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Von_Zero
12-13-2004, 11:56 AM
seriously....
http://web.tickle.com/tests/uiq/

there are about 40 question, some of them extremely funny, why don't you guys try it out?

Oh, i got 131: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v421/Von_Zero/IQresult.jpg
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MajorBloodnok
12-13-2004, 12:02 PM
250 - that's in millimetres! What? Oh sorry, wrong forum.

fluke39
12-13-2004, 12:19 PM
When Anne Robinson, philip schofield etc did their last "test the nation" thingy i got 134 - i'll check the link out tho

LEBillfish
12-13-2004, 12:48 PM
Is it bad if you only scored a 14 IQ?

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fluke39
12-13-2004, 12:48 PM
OK i got 131 too - i wouldn't say the questions were soo much funny as annoying! - however afeter a bottle of champage and a can of specia lbrew i was wanting too hurry up so i could get my next can of brew from the fridge - heehee http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif)
(ps not that i would have done any better had i not been drinking)

BuzzU
12-13-2004, 12:49 PM
I would, but it wants me to sign up. I don't need anymore spam mail.

fluke39
12-13-2004, 12:57 PM
i just gave one of my hotmail addressess

Tooz_69GIAP
12-13-2004, 12:59 PM
My brother keeps sending me tests like these to do to see if he can beat me or summit.

He normally does by 3 or 4 points http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif

He normally gets 135-140, and I normally get around 130-135.

BSS_Goat
12-13-2004, 01:03 PM
I thought it was related to my post count. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

fluke39
12-13-2004, 01:19 PM
apparently the average IQ for UK is around 111

mortoma
12-13-2004, 01:53 PM
It can't be a very accurate I.Q. test because there's no way that many people would scoring above 120!! The questions must be too easy or something. If you have an I.Q of 130, you're in the top 4 to 6 percent of the population. How can so many people be in the top percentile? About eveybody in this thread is reporting 130 or above.
I forgot how to laugh at stuff like this......And besides just this thread, half the time people at work or in my family try to tell me they have 125 or above. Got to be something wrong somewhere!! I think people exaggerate or out and out lie about this junk.
And besides just this thread, half the time people at work or in my family try to tell me they have I.Q.s of 125 or above. Got to be something wrong somewhere!! I think people exaggerate or out and out lie about this junk. If every person has told me the truth about thier I.Q.s, then the I.Q. bell curve would look more a triangle.

BpGemini
12-13-2004, 02:14 PM
Without clinking the link ...... last time I checked 144.

Ankanor
12-13-2004, 02:20 PM
136 a while ago, but this thing was biased, English is not my mothertongue

JG53Hunter
12-13-2004, 02:39 PM
LoL,
that thing is a bad joke. I've got 135 and english isnt even my first language.
I go with mortomas assumption about that test.
http://www.markus-eilers.de/Temp/IQ.jpg

Owlsphone
12-13-2004, 03:25 PM
Mortoma, pilots are also some of the smartest people ranked in IQ tests. Since many of us are pilots, and flight simmers have the same interest, maybe we're all just a bunch of smarties?

I believe pilot IQ is around 140...

Marek_Steele
12-13-2004, 03:30 PM
bleh 131, not english speaker

Tooz_69GIAP
12-13-2004, 03:40 PM
Well, it could just be that us prop heads are above average when it comes to the old brain power stuff.

Although, saying that, in on eof these tests I did get 79 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

But these test are a load of bunk. They don't measure your intelligence. It is simply a measurement of how well you can recognize and understand sequences, and figure stuff out. The questions are ridiculously easy in most of these tests.

fluke39
12-13-2004, 03:43 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by mortoma:
It can't be a very accurate I.Q. test because there's no way that many people would scoring above 120!! The questions must be too easy or something. If you have an I.Q of 130, you're in the top 4 to 6 percent of the population. How can so many people be in the top percentile? About eveybody in this thread is reporting 130 or above.
I forgot how to laugh at stuff like this......And besides just this thread, half the time people at work or in my family try to tell me they have 125 or above. Got to be something wrong somewhere!! I think people exaggerate or out and out lie about this junk.
And besides just this thread, half the time people at work or in my family try to tell me they have I.Q.s of 125 or above. Got to be something wrong somewhere!! I think people exaggerate or out and out lie about this junk. If every person has told me the truth about thier I.Q.s, then the I.Q. bell curve would look more a triangle. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

not that i don't agree with your explanation - but i also agree with owlsphone - and i would also say perhaps flight simming attracts a slightly higher IQ of person that your average copmuter or console game (therfore people on this forum would generally be of a Higher IQ.

Also "everybody in this thread" was exactly two people up until your post (hardly loads) - an in addition to that i would also reason that thoase with a lowetr IQ than the first 1 (or 2) posts would not bother posting their IQ if it were lower.

personally i feel i should take an -10 penalty for getting pissed and passing oput almost exactly for the duration of the 3rd (and possibly final) episode of "bomber crew" on UK terrestrial TV - (i don't have sky)

Tooz_69GIAP
12-13-2004, 03:47 PM
howz about this, post yer IQ, and your job at the same time, or your qualifications, or whatever.

See if there's any correlation.

I got 132, was studying aeronautical engineering bout 6 years ago, and am now working towards a history degree

Ankanor
12-13-2004, 04:49 PM
136, Computer science and Communications Engineering student, 3rd year.

The assumption that the flight simming community is made of people with higher IQ is tempting... Yet, the average age is maybe double or triple the average age of a dedicated CS player. Think about it http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif Plus, throwing granades and killing people with a MP-5N is in its matter mind degradating. Boy, even trying to read what they write(for fine examples go to Balrogrocks http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif ) kills braincells like it's nobody's biznes http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

fluke39
12-13-2004, 05:03 PM
i too have a computer studies degree (and a HND).

sorry for probably repeating what a few have already said but i always thought you were a boy ankanor - (i have been away from the forums for a while and you had a different avatar last time i was here) - unless your a boy pretending to be a girl http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif


So your female, quite attractive (looking at your avatarhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif) with an IQ of 136, a degree in computing and an interest in IL2.....so what are you doing tonight? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Ankanor
12-13-2004, 05:10 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by fluke39:
i too have a computer studies degree and HND.

sorry for probably repeating what a few have already said but i always thought you were a boy ankanor - (i have been away from the forums for a while and you had a different avatar last time i was here) - unless your a boy pretending to be a girl http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif


So your female, quite attractive (i guess from your pichttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif) with an IQ of 136, a degree in computing and an interest in IL2.....so what are you doing tonight? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://server3.uploadit.org/files/torongill-avatar1.jpg
Nice to meet you. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif

Well, it's 1 AM here, and I'm going to watch Harry potter. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

Tooz_69GIAP
12-13-2004, 05:10 PM
The girl in his avatar is a lassie he fancies silly who lives rather far away, at least I think that's what he said a couple weeks ago.

Edit: ah, got his post in seconds before I did, hehe

fluke39
12-13-2004, 05:12 PM
Aaargghhhh

i think i ahould go and have a shower - i feel dirty http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

interestingly i was going to rent harry potter tonight

though he said he was busy and wasn't that way inclined

El Turo
12-13-2004, 05:27 PM
Folks, for being a collective group of intellectuals, you seem to be missing the most obvious answer. You get high scores and a glowing report at the end about what a genious you are so they can SELL YOU something proclaiming you as the next Einstein.

My favorite was going through all the questions and answering every single one incorrectly and reading how they spun my borderline mentally-******ed score into something "good" so they could try to sell my dimwitted doppleganger-self the full report. LOL.

I'll see if I can search the forums for my previous thread on the same thing..

Slick750
12-13-2004, 06:00 PM
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USAflyer
12-13-2004, 06:32 PM
Your IQ cannot possibly be over 100 if you took the time to take this test.

mortoma
12-13-2004, 06:35 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by fluke39:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by mortoma:
It can't be a very accurate I.Q. test because there's no way that many people would scoring above 120!! The questions must be too easy or something. If you have an I.Q of 130, you're in the top 4 to 6 percent of the population. How can so many people be in the top percentile? About eveybody in this thread is reporting 130 or above.
I forgot how to laugh at stuff like this......And besides just this thread, half the time people at work or in my family try to tell me they have 125 or above. Got to be something wrong somewhere!! I think people exaggerate or out and out lie about this junk.
And besides just this thread, half the time people at work or in my family try to tell me they have I.Q.s of 125 or above. Got to be something wrong somewhere!! I think people exaggerate or out and out lie about this junk. If every person has told me the truth about thier I.Q.s, then the I.Q. bell curve would look more a triangle. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

not that i don't agree with your explanation - but i also agree with owlsphone - and i would also say perhaps flight simming attracts a slightly higher IQ of person that your average copmuter or console game (therfore people on this forum would generally be of a Higher IQ.

Also "everybody in this thread" was exactly two people up until your post (hardly loads) - an in addition to that i would also reason that thoase with a lowetr IQ than the first 1 (or 2) posts would not bother posting their IQ if it were lower.

personally i feel i should take an -10 penalty for getting pissed and passing oput almost exactly for the duration of the 3rd (and possibly final) episode of "bomber crew" on UK terrestrial TV - (i don't have sky) <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Yes but aside from the thread, all my life I've been bombarded with, "My son has an I.Q. of 150" or "Such and such has a super high I.Q."!! Everybody and his mama, plus his seventh cousin twice removed, has a high I.Q.!! How many people can have such high I.Q.s, I mean seriously?? That's just the way I look at it. Either the I.Q. test sytem is very flawed or a lot of people lie. One or the other, take your pick.

Actually up until my post it was 3 people, a poster and his brother, then another poster. And the thread had just started!!!

bird_brain
12-13-2004, 06:52 PM
I got 12..... hence the nickname. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Wolf-Strike
12-13-2004, 07:00 PM
Well here is my input on this....take it how you want and let me be the first to say im slightly schizophrenic http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

I took that months ago and got 130 and I can tell you this....I have been in advanced math and stuff.It does seem that this forum attracts intelligence.I would easily believe that many here have high IQ's from reading posts.Jeez most of the posts here are way over my head in physics.I can also add that being a high school dropout and ending up a Fed-ex courier has in my lifetime,landed me many jobs with complete morons who would score very low on this test.

Here are some examples....

Had a long argument with a fellow worker one day and I really realized that some people are DUMB!!!

His argument was and I try to convey his intelligence here"what you say????Fried Chicken ain't got no calories!!!"http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Or this one happened the other day at the world class Fed-ex plant.A new courier was supposed to go to a Fed-ex drop box(the metal boxes strewn all over town to drop your packages in)and pick up.....well supposedly he couldnt opne it up(requieres a combination) so he loaded the dam thing in his truck and drove it back to the station http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/354.gif

LeChuck59
12-13-2004, 07:28 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by USAflyer:
Your IQ cannot possibly be over 100 if you took the time to take this test. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

BSS_Goat
12-13-2004, 07:38 PM
Iz 32 a good scoar?

Ankanor
12-13-2004, 07:46 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BSS_Goat:
Iz 32 a good scoar? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif
Now I'm scared...

Red_Russian13
12-13-2004, 07:47 PM
I took this same one about a year ago. Got a 131...I don't really believe it. I'm not saying I think I'm dumb, but I don't know about all that. I think they are designed to make you feel better.

If I remember correctly, I tried the same test using a printout of all my answers and which ones I got incorrect. Getting them all correct didn't score me much higher. Not to mention, the report said I was a mathematical thinker like Einstein. Ummm...no. Math and Red Russian don't mix.

BBB_Hyperion
12-13-2004, 08:02 PM
The true IQ Test behind is which email adresse you put in .)

These IQ Tests have 1 problem the more you try around with them the more you know the question types and answers so you would score better on a 2nd attempt in a similar test.

So you get easily around 140 after a couple of tests .) Except you didnt learn from last .)

Also this tests are quite 1 sided cause they only check some logic parts which are not at all
realated to real life conditions . So one can score 150 there and still isnt able to reproduce or integrate his understanding into work.

LeChuck59
12-13-2004, 08:06 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by LeChuck59:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by USAflyer:
Your IQ cannot possibly be over 100 if you took the time to take this test. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE> <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Von_Zero 131
fluk39 131
Tooz 132
Tooz's brother 138
Ankano 136
JG53 135
Marek_Steele 131
Red_Russian13 131

IQ's above 130 are within the uper 3% of the general public.

http://www.geocities.com/rnseitz/Gaussian.jpg

I think you guys are great, but there's no way you are that frickin smart.

Tooz_69GIAP
12-13-2004, 08:14 PM
Well, I know I ain't a dumbazz, but I severely doubt I am in the top 3 percintile of the population.

Mind you, what country is that graph for??? USA??

Could be that USAians are dumb http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif

Snow_Wolf_
12-13-2004, 09:18 PM
125 werid lol it called me a Word Warrior which is odd cause english is not even my mother language ..... but i got say the desciption is pretty accurate (Student Pilot/ Undergrade studing in Aerospace)

Your Intellectual Type is Word Warrior. This means you have exceptional verbal skills. You can easily make sense of complex issues and take an unusually creative approach to solving problems. Your strengths also make you a visionary. Even without trying you're able to come up with lots of new and creative ideas. And that's just a small part of what we know about you from your test results.

AlGroover
12-14-2004, 02:38 AM
Above average. Like most people.

WTE_Ibis
12-14-2004, 05:16 AM
My score = my hat size

Seems about right.

Von_Zero
12-14-2004, 05:43 AM
omg, never imagined this thread it's going to evolve in a war... sorry...
anyway, aparently mortoma and the others are right, on that website there is another test, "the super IQ test" to find out how smart you are really, so it preety much contradics the previous test...
But i personally think that we simmers, might be above the average gamer, for the sole reason that we aren't just folowing the "walk and shoot" theory. We tend to actually think before doing something.
Anyhow, i'm gonna make the "seroius" test, and if the result is different (either higher or lower), then for sure it is cr@p.

CuNim
12-14-2004, 07:55 AM
154, measured on two seperate occasions, which allegedly puts me within the top 2nd percentile of the population and thus qualified me for MENSA membership. That said, the most recent test was about 18 years ago at least, so I imagine I've fried a few of those points with alcohol since.

That said, I'm one of the company directors of a small software testing outfit and aside from an occasional daliance with flight sims, I fly gliders for a hobby.

Didn't take the test linked by this thread on the grounds that they're trying to sell something and I don't want to give out an email address. Sure, I could use a hotmail one, but it's the principle of the thing.

Oh, I also love Counterstrike and Day of Defeat - I've been very much a fan of FPS games since the days of Doom. I guess that could account for the frying of a few more points along the way ...

BTW, hello everybody http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Capt.LoneRanger
12-14-2004, 08:34 AM
The funny thing about these IQ-numbers is the fact, that there are only measureable up to 125. Anything beyond this means you belong to the top 3% of the most intelligent people on earth and the IQ number is beyond scale, since the reference group is too small.

But even "intelligence" as in IQ is only an overall value, that is made up of many talents, tested by various methods under certain cirumstances, that are not reflected by THIS test.

BTW, the average IQ is 75. Anything above 100 is very intelligent.

tsisqua
12-14-2004, 08:41 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Capt.LoneRanger:
The funny thing about these IQ-numbers is the fact, that there are only measureable up to 125. Anything beyond this means you belong to the top 3% of the most intelligent people on earth and the IQ number is beyond scale, since the reference group is too small.

But even "intelligence" as in IQ is only an overall value, that is made up of many talents, tested by various methods under certain cirumstances, that are not reflected by THIS test.

BTW, the average IQ is 75. Anything above 100 is very intelligent. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

133, and it says that my intelligence type is "visual mathematician".


MENSA, here I come!
Tsisqua

carguy_
12-14-2004, 08:59 AM
You guys with upper 130 can`t be smart cuz I can`t figure how to open a single medicine bottle and got 124.

Owlsphone
12-14-2004, 09:03 AM
I thought average IQ was 90-115...

Anyway, mine was 140. Student by day Batman by night...

CuNim
12-14-2004, 09:24 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>BTW, the average IQ is 75. Anything above 100 is very intelligent. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Depends upon the standard used. Most that I've come across state 100 as the average. A link for those with a passing interest in the subject: British Mensa (http://www.mensa.org.uk/mensa/iqlevels.html)

To qualify for Mensa, you need to score in the top 2%. Better statisticians than me state that this means that 1 person in 50 would therefore meet this criteria. In effect, this means that you need to score above the following, according to the various accepted standards of test used:

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Cattell B - 148
Culture Fair - 132
Ravens Advanced Matrices - 135
Ravens Standard Matrices - 131
Wechsler Scales - 132 <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Again, I nicked this information from the British Mensa site.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Anything beyond this (iq=125) means you belong to the top 3% of the most intelligent people on earth and the IQ number is beyond scale, since the reference group is too small. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Actually, the top 3rd percentile is still quite a hefty reference group in terms of earth's population. Look at it like this - if the top 2nd percentile equates to 1 person in 50, then the frequency of the top 3rd percentile would be accordingly greater. Say, 1 in 25?

Now, put a group of 100 randomly selected people in a large hall and ask those with a serious interest in flight sims to raise their hands...

Of course, that just establishes the frequency of simmers per 100 bodies. It doesn't necessarily indicate of its own accord that they're amongst the brightest in the room, even if the figures did seem to correlate.

Anyway, IQ is just a number. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Von_Zero
12-14-2004, 09:39 AM
hehe, definitely a scam, i scored 109 in the "Serious IQ test" (could it have anything to do with the plane i love? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif ).
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v421/Von_Zero/supertest.jpg
I mean, if any of these is a a real test, what is the use of the other one?
Anyway, it would be nice to find a real test somewhere...

Capt.LoneRanger
12-14-2004, 09:41 AM
Agreed, CuNim.

It very much depends what type of IQ-test you use.

The common IQ test has a fixed average of 100, that is by definition. It simply means, that most people get a score in this area. And this point is what the IQ test is all about. You do not count scores, add the numbers, nor is this a percentage (100=full score), your test results are compared to the average human score.

That means if your IQ is 100 your IQ is average, meaning the cross reference of people have an IQ of 100. That means some people have a higher number, some a smaller.

BUT, as this IQ-value is derived by comparision, it's very hard to significantly point out an IQ above 125 (I think 130 is more correct), because there are statistically speaking, less than 2.2% of mankind able to perform so good.

Therefore no standard test will give you such a value. A different test for highly gifted persons would be needed to confirm you an IQ of more than 130.

CuNim
12-14-2004, 09:52 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Von_Zero:
Anyway, it would be nice to find a real test somewhere... <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Mock Mensa Test (http://www.mensa.org/workout.php)

Just to clarify, from the same site, "This quiz is provided for entertainment purposes only; it is not an IQ test. This score will not qualify you for Mensa."

NorrisMcWhirter
12-14-2004, 10:37 AM
Hi,

I've not done that test (smart enough not to bother registering) but I've done two independent tests a couple of months ago which averaged out at 127.5

From what I read some time ago, the average UK university graduate has an IQ of 125 which sounds reasonable as I have a B.Eng(Hons) Electronic Engineering.

Interestingly, of the two IQ tests I did, one of them had far more emphasis on the 'what is the next image in this sequence?' type questions (which I like) and I did slightly better at that one so scores can be biased by the makeup of the test.

Cheers,
Norris

griego
12-14-2004, 10:39 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BSS_Goat:
Iz 32 a good scoar? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hell ya, for a Goat. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

JaBo_HH-BlackSheep
12-14-2004, 10:40 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by CuNim:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>BTW, the average IQ is 75. Anything above 100 is very intelligent. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Depends upon the standard used. Most that I've come across state 100 as the average. A link for those with a passing interest in the subject: http://www.mensa.org.uk/mensa/iqlevels.html

To qualify for Mensa, you need to score in the top 2%. Better statisticians than me state that this means that 1 person in 50 would therefore meet this criteria. In effect, this means that you need to score above the following, according to the various accepted standards of test used:

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Cattell B - 148
Culture Fair - 132
Ravens Advanced Matrices - 135
Ravens Standard Matrices - 131
Wechsler Scales - 132 <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Again, I nicked this information from the British Mensa site.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Anything beyond this (iq=125) means you belong to the top 3% of the most intelligent people on earth and the IQ number is beyond scale, since the reference group is too small. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Actually, the top 3rd percentile is still quite a hefty reference group in terms of earth's population. Look at it like this - if the top 2nd percentile equates to 1 person in 50, then the frequency of the top 3rd percentile would be accordingly greater. Say, 1 in 25?

Now, put a group of 100 randomly selected people in a large hall and ask those with a serious interest in flight sims to raise their hands...

Of course, that just establishes the frequency of simmers per 100 bodies. It doesn't necessarily indicate of its own accord that they're amongst the brightest in the room, even if the figures did seem to correlate.

Anyway, IQ is just a number. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

yeah man, that's the proove... Man I need to ask my math's prof about that, maybe we can calculate the probablility of peoples beeing interessted in Flight-sims than the only thing left to do is simply equate the result and .... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

seriously i doubt that IQ has to do with Flight-Sims, just see all the whiners and antiwhiners ....

griego
12-14-2004, 10:47 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by CuNim:
154, measured on two seperate occasions, which allegedly puts me within the top 2nd percentile of the population and thus qualified me for MENSA membership. That said, the most recent test was about 18 years ago at least, so I imagine I've fried a few of those points with alcohol since.

That said, I'm one of the company directors of a small software testing outfit and aside from an occasional daliance with flight sims, I fly gliders for a hobby.

Didn't take the test linked by this thread on the grounds that they're trying to sell something and I don't want to give out an email address. Sure, I could use a hotmail one, but it's the principle of the thing.

Oh, I also love Counterstrike and Day of Defeat - I've been very much a fan of FPS games since the days of Doom. I guess that could account for the frying of a few more points along the way ...

BTW, hello everybody http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


I thought you had to be a genuis to be in MENSA. IQ over 160, but what are a few points anyways. MENSA must be scraping the bottom of the barrel. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

If playing video games all day qualifies I'm There. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/351.gif

griego
12-14-2004, 10:54 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Capt.LoneRanger:
The funny thing about these IQ-numbers is the fact, that there are only measureable up to 125. Anything beyond this means you belong to the top 3% of the most intelligent people on earth and the IQ number is beyond scale, since the reference group is too small.

But even "intelligence" as in IQ is only an overall value, that is made up of many talents, tested by various methods under certain cirumstances, that are not reflected by THIS test.

BTW, the average IQ is 75. Anything above 100 is very intelligent. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

LOL 75 IQ average LOL. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif

Average IQ is 95-105. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

IQ really has little to do with what you do in your life. It's ambition, drive, energy, and persistence. Anyone with these qualities with an average IQ will do very well indeed. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

kn00bski
12-15-2004, 04:49 AM
If you guys are so smart, how come your not rich...;-)

http://www.globalrichlist.com/

Capt.LoneRanger
12-15-2004, 05:45 AM
griego, that depends on what intelligence test you use. If you use the educational IQ test, the results are lower. Just to give you an example: for this kind of test the north-american average IQ is 84.

For the standard IQ-test it is 101.

And again, there are many tests that are being called IQ-tests, but are more a related test or parts of the complete tests. I did such a test once and got a rating of 150+, but that was very biased, because it was only about 3D-thinking, drawing and problem solution.

But the original IQ-test does not only include this, but many other things, so statistically the IQ-test is a good hint, but not a valid measure of how intelligent you are. That is, because there is no such thing as "intelligence". This expression is a summary of different skills and traits, tested under very restricted circumstances and without training.

Yes, training, because the way the questions are stated can be learned, too, making part of the test even more useless.

BTW: If you name an average, that means a statistic average. That number is defined, not a given range. Though most people have an IQ between 90 and 110, even more have an IQ between 80 and 120. If you name an average it's got to be 100 as being the defined average for the *standarized* IQ-test. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

LStarosta
12-15-2004, 01:33 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by mortoma:
It can't be a very accurate I.Q. test because there's no way that many people would scoring above 120!! The questions must be too easy or something. If you have an I.Q of 130, you're in the top 4 to 6 percent of the population. How can so many people be in the top percentile? About eveybody in this thread is reporting 130 or above.
I forgot how to laugh at stuff like this......And besides just this thread, half the time people at work or in my family try to tell me they have 125 or above. Got to be something wrong somewhere!! I think people exaggerate or out and out lie about this junk.
And besides just this thread, half the time people at work or in my family try to tell me they have I.Q.s of 125 or above. Got to be something wrong somewhere!! I think people exaggerate or out and out lie about this junk. If every person has told me the truth about thier I.Q.s, then the I.Q. bell curve would look more a triangle. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>'

Because, naturally, it takes some degree of intelligence for one to enjoy a flight simulator.

bird_brain
12-15-2004, 04:39 PM
Here ya go, I took your test & I don't feel any smarter.... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

http://jyarbrough.homestead.com/IQ.jpg

fluke39
12-15-2004, 07:52 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by El Turo:
Folks, for being a collective group of intellectuals, you seem to be missing the most obvious answer. You get high scores and a glowing report at the end about what a genious you are so they can SELL YOU something proclaiming you as the next Einstein.
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I've come across those before (usually the ones if seen are only about 5 questions - so obviously rubbish)- however my IQ on the only one i bothered to do (before realising it was a scam) gave my IQ at 154 with the tag line something like "you are more intellecent than 99% of the planet and your immense intellengence will make you appear as a genius to others"

and then asked me for $20 for a certificate to prove it


however i had a quick scan across that tickle one and the only thing i could see that they were selling had nothing to do with proving the IQ they gave you. - i guess i missed that.

bird_brain
12-15-2004, 09:11 PM
It is published by a college/university that actually has a campus about 3 miles from my house. I drive by it every day on the way to work. They did not ask me to buy anything, they were soliciting online college degrees over the internet.
This would be referred to as a "gimic" as opposed to a "scam". http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif
That does not make a 40 question quiz any more or less accurate, however. I would suggest you take this and any other IQ test with a grain of salt since common sense (not all that common really) is much more valuable in the real world. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif