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    I know this sounds kind of silly, but I sharpened up some of my math and geography skills playing my kids' educational computer games! I never was that good at geography, and I really learned a lot playing Carmen Sandiego! My favorite math program is Math Blaster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Santtu View Post
    -what is your IQ and your confidence with it?
    I havn't taken a real test, but on a few online ones (that are probably not very good) I've gotten anywhere from 129 to 152.

    -how much does your view of "intelligence" align with contemporary IQ views on general intelligence factor?
    I don't know contemporary views on it, but I think that, perhaps, in a general sense IQ is accurate (i.e. someone witha high score is smart, someone with a low score isn't), but it doesn't seem like something that can be measured with great accuracy. My view on intelligence is that it is something nearly impossible to measure.

    -are multiple intelligences a better representation of people's traits, or a hoax to cater to feelings of the dumb, or something in between?
    I think they are probably a better representation because they don't try to be accurate to a single number and they acknowledge that there are indeed many ways for people to be intelligent, and that people always have weaknesses.


    -have you wished to be of different IQ?
    No.

    -have you noticed a drop in IQ? If so, have you done a conscious effort to negate the effect? If not, what abilities or perceptions have helped to turn the situation around?
    Nope, I'm still very young, I've noticed myself getting much smarter...

    -has type awareness brought different view on IQ? how so?
    Its brought the awareness that multiple personalities is probably a bit more accurate, because like type awareness, it acknowledges different strengths and weaknesses.

    -have you aimed for the best job available to your intelligence?
    I've never aimed for a job.
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    Just realised a post I made yesterday is relevant here:

    The more I read about related subjects, the more I suspect that IQ doesn't *have* to decrease with age. It may do in the Western world, in which over the years the majority of people are accumulating a great variety of neurotoxins in their bodies that they never get rid of, but I strongly suspect that just as 'senile dementia' and other new neurological conditions are not found in certain cultures or in individuals who minimise their toxicity levels, IQ could potentially remain unravaged too. I'm also reminded of the case study of a young man whose depression was treated with high quality EPA omega 3 supplements, and whose brain was actually found to grow from its unusually small size within the first nine months - a feat previously assumed impossible in adults.

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    Jiminy, I completely agree with you; even though, I think that past a certain age there must be some decrease just as there is a decrease in athletic capability. But much of the problems ascribed to age are probably better addressed to increasing stress levels throughout the 20 to 40s, and the needed coping strategies (like caffeine) that accompany them, which have a detrimental effect on our mental capabilities.

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    It's hopeful that I'm not alone in thinking about this.

    I'm researching the effects of non-lethal poisoning on the brain for a biology project. Here are my two favourite articles so far: Effects of Toxic Metals on Learning Ability and Behavior, Mind Your Head

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    Quote Originally Posted by Santtu View Post
    OMG, I wrote the message for an hour finding links, references etc. Hit send button, and bam - I was logged out and the message didn't get stored.

    I'll cut the long story short.

    THere's different ideas as to what is happening to IQ when people age. Perhaps younger generations are smarter, perhaps its adjusting to information age, perhaps they have better nutrition, or something. So in the end older people seem to get dumber as they age, by IQ. Or perhaps IQ-type mental ability does decline with age.

    WHen I enrolled in my school (18), I rather reliably tested at about 140 iq (15 deviance). Otherwise reliable, but the results were above the reliability ceiling.. Good statistics from the test, reliable background. Found it during a school course on the study of scholarly verifiable information sources. Now with the same kinds of tests, I score about 133, adjusted to same norm. These scores tend to be more in the reliable range.

    Have I spoiled my brains or what, I dont know, explanations are here and there. I feel bad about the process, if it's actual. I feel not so capable to rely on my smarts alone to enter the most highly demanding IQ-centered professions anymore, but I rather feel the need to rely on IQ, EQ (which I'll have to promote from disuse to good use) and good work ethics, the last of which I will have to develop from scratch. I've been a workaholic, which can be kinda used as a replacement for work ethics. Can it?

    If this is short story, you can guess what the long story was.

    -what is your IQ and your confidence with it?
    -how much does your view of "intelligence" align with contemporary IQ views on general intelligence factor?
    -are multiple intelligences a better representation of people's traits, or a hoax to cater to feelings of the dumb, or something in between?
    -have you wished to be of different IQ?
    -have you noticed a drop in IQ? If so, have you done a conscious effort to negate the effect? If not, what abilities or perceptions have helped to turn the situation around?
    -has type awareness brought different view on IQ? how so?
    -have you aimed for the best job available to your intelligence?
    IQ has no relevance whatsoever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Santtu View Post
    THere's different ideas as to what is happening to IQ when people age. Perhaps younger generations are smarter, perhaps its adjusting to information age, perhaps they have better nutrition, or something.
    I'm going to state with absolute certainty that it's not that. *sigh*

    I'm working on it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Santtu View Post

    -what is your IQ and your confidence with it?
    -how much does your view of "intelligence" align with contemporary IQ views on general intelligence factor?
    -are multiple intelligences a better representation of people's traits, or a hoax to cater to feelings of the dumb, or something in between?
    -have you wished to be of different IQ?
    -have you noticed a drop in IQ? If so, have you done a conscious effort to negate the effect? If not, what abilities or perceptions have helped to turn the situation around?
    -has type awareness brought different view on IQ? how so?
    -have you aimed for the best job available to your intelligence?
    -My IQ is in the 140-ish range. I've taken the test a couple times and that's where I land. I tested 153 before, but I think it was a fluke. I am an extremely visual spatial learner (disproportionately - I score barely anything on auditory & hands on) & seem to pick up patterns instantanously. I think this is why I tend to score high on IQ tests.

    -Well, it measures my own intelligence fairly well and others who are intelligent in the ways I am. However, I think that's only a limited definition of intelligence. It does not measure common sense, emotional intelligence, etc. As far as MBTI & IQ, I think N's have an unfair advantage & that leads to the stereotype of being "smarter" than S types (who are normally way more intelligent than I am in "real life" sort of stuff).

    -I think multiple intelligences are a better representation of people's traits.

    -When I was younger, yes. I felt out of sync with a lot of my classmates and my IQ score led me to be taken out of the classroom twice a week to do logic puzzles. I liked it and all, but I had trouble connecting with children my own age. I didn't start integrating with my peers until junior high school. Now I'm perfectly fine with it.

    -I haven't taken the test in years, so I don't know. I do feel as though it's dropped since I left school - mainly because I've been working a job that doesn't require me to use much of my natural intelligence.

    -Somewhat. I find that it measures intelligences typically associated with an intuitive personality, so I feel N's have an unfair advantage.

    -Initially, yes with my Physics major in college. However, I didn't do much with it and my current job doesn't use my intelligence much at all. I'm going into teaching, though, and I feel as though I will use it a bit more there. However, I'm sure people would argue that going for my Ph.D. is more suited to my IQ intelligence. I'm just not interested in using it that way.

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    Do you all people use the same IQ standard, like the one with 24 standard deviation.. judging from the fact that you live in the USA? Do you know the deviation of the score you used?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Santtu View Post
    Do you all people use the same IQ standard, like the one with 24 standard deviation.. judging from the fact that you live in the USA? Do you know the deviation of the score you used?
    15 standard deviation is the norm.

    I don't think anyone here, unless through an academy, has taken a validated IQ test (that is, a very small minority). Something like KAIT or WAIS, or some other modern IQ test. I say this because there is a heavy emphasis on the relation to visual learning, which should compose less than 1/4 of any reliable IQ test.

    Course, it is possible that the average person here would, apparently, be a doctor in theoretical/engineering physics... something that about a rather extreme amount of people in the world... I simply doubt it.

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