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    Default If you had the opportunity to know your IQ...

    Would you want to? Also for those of you who have taken an IQ test, why did you do it?

    If you get a good score, you may be driven to do great things. I know that if I found out I was technically a genius, I'd probably put in more effort into making the most of my life. The flip side of that, is if I found out I had the IQ of a soap dish, I would become demotivated and probably end up accomplishing less.

    I personally wouldn't. I think that all knowing your IQ would do is give you a skewed view of yourself. I'm functioning fine the way I am now, and am happy with the direction I'm headed in. I don't see a reason to figure out how smart a test says I am, or a reason to let it affect my life.

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    People on this board think that the shitty IQ tests they take online are actually valid tests, so you're going to get some skewed opinions here.

    Note: unless you've taken a paper and pencil Stanford-Binet or WAIS administered by a trained psychologist, you never got a real IQ score.

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    I had to take one for joining the Swiss informatic class a few years ago. When I retook the very same test a year ago I had improved.

    Knowing my IQ helps me nothing though. At least that is what I think. I mean it's not that you can get or do something with it. So whoever doesn't know it: It's not loss, really.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cenomite View Post
    If you get a good score, you may be driven to do great things. I know that if I found out I was technically a genius, I'd probably put in more effort into making the most of my life. The flip side of that, is if I found out I had the IQ of a soap dish, I would become demotivated and probably end up accomplishing less.
    If I found out i was a genius, I'd probably do the opposite... work less hard because I'm so intelligent.

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    know it already (wais , real psychologist, and so on)
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    I would not. I don't think IQ is anything more than a number. The reality is, if you have an IQ of 200 and you have no common sense, you're still an idiot.
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    If you have an IQ of 300 and had no legs, you're still a cripple.

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    ^ I think having no common sense is crippling.

    I mean, It'd probably be cool to know I had a higher IQ than I think I would.. but having a low or average one wouldn't make me feel any less capable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nihilen View Post
    If you have an IQ of 300 and had no legs, you're still a cripple.
    If you had an IQ of 400 and didn't have hands, legs, or a body at all, You'd look really great in that jar



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    Normally, I hate tests! Kept away from the IQ test until one day got to do it because of my siblings - they done it and both (INTJ and ENTP) scored 130+. So, I got a 103, and wow... quite impressed with it.

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