Ever done an I.Q. test.
24 Mar 07
I've never been "professionally" tested, but I've been viewing a book containing some classical test of the kind. First of all, opinions are pretty negative on the thing, since I consider very highly subjectivity and individual cases, second, I don't like measurements related to quality things (like human mind), another reason is that I belive that applyed intelligence on a test, works much differently than in real life, it's a kind of abstraction which breaks the bridge with other variables, like the body and the emotions for example. Apart for all of this, I think it would take many hours of many different kind of tests in order to get to some point in terms of evaluation. One more thing: I've tryed to answer to a few questions from that book, and I was having my good reasons to choose one solution instead of another- but sometimes, as I was looking at the supposedly correct results, my solution was rejected. I wonder : who decideds tha one kind of reasoning is correct and the other is not? If both of them Have got their own constructions and fundations?
25 Mar 07
Yes, it's very hard to be subjective in such a thing, as so many variables come into play, especially when things like gender come into it, the sexes think differently and this must be taken into consideration. We may get to the same conclusion but in a different way. It is most interesting. The old Olivetti sidways lateral thinkng is a good one, this comes in very handy for cryptic crosswords which unfortunately I am not so good at. We will probably learn more about this as time goes on a bit, think back to what mind sciences believed 150 years ago. Ooooh. I'm not good at lot's of things, how come these I.Q. tests ask these pattern type questions mainly I seem to remember, might be just the way I think.
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30 Mar 07
I am so glad you started this thread. It caused me to have an inspiration. Suddenly, with no warning, my star rating was explaned to me. Perhaps, God may have sent me the message. It is impossible to understand the true nature of such revelation. But it matters not. All is now clear to me. The mystery is solved. My IQ is my star rating.
30 Mar 07
No no redyellowblack dog, your star is your IQ related percentage of the population. If you have to rate over 125 I.Q. to get a one percent of the population score, you are with all of us mate. Sit back and relax in the knowledge that the rest of the population, are really good at everything except thinking?????
25 Mar 07
I think you might definately be a MENSA candidate, that's what it's all about. I certainly respect your score, you are probably a very well educated and bred individual, all the right genes and stuff. How many people have never bothered to become part of the statistical sample, that are right up there and made of the right stuff?