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  • NF - above average intelligence

    20 28.17%
  • NF - average intelligence

    7 9.86%
  • NF - below average intelligence

    1 1.41%
  • SJ - above average intelligence

    2 2.82%
  • SJ - average intelligence

    0 0%
  • SJ - below average intelligence

    1 1.41%
  • SP - above average intelligence

    4 5.63%
  • SP - average intelligence

    1 1.41%
  • SP - below average intelligence

    0 0%
  • NT - above average intelligence

    30 42.25%
  • NT - average intelligence

    4 5.63%
  • NT - below average intelligence

    1 1.41%
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  1. #71
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patches View Post
    I have a hard time with questions such as this. Because, as far as academia goes... I'm the perfect student. I'm good at memorizing things, I can recall facts quickly, I can absorb textbook chapters like a sponge. If you look at my grades and standardized test scores, I am, by academic standards, above average.

    However, any time an academic exercise requires one to come up with their own/new idea... Or infer their own ideas from information that has been presented... I'm useless. If you give me poetry or prose and ask me to derive 'deeper meanings' from the text, I can't. I take things very literally and understand them as they are. I also have a hard time understanding people and their motives, as well as their feelings.

    Because of that, I truly believe I am the perfect student, but am going to fail miserably as an adult. I wish I could stay in school forever. And I wouldn't dare call myself 'smart'. Book-smart, yes. Smart? No.
    It's funny, because I am opposite of you - I don't remember exact facts easily*, just the "gist" and significance of information (thank goodness all my history teachers let us use notes on our tests! ), but I grasp concepts, create new concepts, evaluate meaning, etc, all relatively easily, and I'd call myself book smart also. I do well in an academic environment, but the real world...ehhh...

    *Example: I am so bad at remembering numbers that I couldn't tell you my home address. I had to fill out a form recently that called for it, and I realized I did not know where I lived, and my cell phone had died so I couldn't call anyone to ask. It's terribly embarrassing.... I have yet to learn my home phone number either. I have to keep this stuff written on a paper in my purse or in my phone so I can access it when I need to give it to someone
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    Quote Originally Posted by Salomé View Post
    Are you the one NT who voted below average intelligence?
    Fuck no. I don't vote in private polls. They're boring.

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    Bit new to this whole typology thingy so I hope I'm not being an utter newbie here, but is there a type(s) that's predisposed to be more intelligent? At least within the conventional criteria?

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    I know I'm above average if you compare me to the general population but I feel really stupid on this forum. If you compare my IQ vs. IQs of other Typology Central posters, I'd probably be average at best, maybe a little below.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peel View Post
    Bit new to this whole typology thingy so I hope I'm not being an utter newbie here, but is there a type(s) that's predisposed to be more intelligent? At least within the conventional criteria?
    This feels like a dangerous thing to introduce you to, but yes (sort of). Despite debate, the generalizations/stereotypes say (whether they are valid or not is a matter for an angry thread) INXX's are the most intelligent on average (particularly INT's).

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    Some points, before I answer:

    -what is average? IQ of 100? average US citizen? average global citizen? average "non-third-world" citizen?

    -TypeC is certainly for the most part more intellegent than the "general population" of say, the US. For the most part people speak in fairly good grammar and spelling (yes, spell check, but still) which is an indicator of education - consider how many people in the US haven't finished high school, let alone haven't gone to college. I'm not sure what the average is for here but I would guess around 115-125 on the IQ scale, and probably closer to 120. (assuming the general population is 100, which is kinda suspect).

    I've been in school long enough to have a pretty good sense of where I fall compared to others, how easily concepts are learned and understood etc.

    In high school I was easily in the top 10%, I would say 1% or less but I would only be guessing at that point.
    In undergrad I was easily in the top....25%, again I would say less but I can't know the intelligence of others very accurately.
    In grad school is where I finally! meet people on a daily basis who impress me with their intelligence, and it's the first time I've seriously struggled to understand academic things. It rocks. On a given day/mood I could consider myself well below average (of my peers), average or sometimes above average. I'm definitely above average in some areas and below average in others so....average overall, I guess. Some days I'm noticeably below average/expectations which is...jolting to say the least. I've never had that before (academically of course, I'm below average in many many non-academic areas).

    So it really depends on your reference point for what is average.
    -end of thread-

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    I'm so far above average, it's scandalous.

    But I can't spell. Achilles' heel...so I seem dumm

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