Jump to content

I am so smart! I am so smart!


Guest Julius Quasar

Recommended Posts

Guest Julius Quasar

"S-M-R-T!  I mean, 'S-M-A-R-T'!..."

*sets fire to the GED on the wall and ends up causing a house fire*

Smart.  Genius.  Gifted/Talented.  "Krelboyne" (for those of you "Malcolm in the Middle" and "Little Shop of Horror" fans).  Prodigy.

These are the nouns we use to describe those who are, well...."intelligent".

Intelligence Quotient.  I think that if you're under 100 points, you're below average intelligence, but above 140 points shows you're a genius (in theory).

Have any of you ever taken an IQ test?  If so, what was your score?  I myself NEVER got to take one.  My parents didn't believe in them, and didn't want me near them, for some reason.  I wish I knew where I could get tested, the internet has too many links to crap sites testing your IQ, and loading up your computer with cookies, spyware, viruses, and God knows what else.

I don't know what my IQ is.  People tell me I'm smart or intelligent, but....I personally don't think so.  I don't see myself as smart, but I'm pretty sure I'm not necessarily..."dumb".  My mind, to me, feels...kinda like the tracks of the Russian Railroad network, like they run on a different gauge, or like my mind is on a totally far off, different wavelength from everyone else, even from people who are similar to me.  I know no two people are alike, but I generally don't relate to others.  I don't think I'm better than everyone or anyone, nor am I inferior to everyone/anyone.  I just...don't click.  I'm usually alone as a result, and strangely enough, I don't mind being alone. 

Any more discussions you want to have on intelligence?  Thoughts, opinions, etc.?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I choose to not take them really. Have I ever been interested in taking one? Yeah, but I know that if I score below, I will be pissed. Average, and I will get jealous. Genius [or near there] I will get cocky. All of which I do not need a test for me to behave in that way.  :lol:

All in all, I don't think of myself as smart, but I am happy with my knowledge and actions and such, which is an intelligence in a sense. I am told I am smart too, but eh. I don't pay attention to it mainly because I see how it can mold peoples opinions of themselves and others around them. I doubt I would fall to that trap, but I would prefer not to take that risk.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

all the ones i "try" to take and think...."OMG...this question is easy...." I never find out the score to because they all have to be sent to a phone nowadays :( (I take the personality quizes...like "You are (insert what you will here.....with a description)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

If you're going to take an IQ test get a REAL one done at your local Mensa chapter or something and not one of the cheap online ones (which always score you high so you will buy something lol)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

IQ tests are crap for the most part. The same person can take the test 3 times and get 3 different results. Also, it is possable to become good at IQ tests. The same way that the worlds smartest man might not be good at halo, he might not be good at IQ tests.

I don't know my IQ, never took the test.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest Julius Quasar

If you're going to take an IQ test get a REAL one done at your local Mensa chapter or something

That or NIMH, or somewhere like that.

Whoever invented the "Pay Toilet" is an evil genius.  :trollface:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I think I'm far from being smart, I can be pretty dumb sometimes. O_o And no, I didn't take a IQ test I don't think. I don't remember. :facepalm: Ah well, I'm smart enough to get through life right? At least, I'm not retarded or anything. If I was I think I would takth liketh thith.

"S-M-R-T!  I mean, 'S-M-A-R-T'!..."

LOL.

IQ tests are crap for the most part. The same person can take the test 3 times and get 3 different results. Also, it is possable to become good at IQ tests. The same way that the worlds smartest man might not be good at halo, he might not be good at IQ tests.

I don't know my IQ, never took the test.

Really? That IS dumb.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

IQs are just a statistic that guage your intellectual capcity and criticial thinking. You can have super-powerful POTENTIAL and still be the dumbest shit alive.

I haven't taken an IQ test though since I was like 13. It was somewher between 120-140.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Really? That IS dumb.

HAHAHA! An IQ test, Dumb?! That's a contradiction! =P Lolz, sorry for how stupid that sounded, was the FIRST thing that came to mind. Lol

Link to comment
Share on other sites

i never taken an IQ test except once when i got a 139, they told me 130 was the lvl of a genius so i know it's crap

Link to comment
Share on other sites

HAHAHA! An IQ test, Dumb?! That's a contradiction! =P Lolz, sorry for how stupid that sounded, was the FIRST thing that came to mind. Lol

That is funny! LOL  :lolhyst:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest Julius Quasar

IQs are just a statistic that guage your intellectual capcity and criticial thinking. You can have super-powerful POTENTIAL and still be the dumbest shit alive.

ah, I see....

Link to comment
Share on other sites

HAHAHA! An IQ test, Dumb?! That's a contradiction! =P Lolz, sorry for how stupid that sounded, was the FIRST thing that came to mind. Lol

Irony!

IQs are just a statistic that guage your intellectual capcity and criticial thinking. You can have super-powerful POTENTIAL and still be the dumbest shit alive.

I haven't taken an IQ test though since I was like 13. It was somewher between 120-140.

Not even that. It's basicly a messure of "How good you are at puzzles".

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The average IQ on the vast majority of "real" IQ tests is 100 (you know, the ones that you walk into a building, pay a bit of money, and take a long and detailed test) so I always find it quite funny when 95% of the people who give their own "results" (usually from some cheap online site) state them as being 110 or over. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I don't think one should put to much weight on IQ tests on determining how "smart" a person is. The human mind is far to complex to be measured by tests focusing on as narrow areas as they do.

Been quite a while since I took a credible test. I think the last one was when I was around 12-14, and I scored 133 if memory serves. I'm usually quite good at puzzles and braintwisters, and that's why tend to get scores like that. On the other hand, I lack quite a bit when it comes to day-to-day "social intelligence".Nervous-2.gif

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest Julius Quasar

On the other hand, I lack quite a bit when it comes to day-to-day "social intelligence".Nervous-2.gif

Naw, you're fine.  Hell, I got the social skills of a barn owl *screeches and dive bombs you*  :P

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Given that most people are reporting above average scores, I'm calling bollocks on it. Either the test is broke or people are lying. Take your pick.

Read what I've already posted. The tests people are taking are not "real or reliable" IQ tests.  Go to a local Mensa chapter in your area, pay a bit of money, and take a long detailed test that encompasses several areas, and see what you get then.  Tests that are done online or short ones mean absolutely dick all when it comes to generating a reliable IQ.

Furthermore, age wise, you can't establish a reliable IQ until you're around at the very least 16 years old, since the mental capabilities of the brain are still developing.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Read what I've already posted. The tests people are taking are not "real or reliable" IQ tests.  Go to a local Mensa chapter in your area, pay a bit of money, and take a long detailed test that encompasses several areas, and see what you get then.  Tests that are done online or short ones mean absolutely dick all when it comes to generating a reliable IQ.

Furthermore, age wise, you can't establish a reliable IQ until you're around at the very least 16 years old, since the mental capabilities of the brain are still developing.

and as I mentioned earlier, even those 'real' IQ tests are utter crap.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

and as I mentioned earlier, even those 'real' IQ tests are utter crap.

I disagree wholeheartedly, since most people I've known who have taken these kinds of tests found them to be very accurate, but to each his own.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

A copy paste from before.

IQ tests are crap for the most part. The same person can take the test 3 times and get 3 different results. Also, it is possable to become good at IQ tests. The same way that the worlds smartest man might not be good at halo, he might not be good at IQ tests.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

IQ tests are crap for the most part. The same person can take the test 3 times and get 3 different results.

Completely possible, but if it's taken accurately and honestly then the differences in the outcomes will be negligible giving roughly the same results.

Also, it is possable to become good at IQ tests. The same way that the worlds smartest man might not be good at halo, he might not be good at IQ tests.

Not nearly to the same extent as it is when learning something like a video game or riding a bicycle.  A person's mental capabilities/capacities don't really change that much over one's lifetime, unless one gets really old and gets a mental related disease or while they are still growing up.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

For lolz, I'm gonna add this:

(meant to add it earlier).

Back on topic, I heard IQ tests could be culturally biased from time to time.

They can be. IQ tests are primarily based on white, middle class western societal values, so there is a possibility there for bias, albeit not intentional.

And Sabre, again: these only test your capacity, they have no say in how smart you actually are. Intelligence is measured in a vast number of ways, from reasonins skills to accademic knowledge to practical ability to the proverbial common sense. Any number of people can possess or lack these traits, and they can likewise USE or neglect them if they do have them, so simply possessing the capacity does not make one "intelligent". Not to mention these are tests, and tests tend to make people think harder than they would in day to day life.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...