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Old 03-31-2018, 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Konan View Post
If you're referring to me, I haven't posted my IQ here nor have I even mentioned it.

You brought my IQ into the conversation -- not me.
Heh -- yeah -- I'm betting you were just waiting for someone else to post theirs...


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Old 03-31-2018, 12:28 PM
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Because -- hey everyone -- post your IQ, but I'm going to keep mine a secret!
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Theres also the bell,curve effect of how,much I drink, I get smarter, then exponentially dumber, but better at driving. Only hit two kids this week
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Hmm -- never hit any kids that I know of, but when I was drinking, I had a bad habit of backing into shit.

Something about the alcohol always made me assume nothing was behind me.
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Well, apparently from the comments here, writers don't have higher IQs than non-writers.
Why would you have expected them to? Everybody writes now - in fact, I believe the number of authors equals the number of readers, as of 2016. Judging by the material I've had to edit and review, most of them are definitely not in the genius category.

One person quit the test because it seems they weren't figuring out the answers. To me, someone who says they hate number sequences is just excusing themselves because they can't find the solutions.
Or maybe they don't need an excuse to stop wasting their time on your whim.

And two people left lame comments, trying to be funny -- instead of actually taking the test.
We're not in school anymore. If we take tests, it's for our own amusement.

That aside, I'm pretty sure JK Rowling and Stephen King (the two richest and more successful writers, as we all know) have pretty high IQs.
Ah, but could you persuade them to take the frickin test?

Incidentally, I have taken a variety of IQ and aptitude tests and I know my scores - within a +/- 10% margin of error. This isn't one of the more creative or comprehensive tests; it's about good enough for recreational purposes.
BTW The highest earning books are those that appeal to masses and juveniles - not intellectuals.
So, as Myers says, There's that.

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I got 150, I don't think this test is very reliable. Or I'm just a genius and I have been wasting my potential all those years. Now I don't know if I should be happy or sad.

There were fewer questions than I had expected and they weren't too complex. I can't say I believe the results. Nice boost of confidence, though.

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As Jesus said to the apostles this morning:
Go ahead and tell! Who's going to believe you?
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@Myers -- You're going to damn if I don't, and you're going to damn me if I do. I'm just not going to play that game.

@pralina -- When I told my friend my score, he figured it was probably 20 points too high. So perhaps your IQ is closer to 130 -- gifted.

You said most of the questions weren't too complex. But how do you know that it wasn't just you who perceived them that way because you're a bright person. Maybe others would have been stumped on most of them. I can think of a person in my life who I know would have been.

I'm still gonna look into finding an IQ test certified by the "proper authorities" and take that one to get a more accurate result.
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I got 70 and it called me G. W. Bush... wonder who wrote this test?

But I have a pretty good dick, though. So I guess I break even😀

I do think there is a sweet spot with IQ as a whole when it comes to creative people. Enough to be bright, and not so much to make one socially incapable or stilted.

I seriously doubt Rowling or King are geniuses. Rowling graduated college with a degree in classics. Sheís mechanically a good writer, but what gave her the knock-out punch was understanding the classics and The Heroís Journey by Campbell. Well, that and good timing, motivation, discipline, and luck.

And Iím pretty sure King would tell you heís not a genius either. Heís creative, motivated, and disciplined. None of his work suggests genius.

I know quite a few geniuses. They are fascinating people to watch but they arenít writing ďpopĒ horror novels, or YA fiction. They are very uncomfortable people, socially awkward, and donít care. Or... maybe they care, but thereís nothing they can do about it. They donít understand normal people.

Anyway, imma take the test again and see if I can beat my first score.😀


Edit: oh, and I hope the test isnít scoring 20 points high... canít imagine whatís below G. W. Bush.

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Anyone who thinks Rowling is a genius has already failed my IQ test. You should witness her idiocy on Twitter.

Iím no biologist but a lower IQ than GWB takes you down a species surely?
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It could be that J.K. Rowling scores at the "genius" level -- wouldn't necessarily have any bearing on her writing or her opinions on politics or anything else.

Otherwise, I think that there's a pretty broad consensus these days that IQ tests are pretty useless -- unless you need a high score for some kind of ego boost.
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Well my 58 score sure helps me feel,better about my writing.

I have 130, people just don't understand me.

Mines 110 why aren't I,making,more money.

Meanwhile there's a chimp in Bolivia making bucous of debanaerous just throwing his shit at the glass wall...

Guess its back to the drawing board for me
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Originally Posted by Myers View Post
It could be that J.K. Rowling scores at the "genius" level -- wouldn't necessarily have any bearing on her writing or her opinions on politics or anything else.

Otherwise, I think that there's a pretty broad consensus these days that IQ tests are pretty useless -- unless you need a high score for some kind of ego boost.


Well, I scored 80 on the EQ test (below average), so hopefully the consensus is that those tests are equally as useless.


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Years ago I was approached by a branding agency -- had several interviews up to the partner level. All seemed to be clicking and going well.

Then they called me in to take this test. I was utterly confused and bewildered by it. It was nothing like Myers Briggs or any other kind of aptitude test I'd ever taken. I can't even describe it. It had strange diagrams and pictures I was supposed to complete. Nothing I could second guess. I even thought for a moment it might be some kind of elaborate prank or mind game -- that if you called bullshit, you automatically got the job.

I finished the test -- handed it to some admin -- and I never heard from them again. They went under about a year later. Oh well.
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Originally Posted by Myers View Post
Years ago I was approached by a branding agency -- had several interviews up to the partner level. All seemed to be clicking and going well.

Then they called me in to take this test. I was utterly confused and bewildered by it. It was nothing like Myers Briggs or any other kind of aptitude test I'd ever taken. I can't even describe it. It had strange diagrams and pictures I was supposed to complete. Nothing I could second guess. I even thought for a moment it might be some kind of elaborate prank or mind game -- that if you called bullshit, you automatically got the job.

I finished the test -- handed it to some admin -- and I never heard from them again. They went under about a year later. Oh well.


Ha ha. Thatís really funny. I worked for a large national corporation for a few years as a consultant/expert and the application process involved a funny test like that. I could tell when I started it there was something weird. It was an online thing so I called my wife in (miss common sense/puzzle expert) and she did it for me. I just remember reading the questions and having her pick the answer I never would have. It was almost surreal.

So, Iíd recommend, next time youíre faced with a test like that, that you have your wife do it. Or... maybe your most practical daughter.

I donít think those tests are made for real men.


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Good idea!

And I've suspected for a while that both my kids are a lot smarter than I am.

I can still fake it, but time is running out...
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My daughters are now 23 and 25. They can openly call bullshit, and do. My wife usually backs them up. I still donít understand women, but they know some shit we canít know.

My son is 14. Heís a genius. I can still dazzle him with ethereal ďfacts.Ē His mind works on definite calculations and slippery ones set off a cascade of possibilities, giving me enough time to ďbe late for work.Ē😀




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