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In what % bracket of the UK Population, would you deem your intelligence to be in? Watch

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    90%-100% (Top 10%)
    384
    51.75%
    80%-90%
    112
    15.09%
    70%-80%
    106
    14.29%
    60%-70%
    69
    9.30%
    60%-50%
    18
    2.43%
    50%-40%
    9
    1.21%
    40%-30%
    3
    0.40%
    30%-20%
    9
    1.21%
    20%-10%
    12
    1.62%
    10-0 (Bottom 10%
    20
    2.70%

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    (Original post by Rubgish)
    top 1%. I'm sure some people will say this is arrogant but oh well. Its what I deem to be the case.
    I doubt you are. 600,000 most intelligent people in the Uk including your professors etc. Think about it.
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    (Original post by DaveJ)
    I apologise if I made a mistake in my original post, and I'm sounding like an idiot. :p:

    OK, so you have one large group: the top 10% in the UK. Within this group, you have the entire student population of Cambridge. However, within the top 10% of the UK, you also have other groups, eg, MENSA members. So... all Cambridge students are in the top 10% (ie, the small Cambridge circle is located within the top 10% circle), BUT, not all of the top 10% are Cambridge students. There are regions within the big top 10% circle not occupied by the small Cambridge circle.

    It's like saying all lions are animals, but not all animals are lions.

    Once again, I must point out, I do NOT believe all cambridge students are top 10% lol, I was just using the example which someone else posted.
    haha, you seeemed so convinced i thought something must be up :p:

    i get you now.
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    Top 1% in 'intelligence' going by what Mensa said.
    Bottom 10% if common sense is a factor.
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    (Original post by DaveJ)
    TSR users are obviously above average intelligence compared with whole population of UK.
    Somewhat worrying if true.
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    I am really thick.
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    (Original post by confused1991)
    I put 50-60

    thinking about it pensioners and children are unlikely to be clever so that means my percentage might be higher..

    what percentage of people go to university?
    Err what? Why would older people, unless they have a degenerative neurological disease, be unlikely to be clever?
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    (Original post by neomilan)
    certified 'nobs' then ... :ninja:
    LOL. why are you so harsh on yourself neo?
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    (Original post by WhySoLimey)
    theres a difference between intelligence and knowledge, but mostly you're still right

    also, according to a site that converts SAT scores to IQ scores i have 162 but id be surprised if thats right
    You vain, arrogant man.
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    (Original post by JAKstriked)
    Seriously?
    I'm sure he contributed more to physics in one day then a lot of physicists do in a lifetime.

    Yep, didn't do that well school-wise (think he was terrible at maths, if I remember what I read correctly), but his IQ is around 160.

    In comparison: Hillary Clinton - 140
    Bill Gates - around 160-180
    Kim Jong II - 210, apparently
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    Hahahaha only on TSR would the results look like this :p:
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    I'm in the bracket that can't think of anything funny to put here

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    The people saying that people shouldn't be arrogant enough to put themselves in the top 10 or 1 % must live right in the middle of cambridge university or something...if you interacted with a wide enough variety of people, you might start to see that these
    people achieving highly academically at school (which, regardless of what you say, DOES require intelligence. many people simply
    don't have the brain. you might have underachieved and be intelligent, but there is a majority of average people who couldn't achieve highly academically. you can just tell from talking to them that they don't have the brain, regardless of the effort they put in. many "revise really hard" and get tutored nd come out with Cs and fails for A level maths. lots of the others give up by that stage after trying earlier on in school, because they know they just won't get it.) who put themselves at top 1% aren't so arrogant after all, but are being realistic.

    the people who say that "A/A* at A level is nothing special" are usually very intelligent themselves, and when you're that bright, it's hard to believe there are people that much less intelligent than them who can't understand such "simple concepts". so they decide that this person who fails simply hasn't exposed themself to the knowledge at all, or maybe finds it too easy so is bored: switched off in class, not revised, then not tried at all in the exam. some of the people who fail are "trouble makers" (sometimes because they fail so hard at everything when they do try) so the more intelligent person will think "this person was too busy having a good time and causing trouble to revise". they decide "anyone could do it", as they simply can't see that this person could fail so hard to get the A level subject, when they have the "intelligence" to do other things (socialising etc) well, and seem so competent at other things, when really the distinction is that these other things don't actually require such a high level brain, and are generally skills that a monkey could learn (non-creative musical stuff, like learning to play other people's music etc). or the people who say that A/A* at A level isn't special are sometimes bitter about their failure.

    A/A* at A level does mean intelligence. Even if you do put a big effort into getting it. And many people who do get it put little to no effort in. Maybe the A level results are only sufficient grounds to be able to say you're at least an average high intelligence person, but they still put you in a much more intelligent group than many. The great majority really struggles with maths/physics/any subject really at a high enough level in school. All through school we'd get almost everyone in the years above saying "don't take A level maths. it's impossible. nothing makes sense. i got 10 % in my last test. it's not logical like simple maths, you just have to forget simple logic and take on this new, weird type. it is really weird and counterintuitive. i thought i sort of made sense of something yesterday. but when you think you're getting somewhere, they move you onto something else! ". it got you thinking that an a level maths required supernatural, alien powers and a seriously weird ultra complex and particular way of looking at things. many of these people (who end up getting Cs/failing) get extra lessons and tutoring. this is the reality for many people. the ones who don't work hard and fail at A level/GCSE who i know of have tried and failed repeatedly at early stages of education: revising for nights for their year 6 "science exam", and coming out with terrible marks. they simply don't have the brain so have given up by A level/GCSE. for most people who fail, it comes down to not having the brain.

    if you hang out with people on any good course at uni, or in the centre of cambridge or only on TSR, of course you'll start to think that As at A level with little effort are average, and "doing a degree at a good uni doesn't make you special". maybe they are average for a high intelligence select group: a group which makes up well under 10 % of the UK population.
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    (Original post by Pink Bullets)
    Err what? Why would older people, unless they have a degenerative neurological disease, be unlikely to be clever?
    elderly people received a lower quality education, I do not mean to cause offence..
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    (Original post by Rubgish)
    Did socrates have a degree?
    I have two degrees.
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    In my age group - top 14% overall. No idea how that equates to the entire UK population though.

    (That isn't a random figure I've chosen. That's the result of an IQ test done for my dyslexia report for the DSA. Overall my IQ was in the 87th percentile. However, my verbal IQ was in the 97th and my non-verbal IQ was in the 47th percentile.)
 
 
 
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