I’m so glad that knowing his IQ gave him some confidence. This is great news. However, given that, at times those with extremely high IQs can become over-confident (arrogant) and those with slightly lower IQs can become disheartened, we avoid giving a number (i.e., IQ) unless we absolutely are asked to. Now remember, it’s not that knowing one’s IQ definitely CAUSES these reactions in patients. It’s just the potential that knowing one’s IQ MAY have these reactions on the part of the patient that causes me to avoid giving a number IQ. But I’m glad to hear things worked out in your case!