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Originally posted by Cyberbian
IQ can change. For one thing, developing more patience will allow you to focus longer and determining a solution, rather than guessing.
And thank you for understanding. I was afraid that people might not understand at all and think I was being sarcastic or stupid.
We are people too, There are concrete and abstract reasoners who think differently. I happen to be on of the abstract reasoners. I believe they occur at about 1 in 10,000. But it has nothing to do with IQ. And IQ has little to do with anything accept exposure to a common information set and your understanding and ability to manipulate that dataset.
We like pie too!
Originally posted by jetxnet
The IQ scale has changed now though (has been diffeent for several years now). It no longers goes to 200, just 135. The deviations are closer between IQ points.
To be a Mensa member, an IQ of 125 or greater is required using the new scale. Less than 5% of the population has an IQ of 125 or greater. 125 is considered border-line Genius, while 130 is Genius (1% of the population).
Look up the new scale and you'll see how it works. The average IQ for Caucasions is 100.
[edit on 6-6-2008 by jetxnet]
Originally posted by MajjicMouse
I'm quite outgoing, make friends easily and genuinely like helping people. The other side of me is prone to depression, easily angered and I don't suffer fools gladly. I get frustrated with deliberate stupidity, stubborn-ness and ignorance yet I'll happily spend hours with someone explaining solutions or helping them with a task. I don't like time wasters, pontificators or obsessives yet I'll spend hours with people with learning difficulties.