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What's you IQ? Answered

Here's the website I used: http://www.iqtest.com/

Mine was 145, and it's nighttime and I'm tired, is that good or not? Some people say age doesn't matter, but I'm 14 so don't make fun.

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PKM

10 years ago

Averaged 147 on the online tests I took a couple of years ago- the whole "age" thing is a bit pointless, I'm just as smart now as I was then but would get a lower score because I'm older. Anyway.. the results I got from online tests varied between about 120 and 170 so I don't overly trust any one in particular, but the most sensible-looking one gave me a score of something like 145.

The nicest one I've found on the internet so far is this iq test

135 late at night. Maybe I've gotten slower. Years ago they asked me to take the Mensa test. I didn't do it, as there's no way I could ever be as cool as those guys.

my doctor says 137 but some other iq test says 108.....

From this....149. Personally I find this very broad but I like that it says that I'm smarter than 99.95% of the people whom have taken it.

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Oops scratch that.... that's the sample apparently at 2 in the morning my brain doesn't run right. The score sent to me was 119, but I think I can do better.

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westfw

10 years ago

My parents never permitted me to know my IQ test results. They were afraid that if I knew it was high, I'd take that as some sort of "entitlement" to success and get lazy, or get some sort of superiority complex. And if I knew it were low, I'd get a defeatist attitude and give up to a life of ditch digging (that being the stereotypical HS-dropout job in those days.) So now, well into middle age, I still don't know what the test results were. I tend to think my parents had some good points. I think I'll see if I can avoid testing my own kids, and avoid telling them the results if they are tested...

Same here, my parents won't tell me, but they do give me a range.

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Patrik

10 years ago

Anyone who gave these guys their email address failed the IQ test and will be receiving more spam...

Anyone who gave these guys their email address failed the IQ test and will be receiving more spam...

Arf ! I've just wasted 15 minutes of my life to come to this same frustrating conclusion ...........

I will probably never know what's my IQ in english.

BTW, I'm wondering if IQ tests taken in different languages are all compatible ...... I'm going to investigate that ............

I just read somewhere that 100 is average and above 140 is genious. I doubt that though...

I ain't not no genus. It's a flawed test designed to discriminate against blacks (would have said African Americans, but I assume it would be equally discriminatory anywhere in the world).

Here's a real geniuses take on IQ Professor Stephen Jay Gould says: “(It is)...the abstraction of intelligence as a single entity, its location within the brain, its quantification as one number for each individual, and the use of these numbers to rank people in a single series of worthiness, invariably to find that oppressed and disadvantaged groups--races, classes, or sexes--are innately inferior and deserve their status.” (The Mismeasure of Man).

Mine, tested by Mensa, is 155.

Over 142 on the Mensa is the top 2% and classifies you as "genius", and you have to be 148 to be "invited" to actually join Mensa.

But...

It's just a number. It didn't get me friends at school. It didn't stop me coming hair-close to failing university through booze and laziness. It didn't stop me spending over three years out of work.

It's a nice number, though...

I'm not a fan of the IQ test either. One of my most brilliant friends is a horrible test taker and gets ridiculously low IQ scores. Even so, This has my curiosity. I'm going to take the test. haha.

> It's just a number. It didn't get me ... . I scored close to that ... and have made my share (and probably part of someone else's share) of stupid decisions. As far as I can tell, all a high IQ (score) has done for me is allow me to reach the wrong answer a little quicker than most ppl. ;)

I was just referencing to your whole wrong answer first type of thing:

A deaf and mute man walks into a hardware store to buy some nails. He puts a finger on the counter and makes a hammering motion to the employee helping him. The employee goes and brings back a hammer. The man shakes his head and points to the finger pretending to be a nail. The employee goes and brings back a selection of nails. The man chooses the kind he needs, pays, and leaves. Now a blind man walks in to buy a pair of scissors, how do you think he asked for them?

You probably thought that he made a scissoring motion with his fingers, but he's blind, not mute. He used his voice. I'll bet most of you with super high IQs fell for it =]

Weiss.....sorry about that.... I posted the following just after you answered his question....I didn't mean to step on your toes there....:

What Is Intelligence, Anyway?
Isaac Asimov

What is intelligence, anyway? When I was in the army, I received the kind of aptitude test that all soldiers took and, against a normal of 100, scored 160. No one at the base had ever seen a figure like that, and for two hours they made a big fuss over me. (It didn't mean anything. The next day I was still a buck private with KP - kitchen police - as my highest duty.)

All my life I've been registering scores like that, so that I have the complacent feeling that I'm highly intelligent, and I expect other people to think so too. Actually, though, don't such scores simply mean that I am very good at answering the type of academic questions that are considered worthy of answers by people who make up the intelligence tests - people with intellectual bents similar to mine?

For instance, I had an auto-repair man once, who, on these intelligence tests, could not possibly have scored more than 80, by my estimate. I always took it for granted that I was far more intelligent than he was. Yet, when anything went wrong with my car I hastened to him with it, watched him anxiously as he explored its vitals, and listened to his pronouncements as though they were divine oracles - and he always fixed my car.

Well, then, suppose my auto-repair man devised questions for an intelligence test. Or suppose a carpenter did, or a farmer, or, indeed, almost anyone but an academician. By every one of those tests, I'd prove myself a moron, and I'd be a moron, too. In a world where I could not use my academic training and my verbal talents but had to do something intricate or hard, working with my hands, I would do poorly. My intelligence, then, is not absolute but is a function of the society I live in and of the fact that a small subsection of that society has managed to foist itself on the rest as an arbiter of such matters.

Consider my auto-repair man, again. He had a habit of telling me jokes whenever he saw me. One time he raised his head from under the automobile hood to say: "Doc, a deaf-and-mute guy went into a hardware store to ask for some nails. He put two fingers together on the counter and made hammering motions with the other hand. The clerk brought him a hammer. He shook his head and pointed to the two fingers he was hammering. The clerk brought him nails. He picked out the sizes he wanted, and left. Well, doc, the next guy who came in was a blind man. He wanted scissors. How do you suppose he asked for them?"

Indulgently, I lifted by right hand and made scissoring motions with my first two fingers. Whereupon my auto-repair man laughed raucously and said, "Why, you dumb jerk, He used his voice and asked for them." Then he said smugly, "I've been trying that on all my customers today." "Did you catch many?" I asked. "Quite a few," he said, "but I knew for sure I'd catch you." "Why is that?" I asked. "Because you're so dog-goned educated, doc, I knew you couldn't be very smart."'

And I have an uneasy feeling he had something there.

It is true though. I have found that "observant children" are the hardest to do "magic tricks" for, and the very easiest persons to fool with legerdemain are the scientists (so many preconceived ideas about how the world must work, in contrast with what they are seeing).

. Now I remember! heehee . Yeah. That's even better than the "How many animals did Moses take on the Ark?" one.

Yes, just a number, and the average varies from year to year. I took the test from Mensa too, then when I met some of the "people" I wasn't about to pay that kind of money to associate with those "persons". Some of them had the common sense of warthog (maybe IQ meant "internal quagmire" for them?). .

Do you call white people europeans?

I hate the term African American - It assumes that

  • The person is American
  • The person is African (Yes, people can be Black and not African)

As for online IQ tests...I generally get bored before I can finish them.

Actually, the term "African American" is much more descriptive of a specific set of issues that are (as noted by many in this thread) more cultural than racial. No one expects a native-born African to have the same problems. It's rather stereotypical to group all blacks together by appearance only. Of course, we're all of African ancestry anyway....

"Of course, we're all of African ancestry anyway...."

...no? Middle Eastern, maybe, but African? Sources please!

It is generally accepted that humans and their ancestors evolved primarily in Africa, specifically the Great Rift Valley (what is now Ethiopia, Somalia, Djibouti, etc.). Mesopotamia is the name for the region around the Euphrates and Tigris rivers, and is the location of the ancient Sumerians, considered to be the first major civilization.

waaahhh!!! 108!!!! although I guess it didnt help my mom yelling at me and saying to go get ready for church! But I dont think me going away for like 2 minutes does anything.

it's a timed test, you get penltys for taking more then , i think it is, 40 sec.

yea, if you think about it, if it wasent timed then everybody would get a perfect score on it because you would have unlinited time to figure out the questions.