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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    i think most people inflate their iqs. I read something recently that said iq score average has gone up since the tests first came out. I don't think we're smarter though.
    that'd be the Flynn effect, which stated that over time the average iq scores have risen over time since the test was created... of course more recent studies say that since the 90s scores in western countries have been dropping again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kullervo View Post
    Sitting at home watching TV and surfing Facebook, Instagram etc for hours on end does nothing except turn your brain to mush. At least I occasionally learn something on here.

    I also have a suspicion that poor diet (high sugar foods + preservatives, hormones etc) and genetically unfit people being kept alive and breeding are lowering the population's average intelligence over time.


    That's sort of what I meant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullet View Post
    If anyone has declared their IQ in this thread based upon random online tests, smack yourself in the face. Those aren't legitimate indicators.
    Yes, they should use the mensas online test instead of some random one
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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    i think most people inflate their iqs. I read something recently that said iq score average has gone up since the tests first came out. I don't think we're smarter though.
    Yes. They talked about this on psychology class. If i remember correctly, they need to ramp up the scores with something like 3 in every 10 years because for some reason people score better on the test and the average needs to stay at 100.

    So if you made the test 30 years ago and scored 100, you would be scoring something like 91 from todays tests.
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    Quote Originally Posted by INTP View Post
    Yes. They talked about this on psychology class. If i remember correctly, they need to ramp up the scores with something like 3 in every 10 years because for some reason people score better on the test and the average needs to stay at 100.

    So if you made the test 30 years ago and scored 100, you would be scoring something like 91 from todays tests.
    Although, as was said up thread, there are signs that the Flynn effect may have reversed since the the late 90s.

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    Mine's 134 on a Weschler test I took as I kid. I got 141 on the verbal portion. (The performance portion was somewhere between 125 and 110, though.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by msg_v2 View Post
    Mine's 134 on a Weschler test I took as I kid. I got 141 on the verbal portion. (The performance portion was somewhere between 125 and 110, though.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzy Conduit View Post
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    I think all the 16 types has excellent features, we’re talking bout this in 2014.. imagine, this is the result after billion years of living in this planet.
    IQ, to me, is one thing from what’s called “Intelligence”.
    The Quality of the available affordable IQ tests are very low, so the results are very inaccurate at first place.
    But Remember…
    ALL the types are well made, ALL the types are intelligent, there’re no type better than other, they’re different but equal in value.
    It’s only about variety, which is very good to exist in kinds of beings.
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    My IQ is potato.


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