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Would you consider yourself a genius?

  1. dmop profile image78
    dmopposted 5 years ago

    Would you consider yourself a genius?

    Have you ever completed testing that indicated you have genius level intelligence?


  2. DavyCrockett profile image76
    DavyCrockettposted 5 years ago

    We are all at different stages of learning, and all are equal in intelligence. Everybody is a genius because we all have intelligence. Proving how much knowledge we posses is pointless. We are all learners, and will always be learning. Let's help each other learn!

  3. Doc Snow profile image95
    Doc Snowposted 5 years ago

    I would if I were, but as I'm not, I don't.

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    Gusserposted 5 years ago

    I'm so bright that dad called me son. He even had to wear sun glasses because of my brightness.

  5. Daughter Of Maat profile image97
    Daughter Of Maatposted 5 years ago

    Yes, an IQ test in college, my score was 168, genius is 150.

  6. Alastar Packer profile image84
    Alastar Packerposted 5 years ago

    There are several classification systems. Terman's classification has an IQ range of 120 to 140 as very superior intelligence and anything over 140 as genius level. Something like Mensa's classification system may be different. Unfortunately, I fall short of the genius mark no matter which one is referenced.

  7. nightwork4 profile image61
    nightwork4posted 5 years ago

    no i'm not a genius. a girlfriend had me get an IQ test in the 80's because she said i was smarter then i gave myself credit for. it came out that my IQ was 132 so a genius i'm not.

    1. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Well that is  quite impressive.    Your IQ would be classified as superior.  You are indeed MENSA material.   Jody Foster, the actress/producer and Yale graduate only has an IQ one point higher than yours!

  8. Patty Inglish, MS profile image92
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 5 years ago

    Short answer - 180. Longer answer:

    Since 1983, I've administered four different IQ tests to clients, updating to newer versions when they were published. These tests have used three different cutoff points for "genius" (two had the same cutoff) and these were 130, 150, and 180.

    I've been given IQ tests myself at age 5, a few years later (can't recall what grade I was in), college, and as a working adult. The first one I scored 135 without attempting the last page, because when I asked what the test was for, for about the third time, the teacher said it was not important - I just stopped doing something I felt was useless. LOL  The second test, I remember only a couple questions that angered me as a child because I thought they were tricks. Can't remember the score. Later I scored a 180 and a 160. On pop psychology IQ tests online I often score 10 or more points lower.

    In an advanced psych college class, mostly white, we were given an IQ test that used African American slang as the language overall. I scored only a 35 (third highest out of 150 people) and the highest was only about 70. That was a lesson for us all.

    Higher IQ is supposed to help lifetime earnings increase, but it did not apparently help mine.

    I never considered testing for MENSA and the higher-level groups that require sky-high IQs, because I thought it was all too expensive - and I'm still the child that is angry at the trick question. I'm burned out on tests. LOL

    A woman with a 200 (at least) IQ appeared on the David Letterman show once. She thought the show and having her on it because of IQ were all nonsense. She was not a happy person at all and extremely rude overall. I wonder if she could hold a job?

    I think a better measure of intelligence is dropping a person into another culture that is pretty different and seeing how they fare.

  9. Civil War Bob profile image60
    Civil War Bobposted 5 years ago

    Nope...I vaguely remember some score in 5th grade that proved I was not.  Now, "ingenious" is a whole 'nother story! wink