, they have difficulties of understanding things, they take everything literally and they don’t understand abstractions, metaphors, similes or other figures of speech. They can be troublesome if drunk. They usually are unable to learn other languages than their first, and they may have troubles on understanding written text. If I said “Enemy at two o’clock!” they’d look at their watches stupified rather than at ahead right.

A person with IQ of 60 is able to do simple supervised tasks and repetitive routine work. He would never be able to be a leader (with the possible exception of a bully) and certainly not a manager.

Usually the boys with Stanine 1 were assigned to tasks where they could be supervised all the time and they could cause as little damage as possible. Tasks like Oil Sheikh (the janitor who fills the fuel tanks of the vehicles of the garrison each morning), Fashion Guru (the janitor who puts clothes and shoes which arrive from laundry to shelves at quartermaster’s store), Sauna Major (the janitor who warms up the saunas of the garrison) and like.

The bracket from 60 to 80 is a wide one. The difference between 60 and 80 is far bigger than 80 to 110. Those with 80 to 95 are true troublemakers. They do not realize they are below average, but they usually are very street smart and savvy. Their behaviour is puerile and obnoxious rather than child-like. They likewise have problems of understanding things, but they are by no means slow nor stupid. They are incredibly anti-authoritarian and their behaviour is often challenging.

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Do you know any people with IQs of 60-80? Do you think they are in some ways more kind than other people?

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What are your thoughts on this subject?
Susanna Viljanen
WOW! My first time my Quora answer is published on Quizzclub!
Nov 12, 2018 4:24PM
Maridel Millanes
Not only soldiers but ordinary people. I have friends who have difficulty comprehending complex global issues but they are the most sweet, endearing, humble people and I prefer to have them than those haughty, know -it-all arrogant ones with supposedly high IQs.
Nov 22, 2018 5:31PM
Judi Hanan
Interesting information. I prefer humble to "know it all's" as well. I would rather focus on a person's heart, and how they treat others. If they happen to have a low or high IQ, it isn't important.
Sep 10, 2021 1:00AM
Wow - found that one interesting!
Jan 2, 2021 4:59PM
Richard E. Stone
IQ, here, is being applied to its original purpose--by the military (French were the originators) to place people in certain jobs. But, since then, it's been used for racist purposes, mostly to demean and exclude people based upon race from certain educational or occupational institutions.
Dec 10, 2019 1:50AM
Scott Morris
You're only suppose to do the standardized IQ test twice in your lifetime ( at age 10 and then at age 21 ). If you score well on an IQ test it does not necessarily mean that you are smart. It might also mean you are good at IQ tests or a good guesser as these tests are multiple choice ( I call them multiple guess ). I know too many people who brag about their genius level IQ , but I would put them more in the 80 range ( take that as a back door political comment if you wish ). Too many people also confuse education and intelligence. There are a lot of educated morons out there who went to the very,very best school ( okay, may be that one was a political comment ).
Jun 11, 2019 6:01AM
Martha Shelton
I don't like this type of trst
Apr 19, 2019 7:27AM
Wendy Stamatovich, Wendy Stamatovich, No,you voted for someone that hates our country and is a Muslim.
Apr 4, 2019 5:15PM
Dan Gottlieb
Wendy Stamatovich, It's not a fact. Look it up. In an article in Psychology Today from 2008, Sociologist Markus Kemmelmeier compared college students' self-professed political views to their SAT and ACT scores and concluded, "I expected to find in some ways more of the same-old, that primarily more liberal views are linked to higher ability levels,"But, boy, this would be very wrong—at least as a general conclusion."
Mar 12, 2019 5:12PM
Norma Cullerton
I am loving how these question seem to open a can of worms.....we are all on here to learn something, not try to prove we have high IQ's
Mar 2, 2019 2:27PM
Wendy Stamatovich
Don James, you NAILED IT!!
Feb 15, 2019 4:52PM
Wendy Stamatovich
Peggy Tinsley, actually dear, it’s a fact that the majority of people who are considered liberal have a higher IQ and tend to be more educated. After all we didn’t vote for the biggest con man in America!
Feb 15, 2019 4:52PM
I am not...
Feb 8, 2019 4:35PM
Linalinda Eichin
Now I can fully understand my thirty six years old oldest son,much obliged
Jan 10, 2019 8:50PM
Jacqueline Tattam
Peggy Tinsley, and you are a prime example of the 80 - 85 group.
Dec 26, 2018 4:56PM
A friend of mine has a fellow working for him who is like that. Good for repetitive tasks and takes instruction well. Are you the Susanna who writes song parodies?
Dec 26, 2018 4:37PM
Judy Wilson
Very interesting story!
Dec 23, 2018 6:38PM

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