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geekwannabebritt
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posted August 10, 2002 00:30     Click Here to See the Profile for geekwannabebritt   Click Here to Email geekwannabebritt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I took an IQ test online and i got 127.
Then i took it again like a month later and i got 140.
you can probably find an IQ test by searching IQ test.
Some cost money but u can find a free one.

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TORDONOFFON
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posted August 10, 2002 02:14     Click Here to See the Profile for TORDONOFFON   Click Here to Email TORDONOFFON     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I FORGOT ! When they told me what it was way back in gradeschool. I thought it was just a meaningless bullshit number and refused to pay any attention to it. I do remember THEY and mom were impressed.

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neotatsu
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posted August 10, 2002 02:31     Click Here to See the Profile for neotatsu   Click Here to Email neotatsu     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I got a 129 in 4th grade, I was put in the class that was for exceptional FIFTH graders, spiffy learning experience, lotta geeks in that class .. Personally, I don't put much swing on IQ tests, because they really don't show what you know, just how logical you are..

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SpikeSpiegel
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posted August 10, 2002 05:54     Click Here to See the Profile for SpikeSpiegel   Click Here to Email SpikeSpiegel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i took a test a while back got 145... almost got moved up... cept my 5th grade teacher hated me.. soo no skipping 7th for me

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Tyler Durden
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posted August 10, 2002 11:55     Click Here to See the Profile for Tyler Durden   Click Here to Email Tyler Durden     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I never had my IQ tested as a child... and I'm afraid to get tested now because the results of the test might show me to be mentally retarded (quite a blow to my ego, no doubt) or show me to be a genius that has underachieved tremendously...

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Janeway
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posted August 10, 2002 13:29     Click Here to See the Profile for Janeway   Click Here to Email Janeway     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was tested in the fifth grade but they'd never tell me what the results were. I've taken a few online and made anywhere from 135 to 158. You wouldn't know by looking at my grades from school though.

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ilovemydualg4
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posted August 10, 2002 18:43     Click Here to See the Profile for ilovemydualg4   Click Here to Email ilovemydualg4     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
grr... found a '12 minute online free' test, and got a 130 onit. i suppose i could do better if i weren't dead tierd from working all day, and from watching charlies angels at the same time....

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tafkact
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posted August 10, 2002 19:14     Click Here to See the Profile for tafkact     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i can't remember when it was, but last timne i took one of those tests, i got 153

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annie
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posted August 10, 2002 22:16     Click Here to See the Profile for annie   Click Here to Email annie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by neotatsu:
I got a 129 in 4th grade, I was put in the class that was for exceptional FIFTH graders, spiffy learning experience, lotta geeks in that class .. Personally, I don't put much swing on IQ tests, because they really don't show what you know, just how logical you are..

uh, they are not supposed to show what you know. that's what regular tests in school are for. they're supposed to test your "intelligence". but since i don't believe that intelligence is something that can or should be measured, i prefer to stay away from such things. When someone's intelligent it's easy to see it, you don't need a number.

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ZorroTheFox
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posted August 11, 2002 21:05     Click Here to See the Profile for ZorroTheFox   Click Here to Email ZorroTheFox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
above 1, less than 200............Z

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maxomai
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posted August 11, 2002 21:24     Click Here to See the Profile for maxomai   Click Here to Email maxomai     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I guess it's around 130 (tests differ). Which means that there are about seven million people smarter than me in the United States.

OTOH I regularly score 99th percentile in math and analytical thinking tests.

I'm not sure it's that important. The real measure of success in the long run is the love and respect of others, and the lives you make better. All other measures are based purely on social convention or religious superstition, IMO, except insofar as they help one to do good in the aforementioned real way.

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Xanthine
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posted August 11, 2002 21:41     Click Here to See the Profile for Xanthine     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Haven't got a clue. I was tested before I entered sixth grade, and I got put in the gifted class, so I'm above that cutoff, whatever it is, but I don't know what the number is. My parents know, but all they'll tell me is that my intelligence is quirky - in some ways I'm really smart, and in others I'm really dumb. I have the strangest feeling though that the raw score is higher than my dad's, but I can't substantiate that with any hard evidence. I don't know his raw score either (but he does).

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MacManKrisK
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posted August 11, 2002 23:30     Click Here to See the Profile for MacManKrisK   Click Here to Email MacManKrisK     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've taken two IQ tests, one in Psychology class and one that I found online. They both came out with exactly 118. So, I guess that (technically) makes me "smarter then average."

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nekomatic
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posted August 12, 2002 06:55     Click Here to See the Profile for nekomatic   Click Here to Email nekomatic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by maxomai:
I guess it's around 130 (tests differ). Which means that there are about seven million people smarter than me in the United States.

No, it means that there are about seven million people in the United States better than you at doing IQ tests (with heavy emphasis on the "about").

Personally I favour the "meaningless bullshit number" theory

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spungo
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posted August 12, 2002 07:04     Click Here to See the Profile for spungo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mine turned out to be a complex number... a very small complex number.

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littlefish
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posted August 12, 2002 07:12     Click Here to See the Profile for littlefish     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Did you know that there are many different scales for IQ, so quoting a number isn't that useful. The problem is that it is what people remember. What you really need to know is the percentile.
Anyhow, a long time ago, 169, making me 1 in 2000

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nekomatic
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posted August 12, 2002 07:13     Click Here to See the Profile for nekomatic   Click Here to Email nekomatic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Spungo, does this mean you can solve complex problems... very small complex problems?

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spungo
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posted August 12, 2002 07:18     Click Here to See the Profile for spungo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No, it just means I'm part imaginary. (I'm sure there's a joke about 'conjugate' in there somewhere ... but bugger me if I can find it.)

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snupy
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posted August 12, 2002 08:28     Click Here to See the Profile for snupy   Click Here to Email snupy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by spungo:
Mine turned out to be a complex number... a very small complex number.


That's ok, spungo. It's not the size of your IQ that counts-it's how you use it.

I'm sorry. I just couldn't resist. Damn patch.

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spungo
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posted August 12, 2002 08:44     Click Here to See the Profile for spungo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by snupy:
That's ok, spungo. It's not the size of your IQ that counts-it's how you use it.

I'm sorry. I just couldn't resist. Damn patch.


What if my IQ was bent?

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snupy
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posted August 12, 2002 09:01     Click Here to See the Profile for snupy   Click Here to Email snupy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hmmm...I like challenges. Warped, bent, twisted...you're kinda like an old familiar toy, aren't you?

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maxomai
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posted August 12, 2002 09:48     Click Here to See the Profile for maxomai   Click Here to Email maxomai     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by spungo:
No, it just means I'm part imaginary.


So let's rotate you -arccot(im(spungo)/real(spungo)) radians.

(Just keepin' it real .. and positive)

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Erbo
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posted August 12, 2002 15:13     Click Here to See the Profile for Erbo   Click Here to Email Erbo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I recall being tested in elementary school...they said my score was completely off the charts. Which means that I was probably around the level of "freakasaurus."

Haven't tried any of those tests recently, though. It's not like I really care all that much.

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Akira
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posted August 13, 2002 11:05     Click Here to See the Profile for Akira   Click Here to Email Akira     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've been told that the number places me in the "genius" category (which means above 150).

...but given that I couldn't even spell "genius" correctly until about 3 years ago, I'm not sure how inclined I am to believe it.

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Tau Zero
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posted August 13, 2002 14:45     Click Here to See the Profile for Tau Zero     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't know the exact number, and I don't particularly care.  I'm sufficiently de-motivated by the kind of puzzles used in these tests that I'm sure I'd score lower now than I did when I was in junior high.

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TORDONOFFON
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posted August 22, 2002 01:21     Click Here to See the Profile for TORDONOFFON   Click Here to Email TORDONOFFON     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I figure everybody has their bright spots. I am sure even Nicky Tesla was a moron about some things.

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Twinkle Toes
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posted August 22, 2002 03:34     Click Here to See the Profile for Twinkle Toes   Click Here to Email Twinkle Toes     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Last time I checked (midnight-ish in May ), I got 154. I just found out today, since I had gone to www.iqtest.com and asked them to e-mail me my results... they happened to get around to doing that Aug. 20th .

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ilovemydualg4
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posted August 22, 2002 06:53     Click Here to See the Profile for ilovemydualg4   Click Here to Email ilovemydualg4     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i just tried twinks in the morning now and i got a 160... wooo i need in addition to my 'mac genius' shirt, a 'genius' shirt

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GameMaster
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posted August 22, 2002 16:40     Click Here to See the Profile for GameMaster   Click Here to Email GameMaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I mat point out, just for grins I answered all the questions on that test TRUE and told it I did it in 8 mins and it said I have an IQ of 116. A true IQ test cannot be miltipule choice (although even the certified tests are (grumble grumble)). I laugh at these numbers because the numbers are meaningless and vary between tests, what is important is the percentile ranking... As any MESA zealot would tell you (I hate those stuff people, even thouhgI'm smart enough to be one of them (i.e. in the top 2%, in the 98th percintie)).

Twink, look for samples lionked to by MENSA websites, they will be a lot more accurate.

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Twinkle Toes
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posted August 22, 2002 17:14     Click Here to See the Profile for Twinkle Toes   Click Here to Email Twinkle Toes     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes yes, GM, I took the MENSA test once... it was so long ago though, I dun 'member ...

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mephisto
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posted August 22, 2002 19:57     Click Here to See the Profile for mephisto   Click Here to Email mephisto     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Higher than 170. less than 200.
not a bloody thing it does for you except leave you messed up.

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