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Whats your Iq

  1. May 25, 2005 #1
    Mine isn't great but it's ok

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    This threads stupid. I have nothing else to say, until I change my mind.
  4. May 25, 2005 #3
    Hey, mk

    You need a haircut.

    +1 to my IQ
  5. May 25, 2005 #4
    Is that a score you received on a test?
  6. May 25, 2005 #5
    Yes, an online test.
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    lol, an online test? Those aren't the most accurate per se, its better if you have a psycologist give you a test.
  8. May 25, 2005 #7
    There are no IQ tests online.
  9. May 25, 2005 #8
    Yes there are...
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  12. May 25, 2005 #11
    i did some of them tests myself. I learned that my IQ varies between 102 and 157...the only valuable data you can get from those tests is if you can compare scores. several people should take the same test and the scores yield relative IQ values...

  13. May 25, 2005 #12
    Oh, really?

    I've taken two, and recieved

    126 and a 146..

    always end with a six for some reason
  14. May 25, 2005 #13
    give me a link to a test that you did and i will do it myself...trust me , i will be honest in revealing my IQ


    ps please not a test that takes too long because i gotta work
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    You just say that because you own the site.
  17. May 25, 2005 #16
    good job MK
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  18. May 25, 2005 #17
    i did the test, yet i do not get any results in my email. ps : i think you should be ashamed of yourself, asking money for IQ tests, *******

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    Zygotic Embryo doesn't own the site. I was just kidding.
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    Online IQ tests are just games, they aren't serious tests. If you enjoy doing them, some people find the one at queendom.com one of the hardest.

    I was tested at the request of my school when I was 11, so I do actually know my IQ, or rather what it was at that age. IQ just shows potential, if you don't do anything with it, nothing will happen. I would guess that some of the smartest people here have less than stellar IQ's, but they pursued a higher education and know more than some with very high IQ's that were not as motivated.
  22. May 25, 2005 #21

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    The most horrifying thing about IQ scores is the fact that half the population must have IQ's lower than 100! Shudder.
  23. May 25, 2005 #22
    And relative to Britain's population, half of America's population has IQs below 98.

    VDARE.com: 08/29/04 - Lynn and Vanhanen’s IQ And The Wealth Of ...
    ... 110, 109, 107, 107—on a scale where Britain is 100 and the US is 98. ...
  24. May 25, 2005 #23
    136 would actually be a pretty good IQ. With a mean of 100 and a standard deviation of 15 or 16, it would put you 2+ SD's above the mean. That would put you in the top 1-2%.

    As for me, I don't think I've ever taken an actual IQ test. The closest I've ever come would probably be the GRE, which had a table that calculated your IQ based on your percentile on the test. Of course since it's fairly easy to prep for standardized tests and improve your score (studying vocabulary lists for example) I don't see how it could be very accurate. Maybe in my case (since I did zero prep) it would be, but I tend to doubt it.
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    Unless things have changed in the past 20 years or so, Oriental children consistently outscore North American and European ones on the same tests because they have a cultural appreciation for patterns (ie: gardens, complex pictographs, etc.). Likewise, someone with a lot of reading experience, even if it's just Jackie Collins novels, will outscore a more intelligent TV addict on the verbal sections.
    As Evo said, IQ is just a measure of relative capacity for knowledge. What you put in there and how you use it is the true test of intelligence.
  26. May 25, 2005 #25
    It's already been proven that IQ isn't necessarily an indication of personal success. Many people of average intelligence go on to be very successful while many people with high IQ's (say anything over 140) have have average or little success.

    Online tests are just for kicks. To get a truly accurate representation you could use a stanford-binet test, or a WISQ III test. A truly accurate test will measure response times to certain things, problem solving and spatial reasoning. Some components of a true IQ test can't be measured online.
    Like Evo I was tested by a psychologist as a child, and I will telll you that the actual tests may have some similarities to the real thing, but they lack a lot.

    Like so many other things in life, it's not the size, it's how you use it :biggrin:

    Also on the asian thing- that's a myth. You have to understand the cultural differences. In countries like japan(and I know some people will back me on this) which are collectivistic, there is a lot more societal pressure to do well in school. I know for instance, that in Japan, a job is what defines your whole self. If you don't have a successful career, you have nothing. So there is immense pressure to do well in school, and get a good job. So they study study study. Which could explain why the suicide rate is quadruple the US, but that's another story....

    EDIT: Danger I skimmed your post and I went back just now and reread more closely... you're probably right on the visual acuity parts
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