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    Random question, but is unintentional trolling via extreme incompetence a punishable offense around here?
    If you could be anything you want, I bet you'd be disappointed--am I right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edge View Post

    ive read the ideal iq for suceeding and having benefits in society is 125. any higher and your going to have problems, i.e. bordem (which can lead to emotional problems).
    this's probably been said already but i think a lot of what makes one sucessful has nothing to do with intelligence.
    not everyone wants to be a doctor or surgeon anyway, its a crappy lifestyle.

    Again the score is different depending on test...

    I think you have a point about bright people getting bored... I know some very bright people that took till their mid 30's to grow into their brain - it's not until they are a bit older that people are willing to give them the responcible jobs with clout that will challenge their brains... so they play this weird treading of water thing between late 20's and mid to late 30's (I'm sure a fair few make alternative life choices in the interval).

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinkerbell View Post
    Evan - I'm affraid different tests are done on different scales.... your numbers look very lower there..
    100 average, 15 SD is standard.

    Quote Originally Posted by simulatedworld View Post
    Random question, but is unintentional trolling via extreme incompetence a punishable offense around here?
    What about trolling via bringing up other people's so called incompetence?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evan View Post
    100 average, 15 SD is standard.
    Is that comparable acros the different tests?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinkerbell View Post
    Is that comparable acros the different tests?
    Well, certainly not online tests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evan View Post
    Well, certainly not online tests.
    Oh god I SO didn't mean online tests I thought there was around 6 different tests that were recognised as stock measures.... which all have different distibutions and scales ranges...

    I'm sure my ex boss use to tell me he was 160 (he is super bright) but that sounds weird with a averge of 100

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evan View Post
    100 average, 15 SD is standard.



    What about trolling via bringing up other people's so called incompetence?
    I guess we'll find that out if/when they get around to answering my question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by INTJ123 View Post
    So what are the "interesting results"? You mention getting results but don't mention what the results are...is it world war 3?
    Yes, sorry, it's just that the results weren't the point of the post (i.e. that this guy appears to be extremely intelligent and has ended up in a blue collar job either because of a lack of social skills or as a lifestyle choice).

    Anyhow, he predicted that what has just happened would happen (i.e. the credit crunch). The good thing about working in education, is that during the summer it is possible to have extended conversations with people. We also chatted about chess personalities (Capablanca, Fisher, Karpov, Kasparov came up), artificial intelligence and inevitably religion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinkerbell View Post
    If you are aiming for the best quality of life your IT teccie probably has the right idea.

    In more senior possitions often you end up working longer hours in more stressful situations. Hence the increase in money doesn't compensate.

    Many city types make money the first part of their careers - then get out the city and have a life.... which personally sounds like a good idea.

    If you value climbing the corporate ladder it's money and status
    If you value quality of life it's probably people and family

    Very few people know what makes them happy... but thats a whole new thread...
    I have found that whatever job I do, I will get stressed whether it is mundane, repetative or challenging. In fact the more repetative or lower down the food chain it is the more stressful I find it (this is evidenced by research done on the UK civil service).

    As I have to work to make money and survive, it seems sensible that I should try to aim for the best paid jobs within my field of interest (research and computing). I also like to control things and be able to make changes rather than get frustrated when things aren't done right.

    Therefore the best job for me is in management. This is something I've only recently realised!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinkerbell View Post
    Is that comparable acros the different tests?
    Intelligence quotient - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Quote Originally Posted by Wikipedia
    Although the term "IQ" is still in common use, the scoring of modern IQ tests such as the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale is now based on a projection of the subject's measured rank on the Gaussian bell curve with a center value (average IQ) of 100, and a standard deviation of 15, although different tests may have different standard deviations.
    Fifteen is the most common s.d., but it is not the only one even from an "official" IQ test.
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