Lomax » Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:01 am wrote:Which is nearer the mark: that Hitler achieved (if that is the right word) what he did due to talent, or due to luck, or by happening to be the expression of much German feeling at the time? Jensen, one of the inventors of the loudspeaker, regretted his invention on the grounds that physically unimpressive men could not have become leaders of vehement movements without it. And had the American economy not collapsed in the 1920s, leading America to demand faster payment of reparations from the Wiemar Republic, the republic would not have been so furiously hated by its populace. Without Article 48, power could not have become so centralised so easily. My contention is that the thing which propelled Hitler forward is the same thing which spelled his demise - not brilliance, but simple, uncompromising, audacity.
wolfhnd » March 30th, 2017, 9:27 am wrote:Estimating Hitler’s IQ
https://pumpkinperson.com/2015/10/18/es ... itlers-iq/
Hitler was most likely slightly above average in intelligence. What that means in terms of competency may always be subjective.
SciameriKen » March 30th, 2017, 10:59 pm wrote:I think it might just be the case that he was mentally ill and his successes were probably driven by the extremely talented people that surrounded him and were to consumed with power to recognize the path they were on.
someguy1 » March 31st, 2017, 2:56 am wrote:He took lessons in public speaking, developed his ways of making a crowd share his madness. That's an art whether it's used for good or evil. I would say he was a genius in many areas of human psychology.
vivian maxine » March 31st, 2017, 6:53 pm wrote:Competency, like common sense, is not the result of a high IQ. IQ tests reflect mainly book learning. Life experiences and the ability to reason produce competency and sometimes common sense, the latter which really isn't so common any more.
If a person has too much ego/pride about his genius level on a test, he will not believe he needs competency or common sense. He will simply believe his followers will do as he says because he is so smart. Too much intelligence - especially from book learning - can get us into all kinds of trouble, which his did.
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