Getting a * iq test

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getting a ******* iq test

has anyone else found it this hard to get an IQ test? I tried my school counseler, who said that the only IQ tests she gave were for special ed. she said I should take an online test. I told her it wasn't accurate enough. so she cam up with her next brilliant Idea to take an IQ test online. :grumpy: so after so many times of explaining it. I just ended it with 'we're gonna go now'
 

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rachmaninoff
Why do you care?
 
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yomamma said:
has anyone else found it this hard to get an IQ test? I tried my school counseler, who said that the only IQ tests she gave were for special ed. she said I should take an online test. I told her it wasn't accurate enough. so she cam up with her next brilliant Idea to take an IQ test online. :grumpy: so after so many times of explaining it. I just ended it with 'we're gonna go now'
You expect someone to give you a free, professional IQ test just because you want one. Save your energy; I can give you an accurate score based on that information alone. :tongue2:
 
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honestrosewater said:
You expect someone to give you a free, professional IQ test just because you want one. Save your energy; I can give you an accurate score based on that information alone. :tongue2:
How mean! *slaps you with a salmon*

As for the OP, a few universities conduct IQ tests along with various other institutions. I believe there are a few well known IQ tests... so just search for them :P. They'll have places where they are doing exams.
 
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rachmaninoff
But why do you want an IQ test? Why is it important to you to know that result?
 
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IQ tests are for the weak. :smile:

A second rachmaninoff's question: why do you really care what your IQ is? How will this knowledge influence your life? How will it make your life better/more fulfilling?

There's really no reason to take an IQ test, unless you hope you'll get a high score so you can lord it over your friends.
 
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Archon said:
hope you'll get a high score so you can lord it over your friends.
And theres a good benefit :D Id do it for that if i was still in high school adn the test took less then an hour and didnt cost me anything.
 
rachmaninoff
Don't listen to Pengwuino, you'll just end up losing all your friends, and you'll become a Neocon. :tongue2:
 
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rachmaninoff said:
Don't listen to Pengwuino, you'll just end up losing all your friends, and you'll become a Neocon. :tongue2:
Well thats what comes with being intelligent :rolleyes:
 
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You guys don't value self-knowledge?
IQ tests can also determine your eligibility for programs suited to your abilities, which can have huge effects on your success.
 
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You guys don't value self-knowledge?
IQ tests can also determine your eligibility for programs suited to your abilities, which can have huge effects on your success.
Self-knowledge is really the point. I know my abilities more or less accurately without some test either confirming this or telling me otherwise. If you do exceptionally well at academic things, are a strong thinker, etc, and the IQ test tells you that your IQ is average, how is this helpful. You don't become "average" because the test indicates that you are. The opposite is equally true. In other words, IQ tests have no value beyond perhaps placing you in the right programs. But if you're really intelligent, you should be able to challenge and interest yourself, right?
 
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Pengwuino said:
Well thats what comes with being intelligent :rolleyes:
Yup. Intelligent people must inevitably take IQ tests, get wonderful results, lord it over all their friends until they have none, and then turn to neoconservatism. The tragedy.
 
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honestrosewater said:
You guys don't value self-knowledge?
IQ tests can also determine your eligibility for programs suited to your abilities, which can have huge effects on your success.
like cheaper car insurance!
 
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rachmaninoff said:
Yup. Intelligent people must inevitably take IQ tests, get wonderful results, lord it over all their friends until they have none, and then
turn to neoconservatism. The tragedy.
Well like they say, if your 40 and not a conservative, you dont have a brain :D.
 
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honestrosewater said:
You guys don't value self-knowledge?
IQ tests can also determine your eligibility for programs suited to your abilities, which can have huge effects on your success.
I've never heard of any programs that consider IQ as an admission factor. :confused:

And what's "self-knowledge"? Is that something you know about yourself?
 
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edited because the joke made no sense whatsoever. :confused:
 
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Archon said:
Self-knowledge is really the point. I know my abilities more or less accurately without some test either confirming this or telling me otherwise. If you do exceptionally well at academic things, are a strong thinker, etc, and the IQ test tells you that your IQ is average, how is this helpful. You don't become "average" because the test indicates that you are. The opposite is equally true. In other words, IQ tests have no value beyond perhaps placing you in the right programs.
I just chose 'ability' to refer to what the test measures; I realize 'ability' has other meanings, and this may be why I'm not sure what you're postion is:
You have other ways of measuring what IQ tests measure, so they have no value.
You think IQ tests (usually) fail to measure what they're supposed to measure, so they have no value.
You think IQ tests (usually) measure what they're supposed to measure, so they have no value.
Or something else?
But if you're really intelligent, you should be able to challenge and interest yourself, right?
I don't know. If this was referring to appropriate placement in classes/programs/jobs, you aren't always free to challenge and interest yourself in those situations. And I'm not talking about programs only for people with above average scores, but for people with average and below average scores as well. It's just a matter of appropriateness.
 
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rachmaninoff said:
edited because the joke made no sense whatsoever. :confused:
I never saw that joke; you have left me very intrigued.
And now, I'll never know why the joke didn't make any sense.. :cry:
 
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honestrosewater said:
I don't know. If this was referring to appropriate placement in classes/programs/jobs, you aren't always free to challenge and interest yourself in those situations. And I'm not talking about programs only for people with above average scores, but for people with average and below average scores as well. It's just a matter of appropriateness.
I don't think any measure of intelligence or potential (let alone IQ scores) should have any influence on what people can do; it smacks of elitism. I'm going to sleep, before my IQ falls any lower. Btw, have you seen the film 'Gattaca'?
 
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rachmaninoff said:
I've never heard of any programs that consider IQ as an admission factor. :confused:
In addition to educational programs for the gifted, there are educational programs for the mentally retarded. IQ testing is required to recieve disability for mental retardation and is also used for various things in the justice system.
And what's "self-knowledge"? Is that something you know about yourself?
Yep, that's what I meant, especially insight into your 'nature', abilities, limitations, etc.
 
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arildno said:
I never saw that joke; you have left me very intrigued.
And now, I'll never know why the joke didn't make any sense.. :cry:
Alas, I forgot what it was. Such a great loss to humanity.
 
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rachmaninoff said:
I don't think any measure of intelligence or potential (let alone IQ scores) should have any influence on what people can do;
What do you mean? Test results shouldn't influence people's actions or decisions? (What would be the point of the test then?)
Or IQ scores shouldn't be used to admit or deny entrance into programs?
Or people shouldn't care about their own test scores?
it smacks of elitism.
Was that directed at me?
I'm going to sleep, before my IQ falls any lower. Btw, have you seen the film 'Gattaca'?
No, I don't think so.
 
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honestrosewater said:
What do you mean? Test results shouldn't influence people's actions or decisions? (What would be the point of the test then?)
Or IQ scores shouldn't be used to admit or deny entrance into programs?
Or people shouldn't care about their own test scores?
Was that directed at me?
No, I don't think so.
No, it wasn't directed at you - I was suggesting that a society which ranks people by a number such as IQ and apportions opportunities accordingly would be elitist. And I'm not talking about tests in general - I'm talking about tests which purport to measure absolute intelligence, and which define 'limits' to what a man or woman is capable of doing with his/her mind. This is not the scope of the IQ test; I doubt any test could be made which measures 'absolute' potential.

It's the difference between GREs - defining a person's acquired aptiude for a specific subject - vs. an Intelligence test with a capital 'I' - which tells people they are 'stupid' in a general sense and thus shouldn't aspire to anything.
 
rachmaninoff
I don't know. If this was referring to appropriate placement in classes/programs/jobs, you aren't always free to challenge and interest yourself in those situations.
Of course not everyone is eligible for any college course or any job, but this is not an issue of IQ - it's an issue of having taken the prerequisite courses, and having acquired the right aptitude by hard work and study.
 

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