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    Are IQ tests on-line different??Why is that?
    What is the IQ of a genius?? I've heard so many different opinions so I'd like to find out a rough estimate from as many of you as possible.
    Also if you know your own IQ please display it...
    thanx...
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    i think you need 150 or 155 to be in mensa
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    (Original post by Fade Into Black)
    Are IQ tests on-line different??Why is that?
    What is the IQ of a genius?? I've heard so many different opinions so I'd like to find out a rough estimate from as many of you as possible.
    Also if you know your own IQ please display it...
    thanx...
    Did test when I was 13, I think, and got 157... I have no common sense though and don't think much of the IQ system as it discriminates against people who don't have English as a first language, people without much formal education, etc...
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    (Original post by BloodyValentine)
    i think you need 150 or 155 to be in mensa
    I was under the impression that it was 140. Either way the real test comes when you get a high score. Do you then discredit yourself by being suckered into buying the Mensa tie, etc and paying a subscription..?!
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    IQ's don't test intelligence, they test how good you are at taking IQ tests.

    Sample Question: "What does so and so mean?"

    Exactly...
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    (Original post by Invisible)
    IQ's don't test intelligence, they test how good you are at taking IQ tests.

    Sample Question: "What does so and so mean?"

    Exactly...
    I don't mean this as a personal criticism (I said the same thing a couple of posts ago..), but that's exactly what most stupid people say!
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    to get 157 aged 13 is some acheivement....No offence but i dnt trust the results the problem is there is too many differed results I mean for example Einstein apparently had an IQ of 160 in his adult life i mean and a website said 212 i just dnt kno
    i do reckon IQ tests are based on how well you approach tests rather than your intelligence measurements...how do you test intelligence then???
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    I have an IQ of 110, but then I have only done the test once (not the official test) and its all a load of crap.
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    (Original post by Fade Into Black)
    to get 157 aged 13 is some acheivement....No offence but i dnt trust the results the problem is there is too many differed results I mean for example Einstein apparently had an IQ of 160 in his adult life i mean and a website said 212 i just dnt kno
    i do reckon IQ tests are based on how well you approach tests rather than your intelligence measurements...how do you test intelligence then???
    I don't know why anyone should feel the need to!

    If intelligence is a function of your ability to assimilate new information, then exams would be a good indicator. Non-ideal, but someone with straight A's is LIKELY to be more intelligent than someone who did the same amount of study and got straight E's....
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    An IQ of 130 means you are in the top 2% of the population...at IQ tests.

    I don't think they're a very accurate reflection of intelligence - it only tests one part of it.
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    (Original post by amazingtrade)
    I have an IQ of 110, but then I have only done the test once (not the official test) and its all a load of crap.
    I did the official test once, at the behest of my daddy who wanted to be able to brag about me for some screwed up reason. Now he tells everyone I'm off to Cambridge even though I'm 27 and it's probably his fault I became so disillusioned with academia when I was younger!
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    Thats the problem 'pushy parents' seem to have differed effects on people when their growing. Some adapt quite well others struggle with the mountain of pressure. I to feel weary under pressure...
    Are you sure the top 2%?? I always thought that the result would be much. I assume that if it was a reflection on college graduates then an IQ of 110-140 would be common and therefore your 2% wouldnt be applicable as the average IQ would be far higher...
    Cambridge is an acheivement at any age...
    we you some sort of child prodigy or something???
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    (Original post by Fade Into Black)
    Thats the problem 'pushy parents' seem to have differed effects on people when their growing. Some adapt quite well others struggle with the mountain of pressure. I to feel weary under pressure...
    Are you sure the top 2%?? I always thought that the result would be much. I assume that if it was a reflection on college graduates then an IQ of 110-140 would be common and therefore your 2% wouldnt be applicable as the average IQ would be far higher...
    Cambridge is an acheivement at any age...
    we you some sort of child prodigy or something???
    Apparantly 130+ is the top 2% of the population (not just students, though not all students are all that clever).
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    I main problem with IQ is it dosn't measure practicle things. I may not have a high IQ but I can build computers, do electrical work such as wiring, yet I can't do thinks that people who appear very thick can do such as rebuild a gearbox. I can't even change spark plugs
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    148 on Cattell B is top 2% by Mensa standards and this is the score needed to join. 155 is top 1%.

    On Culture Fair its 130 something for admission.
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    (Original post by Fade Into Black)
    to get 157 aged 13 is some acheivement
    Age doesn't make a difference, it's age adjusted
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    (Original post by polthegael)
    I don't mean this as a personal criticism (I said the same thing a couple of posts ago..), but that's exactly what most stupid people say!
    How does "knowing what this word means" account towards intelligence? If you came across it, you know what it means, if not, you don't. Simple. It's not about intelligence.

    And don't call me stupid please, thats the sort of thing ******s say, but don't take it as a personal criticism.
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    (Original post by piginapoke)
    You just haven't been shown how to do it though. I would imagine it uses a similar mental skillset as electrical work or computer hardware stuff.

    People forget that we all learn and use our brains differently, remember how cabbies have amazing memories for street names and routes across town? Most people can't recall information the way they can, but they've learned how to do it. It doesn't make them 'intelligent' in the IQ sense.
    I am not machanicaly(sp) minded at all though, but for some reason I am electricaly minded its quite odd. I know how an engine works, what each part does etc, but I have no idea how to go about removing them, I tried to fix a temperature switch on my dads escort once as it was overheating, I diagnosed the problem but had no idea how to repair it.

    With electrical stuff I can just teach myself, I taught myself how to build PCs when I was 13, it just made perfect sense to me, the same with wiring.

    As for cabbies I guess thats why they always do well on quiz shows because they have good memories. Although no cabbie ever seems to know where my road is grrr although its a very big city.
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    (Original post by amazingtrade)
    I main problem with IQ is it dosn't measure practicle things. I may not have a high IQ but I can build computers, do electrical work such as wiring, yet I can't do thinks that people who appear very thick can do such as rebuild a gearbox. I can't even change spark plugs
    The most difficult part of building a computer is selecting the right components and configuring it so it all works together, which is more like design (engineering) rather than actual practical work. The practical work itself is easy... the toughest part of physically building a computer is doing things like pulling out temporary blanking plates and the rest of the stuff is just knowing which bits fit together.

    Stuff like building a gearbox or changing spark plugs would be simple sets of instructions really, unless the person doing them has a real understanding of them in which case he's a good engineer and probably not that "thick" after all.
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    (Original post by Invisible)
    How does "knowing what this word means" account towards intelligence? If you came across it, you know what it means, if not, you don't. Simple. It's not about intelligence.
    That's a test of knowledge rather than intelligence; I don't think there can be a complete, flawless intelligence test.
 
 
 
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