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Poll Results: What is your IQ?

 
  • 0% (0)
    70 or below
  • 0% (1)
    71 to 79
  • 0% (0)
    80-90
  • 0% (0)
    91-110
  • 2% (4)
    111-120
  • 9% (16)
    121-130
  • 34% (56)
    131-144
  • 20% (33)
    145-159
  • 13% (21)
    160-179
  • 3% (5)
    180 or higher
  • 15% (25)
    I don't know or I've never been formally tested
161 Total Votes  
post #21 of 42
My dad just sent me some letter about when mine was tested - it was 165 (as a disclaimer, I was 4 y/o at the time and it was tested as part of a child development study.)
post #22 of 42
I was tested as a college sophomore and the score was 146. Personally, I don't take much stock in the scores. According to the numbers, I'm fairly bright and although my grades were stellar K-12, after high school they were average at best. I get majorly confused on a lot of subjects, and I can't seem to get along with most people.

I think it's like having a million bucks on paper but having to live pay check to paycheck. Sure, it's nice to be able to say you have a million dollars, but what good does it do when you don't have enough cash to cover all the groceries in your cart?
post #23 of 42
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Originally Posted by Phantaja View Post

I think it's like having a million bucks on paper but having to live pay check to paycheck. Sure, it's nice to be able to say you have a million dollars, but what good does it do when you don't have enough cash to cover all the groceries in your cart?
This is very much my experience as well.
post #24 of 42
AS a child I tested at 148. I skipped the first grade,went straight to second and was still reading at a 7th grade level. Im a nerd.
post #25 of 42
Mine was tested when I was 16 (or 15 or 17, somewhere around there) and it was 151.

I'm currently taking a psychology class and we've been discussing intelligence tests, the different kinds of intelligence, etc. I now longer put any stock in the IQ number.
post #26 of 42
Apparently here at Mothering, all the children are strong, all the men are good-looking, and...

post #27 of 42
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Originally Posted by Apple Girl View Post
The biggest skew here would be that people on the extremes would be more likely to have had their IQ tested... generally to qualify for special services as children.
That's what I was thinking. I was tested as a kid to be admitted to the Gifted program at school.
post #28 of 42
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Originally Posted by Poddi View Post
Oh now don't get that wrong. I like my in-laws very much and consider them some of the nicest people I ever met. I aspire to be like them. Intelligence doesn't matter all that much to life and happiness, once you have "enough".
That's part of the reason I leave out "higher IQ" as a benefit of breastfeeding, when doing a benefit of breastfeeding meeting. I might mention some of the studies and what they show, but even then, is it truly a benefit or an advantage? I think it's just we perceive if that way, since we have such a bias against lower intelligence and people with lower intelligence in this society.
post #29 of 42
I will admit something here I don't admit often. My I.Q. is such that I could be a member of Mensa. Not that it's currently worth a damn.
post #30 of 42
i'm an "i don't know."

i qualified for the gifted programs in school, and then the gifted-within-the-gifted program. both of which, btw, my parents felt were a waste of time, so i did not go to either program. i think it was their version of "mainstreaming." LOL

anyway, i think that puts me above 140, but other than that, i dunno.
post #31 of 42
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Originally Posted by rhiandmoi View Post
Have the majority of people had their iq tested as adults? I haven't had a test since probably first grade. Is this something people have done routinely? Why?
To see if you're smarter than Jennifer Aniston? I see those ads that have celebrity's IQs and give you the option to take your own, but since you have to give them your email address I've never done it.
post #32 of 42
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Originally Posted by Dar View Post
Apparently here at Mothering, all the children are strong, all the men are good-looking, and...

I was thinking the same thing . Spooky.
post #33 of 42
IQ score distribution chart

2.27% of the population has an IQ higher than 130. Apparently a rather large proportion of those people have taken this here poll.

I've never been tested myself.
post #34 of 42
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Originally Posted by Fuamami View Post
To see if you're smarter than Jennifer Aniston? I see those ads that have celebrity's IQs and give you the option to take your own, but since you have to give them your email address I've never done it.
These tests aren't accurate.
post #35 of 42
I have no idea. I *think* I'm smarter than everyone else though!

Seriously, I was in the AG program in school. I know I scored in the 99th% on the CAT test in the third grade, and that's why they tested me for AG. I did not get in based on the written scantron test, but I did based on the one-on-one test. But, I've never had the attention span for standardized tests. I was always very frustrating to teachers. They always labeled me with the "smart but doesn't apply herself" label as I struggled to get through classes. It's only recently that I've realized that I think I may be ADD. It never occurred to me that everybody didn't have trouble focusing on work, until I recently realized that I can't get through five minutes at work without being distracted by something shiny.
post #36 of 42
No idea. I've taken a few different internet IQ tests, and got results ranging from 116 to 163. Naturally I prefer the latter but yeah, it doesn't give me much confidence in internet IQ tests. I always wanted to have my IQ tested just for curiosity's sake, but they don't do it routinely here - I don't know anyone who's had her IQ tested (or at least, who admits to it!).
post #37 of 42
Another issue is that the numbers have changed over time, along with the tests. For instance, a score of 140 on an old test would fit "moderately gifted," but on one of the more modern tests it would be "highly" or "exceptionally gifted"." Internet tests are not reliable or credibly standardized.

All that said, I think mothering.com members skew toward the smarties .

http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/highly_profoundly.htm
post #38 of 42
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Originally Posted by MusicianDad View Post
Interesting poll. Not to mess with your over all results, but not too much can me garnered from this since there is a wide range of ages on MDC and IQ tests have over the years been calibrated to reflect a 100 average. Meaning an IQ test done 50 years ago is no longer an accurate reflection of a persons IQ in relation to the current standards.

(Addendum: Society does appear to be getting smarter BTW... As above average 50 years ago would be much closer to average now. Ahem, I would also like to point out that society is getting more liberal... Make what you will of it.)
post #39 of 42
I was tested as a kid and my dad told me a few years ago that my IQ was 165. He had never told me before, and I remember taking the test but never knew what it was.
I think I'm dumber now, though. Can it leak out in the breastmilk? Is that where the higher IQ for breastfed kids comes from?
post #40 of 42
OK, even if those of us with higher IQs were more likely to have been tested and even if MDC attracts particularly intelligent people, there's no way 70% of us are above 130. In the state of PA that would mean 70% would be identified as gifted. Bull. Someone's lying or misinformed.

(I, naturally, really am gifted. )
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