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    I decided it was a good idea to bubble in curse words on the test.

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    91 on the ASVAB.
    138 average IQ based on six different online tests. I actually took seven but omitted the outlier of 168 figuring it inflated everybody's score. I also timed them.


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    Last edited by Argus; 08-31-2009 at 12:38 AM.

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    Guys

    I'm pretty sure that different IQ tests are rated on different scales.... Thefore the absolute number is not comparable absolutel, however where your score fell on the scale is....

    Just a thought

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    Actually once you get beyond the level of clever clogs IQ doesn't reap benefits in every day life. Super bright people think they ought to be listend too more and that is simply not true. People need to ahve a balance of social skills and emotional intellengece.

    Women of course are totally screwed if they are bright

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    I got a 2380 (out of 2400) on the GRE back when it corresponded to IQ, if anyone cares. It hasn't done me much good; in fact, I've been working really hard on my EQ for the last five years, since it seems much more useful for the rather obvious goal of being happy.
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    Scored 253 on a Facebook IQ-test. Can I be genius nao?

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    Someone needs to run an independent IQ test on this forum. Since it's impossible to take the IQ scores in this thread seriously. Plus there's no Standard Deviation for each score, usually 15 or 16.

    Like what happened on INTPc, where claims of 140+ suddenly went quiet. No-one scored above 135, not surprisingly considering how rare those scores are. That's including what most thought was a bunk part of the test, which exaggerated the score slightly.

    The general rule is: Don't take internet or school IQ tests seriously. At a young age, IQ functions very differently, and the internet ones are usually crap, if they aren't deliberately deceiving you to try and get money.

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    That's a good point. If we all take the same test, at least we'll be able to measure the correlations better.

    I only got 114. I don't mind though. You can be a genius and still screw up in life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tinkerbell View Post
    Actually once you get beyond the level of clever clogs IQ doesn't reap benefits in every day life. Super bright people think they ought to be listend too more and that is simply not true. People need to ahve a balance of social skills and emotional intellengece.

    Women of course are totally screwed if they are bright
    Lis
    Sigh sadly I agree, there's a bit of prejudice on the whole 'wth why aren't yeu more girly?' >.>

    Oh well.

    In any case, yeu're also right on the above. Being 'too smart' in one isolated way is a problem... there's many many many forms of intelligence, musical inclination, the ability to grasp 3 dimensional thinking, linguistics, mathematics, social skills, each of these things and many others make up the mind as a whole. Become too heavily weighted on one (the prom queen or an idiot-savant) and yeu sacrifice so much of the others that it's worthless.

    Personally, I've tried to maintain only a slightly unhealthy balance, with far more dedication towards comprehension style intelligence, and viewing things as a whole such a the whole wise beyond yeur years type dealie, while maintaining hopefully a descent enough social and emotional balance, have to sacrifice somewhere but be careful not to sacrifice too far.

    One thing that's always bugged me is how people are like zomg we have to cure autism! Why? It's not really BROKEN, it's just another form of comprehension and thinking, more or less... I have actually known someone who was autistic, and they basically were just very heavily leaning into a certain mode of thought process, with severe compensations paid for it. If yeu want to be ridiculously good at one thing, yeu can't be the jack of all trades TOO on top of it. People have no issues at all with this in the physical sense, but as soon as yeu become a little difficult to deal with socially, pft yeu're useless, no matter how smart yeu are in any other way. If anything, we should be focusing research on ways to encourage some of the autistic behaviours (typically higher intelligence) and try to reduce the negative aspects (difficulties grasping emotions, social restrictions, etc). It's not that their minds are broken, they're just hyper-specialized more or less.

    Which does show a perfect example of "too much of a good thing", as tinkerbell was mentioning.



    One last thing I'd like to mention too... stop relying on the IQ tests, especially online ones, they can bounce around wildly. Yeu can get 105 on one test and 250 on the next. Obviously there's no standard being set here, and if yeu seriously believe that in a random sampling of the world on this forum can have a dozen people who test higher than anyone else in the world has ever achieved and pass einstein and hawkings, then perhaps yeu aren't even remotely as bright as yeu may've thought, because yeu obviously lack the common sense to apply any raw intelligence yeu may have. Being book smart is one thing, having any clue as to how to apply it is quite another, and it's best to have a mix of both. For a referance point, the bellcurve of IQ normally drops off sharply at about 130, if yeu're above 130, yeu're in the top 10% easily. Einstein was estimated to be about 160. There's probably less than a dozen people in the world who have officially tested over 200. If yeur test gives yeu a 250+ rating, don't brag, it'll just make people think poorly of yeu for either A: having no clue whot yeu're talking about, or B: being so pretensious as to actually believe it. Note, I'm only referring to those who seriously believe their iq is WELL OVER 200, if yeu REALLY believe that to be 100% accurate, it's obviously nowheres near the truth if yeu can believe such a silly thing. Those that just referance it as a joke though, yeu have to admit it is kind of funny how wildly the values can swing, and how ridiculous the testing and scoring methods are.

    Had to bold the last bit so people didn't think I really meant 'everyone' who was quoting such believed that. That's just silly to assume such.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saslou View Post
    That's a good point. If we all take the same test, at least we'll be able to measure the correlations better.
    That's a good way of doing it. The more questions, the more accurate it will be, as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by Katsuni View Post
    they're just hyper-specialized more or less
    Specialised at what?

    Autism is usually just a lack of capability in certain cognitive areas (to over-simplify it). Only in a small minority of cases do autistics show any advantage over the average person.

    Quote Originally Posted by Katsuni View Post
    For a referance point, the bellcurve of IQ normally drops off sharply at about 130, if yeu're above 130, yeu're in the top 10% easily. Einstein was estimated to be about 160. There's probably less than a dozen people in the world who have officially tested over 200.
    130+ will put you in the top 2%, by definition, if it's a SD 15 test (the usual one). 145 puts you in the top 0.13%. Hopefully that puts the claims in this thread into perspective.

    Only one person is officially considered to have an IQ over 200. A few have officially hit 190+. Three, I think.

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