so, Do you know what your IQ is?

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  1. schoolgirlforreal profile image81
    schoolgirlforrealposted 7 years ago

    I know there are several tests online

    and I've taken those.

    But there are test doctors give as well

    In my case I took that one.

    Either way, having taken both, my results are pretty much the same.


    My result is above (above average)- which is not above average but above that.

    I forget the exact term for that

    I think there's supposed to be a #.  I [b] think [\b] mine was 120 but I'm not sure.

    What are you- if you feel like telling

    I believe Einstein was 160 and I heard Steven Hawkins is over 200.

    [I really should just look this up!

    and do you know any further info?

    I'd be curious

  2. profile image0
    Wentworth35posted 7 years ago

    I have taken several IQ tests and I come out as 131 or 132 depending on which test I have taken.

  3. Greek One profile image73
    Greek Oneposted 7 years ago

    273

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      27.3 is not a great score Greek one, that's even lower than my score of 31!

      1. schoolgirlforreal profile image81
        schoolgirlforrealposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        lol big_smile hahaha

    2. Greek One profile image73
      Greek Oneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      oops.. sorry.. forgot the decimal point after the 2

  4. wilderness profile image97
    wildernessposted 7 years ago

    I've taken a few of those free online tests.  They show up at around 140 and are obviously worth what you pay for them. big_smile

  5. michifus profile image80
    michifusposted 7 years ago

    around 140 for me, but mid 80's before 10am

  6. Rehana Stormme profile image79
    Rehana Stormmeposted 7 years ago

    I took mine a few years ago. I did 3 tests within 2 weeks. My highest score was 132 and my lowest was 122. My friend likes to tell me, though, that success is not about IQ - it's about 'I can'. And I totally agree.

  7. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    A psychologist tested me. The results said 157, but I don't know that I believe that. He also tested my brain quadrants. I tested almost zero in both left quadrants and off the charts in both right quadrants. I guess that means I'm retarded in math and analytical skills and a genius in language and creativity. lol

    1. wilderness profile image97
      wildernessposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Pretty obvious to me - it's why you are on HP, after all!

      1. habee profile image93
        habeeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        LOL. Too true!

        1. wilderness profile image97
          wildernessposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Hmmm.  I'm glad you took it right.  Re-reading, it could be taken that your oh-so-obvious retardation is why you are here!  Sorry, Habee - I've followed and paid attention to the other part of you for many months here. sad

          1. habee profile image93
            habeeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            A great sense of humor is part of my right-brainededness. Is that a word?? Sounds good to me!

      2. schoolgirlforreal profile image81
        schoolgirlforrealposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I kinda expected -well not kinda, did- high scores after all we're on hp wink tongue

    2. schoolgirlforreal profile image81
      schoolgirlforrealposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      hey habee
      my niece said hers was 180..i was like ?

      she was so proud she used it in her email/fb/name lol

  8. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    *

          Over 140 - Genius or near genius
        *

          120 - 140 - Very superior intelligence
        *

          110 - 119 - Superior intelligence
        *

          90 - 109 - Normal or average intelligence
        *

          80 - 89 - Dullness
        *

          70 - 79 - Borderline deficiency
        *

          Under 70 - Definite feeble-mindedness


    I am in the presence of many geniuses if this is right. smile

    1. habee profile image93
      habeeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I sometimes think the good doctor put a "1" in front of mine out of kindness. lol. It's strange - I can feel so smart sometimes, and at other times, I feel like a total moron. I can't do anything mechanical, like recording a movie, putting oil in the car, or programming the microwave. Stuff like that just doesn't compute in my brain. I'm extremely creative, however, which is how I got the IQ points. People are always coming to me for creative ideas about art, cooking, decorating, and designing stuff. I don't really see how creativity equates with intelligence, though. You might want me to help you design a backdrop for a play, but you certainly wouldn't me to help you with algebra!! lol

      1. earnestshub profile image87
        earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I think we all have things that we are NOT good at.
        I love engineering and carpentry.
        I can get a bearing in a racing motor to a zillionth of an inch, but cant cut a piece of wood straight or join corners.

        I also get the engineering wrong with wood. I built a hardwood kitchen for my wife so over-engineered it was heavy enough to double as a bomb shelter! (If it had two straight joins anywhere!)

        I have no idea what anyone's IQ is, or their EQ for that matter.

        I think there are too many variables myself. smile

      2. schoolgirlforreal profile image81
        schoolgirlforrealposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I can programm a vcr, change a tire, and am very creative too. smile but your hubs are way better than mine wink

    2. profile image0
      klarawieckposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I'm a -12    hmm

      1. earnestshub profile image87
        earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I knew we were alike! smile

    3. schoolgirlforreal profile image81
      schoolgirlforrealposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, I luv that! "very superior intelligence" I feel great lol

  9. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 7 years ago

    I don't know or care. IMHO what matters is what you do, not your theoretical potential.

  10. Cagsil profile image82
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    When I was 18 years old I took several IQ test. My range was between 150-170. wink

  11. waynet profile image71
    waynetposted 7 years ago

    IQ means nothing.....it's the mileage in your wisdom that speaks volumes in your life.

    1. Cagsil profile image82
      Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Agreed. smile

    2. wilderness profile image97
      wildernessposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I don't know about that - the more mileage I get, the less wisdom I seem to have.  Senility, perhaps.

    3. Richieb799 profile image78
      Richieb799posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Well said, I have never done an IQ test..It annoys me when people hype this stuff up, its all based on logical questions which have indication of whether you could be a philosophical genious

  12. AEvans profile image76
    AEvansposted 7 years ago

    My IQ is 157 I was in Mensa while in College. As I get older I believe it goes down. tongue

    1. K9keystrokes profile image91
      K9keystrokesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      My IQ has been calculated at 159, 160, and 163,  as measured by medical and physiological professionals over the years; my mother was a quirky chick and this kind of thing mattered to her. Personally, I have my doubts as to its importance.  I also had a stay with the wonderfully courageous Mensa nerds,...this was when I decided it was time to learn some self defense tactics, as no matter how IQ rich one is, there is usually someone smarter, and always someone bigger and meaner!  AEvans, I agree. As I age my IQ is rapidly declining!

      1. AEvans profile image76
        AEvansposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Lololo! Mine too! I am right there with you. My IQ moved up too. But as I get older it goes down and down. lolol! big_smile

  13. leahlefler profile image97
    leahleflerposted 7 years ago

    My IQ is about 10 until I've had enough coffee in the morning. My kids have actually been tested as part of the early intervention program - I looked at the numbers and then hid them. I don't want them to know the "numbers" and determine their self worth or ability level based on a series of numbers.

    1. K9keystrokes profile image91
      K9keystrokesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I honestly think you have the perfect idea Leah. Those IQ numbers mean nothing in terms of self worth! Environment, health conditions, life lessons, all add up to make us who we are and where we end up in life. The Uni-Bomber had an extremely high IQ and look where it took him, straight to homicidal insanity! Some number attached to that worth can do far more harm than good, trust me! cool

  14. SomewayOuttaHere profile image61
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 7 years ago

    @ the OP - No................do i care?.....no....it could go up and down depending on my mood and what's happening in life.....mad  lol  lol

    1. schoolgirlforreal profile image81
      schoolgirlforrealposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      then don't bother posting!

    2. schoolgirlforreal profile image81
      schoolgirlforrealposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      this is all in fun and curiousity smile

  15. Maralexa profile image86
    Maralexaposted 7 years ago

    137 also Mensa.  I am older.  probably 37 now!

    1. K9keystrokes profile image91
      K9keystrokesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      LOL!smile

  16. leahlefler profile image97
    leahleflerposted 7 years ago

    I do find it interesting that nearly everyone claims a number in the top 1% (IQ above 135).

    1. wilderness profile image97
      wildernessposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      lol  To me that says something about the value of an IQ score.  Or about honesty....

      1. leahlefler profile image97
        leahleflerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Everyone wants to be a genius (sigh)...

        The average IQ score is increasing over time (something called the Flynn Effect) - someone with an average IQ of 100 in 1910 would score lower on a test taken today. It is a fascinating effect... but are people truly more intelligent today than they were 100 years ago?

        1. schoolgirlforreal profile image81
          schoolgirlforrealposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          not sure what you mean by someone earning a lower score today. That's dumb. No, I don't think people are smarter today. I THINK that school's are trying to make people look smarter- I may be wrong- to get into college or imo people -mainstream- are getting dumber and following the govt like sheep and/or believe everything they hear (prob mostly US) and forget the past can repeat itself...

          1. leahlefler profile image97
            leahleflerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            The Flynn Effect means that the average score on the Stanford-Binet IQ test has steadily risen over time: the same test, but the average person is scoring higher. There are a number of theories as to the cause of the effect - the most common is the access to education and resources for the general population has increased over time.

            The Flynn Effect is leveling off in developed countries.

            1. K9keystrokes profile image91
              K9keystrokesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              I absolutely agree Leah. With people having intense access to a greater depth of information and education (via computers) this allows for a better scoring opportunity for modern test subjects. I still think you are the coolest mom ever for keeping those scores from your kids. I feel as if you are doing them a favor, placing your own ego aside and thinking of your child's best interest. What an awesome concept! smile

        2. psycheskinner profile image82
          psycheskinnerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I think people have changed to a more more "scientific" outlook that is what the test makers see as being intelligent.

        3. Rochelle Frank profile image95
          Rochelle Frankposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          They may be more intelligent, but have less common sense.

          1. Greek One profile image73
            Greek Oneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            but most of us bathe more often, and use indoor plumbing now

            1. Rochelle Frank profile image95
              Rochelle Frankposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              so we have less common scents as well.

              1. Greek One profile image73
                Greek Oneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                very well played.. you should be a writer smile

    2. rmcrayne profile image96
      rmcrayneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Not me.  Like Pooh, I'm a bear with a very small brain.  smile

  17. Anna Marie Bowman profile image88
    Anna Marie Bowmanposted 7 years ago

    I was tested when I was younger, and it was 137...pretty sure having kids knocked it down a few pegs...lol

  18. thomasgriffen profile image60
    thomasgriffenposted 7 years ago

    I was 132 on the last test that i took... *pats self on back*

  19. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 7 years ago

    I would suggest not putting much faith in online tests, most of them a re not validated and many up biased to overestimate for various reasons (they often leave out the block and card tests). A formal IQ should be done using one of the recognized and large-scale validated tests.

    1. thomasgriffen profile image60
      thomasgriffenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      no you're WRONG!!!! I'm super smart... and I only took the online test...
      *pats self on back adamantly*

  20. profile image0
    Marye Audetposted 7 years ago

    161 before children - I am guessing it is closer to 60 now. tongue

    1. K9keystrokes profile image91
      K9keystrokesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      ((lol))

  21. classicalgeek profile image85
    classicalgeekposted 7 years ago

    I was tested by a psychiatrist about twenty years ago. At that time it was not quite good enough for the Prometheus society, but very close (on another day I might have made it).

 
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