• Question: what is your iq

    Asked by kyak499age on 8 Feb 2024.
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      Martin McCoustra answered on 8 Feb 2024:

      The last time I did anything like that was in primary school in P6 and P7. At that, I had a score on the test of 138 to 140.

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      Michael Schubert answered on 8 Feb 2024:

      I have done quite a lot of IQ tests and have had scores all over the map. Let me tell you why!

      IQ tests have a lot of flaws, so you can’t really use them as reliable information. For example, a lot of the IQ tests that are used have questions that involve words or language, so someone who speaks a different language or has difficulty with reading might come out with a low score on the test even though they have high intelligence. Others have questions that rely on things you learn from life experience, so if you’ve had a different life (like growing up in a different country or culture), you might not know those things, so your score would be lower than your actual intelligence.

      We do have some IQ tests that are designed not to rely on those kinds of questions, but they aren’t as common and even those ones aren’t perfect!

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      Erin Pallott answered on 8 Feb 2024:

      I have never done an official IQ test, but practice ones put me just above average (around 110). You don’t need a genius-level IQ to be a scientist. Just an interest and a good work ethic!

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      Zoe Vance answered on 8 Feb 2024:

      The last time I think I did a test was when I was a teenager and I think it was around 120-130. Meanwhile a test I did quickly just now says 105. I don’t really place much faith in IQ as a measure, and not just because I’ve supposedly lost about 20 points despite objectively knowing more now than when I was 15/16. As Michael has said the tests are pretty flawed in a lot of ways and, in my opinion, they mainly test your ability to take IQ tests rather than giving any useful measure of intelligence. IQ also has a history of being used in some really dodgy science so I would generally avoid using it to judge anything.

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      Jonathan Shaw answered on 8 Feb 2024: last edited 8 Feb 2024 5:56 pm

      I’ve never done an official IQ test, so I don’t know.

      I would like to hope it’s high! But it’s not the be all and end all.

      I would like to think wisdom is something that can’t be measured by an IQ test.

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      Bruno Silvester Lopes answered on 8 Feb 2024:

      I don’t do IQ, sorry. I believe in hardwork and that makes me successful at what I do. I am a discoverer of many things and also an inventor. I am also linked indirectly to several Nobel prize winners as well 🙂 all because of my hardwork

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      David Bremner answered on 9 Feb 2024:

      I don’t know because i’ve never done any sort of test to get it measured.

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      Rachel Edwards answered on 9 Feb 2024:

      No idea! I’ve never tested. I used to wonder when I was little, but the tests are often very biased.

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      Alexander de Bruin answered on 9 Feb 2024:

      I’ve never had it measured, and the whole system is fairly fundamentally flawed and skewed due to cultural biases. You need a combination of intellectual and emotional intelligences to be successful in any career, especially STEM careers as you move up the management chain.

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      David McGonigle answered on 11 Feb 2024:

      I’m not a massive fan of IQ: similarly to a lot of the other scientists that have answered.

      IQ is ‘intelligence quotient’; most of us, myself included, run into various online tests that claim to measure it accurately. Never forget, though, that these tests are trying to measure something that, well, we’re not 100% sure is a ‘thing’. As psychologists’ ideas about intelligence have evolved, so have IQ tests – so they should be interpreted with a pinch of salt.

      Where they can be useful, though, is acknowledging below-average scores to help with neurological diagnoses – working out what may be different about someone’s brain, and how to help, if possible.

      I have zero time for people that post their IQ on their social media pages…

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      Viviene Dela Cruz answered on 12 Feb 2024:

      I don’t know and I’m not really keen on wanting to know. I want to keep doing my work without having to think if I’m smart enough to do cool stuff as a scientist and engineer 😀

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      Kirsty Ross answered on 15 Feb 2024:

      I’ve never taken an IQ test and I never will. There is more to intelligence than what a paper test can tell you.

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      Ai-Lan Lee answered on 8 Mar 2024:

      I don’t know and have never bothered to find out. Hard work, being interested in what you do, and working well with others are more important than a simple IQ score.

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      Sharron Kenny answered on 21 Mar 2024:

      i have never been asked to do an IQ test so i have no idea