So, I've done extensive IQ tests and other tests regarding logical and spatial puzzles, picture puzzles, language tests, and other tests I can't remember. It was done some months ago by a psychologist, took about 7 hours to do, but I'm not really happy with the result. While the results were "average" on all counts, I feel this doesn't really encompass me. I'm not trying to say I have above average intelligence either, I am not satisfied because the test didn't really tell me anything about myself. If I went out there and started studying physics, programming, computers and all these academic topics, would I get a sense of my potential? Or would that perhaps be a false indicator, considering my lack of experience? I do have some experience with Perl programming, I know CSS and HTML, which I found easy, I deal daily with computers, and would really like to dig into physics and how the world works, but it seems hard to do by myself without education, or can I do it by myself perhaps? Well this thread ended up being about several topics, but I hope I can get some answers.