What is the Genius Quotient(r)?

Genius Quotient (GQ) is trademarked by Steve Moraff and is defined to mean the current level of intelligence of an individual. The Intelligence Quotient (IQ) is often assumed to be an innate measure of the inherent mental ability or even potential of an individual.

By contrast, Genius Quotient is defined to be the current mental ability of an individual. This critical distinction provides far-reaching consequences.If in fact mental ability is learned and not inherited, then two widely held world views become obsolete.

First, individual humans are not superior or inferior based upon their genetic code, or their race or ethnicity. Instead, each of us is on a journey during which we can choose to increase our mental abilities.

Second, mental ability is a skill that must be built and maintained like any other. We don't accept that some groups of people learn better than others, and that there is a genetic continuum of ental capacity.

It is not the nature of people that determines their brilliance and learning ability, it is their methods and motivation.