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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonnyboy View Post
    IQ is simply a numerical result of a series of problems on an examination, and is only useful insofar as there are other things about a person which might be correlated with such a result. It is apparent that going from an IQ of 90 to 120 would produce substantial and obvious differences, but would a jump from 120 to 150 produce the same (or, if we consider percent increase: 120 to 160) degree of difference? Are those of us with lower IQs incapable of comprehending the ways in which a genius thinks?
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    If I read this correctly it means the percentage of people in the world who are maladjusted due to intelligence issues is incredibly low.

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    Of interest:

    I am often asked by children, whom I evaluate for gifted programs, and their parents, what is a "genius IQ score?" And I tell them, quite matter of factly, there is none. Genius is what one accomplishes in life, not the score one makes on a test of mental ability. As a practical guideline, I advise parents, who are typically more concerned than their children about what their scores mean, that any child that scores around 115 (or higher than two thirds of their peers) has the general intellectual ability to succeed in virtually any endeavor that is accompanied by interest and application. University of California at Berkley educational psychologist Arthur Jensen, Ph.D., wrote that beyond one standard deviation above the mean (an IQ score of around 115), "the IQ level becomes relatively unimportant in terms of ordinary occupational aspirations and criteria of success."

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    This isn't directly in response to the OP, but caring about your IQ is like worrying about how big your dick is-- or what your measurements are if you're a woman. It's vain & amazingly worthless as well as self-defeating (like most vanity).

    It's not how big it is, it's what you do with it. "Genius IQ" is a titillative phrase like all the those sexy types of flattery you hear in pornography...

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    It is a ridiculous assumption that IQ doesn't exist, nor does it affect anything IRL or relationships.

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    It exists but it doesn't matter that much.

    If you meet someone who seems like a total GENIOUS-- they're full of interesting ideas, energy, conversation, inventiveness, whatever-- but after a year you find out their IQ is only 110, do you suddenly think less of them?
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    I disagree.

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    Iq is like Mbti, it's a categorial system classifying people based on a variety of measurements. A variety of measurements that are, to me, very incomplete.

    For example, I don't like the name Inteligence quotation much..

    It should be called intuitive, rather than intelligence. Intelligence to me is a accumalation of all of lifes experiences, knowledge and wisdom and the ability to use it to its fullest potential, whilest iq tests only measure the ability to potentially use lifes experiences, knowledge and wisdom. But does not need any of those to be of any significance in order to get a high score.

    What that basicly means is that someones IQ score tells about as much about that person as their ass. If it's clean, you could say their ass is pretty well wiped. But it doesn't say wether or not they wipe their asses themselves or have others wipe it for them.

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    For those who believe you can select an arbitrary cut off point for IQ as it relates to dating, can each of you tell what IQ everyone else is?

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    Even if it does give a good general indication of intelligence, it's foolish to focus on it because it's a single number attempting to represent the complexity of reality. Can it really stand in for getting to know what someone is actually like?

    Like the person in the OP who says she would 'never date anyone with an IQ below 130', what does she do, ask for people's "intelligence credentials" or hand out tests immediately upon meeting someone? The funny thing is that when I read a comment like that, I pretty much immediately dismiss the person making it as a tremendous dullard.
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