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llunga 
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Posted 8/24/17 , edited 8/24/17
I don't know but I took the accuplacer test and my scores were pretty high I guess.

Reading: 258
Writing: 269
Arithmetic: 250
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Posted 8/24/17 , edited 8/24/17
I have no idea, and I don't want to know.
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I don't know and I don't care tbh
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maddiepuuh wrote:

135. I took the official IQ test at mensa - Denmark ( https://mensa.dk/test-din-ik )


Funnily enough around 5 years ago I also took the same test, and also scored 135. I had just started an education for people with Asperger's, but was struggling with some depression and such, so I wasn't functioning at a 100% at the time. So I don't put too much faith in the end result.
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Posted 8/24/17 , edited 8/24/17
142. IQ scores are pretty worthless in general, though. They're literally only used to flaunt your "intellectual superiority" to other people.
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My IQ in general is 83... Dont know if its good or not i dont really care if its good or bad
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Checked with some test. got 132
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Posted 8/24/17 , edited 8/27/17
140, tested at school, was done by a psychologist.

IQ tests I did give you information about:
Logic problem solving
Visual perception + problems solving
Language processing
Short term memory
Critical thinking
... and I can't remember more, but there were 8 fields in total.

In general, well written IQ tests give you information about your ability to solve new problems based on your previous experience. The main problem is, if you happen to like a certain kind of puzzles, you'll have an edge to everyone else, which makes the IQ tests unreliable. The same problem is with people, who do various tests repeatedly - your brain adapts short term and you'll get better results.

Why is it stupid to 'cheat' on IQ tests by doing IQ tests repeatedly:
IQ doesn't mean, that you are automatically smart. It means, that you have the potential to become smart. You still have to do the studying. This also means, that if you get high scores, you are expected to perform a certain way. Therefore, if your score is too high by accident or by cheating, you'll end up having your hurdles set higher, than you can fulfill without working your ass off and being entirely miserable.

I repeat, even with high IQ, you still have to do the legwork.

A side note: Some people with higher IQ tend to underperform miserably. The reason is: When learning something new, they understand the problem very fast and don't feel any need to revise... and will forget what they learned and get bad marks. The sooner they realize, that they need to revise, the better for them. But many simply start believing, that they just aren't smart enough and don't try as much.

Edit: Using your IQ as grounds for higher social standing is entirely stupid and narcissist. It just says that you have the potential to be smart. Unless you actually learn something useful, you should be ashamed, that you are a person with high IQ who didn't use his/her potential.
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Posted 8/24/17 , edited 8/24/17
Well fuck me Dunning-Kruger.
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blobdred wrote:


Why is it stupid to 'cheat' on IQ tests by doing IQ tests repeatedly:
IQ doesn't mean, that you are automatically smart. It means, that you have the potential to become smart. You still have to do the studying.


You're conflating between fluid and crystallized intelligence. People who have high fluid intelligence are able to understand foreign concepts easier. High IQ kids typically go into STEM fields. Crystallized intelligence is a form of intelligence that is obtained through learning. I.E. study
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riverjustice wrote:


blobdred wrote:


Why is it stupid to 'cheat' on IQ tests by doing IQ tests repeatedly:
IQ doesn't mean, that you are automatically smart. It means, that you have the potential to become smart. You still have to do the studying.


You're conflating between fluid and crystallized intelligence. People who have high fluid intelligence are able to understand foreign concepts easier. High IQ kids typically go into STEM fields. Crystallized intelligence is a form of intelligence that is obtained through learning. I.E. study


Well, yes. I usually differentiate only between EQ and IQ. And I group most stats to one or the other group. It's lazy, I know, but I don't work in HR and I don't ask people to fill out long forms before I talk to them, so it works for me ^_^ .

Another point to be made:
IQ is growing, globally. That is why IQ tests tend to get adjusted to keep "100" as the average value. There is a raise of about 3 points every 10-15 years. So, being very general here, each generation has higher IQ _on_average_ than the previous one.

Again, this doesn't make you automatically smarter than your parents, because unless you get some life experience and actually learn something, IQ is just a fancy number.
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blobdred wrote:


Well, yes. I usually differentiate only between EQ and IQ. And I group most stats to one or the other group. It's lazy, I know, but I don't work in HR and I don't ask people to fill out long forms before I talk to them, so it works for me ^_^ .

Another point to be made:
IQ is growing, globally. That is why IQ tests tend to get adjusted to keep "100" as the average value. There is a raise of about 3 points every 10-15 years. So, being very general here, each generation has higher IQ _on_average_ than the previous one.

Again, this doesn't make you automatically smarter than your parents, because unless you get some life experience and actually learn something, IQ is just a fancy number.


IQ isn't some fancy number, it actually limits you on what careers you can undertake. There is no way someone with an average IQ of 100 will be a nuclear physicist. And there is no way someone with an IQ of 85 will be able to study a post-doctorate education in ANY fields.

High IQ and conscientious are both predictors of career success.
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Posted 8/24/17 , edited 8/24/17
Please, do not misunderstand. I said: _unless_you_learn_something_ == unless you use your brain , then it's just a fancy number.

It's like having a certain muscle type, but not doing any sports and only sitting on a couch, not doing any sports. If you do not use your potential, it is meaningless that you have said potential.

You are saying: To be able to perform on a certain level, you need to meet some prerequisites.

We are not in contradiction. You are expanding what I said.
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Posted 8/24/17 , edited 8/24/17
What about emotional intelligence? does that count?
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Posted 8/24/17 , edited 8/24/17
EQ does count. But it counts for different situations.

It's like asking:
I have a minus screwdriver.
What about Philips-head screwdrivers, do they count?


Also: With screwdrivers, size matters.
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