Probably 120. Right now mines about 2... I have to go sleep :-)
158 is near genius in my book sorry woody 120 is average to above average....That said, the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Test is the most common, and test scores usually range from 90 to 110. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the standard psychiatric reference, lists scores of 110 to 120 as "bright normal," 120 to 130 as "superior," and 130 and above as "very superior." One could reasonably equate "bright normal" with "smart," and "very superior" with "genius." modified fromhttp://wilderdom.com/intelligence/IQWhatScoresMean.html
Well with regards to adults; I think one would have to say a general Intelligence Quotent (IQ) or mathematical-logical or verbal linguistic IQ of 130 +. Statistically speaking this represents the top 2% of adults world-wide. This is the cut-off for Gifted and I would conclude this would be near genius...
I consider any who is able to do those really impossible sudoku puzzles a genius.
It really isn't that important.
When you take any kind of test, to some extent what is being tested is the similarity of your thinking to that of the person who set the test. They will base the test on what their own idea of intelligence is. That is both personal and cultural.
I took a MENSA IQ test once - and I got a good score, so this isn't sour grapes:) It was in some ways laughable. For one thing, they asked for meanings of words out of context - something that in basic teacher training you are told never to do! One was "perfect". This can be an adjective or a verb and in common usage the adj. means faultless or ideal but etymologically means "complete" from the Latin perfectare. Now I'm being so pompous here because the question was "What does this word mean?" and three of the options were a) faultless b) complete c) ideal. So you have to guess what the examiner was thinking.
A lot of the questions were similar to this, in that they had several potentially correct answers, which all could have a logical basis.
Timed 2-minute tests had the instructions on the same page as the questions, so while the invigilator was reading out the fairly unnecessary and lengthy instructions, people were working out the answers.
The final nail in the coffin of its credibility was when the invigilator announced that the next questions had no instructions, because they were aimed at those whose first language was not English. Well, very nice - until she then started reading out a sheet of instructions - in English! After that I could only see the funny side.
An IQ test is a fun way of finding out if you can do pointless little puzzles. Real life requires a much more thorough kind of understanding.
My grandmother, Garifalia, was uneducated as was my grandfather Odysseus. Each however, were intelligent enough to be clever in their relationships and economy. My grandfather was a farmer by profession, but went to Athens at some time and worked as a shoe shine boy. He made enough money to buy one of the wealthiest areas in Athens? Did he? No, he opted to immigrate to New York and lose a great deal during the crash of '29. The rest he lost in WW2. I don't think any IQ could have predicted that outcome. Sometimes IQs are measured by a person's ingenuity and innovation.
140 is considered a genius on some tests and others require a higher score but it is a rather useless scale in today's world thanks to technology being so user friendly. Now even dummies can be geniuses.
140 is considered to be in the gifted range. 150 up to 165 is in the near genius range and anything above 165 is a genius IQ.
It's funny that you say that because after googling this question I got many different answers including yours, yours is probably more accurate though
Anything above 140. The max is 160. There is no distinctive difference for people with IQs between 140 and 160
I dont think IQ is indicative of genius. Many problems have been identified with this test. Most institutions dont even consider it any more.
I would say 160+ is considered fairly intelligent in my books!
My doctor told me it would be a waste of money to take an IQ test since I could read my IQ right off the thermostat. As such, I consider anyone with an IQ above room temperature to be a genius.
by Hansika Sachdeva 2 years ago
What does having an IQ above 145 mean? Are these people really 'genius'?
by dmop 6 years ago
Would you consider yourself a genius?Have you ever completed testing that indicated you have genius level intelligence?
by schoolgirlforreal 6 years ago
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 average)- which is not above average but above that.I forget the exact term for...
by LegendaryHero 8 years ago
I was just wondering - What are everyone's IQs?
by Felix J Hernandez 5 years ago
Do you think that IQ test are accurate?
by fierycj 9 years ago
IQ = 100 MA/CA.MA = Mental AgeCA = Chronological AgeYou 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...
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