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    i say we go by the circumference of head. the bigger the head, the more brains and more intelligent someone will be. my circumference is 26.5"

    i have nothing on oprah.

    while we are at it, lets share cock size!! 7x5.5
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaptorWizard View Post
    85 - 114 - Average (68% of test takers) is my IQ so ya people I'm so special ... though my IQ is 114 so I am "almost" above average but not quite!
    RaptorWizard, I just realized what sort of magic you specialize in...necormancy. We should officially dub you Thread Necromancer.

    In response, I will quote myself from earlier.

    Quote Originally Posted by ygolo View Post
    What if I estimate my IQ to be 3? There was no option for that. I was smart enough to figure that much out. Yay me!

    OK. So I will make my standard comments when it comes to IQ.

    Why are people so worried about peoples IQs? Because they believe it to be a determinant of how far you will go in life? Hardly. IQ is a good predictor to be sure, but that is because very few actually do what it takes to achieve excellence. Most people are just average at the things they do with slight variations due to IQ.

    Examples of people practicing and improving IQ abound. Even those Raven's Progressive Matrices (the most g loaded) can be practiced. Though, I don't really see the benefit of increasing your IQ scores directly. IQ can increase for various other reasons that represent real progress...overcoming a learning disability, changing a predominantly negative mindset when it comes to cognitively difficult tasks, improved nutrition, better sleep hygiene, etc.

    I still maintain that continued deliberate practice is what leads to human excellence. IQ may be a good measure on average. But those that aspire to be excellent at something should look into the research of Anders Ericsson, on what makes good practice vs. bad.

    For instance in chess, past a certain point, the hours of study of positions is the best predictor of chess rating...while hours playing social and blitz chess is virtually meaningless as a predictor (and can even be detrimental).

    For those specifically interested in excellence in science (and to some extent technology), art, and leadership, the research of Dean Keith Simonton is good.

    One of his key findings:
    Although at least a moderately high IQ is important for the achievement of eminence, statistical analyses demonstrate that intelligence accounts for only about 4-5 percent of the variance in measures of cultural eminence. Developmental, motivational and personality factors seem to matter a great deal more. Thus, very intelligent people do not necessarily accomplish great things (Simonton, 1999a; Simonton, personal communication, July 5, 2003)
    http://projects.ict.usc.edu/itw/gel/...acticePR93.pdf
    Human Intelligence: Dean Keith Simonton

    Also, I wasn't able to find the list of professions and IQ ranges again. But an average IQ is no barrier to entry in most fields (notable exceptions being Doctors and Lawyers)...and with an IQ of about 120 or above, you don't need to worry about any profession.

    Get over your IQ obsession people. There are other things more important (and more changeable) that determine success.
    I wasn't sure which IQ test people were taking here but the "High IQ Society" IQ test linked for free was a timed, 8 question Raven's Progressive matrices test.



    For those of you have trouble with Raven's Progressive Matrices, there are some tricks to it. It is all pattern recognition, but the patterns tend to also follow patterns.

    Tricks:
    1. Look for virtual "movement". If you were to play the three squares in a row, what sort of short movie would it create? Does the same sort of thing happen in the other rows? (You can test columns too)
    2. Look for an "operation". That is where one square operated on the next square in the row will result in the third square.
      Common Operations include:
      1. The addition of the colored regions
      2. The Symmetric Difference of two squares (If you never knew what this was, your "IQ" may have just improved by learning about it)
      3. One shape being embedded in another
    3. Don't satisfice. Look to see if there are multiple answers you believe meet the criteria you expect. If there are, look at the matrix again to see if you can see more details to determine the which choice is best.

    See if your "IQ" improves at all with those tricks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gasoline View Post
    i say we go by the circumference of head. the bigger the head, the more brains and more intelligent someone will be.
    Lol, at birth my head was so big that they had to use a cesarian cut which wasn't as frequent back then as it is now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasoline View Post
    while we are at it, lets share cock size!! 7x5.5
    Impressive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gasoline View Post
    while we are at it, lets share cock size!! 7x5.5




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    Quote Originally Posted by Haight View Post
    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.
    Only 21% of people in the world have internet access, which doesn't really make sense because clearly 100% of people on this thread have it at some point. :P

    I kid.

    In seriousness though, I've actually thought about this before. I attribute it to two things - either the projected normal distribution is incorrect e.g. it claims that 100 is mean expectation but the real world average is actually a different value, or, those who are average or below are somehow less likely to participate in the thread.

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    I'm sure it could be something else.
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    Like people misrepresenting their IQ score? Nah.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haight View Post
    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.

    @bold - I tend to believe this is why some people may test higher on these online tests. I'm not sure how many took certified tests in school, etc. I only went by the score ranges from previous certified IQ tests taken in HS/college.. Whenever I take these internet IQ tests, they place me a lot higher than I know I am.. but most online quizzes are just-for-fun-ego-boosting-bs tests, to begin with. What [insert tv/movie character name here] Are YOU?!

    I assume even those ''based'' on certified tests will have some systematic flaw, intentionally or otherwise.. think rigged carnival games that draw you in at little to no cost, then manipulate you into spending more money. Even the tests one might take in school, or in a psychologist's office, are sort of flawed, imo. IQ tests only measure a few dimensions of aptitude, and a lot of it is merely rote memorization. Considering there's still so much we don't understand neurologically about how we even think, feel, or learn, I think it's safe to say that IQ ain't nuthin but a number..

    I don't see the point in getting annoyed by those who exaggerate or believe in the accuracy of their scores, though. People will always try to accept positive feedback about themselves, on some level, and want to share it with others, for various reasons. I figure ultimately, it doesn't matter. It's all just words, in the end.

    On the same token, one was to wonder what motivations were behind creating/participating in the poll, to begin with. If it's to collect new information about groups of people, what new insights have been gained? If it's just another piss-contest, I do find that tiring, but- again- we can't really stop people from doing such things.. seems like a waste of energy to get annoyed over it..


    ---sidenote- when my grandmother was offered to join MENSA, my grandfather freaked out/didn't allow her, believing it was some kind of cult. Probably the right move, all things considered.
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    the poll doesn't cover "a billion" how am I supposed to answer it

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