What's a high IQ score?

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  1. STINK-E

    STINK-E Registered

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    I took an IQ test, I was just wondering if someone could please tell me what a high score is and what is about average.
    Thanks.:)
     
  2. STINK-E

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    Anybody have an idea?
     
  3. Alf

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    depends...
    usually 130 to 150 plus is really good...

    l think 90 to 100 is average

    but l dont know:)
     
  4. Lackey

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    The average IQ of the population as a whole is, by definition, 100. IQs range from 0 to above 200, and among children, to above 250. However, about 50% of the population have IQs between 89 and 111, and about 80% of the population have IQs ranging between 80 and 120, with 10% lying below 80, and 10% falling above 120.
    For IQs below 120, IQ is the best predictor of socioeconomic status of any psychometric measurement. In more complex jobs, IQ is better than even education or experience at predicting job performance. In her article "The General Intelligence Factor", Scientific American Presents "Exploring Intelligence", pg. 24, 1999, Linda Gottfredson states,
    "Adults in the bottom 5% of the IQ distribution (below 75) are very difficult to train and are not competitive for any occupation on the basis of ability. Serious problems in training low-IQ military recruits during World War II led Congress to ban enlistment from the lowest 10% (below 80) of the population, and no civilian occupation in modern economies routinely recruits its workers from that below-80 range. Current military enlistment standards exclude any individual whose IQ is below about 85."
    "Persons of average IQ (between 90 and 100) are not competitive for most professional and executive-level work but are easily trained for the bulk of jobs in the American economy. By contrast, individuals in the top 5 percent of the adult population can essentially train themselves, and few occupations are beyond their reach mentally."
    "People with IQs between 75 and 90 are 88 times more likely to drop out of high school, seven times more likely to be jailed, and five times more likely as adults to live in poverty than people with IQs between 110 and 125. The 75-to-90 IQ woman is eight times more likely to become a chronic welfare recipient, and four times as likely to bear an illegitimate child than the 110-to-125-IQ woman."

    http://www.geocities.com/rnseitz/Definition_of_IQ.html
     
  5. Gurge_man

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    i did one about 3 months ago and got 139, i thought that was average but from what you've been saying, i'm quite proud of myself now :D
     
  6. GammaBeast

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    I think it depends on the IQ test you take, results can vary alot.
     
  7. kritic

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    You took the 150-200 is average one.
     
  8. Carcharodon

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    I failed my last IQ test.:)
     
  9. STINK-E

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    Thanks for the info Lackey.
     
  10. Rodan

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    Is there a website where we can take a normal IQ test?
     
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    Your IQ score is 131

    This number is the result of a formula based on how many questions you answered correctly on Tickle's Classic IQ test. Your IQ score is scientifically accurate; to read more about the science behind our IQ test, click here.

    During the test, you answered four different types of questions — mathematical, visual-spatial, linguistic and logical. We analyzed how you did on those questions, which reveals the way your brain uniquely works.

    We also compared your answers with others who have taken the test, and according to the sorts of questions you got correct, we can tell your Intellectual Type is an Insightful Linguist.

    This means you are highly intelligent and have the natural fluency of a writer and the visual and spatial strengths of an artist. Those skills contribute to your creative and expressive mind. And that's just some of what we know about you from your test results.

    ------------------------------------------------

    These are results I got from the web.tickle.com test. Just thought I'd share it.
     
  12. fuzzyclutter

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    :eek: lackey!!! if your going to cut and paste somebody elses material , it is only proper etiquete to give credit where credit is due or at the very least include a link where you got the mateirial...sorry. but as a writer I'am a bit of a stickler on this issue . the geocities link you provide is NOT the originator of the material you provided .
     
  13. lazur

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    We've already discovered MANY times over that everyone on this board is genius level. When you ask what everyone's IQ is, the average comes out to between 130 and 140 :eek:.

    Gotta love the honesty of anonymity!
     
  14. Erzengel

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    Gotta love that most people are taking their IQ tests online. Why don't you take a love test online to show you are somewhere between a cold fish and a sex machine?
     
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    well it really depends on whether you are a human being or not. that's the real answer to this question.
     
  16. C.F. Kane

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    What kind of IQ test did you take? Because I've taken three, and they all gave me pretty different results.

    There was a pretty simple one given in a high school psychology class that I got a 122 on. Then there was an online test, which gave me a 135. My parents also set up an appointment with someone who administered a professional test, with a written segment as well as tests on spacial awareness, reading comprehension, visual acuteness, self-expression, and so on. 148 for that.

    So, don't take your score at face value. You could have taken in on a good/bad day, or when you had too much/didn't have enough caffeine in you, or it simply didn't test your other areas of intelligence that can't be done with a written test.
     
  17. Strange

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    Why did you not ask the person who gave you your test for the averages? It seems to me like others above, most IQ tests very with regarding scores.

    What the crap, who the hell would bump this old thread. I hate that :mad:
     
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    I don't think internet IQ's are correct. Because everyone, except a few exception, that I know have IQ's over 125 when doin' an internet test. I got 129 on my last one.
     
  19. Lackey

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    you registered on the Hype to post this in a two year old thread? :down:rolleyes:
     
  20. Bat Attack

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    The irony of it'all.
     
  21. War Lord

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    IQ's also can range as much as 15 points on any given day. I've personally tested as low as 130 and as high as 160.
     
  22. Palpadious

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    IQ tests are a poor indicator of intelligence, IMHO.
     
  23. War Lord

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    They are an indicator of intelligence, but they don't indicate aptitudes, attitudes, or competences.
     

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