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Whats your IQ?

  1. Oct 30, 2013 #1
    Im curious to see what peoples iqs are on pfs. I scored a 144 on a wechsler adult intelligence scale test. Is that good? I fear i am only average for people here
     
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  3. Oct 30, 2013 #2

    WannabeNewton

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    Definitely average, far too average in fact. Mine is over 9000.
     
  4. Oct 30, 2013 #3

    Drakkith

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    I've never taken an IQ test.
     
  5. Oct 30, 2013 #4
    What happens if you are surrounded by all very intelligent people ? I get shocked myself because I may have to compete hard against any for any prize. And from there I may get stressful when the exam day comes near. Do you think intelligent people are well-respected everywhere ? I think they are the Death's targets.
     
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    :biggrin:
     
  7. Oct 30, 2013 #6
    And here I am stuck at the room temperature...:cry:


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    Based on what what I've read in other threads like this one, many, if not most, PF posters haven't taken an IQ test, so we probably wouldn't be able to give you an accurate idea of where you stand as compared to the forum as a whole. However, I can tell you this: the quality of your posts will determine the level of respect you'll get, not your IQ.

    If it makes you feel better, 144 is a high score, and I would bet that it would be on the higher end of the reported scores on this site if we were to do a survey of those who have taken a test. The importance of an IQ test score is another issue, though. Psychometrics is precarious if you ask me. (If anyone is wondering, no, I haven't taken an IQ test, so this isn't sour grapes.)
     
  10. Oct 30, 2013 #9

    Chronos

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    IQ is an excellent way to quantify your ability to correctly respond to the test questions of that particular test. Does it translate into the ability to perceive and respond to real world issues? That relationship is not well established.
     
  11. Oct 30, 2013 #10

    Ibix

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    I took two many years ago. I scored 113 on one and 132 on the other. I'm not convinced they're reliable indicators of anything much.
     
  12. Oct 30, 2013 #11
    Another one of these? Who cares? Study what you love and contribute to the field. For every renowned physicist, there's a guy playing League of Legends in his mom's basement that scored higher on an IQ test.
     
  13. Oct 30, 2013 #12

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    293 is nothing to be ashamed of. :wink:
     
  14. Oct 30, 2013 #13
    Then why do psychologists use it to test people who have trouble with real world issues? Of course that relationship is well established. People who end up at a psychologist or therepist because they have trouble with real world issues get tested because the results of their IQ test are meaningful in framing the issues and devising a treatment plan. You act like its just made up nonsense... Its not. Maybe the fake IQ test taken by the original poster is. But "real" IQ tests do provide meaningful results that are used by health professionals.
     
  15. Oct 30, 2013 #14

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    I assumed the OP was talking about those kinds of IQ tests that most people take, not the ones administered by health professionals when looking for a problem.
     
  16. Oct 30, 2013 #15

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    Interesting. The OP had 5 or 6 posts yesterday, today has none but this one and even yesterday his name was in italics indicating banned. Must have been found to be a sock-puppet (with a low IQ).
     
  17. Oct 30, 2013 #16

    Student100

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    I'm still skeptical, is there any evidence?
     
  18. Oct 30, 2013 #17

    ZapperZ

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    You should read up on the origin of IQ tests. It was MEANT as a test of the mental capabilities of people with mental and psychological issues. It was never meant to be an evaluation of "intelligence", the way it has been implied now.

    Zz.
     
  19. Oct 30, 2013 #18
    Evidence of what? That health professionals use IQ tests to aid in their diagnosis and treatment? Or evidence that their usage of IQ tests is efficacious? Im not a health professional, I don't read research papers on any health related tests, IQ or otherwise. It is used by professionals for a reason though. If people are confused into thinking that an IQ test's role is something else then that confusion is their own problem, it doesn't devalidate the IQ test as used professionally.

    (I took an IQ test from a health professional once. It was to look for learning disabilities. The psychologist I saw normally worked with people who had head injuries and were trying to rehabilitate.)
     
  20. Oct 30, 2013 #19

    Evo

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    Good guess, the OP is the sockpuppet of a banned member.
     
  21. Oct 30, 2013 #20

    Student100

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    Evidence that they can accurately relate anything is what I was looking for. It seems that such tests can do more harm than good. How many false diagnoses does it result in? Such that you are then told repeatedly said diagnosis is wrong with you until it becomes a self fulfilling prophecy.

    Sort of like those kids who were told they had a stuttering problem in that one experiment.

    I understand you don't know, I was just curious.
     
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