Who are you? and What's your IQ?

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Agent
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Profile #50
Hello, I don't really keep track of my iq it is about 120-130 the last time I checked. However, my memory is pretty strong, I read prodigious amounts of information- 1-3 books plus assorted news reading a day sometimes, have superb concentration, and am very good at synthesizing information from a variety of sources. One of the problems I have with IQ tests is that most of what is in them is completely irrelevant. I have to sometimes choose what I remember and what I forget, or I will get a bit crazy. However, I am not particularly technical adept, mechanically, nor mathematically inclined. IQ tests fail to measure talent. If there was a test that could systematically identify a persons talents (music, math, physical reflexes, empathy) and strong points early it would be much more useful than an iq test.

If anyone is wondering I have a little tater tot named ketchup that popped out of the toaster. It keeps bouncing up and down.

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I do maths. I don't know what my IQ is, but it was pretty high last time it was checked (when I was about 10).

I don't do cats.

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Posts: 1798 | Registered: Thursday, October 4 2001 07:00
Law Bringer
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quote:
Originally written by Khoth:

I don't do cats.
I should hope nobody does. It's a scary thought (I like cats, but not in *that* sense)...

Also, since it appears posting the IQ caught on, I was right about the snob bit. Seriously, has anyone ever known someone with an IQ below 100?

[ Tuesday, May 31, 2005 04:55: Message edited by: Arancaytar ]

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Yep, although you wouldn't know it from talking to them. For obvious reasons, I won't say who.

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I'm the forum administrator.

I am also Biggie Smalls.

I enjoy fruit in every way.

I am Frank White.

I am a Jew.

I am notorious.

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Posts: 9436 | Registered: Wednesday, September 19 2001 07:00
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Profile #55
I am Andrew Miller. I am an American, a Kentuckian, a non-smoker, a registered Democrat, a fiscal moderate, a social liberal, an agnostic, and a hasher. I am 27, 5'11, 18X lbs. (it fluctuates, but I try to keep it toward the lower end. One of these days, I'll make it back down to the sweet 170's...). I have a B.A. in Classical Languages and an M.A. in International Relations and Economics. I live in Arlington, Virginia, a suburb of Washington, DC. I was originally drawn to the area by career opportunities, but stayed for Diane, (now) my fiancee, whom I'm marrying July 31st. I am a legal assistant, but will be starting at G.W. Law School in August.

I row when I can get on the water, and regularly run in the meantime in order to stay in shape and combat an ever slowing metabolism. I run 10ks (my PR so far is 48:59, and I'm working to get faster) and I'm looking forward to running my first marathon next year. I am a closet gamer. I remember what the gold box games were, as well as Basic Dungeons & Dragons. I'm a singer, and have competed in international barbershop quartet competitions. I'm currently a bit down because I finally finished Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin series, and no other books seem as good to me now.

I've never taken an IQ test. I do my best to listen. I appreciate Socrates' attitude. I'm willing to believe Thuryl.
Posts: 2242 | Registered: Saturday, April 10 2004 07:00
Electric Sheep One
Member # 3431
Profile #56
I am trying to limit my tendency to spend more time on these boards than I can afford, by not identifying myself. I find it makes it easier to just let things drop, to be able to remember that no-one really knows who I am when I abandon a discussion. At least it helps enough that I'm going to stick with this strategy for now. Whether it helps enough to solve the problem is not clear.

IQ does seem to be rather a crock. There is the mysterious Flynn Effect, whereby scores around the world are steadily rising at an alarming rate (when younger people are given older tests, rather than contemporary tests that have been rescaled in an effort to keep the mean IQ at 100). If IQ really measured intelligence, the world of our grandparents must have been filled with morons; but this seems unlikely.

And there is my own anecdotal experience that Mensa gatherings compare very poorly, for intellectual interest, with grad student pubs or even officers' messes. The self-selection effect is a big problem, of course.

IQ tests clearly measure something. People who scores dramatically above the mean are, sure enough, unusually quick at certain kinds of thinking. This is just a lot less significant than some would have us believe.

At the extreme end, this can be tragic. The swiftest person I've ever met is a Nobel laureate in physics, but his intellectual powers are so anomalous, that for him that is rather a low bar. He must have been shooting for a legendary breakthrough on the scale of Einstein. And it has galled him bitterly for most of his life, or so it certainly seems, that his actual accomplishments have not even quite reached the level of a Feynman.

And I'm not sure this has just been bad luck (though perhaps it could have been). After hearing this guy speak a few times, I formed a theory about his tragedy: that he is as smart as ten ordinary top-tier physicists. The problem is that this is not the same, and not nearly as useful, as being one extraordinary thinker.

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Posts: 3335 | Registered: Thursday, September 4 2003 07:00
Shaper
Member # 5437
Profile #57
According to this test I have an IQ of 138. It's the cheesiest of these types of tests I've seen, but it gave a pleasant result.

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Posts: 2032 | Registered: Wednesday, January 26 2005 08:00
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You could take the IQ test from http://web.tickle.com/. They got one of the best testes I have seen ever (PhD certified too.). IQ 138 = Total genious, Einstein IQ level.

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Posts: 437 | Registered: Friday, May 13 2005 07:00
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I have an IQ of 97, and it has held me back my whole life. Whenever I am about to do something smart, or (on the rarest occasions) be witty, I remember that I'm actually not intelligent enough to handle such a thing and desist. I can barely read at all, because every time I see a word it seems to transform into those two dreaded numerals: 97.

I also have cats. They make up for my deficiencies in some ways, I suppose, but they also mark me as a crazy person. It's more fun being crazy when nobody knows.

—Alorael, who doesn't trust online IQ tests at all. For one thing, they don't resemble more traditional IQ tests very strongly. For another, he doesn't trust IQ tests.
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
Shaper
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Profile #60
quote:
Originally written by Eagle, the author soul:

You could take the IQ test from http://web.tickle.com/. They got one of the best testes I have seen ever (PhD certified too.). IQ 138 = Total genious, Einstein IQ level.
I took tickle's test some time ago, and it said 130. I agree that Internet test results are unreliable, so I might take an actual IQ with a psychiatrist. I know its just number and should be irrelevant, but I would feel more satisfied knowing.

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Posts: 2032 | Registered: Wednesday, January 26 2005 08:00
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Member # 4214
Profile #61
Eagle, according to a relatively reliable intelligence test, Einstein had an IQ of 145.

Alorael, are you honestly believing that you are less intelligent than the average human? Presumably, you have an optometrical disorder, disabling you to sufficiently, correctly and comfortably perform the act of perceiving or reproducing information, and impairing the trustworthiness of the IQ test you took. I recommend to contact an optometrist.

Of course, the test you took could also have been simply undependable, even in comparison to today's standards.

Another, more obvious possibility is that you were simply demotivated, nervous or tired. An acquaintance of me scored 165, 109 and 79 for the same intelligence test.

As for me, my main properties are low intelligence, arrogance, and perfectionism.

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Posts: 356 | Registered: Tuesday, April 6 2004 07:00
Electric Sheep One
Member # 3431
Profile #62
I've never heard that Einstein ever took an actual IQ test. Some psychometrists have tried to estimate the IQs of famous dead people. These estimates have generally been incredibly bogus.

Fortunately for us all, while Alorael is staring mournfully at his keyboard full of nines and sevens, his cats type all his posts. Somewhere, an infinite number of monkeys is feeling inadequate.

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Profile #63
Wow, I would have never imagined all of these responses. Um, everyone wrote so much about him/herself, so here is a bit more about me. I am 18 years old and I just finished my first year at college studying a management major. I love reading and writing (except for school essays). I love every type of music from rap, hip-hop, reggae, reggaeton, merengue, bachata, salsa, classical, etc. I like Dominican, Italian, and Mexican food. I’m very sweet and I love kids; I prefer a small group of friends though I believe that one can never have enough friends. I love animals specially dogs. I don’t smoke but I drink socially, and since the subject has going towards everyone’s IQ. My IQ is 120 but I don’t like talking about it since I do not think it is a big deal. My first SW game was geneforge, which I love and keep playing until this day. I don’t think I am the smartest person in this world but I’m not the dumbest either. I have nothing else to say but nice to meet you all.
Posts: 1035 | Registered: Friday, April 1 2005 08:00
Agent
Member # 4506
Profile Homepage #64
Well,

Here's a bit more about little old me.

I'm fourteen, too smart for my own good, stay out of trouble (for the most part), plan to be a writer when I'm older, correct people grammar everywhere else except these forums (cause I don't speak English here). I don't have a girlfriend, never had one (if you can believe that), and have no intention in having one (especially the one my friends have chosen for me!). My IQ is officially something around 134-135 (according to MENSA).

I also live in "Merry Old England", that "Damp and Dismal" country, but live on the Devon/Cornwall border. My first Spiderweb game was Exile 3: Ruined world, then BoE. When hte Avernums came out I got Avernum 3, and then BoA. I also have Geneforge 2, and have every intention of geting Geneforge 3 when it's out.

I don't have a picture of myself in electronic form (not one that isn't 5 years old at least), so I can't post here. Anyway, if you saw me, you'd probably have a heart atack (I'm THAT bad looking).

:D

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My IQ is yours plus one.

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I am Zxquez, and as far as I remember, I joined when I was nine. I am now 15.

I'm not well respected, and I prefer to post sparingly.

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Posts: 549 | Registered: Thursday, October 17 2002 07:00
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I, too, would like to take a real, certified IQ test. The only one I've ever taken was an online test which claimed I had an IQ of 156, which was such a satisfying result that I've understandably stayed away from any similar tests since. I would like to know the truth, though, however much of a letdown it might be.

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Shaper
Member # 73
Profile #68
quote:
Originally written by Eagle, the author soul:

They got one of the best testes I have seen ever
AAAAAAAH

EDIT: To make this post more worthwhile, I've always scored around 130-145 on IQ tests. However, they've always been completely irrelevant.
I once took a memory test that had pictures of little aliens with names and you had to name them in reverse order. They'd show you an alien and say, "This is Bob." They'd turn the page and there'd be a few aliens and they'd say "Where is Bob?" and you point at what you think is Bob. Then they show you another alien and say "This is Zork" then turn the page. The next page had a bunch of aliens and they'd ask "Where is Zork?" then they'd ask "Where is Bob" and the test would continue in this vein for around 25 aliens (maybe more or less, I don't remember). I got most of them right and they said I had a very good memory.

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quote:
Originally written by Thuryl:

My real name and picture can be found in my profile.

I'm an 18-year-old Australian university student who's about six months away from graduating with a degree in biomedical science.

My IQ places me in the top 0.00003% of the world's population.

I said my first words at the age of five months and was speaking in complete sentences by one year.

I am an accomplished scholar of all the natural sciences, and also of psychology.

My favourite book throughout my early childhood was a 1400-page catalogue of common human diseases, which I began reading at the age of 3 and stopped only once I had memorised it. This had a number of interesting effects on my development, including causing me to use the phrase "pain in the groin or lower abdomen" at inappropriate times.

I know a vast assortment of quotations, anecdotes, jokes and other miscellaneous bons mots for every conceivable social occasion.

I am a distinguished public speaker.

My picture has appeared on the front page of a popular magazine.

Women find me irresistible. So do a surprising number of men.

Some people have accused me of being slightly arrogant at times.

Big deal.

Were you shearing sheep at the age of ten?

No?

Have you ever been given gifts by fans?

No?

Held a live, vicious, poisonous snake in your bare hands?

No?

Has a date with you ever been given away as a prize on a radio station?

No?

Then it's settled. I'm cooler.

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Oops, my mistake. [jedi mind trick] There is no post here. [/Jedi mind trick]

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Posts: 567 | Registered: Friday, October 5 2001 07:00
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I thought this was a "who are you?" topic, not a "look at the size of my brain" topic.

I doubt anyone is going to find you interesting because you can recite your precise rank in the intellectual world from memory, in percentile, latin, decimal and indonesian forms.

People are much more interested in hobbies, likes/dislikes, what you do in your spare time, stupid things you have done, etc etc...

Reminds me of the Arends (it is the Arends right, or was it the Tolnedrans?) from David Eddings books. Only thing you seem to care about is how many people your IQ is higher then.

Seriously people, grow up. =/

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I got a 128 on the Tickle test, I think, which claims at the end that it can tell a whole boatload of stuff about you from your answers to a 40-question multiple-choice test. You'd think they'd have a scientifically accurate way to measure your total intelligence level by now.

For now, I consider IQ to be irrevelant, since people with high capacity for smarts don't necessarily use it, so lower IQ people will just pass them up. Furthermore, you can't just tell how smart someone is from a simple test.

However, there does seem to be an academically excelling trend among posters on Spiderweb, if you've ever notice. I am actually considered one of the smartest kids in my class, and my grades are up there too, like a 97 average, I think.

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Profile Homepage #73
quote:
Originally written by Ash Lael:

quote:
Originally written by Thuryl:

My real name and picture can be found in my profile.

I'm an 18-year-old Australian university student who's about six months away from graduating with a degree in biomedical science.

My IQ places me in the top 0.00003% of the world's population.

I said my first words at the age of five months and was speaking in complete sentences by one year.

I am an accomplished scholar of all the natural sciences, and also of psychology.

My favourite book throughout my early childhood was a 1400-page catalogue of common human diseases, which I began reading at the age of 3 and stopped only once I had memorised it. This had a number of interesting effects on my development, including causing me to use the phrase "pain in the groin or lower abdomen" at inappropriate times.

I know a vast assortment of quotations, anecdotes, jokes and other miscellaneous bons mots for every conceivable social occasion.

I am a distinguished public speaker.

My picture has appeared on the front page of a popular magazine.

Women find me irresistible. So do a surprising number of men.

Some people have accused me of being slightly arrogant at times.

Big deal.

Were you shearing sheep at the age of ten?

No?

Have you ever been given gifts by fans?

No?

Held a live, vicious, poisonous snake in your bare hands?

No?

Has a date with you ever been given away as a prize on a radio station?

No?

Then it's settled. I'm cooler.

Fame is fleeting.

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Posts: 2367 | Registered: Friday, June 27 2003 07:00
Master
Member # 1046
Profile Homepage #74
At 117, my IQ is actually lower than the Spidweb average. Now you have something to be proud of. ;)

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