You could be 40 and have the mental age of a 16 year old...so in your estimate, what would be your IQ? An IQ test is most reliable though, I scored 155 (Which makes Newton and Einstein smarter than I am, gnats!!!) from my last test (like 2 years back)...what's yours?
fierycj, it's not as simple as that because a person's mental age "stops" (for the most part) around 16 (some say 14). After that a person's mental age may increase some, or vocabulary may improve; but the "main mental age" has already been reached.
To the best of my understanding, an adult's IQ is determined by testing, seeing where their test results fall as compared with others in the general adult population and with what is expected of people with any given IQ (adult population); and "getting a reading" on how that person's measured abilities compare with the rest of the population. What scores fall at what place in the bell curve depends on the specific test.
Totally agree plus you can up your IQ by practicing for an actual IQ test, besides its not your mental ability, it's how you use it. My brother in law was pretty thick but used the best of the ability he had and now earns double my salary. IQS, forget em !
FieryCJ are you really interested in anyone else's IQ, or just wanting to draw attention to your own? Have to say, I will probably be curious enough to check out a few of your hubs, partly because of Irohoner's endorsement and partly to see if the writing is what I would expect from someone with IQ in +4 SD range.
120 in that elementary school test is probably far, far, far more accurate than anything you get from an online test. I've taken real tests and the online ones and I always score 20 to 40 points higher on the online ones than on the professionally administered versions.
Common sense is a form of intelligence (or maybe it's better described as one of the abilities that comes with one of the types of intelligence). The "dumb smart people" you know probably have one type of intelligence but don't have the other type(s) well developed.
that is soooo good to hear. i have tons of common sense, but have genuises in the familly, and boy......do they love to throw that in my face. i detest having to be “poor dumb” me. ugh really, high iq, big fat hairy deal. i know how to cook my own food.
Cant say I recall ever getting the results back. Do you know of any universal test that can be found online.Quite interested to see. I believe my memory has eidetic qualities and makes for easy analysis of technical 3 dimensional data, but have got to admit my short term memory is like a sieve. What was the question again...
IQ talk is generally a very sensitive discussion - most people tend to shy away from it, or embrace it...however, there is no need whatsoever to adopt the former attitude; truth is, be it as it may, whatever your IQ is, whether average, or below average, one can as well, through diligent mental exercise rekindle the fire of mental prowess and quick wit, and by so doing up one's IQ...It is in my honest opinion to note, that knowledge of one's IQ is essential in adopting a more intellectual approach to matters concerning one's self and one's reality...
This might help in putting things into perspective...
An IQ of 50 or below. Special training is required
An IQ between 50-75. As adults they need help from smarter people.
An IQ 75-105. Usually high-school dropouts who cant cope with school curricula.
An IQ between 105-115. May finish school, but with a passable or below average result.
An IQ above 115. No restrictions.
The range of IQs are of course more than the above listed, and the criteria for categorization are much more complex as have been afore noted by one contributor here, but as I have said, this should not in any way put down ones spirits - IQs fluctuate. And many factors contribute in shaping the strength of one's IQ, environment, study, gender, and even race. Years ago it was shown that one out of ten African-Americans had an average IQ below 59! Now the case is different, African-Americans have been shown to have an IQ at least 15 points above their Caucasian counterparts...a lot of factors played into this - none of which excluded the years of persecution and discrimination against the race, which placed the black minds under mental stress, putting it into work, while those of the Caucasians having attained subjugation, retained serenity of mind...this theory of course has been challenged by many a psychologist...but whatever be the case, it lies within us to each acknowledge our mental strengths, uphold it, if it be strong, and strengthen it, if it be weak...
Academic performance is not always related to IQ. A lot of people with exceptional IQ's struggle in school if the school system is geared mainly to teach those of average intelligence and is generally not well equipped to accommodate those who are different.
Going back to the first post, Fierycj, if you're going to tell us your IQ it might be an idea to link us to the test you took as there are so many IQ tests out there and very few of them will give a genuine result for your actual IQ - a lot are just 'feel good' tests.
If those of us that wanted to were all to take the same test then we could truly compare 'IQs' rather than what is more than likely a mish-mash of results from tests of varying difficulty and authenticity.
Ultimately the only real way to 'know' your IQ is to have it professionally assessed in person; free online tests are likely to be far too short and inaccurate.
I have a few friends who have an IQ of over 150 or so, and they are really something else...Their behavior, their beliefs, their logic and a lot of different things can really tell you that they are different from most...
I know there are several tests onlineand I've taken those.But there are test doctors give as wellIn my case I took that one.Either way, having taken both, my results are pretty much the same.My result is above (above...