Have you ever been IQ tested?

@James72 (26829)
Australia
December 30, 2006 12:49am CST
I undertook an IQ test out of curiosity when I was in my early twenties. It took around three hours to complete. I did so with a number of friends and we all had very different educational backgrounds. The results were very, very unexpected! Have you ever undertaken one? Care to share what score you received?
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@Wizybr (110)
• Australia
30 Dec 06
I sat the IQ test when I joined Mensa 30 years ago. High IQ are great but all they really predict is your ability to think and learn from life. They are not a requisite for success or achievement. The Mensa members I knew were the brightest, most interesting group of under-achievers I ever met.
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@Thomas73 (1467)
• Switzerland
30 Dec 06
Very well said! I can only agree with you. Just check out my posts above. ;)
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• United States
19 Aug 08
One of my all time best friends once said to me that he liked to keep his weight the same as his IQ. I thought that was very funny, and a good idea besides. So now I no longer feel compelled to keep my weight at 120 and if anyone were to have the temerity to criticize me for being overweight I would just tell them "I like to keep my weight the same as my IQ".
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
19 Aug 08
Lol. This is a nice way to look at it! Well if I were to have the same IQ as my weight in pounds then I think I could be either a Rocket Scientist or World President! Ha Ha. Thanks for responding.
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@Thomas73 (1467)
• Switzerland
30 Dec 06
I undertook an IQ test a few years ago, as I was suffering from terrible migraines and the neurologists couldn't determine any physiological cause for them. I won't brag about it, but let's say that it was unexpectedly high. I consider myself a reasonably intelligent person, but I was still amazed by the outcome.
@James72 (26829)
• Australia
30 Dec 06
I too was amazed by my score as it was totally unexpected! It was especially surprising as I have a very base level education. I hope you managed to beat the migraines!
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@Thomas73 (1467)
• Switzerland
30 Dec 06
Education and intelligence are two very different things. I know very intelligent people with hardly no education, as well as a few dumb-arses who still managed to get a Ph.D. The migraines are still there for no apparent reason. I'm used to them by now as long as they don't flare up as often as they used to a few years ago. Thanks for your concern! :)
@James72 (26829)
• Australia
30 Dec 06
I agree wholeheartedly! But unfortunately in a lot of cases it is a basic assumption that someone with a PhD will be intelligent! In my line of work it is pretty much expected that you have educational qualifications but I have thankfully been able to get around that due to experience.
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