What's your IQ?

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What's your IQ?

  1. Very superior (130+)

    52 vote(s)
    49.5%
  2. Superior (120-129)

    23 vote(s)
    21.9%
  3. High Average (110-119)

    12 vote(s)
    11.4%
  4. Average (90-109)

    2 vote(s)
    1.9%
  5. Low Average (80-89)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Borderline (70-79)

    1 vote(s)
    1.0%
  7. Extremely low (Below 70)

    15 vote(s)
    14.3%
  1. HarryPot macrumors 6502a

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    I've just made an IQ test and was curious to see how fellow mac users range. Something tells me we are quite more intelligent than the average PC user.:p

    BTW, this psychometric exams are not of my liking. The IQ part might be quite precise, but the other exams they make about your personality are BS. How could they say so much about me from just 3-4 hours of test is beyond me.
     
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  3. senseless macrumors 68000

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    So cruel, but funny! (I'm sure it was a typo)

    Fixed, so never mind.
     
  4. HarryPot thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. And also, english isn't my native language.
     
  5. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Are we allowed to present falsified information?
     
  7. darkplanets macrumors 6502a

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    You're bound to enrage some psychologist with this thread, but hey, I'll bite.

    I don't really consider the relative metric to be accurate however, and the titles for the deviations are a bit... optimistic, if I may say so myself.
     
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    I tested above average when I was a kid back in the 60's. Is it possible for your IQ to diminish in your later years?
     
  10. TheSideshow macrumors 6502

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    Havent done an IQ test in a really long time. When I would do them when I was little I would score well though. Didnt vote.

    Waiting for large bias towards superior+ :D
     
  11. eljanitor macrumors 6502

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    I kind of take offense to the wording you chose for your poll results:

    "Very Superior 130+", and "Superior 120- 129 " Maybe above average is a better term. Because I'd like to know what do you mean by superior? Superior to what or who exactly?

    Your IQ score is just a number, whether or not IQ tests are an accurate measure of intelligence is open to debate.

    Read this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intelligence_quotient

    Yes it can depending on different factors.
     

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  12. Love macrumors 68000

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    The Board of Education tested me a couple years back. In Grade 2, they'd diagnosed me with a learning disability, because I was always a bit "different". My teachers from Grade 3 on were all fairly positive this was inaccurate. When they retested me back a couple years ago, they gave me an IQ test, and found out, that rather than a learning disability, I was considered "gifted" by the board, and my IQ was stated by the report to be between 139 and 143, if I remember correctly.
     
  13. HarryPot, Oct 5, 2011
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    HarryPot thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    From what I have read, your IQ do may decrease with age. Tho, Im guessing at your 50's-60's and with good health you shouldn't be having any problems with this.

    Those are what they give you when you take the IQ exam, not my wording.

    In my case they didn't gave me a specific number. They just told me I had a "High Average" IQ.

    And well, superior means that you are superior to the average IQ score. It's not judging your person, simply your IQ score.

    2.2% of people score from 130+
    6.7% score 120-129
    16.1 score 110-119
    50% score 90-109
    16.1% score 80-89
    6.7% score 70-79
    2.2% score below 70
     
  14. eljanitor macrumors 6502

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    Just asking where you got the wording from thanks. It's all good anyways.
     
  15. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    This in one time that an open poll would have been a laugh riot. :p ROTFLOL
     
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    I tested 138 in middle school. I haven't had it done since. I didn't know that it was very superior. It's actually pretty average among my friends.
     
  18. mac jones macrumors 68040

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    Mind you, it's not a constant thing. As you grow into a tired old man. Besides illness, your mind goes slowly. You begin to doubt yourself and your ego suffers because of this. This continues until you have the IQ of a harvest field mouse. Then you die.

    Something to consider :D
     
  19. HarryPot thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No offense taken.:)

    I searched in Google. Here are several pages. There seems to be some different scales of the IQ Score. The one I posted is the one they gave me at my test.

    http://www.iqcomparisonsite.com/IQBasics.aspx

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IQ_reference_chart

    http://iq-test.learninginfo.org/iq04.htm

    http://wilderdom.com/intelligence/IQWhatScoresMean.html

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    :)

    About the "not constant thing", I did read that the IQ can vary as much as 15 points depending in your state at the moment of the test.
     
  20. boss.king, Oct 5, 2011
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    boss.king macrumors 68040

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    This is the internet, everyone's a rich genius that's hung like a horse ;)

    For the record, my IQ can't be measured by conventional means. Nor can my wealth. Or my penis
     
  21. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    My IQ is somewhere north of 140. It is not possible to get a good read on mine because of my delexia but they can find find out that is going to be north of some number and it was 140 over 20 years ago and it is safe to say it would fair bit higher now.
     
  22. renewed macrumors 68040

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  23. psychotropic macrumors regular

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    I am uncertain as to what personality tests you are referencing. Having provided a variety of personality assessments in my training, I am unaware of a personality measure that require 3-4 hours of personalty testing. Generally, the most widely used personality measures take the "average" person 1.5 hours. It is possible that you are referring to the administration of multiple personality measures, but that would be dependent on the referral question or reason for the evaluation. Although my personal opinions are biased, given that I actively use such measures, the psychometrics (reliability, validity, and other psychometric foundations) are far superior to the tests you may be referencing.

    Furthermore, the probability of scoring 2 standard deviations above the mean or above (130 or higher) on the Weschler Adult Intelligence Scale is around 2.0% and the probability of scoring 3 standard deviations above the mean (145) is less than 0.5%.

    Just some food for thought, not suggesting that anyone is "fudging" their IQ scores or the length of their favorite man part : )
     
  24. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    This poll doesn't cover my IQ level. I don't see "Supra-Genius" anywhere on the options. :D
     
  25. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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    149 in the 7th grade. Not sure what it is now...
     

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