When I was 16 years old my psychiatrist gave me an IQ test and I scored really low, a mere 87. The reason why I'm asking this question is because I don't want to make the mistake of studying something that is outside of my intellectual boundaries. My only strength in the IQ test was pattern recognition (matrices) and insight (ability to understand concepts such as science). Whereas my weaknesses were speed, block design (basically 3D rotations and 2D) and pictures and similarities (trying to find similarities between pictures), the last two are used to determine my perceptual ability. Another weakness I had was memorisation, basically I had to remember a picture and redraw it, I missed a lot of details and the type of details were different each time I re-drew the image. What should I do? My interest in physics started when I was a kid, only until the age of 14-15 did I start to realize what physics actually implied, and since then I absolutely loved learning physics even though I was quite slow, had very bad grades and weak mathematical skills (or skills in everything for that matter). I then went on to HS and was still motivated until the third year because of depression. Grades were improved remarkably and I actually started liking mathematics over physics for some reason. Any Suggestions? I'm 19 years old right now, and very motivated to learn even though I'm not the sharpest person. I did study physics in university, I found linear algebra and calculus to be very interesting and something I actually enjoyed. Mechanics was also quite interesting but because of my declining health I had to drop out before being able to seriously study mechanics. Programming was moderately interesting, difficult but interesting. So should I return to physics? I really like learning physics. The biggest reason why I'm doubtful is because I tend to be slow and rather uncreative when solving problems. I can understand concepts easily, but when it's about problem solving I'm as dull as a banana.