lol, i caught that instantly. 3 3 6 9 15 is a modified Fibonacci sequence.
i've gotten 130-150. INTJ.
Yeah, I probably would've noticed the pattern in that quickly too, but only because I am familiar with the Fibonacci sequence....
If I wasn't familiar with it, it would probably take me weeks of semi-random guessing
So it is important to realize that having this kind of problem on a test would likely test a person's recollection of previous patterns (which I can do pretty well) and only person's ability to somehow totally invent the correct pattern themselves fast enough if they do not have the previous knowledge
1 x 1 = 1
11 x 11 = 121
111 x 111 = 12321
1111 x 1111 = 1234321
11111 x 11111 = 123454321
111111 x 111111 = 12345654321
1111111 x 1111111 = 1234567654321
11111111 x 11111111 = 123456787654321
111111111 x 111111111 = 12345678987654321
If this is the best of possible worlds, what then are the others?
― Voltaire, Candide
I used my Ne/Ni tag team to get a math degree. Lower-level math is rote and mechanical, so you might not realize if you never got past that, but higher-level math requires a lot of inspiration. (Think more Einstein, less Rain Man.) I also test well -- again, probably because of the Ne/Ni combo -- so I apparently have a high IQ... for whatever that's worth.
lol, i caught that instantly. 3 3 6 9 15 is a modified Fibonacci sequence
hahahahaha! Oh man, you like to complicate things, don't you?
Good IQ test should never require such an advanced math knowledge! The next is obviously 24.
I get really intrigued by the whole idea of which types have high IQ. My guess was intuition should be high on that scale. Especially Ne. The most intelligent human in the world is an ENTP - Marilyn vos Savant. I wonder if T/F matters (it's decision making, nothing more, but should intelligent people trust logic more??). I'd also say that Perceiving types probably have it easier during the test - since they like crisis situations and the good test is: many questions, little time.
And as for MENSA from what I've observed it consists mainly of INTPs, INTJs and ENTPs. The NFs (myself!) get bored on their meetings (all these logical riddles... ) and usually do not become regular members (I passed their test with >158 IQ, meaning I got every answer right, so they don't know how high it is I have a certificate, but am not a member.)
We should make some wicked pool here. Like, make 16 threads and each type should choose their IQ.