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I’m 99th+ percentile in IQ and intelligence and I don’t think I’ve read fully a physical book. That may simply be because intelligent people are not mentally stimulated from human opinions as they are abstraction. Most of the knowledge I’ve acquired is through listening more and speaking less. Understanding how people think has made me more adaptable in my surroundings and has equipped me with unfathomable advantages in life
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Also, social skills is a subset of intelligence since socialising in the world is fundamentally exploratory behaviour which requires abstract thinking which is what intelligence really makes you able to do
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(Original post by bspercy)
I’m 99th+ percentile in IQ and intelligence and I don’t think I’ve read fully a physical book. That may simply be because intelligent people are not mentally stimulated from human opinions as they are abstraction. Most of the knowledge I’ve acquired is through listening more and speaking less. Understanding how people think has made me more adaptable in my surroundings and has equipped me with unfathomable advantages in life
i couldve told you this by looking at your profile pic
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We may not be reading hardback books anymore but we still read websites and some of us even write on student forums
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What so no non-fiction or fiction?

Gaming, sports, studying, cooking, art and all other hobbies are great to have, but reading is something all people should do a bit of.

It’s starting to show up more and more that people just don’t understand how to write a coherent sentence. One such example I keep seeing on this site is people thinking it is acceptable to say “go gym” as if gym is a verb.
Maybe if people read a bit more they would be better at communicating.
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What so no non-fiction or fiction?

Gaming, sports, studying, cooking, art and all other hobbies are great to have, but reading is something all people should do a bit of.

It’s starting to show up more and more that people just don’t understand how to write a coherent sentence. One such example I keep seeing on this site is people thinking it is acceptable to say “go gym” as if gym is a verb.
Maybe if people read a bit more they would be better at communicating.
Forming acceptable adjectival forms is something a lot of young ones struggle with, too. Most of my marking is replete with grammatical corrections. Lots of youngsters are unable to write even remotely well.
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which is the odd one out ?

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In 7th grade, I took a SAT test without preparing for it at all, it was spur-of-the-moment, I knew about it about an hour ahead of time and didn't do any research or anything. I scored higher on it than the average person using it to apply for college in my area.

An IQ test has shown me to be in the 99.9th percentile for IQ. This is the highest result the test I was given reaches; anything further and they'd consider it to be within the margin of error for that test.

My mother's boyfriend of 8 years is an aerospace engineer who graduated Virginia Tech. At the age of 15, I understand physics better than him, and I owe very little of it to him, as he would rarely give me a decent explanation of anything, just tell me that my ideas were wrong and become aggravated with me for not quite understanding thermodynamics. He's not particularly successful as an engineer, but I've met lots of other engineers who aren't as good as me at physics, so I'm guessing that's not just a result of him being bad at it.

I'm also pretty good at engineering. I don't have a degree, and other than physics I don't have a better understanding of any aspect of engineering than any actual engineer, but I have lots of ingenuity for inventing new things. For example, I independently invented regenerative brakes before finding out what they were, and I was only seven or eight years old when I started inventing wireless electricity solutions (my first idea being to use a powerful infrared laser to transmit energy; admittedly not the best plan).

I have independently thought of basically every branch of philosophy I've come across. Every question of existentialism which I've seen discussed in SMBC or xkcd or Reddit or anywhere else, the thoughts haven't been new to me. Philosophy has pretty much gotten trivial for me; I've considered taking a philosophy course just to see how easy it is.

Psychology, I actually understand better than people with degrees. Unlike engineering, there's no aspect of psychology which I don't have a very good understanding of. I can debunk many of even Sigmund Freud's theories.

I'm a good enough writer that I'm writing a book and so far everybody who's read any of it has said it was really good and plausible to expect to have published. And that's not just, like, me and family members, that counts strangers on the Internet. I've heard zero negative appraisal of it so far; people have critiqued it, but not insulted it.

I don't know if that will suffice as evidence that I'm intelligent.
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In 7th grade, I took a SAT test without preparing for it at all, it was spur-of-the-moment, I knew about it about an hour ahead of time and didn't do any research or anything. I scored higher on it than the average person using it to apply for college in my area.

An IQ test has shown me to be in the 99.9th percentile for IQ. This is the highest result the test I was given reaches; anything further and they'd consider it to be within the margin of error for that test.

My mother's boyfriend of 8 years is an aerospace engineer who graduated Virginia Tech. At the age of 15, I understand physics better than him, and I owe very little of it to him, as he would rarely give me a decent explanation of anything, just tell me that my ideas were wrong and become aggravated with me for not quite understanding thermodynamics. He's not particularly successful as an engineer, but I've met lots of other engineers who aren't as good as me at physics, so I'm guessing that's not just a result of him being bad at it.

I'm also pretty good at engineering. I don't have a degree, and other than physics I don't have a better understanding of any aspect of engineering than any actual engineer, but I have lots of ingenuity for inventing new things. For example, I independently invented regenerative brakes before finding out what they were, and I was only seven or eight years old when I started inventing wireless electricity solutions (my first idea being to use a powerful infrared laser to transmit energy; admittedly not the best plan).

I have independently thought of basically every branch of philosophy I've come across. Every question of existentialism which I've seen discussed in SMBC or xkcd or Reddit or anywhere else, the thoughts haven't been new to me. Philosophy has pretty much gotten trivial for me; I've considered taking a philosophy course just to see how easy it is.

Psychology, I actually understand better than people with degrees. Unlike engineering, there's no aspect of psychology which I don't have a very good understanding of. I can debunk many of even Sigmund Freud's theories.

I'm a good enough writer that I'm writing a book and so far everybody who's read any of it has said it was really good and plausible to expect to have published. And that's not just, like, me and family members, that counts strangers on the Internet. I've heard zero negative appraisal of it so far; people have critiqued it, but not insulted it.

I don't know if that will suffice as evidence that I'm intelligent.
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I’m 99th+ percentile in IQ and intelligence and I don’t think I’ve read fully a physical book. That may simply be because intelligent people are not mentally stimulated from human opinions as they are abstraction. Most of the knowledge I’ve acquired is through listening more and speaking less. Understanding how people think has made me more adaptable in my surroundings and has equipped me with unfathomable advantages in life
You sound autistic, OP. Don't take it as an insult, it might be worth getting a consultation with a psychologist.
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You are literally reading right now.
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Bs by name, bs by nature.
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Forming acceptable adjectival forms is something a lot of young ones struggle with, too. Most of my marking is replete with grammatical corrections. Lots of youngsters are unable to write even remotely well.
Ability to coherently write is a subset of fluid intelligence which not everyone has. People understand that people can still understand language that isn’t perfect and so people don’t necessarily need to acquire immense knowledge of it to operate in the world
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You sound autistic, OP. Don't take it as an insult, it might be worth getting a consultation with a psychologist.
I’m autistic by personality. I enjoy putting it on as it’s actually humorous
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You sound autistic, OP. Don't take it as an insult, it might be worth getting a consultation with a psychologist.
I’m autistic by personality not actually diagnostically lol. I enjoy putting it on as it’s actually humorous.
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Ability to coherently write is a subset of fluid intelligence which not everyone has. People understand that people can still understand language that isn’t perfect and so people don’t necessarily need to acquire immense knowledge of it to operate in the world
So?
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You are literally reading right now.
Yes from my phone but not from a physical book. The only physical books I’ve read are all concerning abstractions and concepts, I’m not interested in subjectivity at all I actually find it quite trivial for many reasons
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I’m autistic by personality not actually diagnostically lol. I enjoy putting it on as it’s actually humorous.
It's really not.... Someone had to say it. 😂
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Ability to coherently write is a subset of fluid intelligence which not everyone has. People understand that people can still understand language that isn’t perfect and so people don’t necessarily need to acquire immense knowledge of it to operate in the world
Not everyone can understand language that is poorly presented. For example, those with a poor grasp of English themselves. I know when I was trying to learn a foreign language, it really threw me off sometimes when native speakers made mistakes.

Not everyone will even bother. You are judged by what and how you write - online, what else is there to judge you by? If you sound like you have never attended a school, many people might pay the same attention to the writing as you - i.e. none.
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So?
My point that is, it’s fine to be overly competent linguistically because majority of people aren’t overly competent linguistically themselves, so my point is that it’s fine to not be able to write well, if you do it’s merely an asset
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