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Originally posted by brilab45
Many people here on ATS claim a high superior I.Q. Undoubtedly, I believe people who are avid ATSer’s do in fact have higher intelligence; as most of us are answer seekers and people who question the status quo. I’ve been blown away from the skull scratching posts/threads that some people have contributed.
What do you think the average IQ of an ATS user is? Here is the general breakdown of the I.Q. chart:
Descriptive Classifications of Intelligence Quotients
IQ Description % of Population
130+ Very superior 2.2%
120-129 Superior 6.7%
110-119 High average 16.1%
90-109 Average 50%
80-89 Low average 16.1%
70-79 Borderline 6.7%
Below 70 Extremely low 2.2%
Only 25% of the population has an above average I.Q. Come on!!!! There has to be some average and below folks here. Seems that everyone has an eight inch penis and a high I.Q. on the internet. Well, that just cannot be true.
Personally, when I tested for vocational training in my young 20’s, I tested at 110. Not a bit ashamed of that number. The test was administered by the V.A., but I am not sure which test they used. However, over the years I’ve taken many more and my test scores improved. Did I simply become used to the testing administration or do we continue to develop our intelligence as we age?
What is your honest I.Q on a strictly designed test? There are I.Q. tests that I have taken off the inter-webs and I usually score well above 130. However, I clearly fall short of some of you out there in inter-space.
Please leave out the validity of the testing. Let’s keep this fun and honest. My former brother in law was dumb as a box of rocks in my opinion. When he took a state vocational test he scored in the low 130’s. That blew me away!
[edit on 21-12-2009 by brilab45]
Originally posted by Unlimitedpossibilities
reply to post by brilab45
So far in my life, I have concluded that tests, exams, etc, are just a means for other humans trying to judge other humans.
It is fun to think about IQ's when you are average or above; not so fun when you are below, in which case, perhaps I am below. I know I am in reading comprehension according to current statistics. Not so much in math.
Originally posted by argentus
I've never taken an I.Q. test, however I did get kicked out of a Holiday Inn.
Only 25% of the population has an above average I.Q. Come on!!!!
Originally posted by SpeakerofTruth
Well, considering that the average world IQ is only 85, I'd say anything above that is pretty damn good. I'd have to suppose that most people here, whether they want to admit it, probably fall within the "average" spectrum.
I think most people who claim a "genius"or near "genius" IQ tend to be kidding only themself.
[edit on 21-12-2009 by SpeakerofTruth]