IQ Test

By Nic · 112 replies
Jul 14, 2003
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  1. JackieChanIsGOD

    JackieChanIsGOD TS Rookie Posts: 61

    Yay... mine was 122...

    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 Inventive Inquisitor.

    You have the unusual distinction of being equally good at math and verbal skills. This means you are a creative thinker and are uniquely good at teaching others through experiences. You are also a great improviser and very good at handling change.
  2. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    I noticed that there are hidden questions in the test that judge more than your pure intelligence (i.e. math, verbal, spatial, etc) but also in your attitude to your mental abilities.

    Its true that more intelligent, well read people know that, as they learn more, they realise how little they do know.
  3. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    Insightful Linguist - 127.
    Although I couldn't be bothered with the number sequences. I'm notoriously pathetic at mathematics :(
  4. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

  5. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,549

    P66: That description seems pretty close to the truth. Just like Bill Gates, Darth Vader (yourself) was also out to seek world domination. He failed, as did Bill Gates. :D

  6. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    But they both gave it a good try! ;)
  7. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,549

    Well, at least you have this (i.e. techspot forums) small corner of the world conquered, and under your control. :)
  8. XtR-X

    XtR-X TS Rookie Posts: 863

    I'm serious, I eat like every 3 days during summer. I have too much fun... I don't think about food!
  9. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,549

    I couldn't go 3 days without eating. Maybe you just snack for 3 days, rather than have a proper meal?
    Do you also go without sleep for 3 days?
  10. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    I couldn't go 3 hours without eating. I think I eat all day long.
  11. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    I find your lack of faith disturbing.... ;) :darth:

    That's not a great road to start going down. I have learned the bitter lesson over the years that the wellbeing of the body and the mind are linked.
  12. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8


    And if only all of you knew the real me!
  13. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,350

    I eat about 1.5 times a day. Have done that for years. Usually once every 2 weeks I might eat 2-3 meals. I've only eaten breakfast about 10 times in the last year. In High School I didnt eat breakfast, nor lunch. I just went to the library and slept during lunch :D.
  14. XtR-X

    XtR-X TS Rookie Posts: 863

    No no no, I'm serious, I'm just not hungry. I don't even snack. The most I have would be a glass or two of water.

    BTW, I still havent eaten since yesterday, about 24 hours ago. I'm fine.
  15. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,350

    I kinda know what your saying XtR-X. I am never really hungry. I can go days without eating and not be that hungry still. Today the only thing I ate was a P-Zone from Pizza Hut around 4pm. Other than that I haven't eaten anything. Usually I eat once a day with a few small snacks.
  16. XtR-X

    XtR-X TS Rookie Posts: 863

    Yeah, that's my usual routine. But 25% of the time, I go more than one day without food.
  17. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Sometimes when I'm really hungover (and I mean REALLY hungover) I won't eat the next day I'll just drink a bit of water. Then the next day comes around and I have nasal drainage in my stomach and that nauseates me further so I don't eat, usually by that night I can tell I need to eat cause I literally feel really weak and I'm extremely tired.
    I try not to do that, but you know sometimes parties are bigger than you expected, and then when they are over and you are just getting back to your house you see some other friends that arent' half as drunk as you and they convince you to keep drinking with them.
    Sometimes there is even a 3rd tier to this, in fact it just happened to me Saturday night/Sunday Morning.

    But anyway what does this have to do with the IQ test this thread was about?
  18. XtR-X

    XtR-X TS Rookie Posts: 863

    Lol, we've gone way off topic.
  19. Crybabytek

    Crybabytek TS Rookie Posts: 28

    Seems to me I went there several years ago Nic and took their test and flunked! Which shows to go... On the principle that I never want to be limited by some one else's definition of what constitues intelligence, I do my best to only answer those IQ questions which I already have expertise in. Which explains why I'm a "dull normal". LOL

    A high school graduate has a "normal" intelligence quotient anywhere between 90 and 110.
    A University Graduate will "normally" register an IQ of 140.

    On the other hand, having done an arduous four day testing marathon in the mid sixties at McGill University (no cheating there) the results flabbergasted even the testers. My IQ registered, to my chagrin, at 192.

    I say to my chagrin because it meant to me that I could no longer "play dumb" and then was cursed forever with having to actually take responsibility for my life! And what 20 yr. old wants to do that!!! I wasn't impressed. I'm still not impressed.

    Went through gazilion more testing - one has to be careful because the more one takes tests of these sorts the more addicted to playing the game it becomes and the better one gets at it - with equally depressing results. Joined Mensa and promptly resigned my membership a year later on the premise that being a member of such an elitist group was indicative of nothing much more than snobbery. And I ain't no snob.

    I was one of those people about whom it was said: "You can be anything you want to be." Oh God, no! That's a terrible thing to say to any young person. There are more massive failures amongst the geniuses in this world than there are drops in the ocean. I say to you, in all sincerity, if and when you have children, never ever tell them "You can be anything you want to be." Heavy words to hang on anyone. So please!

    Far more significant is the measure of one's EQ - emotional quotient. Therein lies the rub. For what is a high intelligence rating if one is an emotional cripple? Do tell.

    Take it from one who has been there. :)
  20. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Wow, well said Crybabytek. I think that is also true about people's EQ. How can you be intelligent if you are emotionally unstable?

    That is some great advice. I commend you for making such a well worth reading post.
  21. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    It was a nice post.

    But I wouldn't mind seeing some evidence of those figures.... I am not entirely convinced....
  22. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,549

    Those are very wise words Crybabytek, and I have to say that I agree with your assertion. Truth is, it is impossible to accurately measure one's intelligence.

    The one thing that is certain, is that pressure stiffles creativity, and performance. Living up to others expectations can be very hard indeed.

    I have always found that I do best when others expect me to do poorly. This is because all the pressure has gone and there are no high expectations to live up to.

    Pressure causes the mind to lose it's focus and with this comes failure. Maybe that's why I prefer to remain in the background, working quietly away, and stepping in only when required.

    As you said, it's not just IQ that counts, but EQ also (among other things). If someone has no desire to learn a skill, then no amount of study will make them skillful.

    We all have hidden talents, and skills that are above the norm in one thing or another, and we should realise this and not be concerned about artificial scores on IQ tests. I've met some people that are quick thinkers, with IQs that are higher than mine, and yet they were unable to solve some problems in which I have succeeded. I also have my fair quota of failures, but I bounce right back again.

    IQ tests show only that you were good with those specific questions, at that specific point in time, and do not measure intelligence. This is quite obvious as if they did measure intelligence, then the results would be consistent and identical in any set of questions regardless of what was asked.

    This test is only meant to be some harmless fun, and not to be taken seriously. The types of users that tend to visit places like techspot, tend to be pretty intelligent as far as I can see, and thats one reason why they tend to be a well mannered and helpful lot.

    Hope you enjoy your time here and stick around Crybabytek. :)
  23. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    For a certain type of person, yes that is true.

    But some other people find that, in the midst of stress and pressure, they are their most brilliant and most inventive.

    Some people thrive under pressure, and even come to be addicted to it.
  24. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,350

    Well said Phant. I was actually doing some research on Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) today and one part of the article talked about how stress effects some peoples performance but helps others. It just really depends on the person and how their brain reacts to pressure. This was also described as one of the very many symptoms of ADD. Though it IS normal for people to experience this. You wouldn't be human if you didn't experience a certain style of performance gain or loss due to pressure.
  25. DigitAlex

    DigitAlex TechSpot Paladin Posts: 536

    I discussed that stress / performance relationship with my biology and anatomy teacher long ago and it happens the graphic is almost the same as a gaussian distribution, that is to say

    No stress > low performance

    Max stress > low performance

    Mid stress > max performance

    Lots and lots of things follow Gauss ;)

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