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    Quote Originally Posted by The Outsider View Post
    Cool thing about the online tests is that you can answer randomly and still score highly.
    Or even practice it on some of them. The one I just took was a repeat from a while back (this one, actually http://www.iqtest.com/ ) and I noticed that it has the exact same questions as it did when I took it years ago. So actually if all the answers are found before hand, you could score impossibly high on it.

    No need to bother though since you can just make up a number.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprinkles View Post
    No need to bother though since you can just make up a number.
    And that's what this thread is all about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Outsider View Post
    And that's what this thread is all about.
    Yup it might as well be for all the meaning it has. :P

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    I don't know. I could be smarter. I'm a muppet with a child's brain. haha. But I do OK, I guess. Mediocrity isn't such a bad place. In the end we're all pretty obscure, so just do the things that make you feel like life is worth living. Keep working hard to improve and to make the world a better place.
    "My comrades and my beloved, upon your way you shall meet men with hoofs; give them your wings. And men with horns; give them wreaths of laurel. And men with claws; give them petals for fingers. And men with forked tongues; give them honey words." --Kahlil Gibran, The Garden of The Prophet
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    The usual internet fair is like going into a dressing booth at the mall where they have the extra nice lighting and slimming mirrors. I got 160 on one. I mean my ego would get a huge boost if I thought it was possible but my actual intelligence computes "Sorry babe, no dice".
    I thought that my IQ might be higher than average just because I taught myself to read and speak english before I went to school and read encyclopedias for fun, but it was no use for me in school because I'd be put in special class because I couldn't memorize times tables or the ten commandments...and there's ten of them. Can't do it though. I still have to sing the months of the year song to not confuse may and march...
    That said we did do a short mensa test in school and my math teacher pulled me aside and accused me of cheating, because he thought high IQ= maths whiz kid. I did do this online short WAISS II test that is supposedly somewhat reliable and the comments board was filled with angry comments about how the test gave people lower scores than the other IQ tests ( which made it seem more accurate for me. ) and scored 132 on that one. I suspect I'm teetering on the mensa line but it could go either way.

    On improving IQ test results: I did see a documetary about a man looking to see if he could improve his IQ score. I would like to say it was one of BBC Horizon ones but I could be wrong. The man in question went around looking for people who could give him pointers on how to improve his IQ- Long story short by doing some memory excercises and training exercises on neurofeedback designed to help surgeons increase their span of concentration ( like so... http://www.jb-schnittstelle.de/wer/u...ur%20brain.pdf ) he managed to increase his score by a few points. Well...it was time better spent than watching a Nickelback concert DVD.




    Quote Originally Posted by Oakysage View Post
    Accurately measuring intelligence is impossible as one cannot fully understand one's mind. Here's a nice quote by Lao Tzu I've always referred to for many situations:

    "knowing others is intelligence, knowing yourself is true wisdom"
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    Well hmm... depending on the test and the state of mind i was in.
    I think, going by my not so reliable memory, I have scored an approx low of 120 and a high of 146 so i imagine it's somewhere in the middle.

    It's how it applies anyway so i don't put much weight in the test results stand alone, plus we have multiple intelligences.

    So ya.
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    Threads like this crack me up. Just about everyone has an above average score. It reminds me of when a friend of mine did a private IQ exam for all the folks on a forum that claimed to have high IQs. After all was said and done, most had average IQs (of course), and only 4 or 5 people had elevated IQ scores.

    But then, forums are like bars in that you can never believe the things you're hearing.

    This is not meant to be offensive - because I'm sure there are non-professional IQ tests that will produce a favorable score for various reasons - it's just an observation. I think it boils down to people like myself are generally annoyed by average people claiming to be above average.
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    why are Americans so obsessed with IQ?

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    Because it's an easy way to manipulate perception.
    "The only time I'm wrong is when I'm questioning myself."
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