As a child my IQ was measured as over 160 (the test did not go higher) by a psychiatrist. While this might sound like a gift it has actually proven a great hinderance. People usually equate a high IQ with high achievement, while this is true for some people, it is not always the case. I feel far worse about my life knowing that I have wasted such great potential. I feel I had the ability to achieve so much, but failed to even come close to my goals.