Do you consider yourself intelligent?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by iParis, Nov 16, 2008.

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Do you think you're intelligent?

  1. I'm a genius.

    55 vote(s)
    29.7%
  2. I'd say I'm book smart.

    75 vote(s)
    40.5%
  3. (Street) smart.

    28 vote(s)
    15.1%
  4. Average

    16 vote(s)
    8.6%
  5. No, I don't really think I'm that intelligent at all.

    11 vote(s)
    5.9%
  1. iParis macrumors 68040

    iParis

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    #1
    Like the "Are you addicted to MacRumors?" thread, this one is pretty straight forward.
    And again, if you vote, also post so this thread doesn't get left in the dust.

    I kinda think I am but I can be really stupid at times.
    I don't really know what my friends think of me.

    So what do you guys think of yourself?

    [EDIT] A poll option for average has been added [/EDIT]

    PS ~ notify me if you want me to change the polling options.
    And I have to give some credit to MasterNile since it was his idea.
     
  2. gilkisson macrumors 65816

    gilkisson

    #2
    Is it just me, or are the poll options missing?

    This could be ironic...:D
     
  3. MasterNile macrumors 65816

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    #3
    Just takes them a minute to show up
     
  4. iParis thread starter macrumors 68040

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    #4
    I wasn't done making them.
    MacRumors puts the thread up while you're still putting in the poll options.
     
  5. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    #5
    I think I make wise decisions. Perhaps that makes me intelligent, I don't know.

    Intelligence isn't what you know, it's how you use what you know.
     
  6. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    #6
    I don't know if I am smart.

    I do know that I'm special one-of-a-kind little snowflake - just like everyone else.
     
  7. gilkisson macrumors 65816

    gilkisson

    #7
    Ah. Then I have learned something today. I didn't know that. I guess I'm a wee bit smarter for the experience.... must learn patience, must learn patience, must....
     
  8. iParis thread starter macrumors 68040

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    #8
    Crap!
    I forgot to add in an average option.
    And I forgot to mention that I don't know how to edit the polling options, anybody care to explain?
     
  9. MasterNile macrumors 65816

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    #9
    I don't consider myself book smart as I've been out of school for 5 years and do very little to further my knowledge about anything other than computers, but I'm great at problem solving and using common sense so I put street smart
     
  10. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    #10
    Contact a mod with your request. You can use the report button to the left of your post.
     
  11. iParis thread starter macrumors 68040

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    #11
    No problem.
    You must be running OS X then, lucky.
    I have to be patient since I have Vista. :eek:
    It makes me sick but I'm lucky to have enough patients to where I haven't thrown it out the window.
     
  12. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    #12
    OR someone who chose Option # 1 in the poll. ;)
     
  13. iParis thread starter macrumors 68040

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    #13
    Are you sure?
    I was reading the little notice and it seems like that's only for forum violations... I don't want to accidentally get this thread locked.
     
  14. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Yes. It's perfectly OK to use that button for any moderator request.
    I'm sure they'll be more than happy to assist you.
     
  15. gilkisson macrumors 65816

    gilkisson

    #15

    If you have not defenestrated your Vista, you are indeed patient. I'm not that guy. Noooo.....
     
  16. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    #16
    Voted (street) smart. I can bust a rad move and jam a brick in the hoop better than anyone.



    edit: And I want to add this awesome graph for everyone to think long and hard about before they post :);
     

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  17. anjinha macrumors 604

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    #17
    I think I am book smart. Also when I don't know something I do my best to find answers and learn everything I can about it, which I think is good.
     
  18. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    Well - your graph answers exactly where I fall - because I can't make any sense of it.

    Obviously - I is not smaht.
     
  19. Saganomics macrumors newbie

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    The process of acquiring new knowledge is a lot more enjoyable to me than claiming to know something.
     
  20. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    hahaha :D. It's just a cool graph that shows that people who are below average at something (i.e. the bottom and second quartiles) usually have a very overinflated perception of their abilities (i.e. test score). They think they are far better than they actually are.

    Whereas the most competent (the 3rd and 4th quartiles) have a much better grasp of their own capabilities. The most capable (4th percentile) might even underestimate their own abilities.

    You've hurt my brain Saganomics :eek:! Does this mean that you enjoyed figuring out that you liked the process of acquiring knowledge much more than you enjoy knowing that you enjoy the process of acquisition of knowledge :confused::D!
     
  21. Saganomics macrumors newbie

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    haha my phrasing sucks.

    I guess I'm just saying that I like learning, and that claiming to be super-intelligent in any respect hinders that mindset, for me at least.

    I have a lot to learn!
     
  22. iParis thread starter macrumors 68040

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    #22
    I second that.
    Iz dun gess its.

    WHAT?

    Ok, now that you've explained it I'll try to comprehend and understand it.:eek:
     
  23. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    #23
    This is my intellect graph.
     

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  24. iParis thread starter macrumors 68040

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    #24
    That's cool.
    I wish I was more like you.

    And thanks for clearing that up.
    It was very vague the first time.
     
  25. MasterNile macrumors 65816

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    #25
    Just smile and nod ;)
     

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