# The accuracy of this IQ test?

1. Oct 2, 2013

### Hierophant

Hi, I just took an IQ test,

http://sifter.org/iqtest/

It relates the European IQ test to that of the Stanford-binet test. I just did it, but I was rather depressed and self-loathing, so maybe I could of done better... lol. I also was not aware of the time I was spending, perhaps better management could of bolstered the score. I got 134 for the european test and this apparently translates to the stanford-binet as an IQ of 121... Maybe I should move to Europe, jk.

I would like to see what you scored on the test and also your major + GPA. And if you did actually get an IQ test (Be specific) in real life, it'd be wonderful for you to give us an idea of how accurate the results are of this test.

Hopefully this is somewhat accurate and not inflated for, that would be rather concerning as 121, seems like an decent IQ to pursue an engineering degree with, which I am currently preparing for.

So thank you smart people of physics forum.

Gosh, I really hope I am not dumb.

2. Oct 2, 2013

### Sentin3l

IQ is almost never representative of actual intelligence. IQ shows how good you are at taking IQ tests.

As an aside, this is the second thread you've posted implying you are not sure if you are "smart enough" to be an engineer. That is a false assumption, in that you imply there is some minimum intelligence level in order to be successful. As some advice, I will leave you with a quote which I hope gets the message across to you.

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.” - Calvin Coolidge

3. Oct 2, 2013

### eigenperson

The validity of an IQ test found on the internet is given by the following formula:

$$V = 0$$

4. Oct 3, 2013

### ZeroPivot

to be a good engineer you need to be good at math and problem solving. also being good at working long periods without taking breaks and working weekends, and also working with a knot in your stomach knowing that your division can at anytime be laid off and you have to go jobhunting again for the 7th time and you arent even 30 yet.
if you have these skills you make an awesome engineer.

5. Oct 3, 2013

### fgoodwill

I just took the test and got 159Cattle / 139Stanford-Binet.Also, I realized the mistakes in my wrong answers. Which means the test is bull ****!! The test is comparatively very easy. There are several IQ tests which are much tougher like the Denmark IQ test (iqtest.dk ?).

6. Oct 3, 2013

### OmCheeto

I didn't know cows took IQ tests. hmmm.....

7. Oct 3, 2013

### FlexGunship

I've been working as a successful engineer since 2007 and I haven't even taken that test.

8. Oct 3, 2013

### leroyjenkens

From what I've seen of IQ tests, they just measure your ability to recognize patterns. So if you're good at recognizing patterns, that means you're good at every other mental task in life?

9. Oct 3, 2013

### Integral

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10. Oct 3, 2013