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    Re: What is Your IQ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    I voted my wife's IQ in... 148

    Mine is a couple of points behind that. 146.

    She is an INTP and I am an ENTP. Myers Briggs. The Myers & Briggs Foundation

    I think the Test that matters most is Emotional Intelligence though. It is more important to be emotionally healthy and secure than to be able to innately grasp number sequences and spatial dimensions. That is, if you want to have a happy life.
    Very true....I suppose you saw/read about the test where they determined which young children could defer gratification in the candy test? Those that could wait til the testers came back to eat their candy, got more candy. Those that had to eat it right away....did not. Or something like that, I forget the details. Then they followed those kids thru school, and those who can defer gratification were academically ahead of the others.

    I did not finish High School. I did the 12 years in 12 years, but needed summer school to cover my failing a few classes, due to bad attitude more than anything else. You could only get 24 credits, and you had to have them all. I got 90 percentile on the GED and joined the Navy. They tested me as in the top 10% off all enlistees, and sent me to Nuclear Power School, where they tested all of us again, and I placed in the top 10%, again. That placed me in the top 1% of navy enlistees.
    BUT, I was/am still capable of stupid mistakes, often having to learn some things multiple times before it sinks in and I fully understood it, instead of just being able to repeat it.
    IQ is a tenuous thing to grasp by even the professionals. And it doesn't always mean that a high numbered person will become a high achiever. I have worked with people who consistently get poor grades, but were without a doubt the best techs I have ever met....

    My kids, and grandkids, are showing much more "awareness" (as opposed to clueless) than I did at their respective ages. From what I see around me, there are plenty of really intellignet kids in the current adult generation, and in the coming generations. But there are some really stupid ones, as well. I hope the really smart ones can compensate for the really stupid ones, or else the nation's average IQ will suffer.
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    Re: What is Your IQ?

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Depends on which IQ test I took at which time. The first one was 155, the second was 128 (was drunk during that one - LOL), and the third 142.

    I think that IQ is only one part of someone's intelligence. Being able to act within a social context is also another measure. Some who have high IQ's have the social skills of a 3 year old.

    Social retardation is a curse that afflicts wealthy recluses and misuderstood middle class and poor people who lack the financing to develop worthwhile social skills.


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    Re: What is Your IQ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    Social retardation is a curse that afflicts wealthy recluses and misuderstood middle class and poor people who lack the financing to develop worthwhile social skills.

    The financing? Please explain. I'm genuinely curious as to what you mean by that.

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    Re: What is Your IQ?

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    The financing? Please explain. I'm genuinely curious as to what you mean by that.
    Most people in the middle and upper middle class develop social skills by going to school. Some communities do not have the means to provide this end for themselves (common in the early 20th century).

    If a community lacked the facilities or the personnel, parents with means could send their children to a private school. Those without the means could not. As such, illiterace was, and to a certain degree still is, rampant in the lower half of society.

    The wealthy can afford good education; however, money is often more a burden than anything else. Weathly parents often stifle their children's attempts at being social (especially where reationships are involved) and thus those kids do not learn proper socialization skills.

    They become rich and snobby because they do not understand the norms of socializing, which leads them to be offended by everything that they do not understand to be be "friendly" or at least within their definition of friendly.

    The lower half of society has the opposite problem in that regard. Parents are often working two or more jobs just to make ends meet. As a result, they are not home to intrude in their children's relationships. Thier children tend to find affection and kindship among thier peers to fill the void... even when they shouldn't.


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    Re: What is Your IQ?

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    I was tested by Mensa at the age of 8 or 9 or somewhere around there. 142 "or so" if my mother's memory is correct. They didn't tell ME the results, and urged my mother not to tell me either until I was much older. /shrug

    I've not ever taken one since, online or otherwise.
    I was tested by a psychologist or somebody trained when I was 8 or 9 too, official test, and they also tested, or in another test, found out that I have near perfect auditory memory. Comes in great in a face to face debate, but doesn't help me out otherwise, because I have to be paying attention, and I rarely am.

    Red Dave
    Why ironically? There seams to be this perception that learning disabilities constitute a lack of intelligence which is inaccurate given how conditions like dyslexia and dyspraxia occur at all levels of intelligence.
    I forget the study... twas done a long time ago, but they found that people with A.D.D. have substantially higher IQ's than people without, on average.


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    Very true....I suppose you saw/read about the test where they determined which young children could defer gratification in the candy test? Those that could wait til the testers came back to eat their candy, got more candy. Those that had to eat it right away....did not. Or something like that, I forget the details. Then they followed those kids thru school, and those who can defer gratification were academically ahead of the others.
    I have heard of this test, I think. I remember the point, but not the details.


    I did not finish High School. I did the 12 years in 12 years, but needed summer school to cover my failing a few classes, due to bad attitude more than anything else. You could only get 24 credits, and you had to have them all. I got 90 percentile on the GED and joined the Navy. They tested me as in the top 10% off all enlistees, and sent me to Nuclear Power School, where they tested all of us again, and I placed in the top 10%, again. That placed me in the top 1% of navy enlistees.
    BUT, I was/am still capable of stupid mistakes, often having to learn some things multiple times before it sinks in and I fully understood it, instead of just being able to repeat it.
    My wife only gained her GED as well. Like I said... 148 IQ. She had learning difficulties. Can't pass a test to save her life, almost... but she understands, truly understands everything that she reads. Tests are hard for her. She started her own successful business and now teaches at a college.

    I, on the other hand, pass tests with ease. Never really study for anything. Multiple college degrees and such. She is more intellgent apparently. All good. Shows what the school system can do for people.


    IQ is a tenuous thing to grasp by even the professionals. And it doesn't always mean that a high numbered person will become a high achiever. I have worked with people who consistently get poor grades, but were without a doubt the best techs I have ever met....
    Yep.


    My kids, and grandkids, are showing much more "awareness" (as opposed to clueless) than I did at their respective ages. From what I see around me, there are plenty of really intellignet kids in the current adult generation, and in the coming generations. But there are some really stupid ones, as well. I hope the really smart ones can compensate for the really stupid ones, or else the nation's average IQ will suffer.
    Something about the "Crystal" children and "Indigo" children. The kids are supposed to be more "aware" with each generation. More alive. More alert. More perceptive. Etc. I see it with my daughters. They are extremely aware and alert and intelligent. Sharp. Quick. Not all kids are, but they are many of their friends are... it seems more so than from what I remember kids being like when I was young, or even a decade or so ago. Who knows though?
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    Re: What is Your IQ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Somehow I doubt that 73% of the people on this forum are in the top 3% of the population.
    I think that is more possible than you might think. I think that intelligent people populate certain areas more than others...
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    Re: What is Your IQ?

    Originally Posted by 1069
    / 1069 is not embarrassed to post her very mediocre (for her sex, race and class) IQ score.

    I know how smart and singularly cool I am.
    I'm not necessarily very good at taking tests, though.
    Especially under duress.
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    Sooooo....

    You were under "duress" during an IQ Test? Interesting. Interesting indeed.
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    Re: What is Your IQ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post



    Something about the "Crystal" children and "Indigo" children. The kids are supposed to be more "aware" with each generation. More alive. More alert. More perceptive. Etc. I see it with my daughters. They are extremely aware and alert and intelligent. Sharp. Quick. Not all kids are, but they are many of their friends are... it seems more so than from what I remember kids being like when I was young, or even a decade or so ago. Who knows though?
    Each generation should feel a responsibility to improve the human race starting with its own offspring. My parents had a tradition of "18 and get out", but the first 3 bailed at 17, quitting school to do so. They were not exactly ideal parents....

    Our kids got a different slant on that, it was "college degree and get out", and we paid for their college. It was also "get married before graduating college, maybe, having kids before the degree and a job with benefits, no".
    Part of my motivation here is selfish, I don't want them to have to come back home and live with me, especially if they have kids. I love the little ones, but don't want to have to live with them....

    We have savings for each of the 7 grandkids to assist them with college tuition. We recognize that each new generation will face daunting challenges, and the better we prepare them to handle those challenges, the better.

    We have started a new family tradition...the parents do their part, of course, but the grandparents help while alive, and leave their estate to the grandchildren and great grandchildren for education purposes only. The education does not have to be college, but it does have to be something that leads to a job.

    IQ is not just something you inherit, part of it has to be their environment. We can't do much about our genetic makeup (except be careful who you marry), but we can provide a stimulating environment for the kids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bub View Post
    bah, you must have passed a more difficult test, and as TC said many people aren't very honest about their IQ.

    If the average IQ on DP was so high we would not have conservatives anymore
    Hardy har har......the Founding Fathers would be conservatives by today's standards. Our entire Congress today probably has an IQ equal to Thomas Jefferson.

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    Re: What is Your IQ?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Hardy har har......the Founding Fathers would be conservatives by today's standards. Our entire Congress today probably has an IQ equal to Thomas Jefferson.

    No way, Thomas Jefferson was way smarter than that....
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