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What is your most recent IQ score?

- 80
- 11 (4.8%)
80 - 89
- 1 (0.4%)
90 - 99
- 1 (0.4%)
100 - 109
- 7 (3%)
110 - 119
- 21 (9.1%)
120 - 129
- 44 (19%)
130 - 139
- 58 (25.1%)
140 - 149
- 38 (16.5%)
+ 150
- 50 (21.6%)

Total Members Voted: 231


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IndonesiaWarMinister

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Re: IQ of DF gamers?
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2009, 03:21:27 am »

I got 132 in my midschool's enterance exam.
I'm now highschool.

So expect it to be 'not' true.
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Re: IQ of DF gamers?
« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2009, 03:23:58 am »

On the one linked to in the OP I got 149, and then I realized that I put in a fake age by habit. Tried the one Im_Sparks linked to, wrote my real age, and got 159. Should I say something profound? For what it's worth, the last time I took one of these internet IQ tests about a year ago, I distinctly remember getting a 136.

edit: Anyone know the answer to question 12 in the 3smartcubes test?
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Re: IQ of DF gamers?
« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2009, 03:38:43 am »

Well guys, like I said, your IQ is relative to your age.

I remember my first IQ test, it was when I was 8 and I got something like 150ish...

Then 2 years later it was 130 sumthin.

That doesn't mean my mental capabilities have reduced, it means that the average intelligence of my age demographic is increasing.

Me, well I did a test again and I predicted it to be 120ish... and I got 130+

I only half surprised though...

.:INITIATING BRAGGING SEQUENCE:.

I wasn't that surprised as I am in the top academic class... In a school of over 2300 pupils I was selected out of 21 students as having the best scores in the school... I am currently being marked against the IGCSE Cambridge O-Level (3 years above my age) Marking rubric and I am achieving 23+ (Out of 25 baby!) in timed 40 minuted essays...

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Damn, I am a fucking nerd.
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Re: IQ of DF gamers?
« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2009, 03:44:04 am »

Why do the options only go down to 80?
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Re: IQ of DF gamers?
« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2009, 04:01:19 am »

Why do the options only go down to 80?
Do you mean even if you answer every question wrong and sit there for hours before pressing finish you still get 80?
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Re: IQ of DF gamers?
« Reply #20 on: July 06, 2009, 04:03:32 am »

Why do the options only go down to 80?
Do you mean even if you answer every question wrong and sit there for hours before pressing finish you still get 80?

Noticed I typed in the minus symbol infront of 80

Which means 80 and below.
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Re: IQ of DF gamers?
« Reply #21 on: July 06, 2009, 04:04:55 am »

A more reliable method is to use your SAT score, the dirty little secret of the entire educational establishment is that the SAT is nothing more then a glorified IQ test.  Your combined verbal/math score in can be converted to an IQ rather easily.

Use this converter and your last SAT score, it should be a lot more reliable.  But in any event a standard deviation is about as much accuracy as should be assumed here.  My score of 1410 puts me some ware in the third standard deviation, which I suspect a lot of DF players will be in (about half of us are Programmers for one thing).

http://www.iqcomparisonsite.com/oldSATIQ.aspx (scores before 1995)
http://www.iqcomparisonsite.com/SATIQ.aspx (after 1995)

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Re: IQ of DF gamers?
« Reply #22 on: July 06, 2009, 04:12:29 am »

I got 150 on Im_Spark's test.  I think the OP's test send my score to the completely made up email address I provided, so I'll never find that one out.
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« Reply #23 on: July 06, 2009, 04:37:24 am »

Was tested in elementary school, and had it come out to be 155. The internet tests reliably place me around 150-160. The 3 cubes one linked here gave me 156.
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Re: IQ of DF gamers?
« Reply #24 on: July 06, 2009, 04:43:09 am »

Heh...

I have a hard time believing those scores in the poll...

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Re: IQ of DF gamers?
« Reply #25 on: July 06, 2009, 04:52:45 am »

Got a 141 on that test that was posted.

I dont trust these IQ tests. You cant measure someones intelligence by asking a few questions. Not to mention that I dont even know what they are actually trying to measure.
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Re: IQ of DF gamers?
« Reply #26 on: July 06, 2009, 05:05:48 am »

Mine is... 0 :P. (Hasn't bothered to take one)
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Re: IQ of DF gamers?
« Reply #27 on: July 06, 2009, 05:06:43 am »

Mine is... 0 :P. (Hasn't bothered to take one)

LOL I GET IT
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« Reply #28 on: July 06, 2009, 05:18:43 am »

IQ tests measure.... the ability of solving IQ tests.

Now, whether this ability is equivalent to what we call intelligence, is a hard question to answer.

The skills needed to solve IQ tests are predominantly based on math. They may be important, but is 'intelligence' not broader than that? A historian which proposes a new way to look at some historic event may be called "brilliant", but being a dunce in math, would be do good on an IQ test?

For sure, it is an accomplishment if you do well on IQ tests, but I do think that a very narrow set of skills is measured by it.

These tests reward people who have an interest in math, puzzles, games like chess and go, programming, etc. These are specific interests and hobbies, and if someone has different interests, it does not mean he is stupider. However, an IQ test will reward the person who likes to solve math problems every evening, while someone who prefers to read literature, go to the pub or to play computer games, will have a harder time. Does this mean this person is less intelligent?

Attitude is very important. Some people simply don't have the patience to solve these problems. Maybe they haven't been put through school, where they were trained to sit down and do problems. Does this mean they're stupid? Also, it has been shown that people generally do better on their second try of an IQ test, than on their first one.

Basically, IQ tests are important, but it is a bit of an stretch to say that what they measure is 'intelligence', at least in the everyday meaning of this word.
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« Reply #29 on: July 06, 2009, 05:25:23 am »

I'm not sure anyone here has taken a legitimate IQ test, such as the WAIS. However, I took such a test at around 16 that marked my IQ at 162. I don't remember what it was called, but it was a professional affair at the school I attended.

I am now 20, so assuming I answer the questions exactly the same way, my score would be somewhere around 130 or 140.
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