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  • Under 80

    4 5.71%
  • 80 - 90

    1 1.43%
  • 90 - 100

    0 0%
  • 100 - 110

    1 1.43%
  • 110 - 120

    4 5.71%
  • 120 - 130

    10 14.29%
  • 130 - 140

    16 22.86%
  • 140 - 150

    18 25.71%
  • 150 - 160

    5 7.14%
  • Over 160

    11 15.71%
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    Re: What is Your IQ?

    I seem to have the lowest IQ of everyone on the forum, except for the ones who were joking.
    The AAMD- American Association on Mental Deficiency- set the IQ threshold for mental retardation at <85 in 1959. In 1973, the AAMD- which had by then renamed itself the AAMR (American Association on Mental Retardation)- changed the IQ threshold for retardation from <85 to <70. This was partly in response to various sociopolitical pressures.
    I'm not denying there may be a couple of people on this forum with <80 IQs (although not any of the very regular posters, I don't believe).
    But they aren't the ones who voted in this poll.

    Out of the people who cast legitimate votes, my IQ is the lowest of everyone here.

    That in itself points to the inefficacy of standard IQ tests in quantifying intellectual capacity, to me and to any other rational human being.
    Either that, or else it points to the general dishonesty of nearly everyone, as has already been suggested in this thread.
    I still think, as a third possibility, that some here may have taken something they thought was an IQ test, but which wasn't really.
    Last edited by 1069; 08-21-08 at 08:06 PM.

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    Re: What is Your IQ?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    I seem to have the lowest IQ of everyone on the forum, except for the ones who were joking.
    The AAMD- American Association on Mental Deficiency- set the IQ threshold for mental retardation at <85 in 1959. In 1973, the AAMD- which had by then renamed itself the AAMR (American Association on Mental Retardation)- changed the IQ threshold for retardation from <85 to <70. This was partly in response to various sociopolitical pressures.
    I'm not denying there may be a couple of people on this forum with <80 IQs (although not any of the very regular posters, I don't believe).
    But they aren't the ones who voted in this poll.

    Out of the people who cast legitimate votes, my IQ is the lowest of everyone here.

    That in itself points to the inefficacy of standard IQ tests in quantifying intellectual capacity, to me and to any other rational human being.
    Either that, or else it points to the general dishonesty of nearly everyone, as has already been suggested in this thread.
    I still think, as a third possibility, that some here may have taken something they thought was an IQ test, but which wasn't really.
    Or another possibility... that you are equating the ability to sound intelligent and/or make intelligent posts with intelligent thoughts as being the same as having a high IQ that involves spatial and linear thinking, among others.

    My sister in law has a 109 IQ and she is really smart. She runs a firm that buys and sells property and land. She has good ideas and present them well. When it comes to, what I consider, higher level spatial thinking, she starts to get lost. Her interpretation skills, creativity and ability to hypothsize just aren't quite as sharp as people that I know have higher IQ's. Her sister is my wife. IQ 148. She gets all the thing that her sister doesn't. Just how it is. In fact, by s.i.l. sounds much smarter often, due to the fact that she has perfected the sound of cold rationalism to make up for other shortcomings.

    All good. She is a nice person and does well. It is about being happy, nothing else. I often think that the people with higher IQ's are not as happy as those with lesser ones, since they seem to get more of the reality. They don't get fooled quite as often and see the world for what it is... in general.
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    Re: What is Your IQ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Or another possibility... that you are equating the ability to sound intelligent and/or make intelligent posts with intelligent thoughts as being the same as having a high IQ that involves spatial and linear thinking, among others.

    My sister in law has a 109 IQ and she is really smart. She runs a firm that buys and sells property and land. She has good ideas and present them well. When it comes to, what I consider, higher level spatial thinking, she starts to get lost. Her interpretation skills, creativity and ability to hypothsize just aren't quite as sharp as people that I know have higher IQ's. Her sister is my wife. IQ 148. She gets all the thing that her sister doesn't. Just how it is. In fact, by s.i.l. sounds much smarter often, due to the fact that she has perfected the sound of cold rationalism to make up for other shortcomings.

    All good. She is a nice person and does well. It is about being happy, nothing else. I often think that the people with higher IQ's are not as happy as those with lesser ones, since they seem to get more of the reality. They don't get fooled quite as often and see the world for what it is... in general.


    I flatly do not believe that 33 out of the 36 people who voted in seriously this poll (excluding the <80ers, who have admitted they were joking) scored in the 95th percentile, and therefore are in the top 5% of the population, intelligence-wise.
    I will not go so far as to assert that this deception is deliberate; it may be the result of honest error. But that's about as generous as I'm willing to be.
    Last edited by 1069; 08-21-08 at 08:38 PM.

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    Re: What is Your IQ?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    I flatly do not believe that 33 out of the 36 people who voted in seriously this poll (excluding the <80ers, who have admitted they were joking) scored in the 95th percentile, and therefore are in the top 5% of the population, intelligence-wise.
    I will not go so far as to assert that this deception is deliberate; it may be the result of honest error. But that's about as generous as I'm willing to be.

    I agree with that. The 130-140's are believable to me, I have known so many... I have only known three above 150 though, and they are top of their field in the US, not guys that sit around debating this BS even when bored. Motivation and career choice is a big one though, like the guy that supposedly has the highest IQ in the US and he is a truck driver. Though I think that there would be a high percentage of people that would visit sites like this that might have higher IQs, that number is abnormally high.

    I know that my IQ, my wife's IQ and her sister's were all done by psychologists when we were young. Professional.

    So what though... like I said, it is about being happy.
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    Re: What is Your IQ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    I Though I think that there would be a high percentage of people that would visit sites like this that might have higher IQs, that number is abnormally high.

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    It might just be expected that higher IQ persons would be on this site. I can express my political thinking here without offending the neighbors and friends who tend to dwell at either end of the spectrum. IMHO, if you are an extreme liberal, or extreme conservative, your IQ is most likely less than 80.
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    Re: What is Your IQ?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    Out of the people who cast legitimate votes, my IQ is the lowest of everyone here.

    That in itself points to the inefficacy of standard IQ tests in quantifying intellectual capacity, to me and to any other rational human being.
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    Re: What is Your IQ?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    It might just be expected that higher IQ persons would be on this site. I can express my political thinking here without offending the neighbors and friends who tend to dwell at either end of the spectrum. IMHO, if you are an extreme liberal, or extreme conservative, your IQ is most likely less than 80.
    Yes... I would also add "balanced" to the list of things that life is all about.

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    Re: What is Your IQ?

    I wasn't joking. I'm clearly retarded.

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    Re: What is Your IQ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    I wasn't joking. I'm clearly retarded.
    That much is clear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    That much is clear.
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