I'm mentally ******ed. My IQ is 72. AMA

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I have a part time job and go to university. I have intellectual disability disorder, ADHD and Bipolar. Ask me anything
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Who told you that your IQ is 72?
Don't believe everything that the Internet tells you, especially in regards to IQ.
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Who told you that your IQ is 72?
Don't believe everything that the Internet tells you, especially in regards to IQ.
I did it online many times and I got the same score
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I did it online many times and I got the same score
Online tests can't accurately measure IQ. Most only test spacial awareness anyway.

I assure you, that if you really had an IQ of 72, you wouldn't have been able to get into uni.

How did you receive you ADHD and Bipolar diagnoses?
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I did it online many times and I got the same score
Apparently 72 is bottom 3%?

I highly doubt that if you can use a computer independently....
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peter griffin move over
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I did it online many times and I got the same score
which website is this?
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Apparently 72 is bottom 3%?

I highly doubt that if you can use a computer independently....
Actually some people with low IQs, are able to live relatively normal lives, hold low skilled jobs and use computers.
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Don't you need 80 IQ to do most labour and physical jobs and 85 for the military? (I think this was found during US Military tests before Project 100,000) -- what job do you do and do you find it difficult?
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Actually some people with low IQs, are able to live relatively normal lives, hold low skilled jobs and use computers.
Oh wow I got that completely wrong, for some reason I thought low 70s was severe mental disability but mild intellectual disability apparently starts at 69. Thanks
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Oh wow I got that completely wrong, for some reason I thought low 70s was severe mental disability but mild intellectual disability apparently starts at 69. Thanks
Correcting myself now, an IQ of 72 would qualify as a 'borderline intellectual disability', not just a low IQ.
But an individual with it would likely be able to live independently.
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Online tests can't accurately measure IQ. Most only test spacial awareness anyway.

I assure you, that if you really had an IQ of 72, you wouldn't have been able to get into uni.

How did you receive you ADHD and Bipolar diagnoses?
When I was 17 I was diagnosed by GP and Hospital and Psychologist
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When I was 17 I was diagnosed by GP and Hospital and Psychologist
How do you cope with uni?
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How do you cope with uni?
I am on medication. Otherwise I would have ended it
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Frankly, you're not. Someone on the borderline of intellectual disability like this wouldn't be at uni. (such people would likely struggle to pass a few if any GCSEs) If you can get through on medication - any perceived "deficiencies" in cognition are probably down to the adhd/bipolar. (not a doctor tho so)

Online IQ tests do not mean anything. (also a pretty flawed measure)
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I did it online many times and I got the same score
72 would put you as being classed as having a learning disability in some assessments. The fact you have a part time job and go to university means your IQ is certainly not 72. Use some common sense.

Online testing is not accurate. If you have issues then please be assessed correctly by the correct channels.
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I am on medication. Otherwise I would have ended it
Surely medication hasn't got rid of all of your symptoms (or maybe you've found medication that is very effective for you).
What coping mechanisms do you use?
What are you studying?
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Surely medication hasn't got rid of all of your symptoms (or maybe you've found medication that is very effective for you).
What coping mechanisms do you use?
What are you studying?
Yes I take multiple medications.

I do many things like sports (though not this year), meditation, music. Journaling helps too.

I study Maths at university. I am naturally good at Maths so that could be the reason I have managed
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which website is this?
does anyone know?
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Yes I take multiple medications.

I do many things like sports (though not this year), meditation, music. Journaling helps too.

I study Maths at university. I am naturally good at Maths so that could be the reason I have managed
There's no way a mathematics student would have an IQ of 72. Ability in math is strongly correlated with performance IQ.

Did you get that score from a psychologist or was it from an online IQ test?
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