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    Hi, I am new in the forum and I would like to start off with a topic on IQ (intelligence quotient). I would like to know if you agree with my opinions or not and also what you think.

    Do you think that the results of one person's IQ test should be taken seriously, and do they really determine one's intelligence?

    My opinion is that IQ scores should be taken in to account only at a certain amount, as the results vary between the many available tests that can be found online, or otherwise in centers around the world. They do not determine someone's intelligence, because as I have seen, to answer many of the questions some general knowledge is needed and sometimes the questions focus more on Mathematics or linguistic abilities excluding determining any other possible traits the subject of the IQ test may have.

    Just out of curiosity: Who are the achievers of the largest IQ scores in history?

    Finally, do IQ scores vary according to nationality, and if so to what extent?

    If you find any problems in my syntax or grammar please forgive me, as I live in Greece and I do not have the ability to practice speaking English.


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    Quote Originally Posted by E=mc^2
    Do you think that the results of one person's IQ test should be taken seriously, and do they really determine one's intelligence?
    If the IQ is below 90, then things start to become more realistic. However, IQ's above 110 tend to falter because IQ tests fail to accurately judge how one USES their mental capabilities. Emotional Intelligence is the other side of the spectrum.

    Just out of curiosity: Who are the achievers of the largest IQ scores in history?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marilyn_vos_Savant

    Finally, do IQ scores vary according to nationality, and if so to what extent?
    Mostly due to sociological factors, and rarely to a severely high extent. Also take education into account

    If you find any problems in my syntax or grammar please forgive me, as I live in Greece and I do not have the ability to practice speaking English.
    Actually, it's amazingly good. For once someone who doesn't half-ass it..


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    IQ tests on children from about 5 to 10 years of age are very good in identifying where children need extra instruction, where from the lack of natural ability or environmental stimuli they are failing to learn certain skills [assuming parents are given the scores on separate areas of the test].

    For example, a child who is slow in learning to read will profit greatly from pattern recognition puzzles. IQ tests can be a good tool.

    Purely innate ability can never be measured; by the time one can be tested, one has been strongly socialized.

    The single number IQ score? Well, the unfortuate will not score high, but the gifted can score abyssmally low. 99% of the time, it is meaningless. [I, of course, am in that 1% ...]

    [Your vocabulary,spelling, and syntax are good; your sentences are a bit long for message board/newspaper writing, as are mine.]
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    You know supporters of IQ testing suddenly become unsupportive whenever I post my IQ

    It could be jealousy, disbelief or simply that I am not accademic enough or 'wordy' enough.

    Either way an IQ test is only ever as good as the person who devised it.

    Mine according to MENSA is 155 though that was in 1995 and now I suspect is more like 125- 135.

    So the interesting thing would be, why does IQ increase or decrease over the years?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Theoryofrelativity
    Mine according to MENSA is 155 though that was in 1995 and now I suspect is more like 125- 135.
    Exactly why "IQ" doesn't matter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremyhfht
    Quote Originally Posted by Theoryofrelativity
    Mine according to MENSA is 155 though that was in 1995 and now I suspect is more like 125- 135.
    Exactly why "IQ" doesn't matter.
    predictable response

    Perhaps IQ score is of value afterall, I can see you jumping before you've even left the ground.

    Will you be commenting disparagingly on all my posts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Theoryofrelativity

    Mine according to MENSA is 155 though that was in 1995 and now I suspect is more like 125- 135.
    Hold on a sec:

    Now, I'm not trying to take anything away from you here....... was that scored from the home test or from a test at a supervised testing centre?

    If it was supervised I assume you are a member of mensa?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Theoryofrelativity
    You know supporters of IQ testing suddenly become unsupportive whenever I post my IQ

    It could be jealousy, disbelief or simply that I am not accademic enough or 'wordy' enough.

    Either way an IQ test is only ever as good as the person who devised it.

    Mine according to MENSA is 155 though that was in 1995 and now I suspect is more like 125- 135.

    So the interesting thing would be, why does IQ increase or decrease over the years?
    Are you a card carrying member?

    http://www.mensa.org.uk/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Megabrain

    Are you a card carrying member?

    http://www.mensa.org.uk/
    And if you are, check out the new forum.

    We can have a chat on there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Its All Relative
    Quote Originally Posted by Theoryofrelativity

    Mine according to MENSA is 155 though that was in 1995 and now I suspect is more like 125- 135.
    Hold on a sec:

    Now, I'm not trying to take anything away from you here....... was that scored from the home test or from a test at a supervised testing centre?
    they offer

    a free home test - silly test in newspaper and

    a fee paying test, which you can take at home supervised or at a centre supervised.

    Due to distance to the centre, I had a fee paying supervised test at home. Now you are free to say I cheated

    I was invited to be a member of MENSA, I declined. It's not of interest to me. I did the test purely to see what result I'd get, hence not helpful to cheat.

    I have since done online IQ tests and even with two noisy distracting toddlers in the background I still managed over 130. I was disappointed of course, but I'll try again when it's quieter and I'm having a good brain day!

    In one resepct I feel the IQ result of 155 was valid in that I enjoy success in certain fields but when others I feel deserve more score less I feel the test is flawed somehow.

    There is a diffrence in accademic ability and problem solving ability. Problem solving being my strength rather than possessing specialised knowledge in one subject. But as IQ does not test for specialised knowledge a PhD in Biology could easily score less than a high school grad. Unfair ...maybe, maybe not?

    There is a well known celeb who is known for her extreme stupidity, yet really on observation she is quite intelligent. What she lacks is education, she is devoid of general knowledge on the most basic of topics, but she has business savvy and is as a result very very rich. She can see the wood for the trees and thus she is a conundrum to the viewing public. Intelligence has always been associated with accademic success. That is where the conflict arises with IQ testing and the results.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Theoryofrelativity

    they offer

    a free home test - silly test in newspaper and

    a fee paying test, which you can take at home supervised or at a centre supervised.

    Due to distance to the centre, I had a fee paying supervised test at home. Now you are free to say I cheated

    I was invited to be a member of MENSA, I declined. It's not of interest to me. I did the test purely to see what result I'd get, hence not helpful to cheat.
    That's not strictly true...but I'll persevere.......

    I'm curious to know which test you got such a high score on?
    And in what percentile that placed you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Its All Relative
    Quote Originally Posted by Theoryofrelativity

    they offer

    a free home test - silly test in newspaper and

    a fee paying test, which you can take at home supervised or at a centre supervised.

    Due to distance to the centre, I had a fee paying supervised test at home. Now you are free to say I cheated

    I was invited to be a member of MENSA, I declined. It's not of interest to me. I did the test purely to see what result I'd get, hence not helpful to cheat.
    That's not strictly true...but I'll persevere.......

    I'm curious to know which test you got such a high score on?
    And in what percentile that placed you?
    you want proof don't you *sigh*

    is it because I'm a girl?

    I have the offical result scanned can post to imageshack if you insist

    top 1% of the world



    do you think MENSA home supervised tests give inaccurate results then?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Theoryofrelativity

    do you think MENSA home supervised tests give inaccurate results then?
    Yes.

    I scored 155 in my home test too.

    But at the supervised one I got nowhere near that. :wink:
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    They currently use the 'Cattel B' and 'Culture Fair' tests, you would need to pass either and be in the 2 percentile to be offered admission.

    I will agree with the problem solving remark rather than academic quals being important, after all in Mensa there are a range of people from B&Q employees to members of Queen's council, people from ALL walks of life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Its All Relative
    Quote Originally Posted by Theoryofrelativity

    do you think MENSA home supervised tests give inaccurate results then?
    Yes.

    I scored 155 in my home test too.

    But at the supervised one I got nowhere near that. :wink:
    Interesting, but not surprising, good to know my brain may not be deteriorating after all!
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