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2015/02/07 21:44:23 (permalink)
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Do you know your IQ?

Have you ever had a proper IQ test and if so, what was it like? I have only ever seen the online ones and I very much doubt that they are accurate.
 
Do you know your IQ and does it bother you because you thought it would be higher? Or did you measure higher than you thought you would? Do you place any faith in these tests or do you think they're a load of bollox?
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    Smokey87
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    Re: Do you know your IQ? 2015/02/07 21:50:58 (permalink)
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    Iv done a few online ones. Id love to do an accurate one and see where i was. Id be happy with average haha lets face it I'm no William James Sidis.

     
     
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    Re: Do you know your IQ? 2015/02/07 22:33:58 (permalink)
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    Different IQ tests have different scales so you need to be careful when comparing. MENSA uses two different tests which have different pass marks, each pass mark being the score that is achieved by the top 2% of the population. To get into MENSA you need to achieve the required pass mark in either of the two tests that you take. The first test is the Cattell III B (pass mark 148) and the second test is the Cattell Culture Fair III A (pass mark 132). When I took them I got 146 on the first and 140 on the second so got membership on the basis of the second one.
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    Re: Do you know your IQ? 2015/02/07 22:57:15 (permalink)
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    Where did you do the tests at?
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    Re: Do you know your IQ? 2015/02/08 01:56:20 (permalink)
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    They measure a very limited concept of intelligence.
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    Re: Do you know your IQ? 2015/02/08 04:51:46 (permalink)
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    fairhouse
    They measure a very limited concept of intelligence.

     
    I bet you wouldn't say that if you scored very well in them. ;)

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    Re: Do you know your IQ? 2015/02/08 09:59:19 (permalink)
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    Never done one. I see some apparently high qualified and passers of exams etc seemingly as thick as two short planks all the time (here and on FB). One qualifier of intelligence is emotional and another is using what you have. You've got a bunch of very rich men owning companies who left school to make cash rather than wait for an exam. The emotional one comes from brainiacs not handling their sh*t well at all.

     
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    Re: Do you know your IQ? 2015/02/08 13:04:07 (permalink)
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    Nope. Literally do not give a **** either. IQ is one of the most overrated factors for success in life and also an extremely blunt tool to measure intelligence with in the first place.
     
    IQ tests are useful in only one way to me: if somebody knows their IQ, has tested their IQ, and then tells me what their IQ is, I know not to be friends with them and, where possible, to avoid speaking to them altogether.
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    Re: Do you know your IQ? 2015/02/08 13:52:50 (permalink)
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    Re: Do you know your IQ? 2015/02/08 18:26:27 (permalink)
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    Suspirio



    I like that quote from Einstein but there is a fair bit of proof that suggests he stole his theories from the patent office he used to work in..so he isn't the GENIUS that people think he is..
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    Re: Do you know your IQ? 2015/02/08 19:45:54 (permalink)
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    sillynarbie
    Nope. Literally do not give a **** either. IQ is one of the most overrated factors for success in life and also an extremely blunt tool to measure intelligence with in the first place.
     
    IQ tests are useful in only one way to me: if somebody knows their IQ, has tested their IQ, and then tells me what their IQ is, I know not to be friends with them and, where possible, to avoid speaking to them altogether.


    My IQ is 147 as tested
    post edited by Fruity - 2015/02/08 19:47:03
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    Re: Do you know your IQ? 2015/02/08 20:36:16 (permalink)
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    Online tests are pointless, proper IQ tests are very long and thorough, like a proper uni final exam.
     
    They have their usefulness but it's important to keep in mind what an IQ score means. Even a very rigorous test has its limitations, it's not a complete, universal measure of intelligence. For example artistic intelligence and creativity are very difficult to measure, and cultural knowledge is always subjected to considerable bias (questions on western culture will be easy for a westerner, even without studying it there is constant contact with cultural references everywhere we look, but if the questions are centered around korean culture for example a westerner will probably score poorly, and vice versa).
     
    Even within a narrow field like science intelligence is highly specialized and a genius at mathematics may suck at chemistry and have an overall unimpressive IQ.
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    Re: Do you know your IQ? 2015/02/09 10:47:59 (permalink)
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    Not sure now probably gone down a lot from when I was kid on account of all the dumb things I have since done but was high enough for me to qualify for Mensa not exactly sure what though. To be honest I would trade it for the ability to draw and be creative as I am aways in awe of people who have that skill rather than those who are traditionally seen as geniuses. 

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    Re: Do you know your IQ? 2015/02/09 13:59:39 (permalink)
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    Difficult thing to test for, I believe that you need to do a whole series of tests to get any meaningful results.
    Also there are different kinds of intelligence to be tested, Emotional intelligence has become an area of interest fairly recently. 
    Having a high IQ is only useful if the individual also possesses the correct mental attitude/profile and communication skills to use the intelligence effectively. 
    I think the on-line test can give you an idea and they are quite fun to do but I wouldn`t have that much faith in the results they give. 

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    Re: Do you know your IQ? 2015/02/09 20:20:04 (permalink)
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    I had to sit a number of tests for one job, numeric and linguistic. I scored top 1% of the population for both. Then sat the 2nd set and scored top 3% and top 5% respectively for senior managers in the UK.


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    Re: Do you know your IQ? 2015/02/10 02:22:18 (permalink)
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    I did it once at school over 10 years ago. Was around 100, I think. Prolly a lot lower now :p
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