Hugo Rune wrote:Sorry to call you out but the average IQ is 100 with a 15 point standard deviation...
Hardly feels like anyone's calling anyone out; I tried to remember the average range from something I read years ago, but it looks like I was about 10 points off. Hardly a hill to die on. As I said, it's all a guess.
The actual point of my comment still stands; it's hardly a cut-and-dry situation.
On one hand, an extremely low intelligence could be argued to represent cognative disability (the broader term that both includes mental retardation and is the new preferred term for the specific disability), which raises all kinds of questions about how such a character would behave.
But on the other hand, the lowest intelligence could be argued to fall above the range of disability, which suggests that, in Pathfinder, people with such disabilities do not exist at all.
Either way would be a PR and PC nightmare for any company, so of course things are left vague. It's an abstraction, and a pretty big one at that, but necessary.
I would argue that those people are special cases and fall outside the realm of normal character creation. Also, in my head cannon at least, ‘Intelligence’ as a concept is more an average of the three mental stats representing different areas of mental prowess. So if you had someone with a seven int, a thirteen wisdom, and a ten charisma, then you have someone with a bit of a weakness when it comes to things like academics, who is whoever good at judging people and such and ok at dealing wit social issues. In all, average.