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What is your IQ?: 5/9/2015 08:50:26


Iasonas
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I have recently completed an IQ test, and the result was that I got 141! The average is 100..

Here's proof:


Here's a link to test your IQ test:
http://www.free-iqtest.net/score.asp

Image link (if the above doesn't work)
http://postimg.org/image/4rco3hw3t

Edited 5/9/2015 08:51:33
What is your IQ?: 5/9/2015 09:00:41


Norman 
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The average is 100..

Sorry, but not the "average" is 100 but the "average per country" is 100. An internet IQ of 140 translates to a German IQ of about 87-92.
What is your IQ?: 5/9/2015 09:04:09


Iasonas
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Don't say nationalistic bullshit. German IQ average is 100-108.
What is your IQ?: 5/9/2015 09:10:09


Iasonas
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Why would you believe Germans are brighter, oh god you're stupid.
What is your IQ?: 5/9/2015 10:04:47


master of desaster 
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he just said your test of 20 questions is stupid. not even time involved
What is your IQ?: 5/9/2015 10:23:48


myhandisonfire 
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he just said your test of 20 questions is stupid. not even time involved


he didn't say that, but nonetheless mod is right.

It's a crappy IQ test without time and its capped.

Also IQ tests generally tend to meassure one thing only, namely how good you are in taking IQ tests.

Edited 5/9/2015 10:25:06
What is your IQ?: 5/9/2015 12:02:33

Nobody's Smiling
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Lousy test. Have tested higher on actual pen and paper IQ tests that that tests cap. Scoring higher than 152 is not possible on that test.
What is your IQ?: 5/9/2015 12:17:28


Math Wolf 
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Maybe you should read a bit about how real IQ tests work before posting these things here or trying to brag. I'll give a very simple example on the flaws of this tests that someone with an IQ of 141 will certainly easily understand:

My 'IQ' according to this test is 153 as I got all questions correct.

* Is it a surprise that I got all these questions correct? Of course not as I'm a statistician with a background in mathematics. Half of these questions are either 'known' or trivial mathematical (actually arithmetic for those who prefer the correct term) problems that don't even require me to think. Half of the remaining questions are known 'IQ test' questions. The finger-hand comparison? Check. The make a word from these letters? Check. (Also: bonus points for everyone who spotted the mistake in the test for the second one of those, the real correct answer is not in there!)

* Can my 'IQ' be correctly estimated by this test if I got all questions correct? Of course not: it should be a lower bound. Does the test give any margin of error as should be given for any estimate? Didn't see any.

* Now it would be unfair for me to bash this test while it may actually for some weird reason do work properly right? (Let's call that weird reason 'magic' from now on.) To check whether it works we would need a decent estimate of someone's real IQ and then check the result of this test. So far, I have the low sample size of 2.
- I have a good idea of my own 'real' IQ (real is difficult to claim as IQ is recalibrated every now, not perfectly defined and every test has an error margin) and you may believe me: it's much lower than 153 (not giving the number as I'm not planning to join your brag fest any time soon). Additionally, it's worth considering that English is not my native language, so my IQ tested with an English test should be slightly lower even than my 'real' IQ. So the first observation shows an error of double digits.
- I don't know you but I can provide a guesstimate based on the intelligence of your post, how proud you are of your IQ, the quality of your provided picture and your reaction to others. I'm fairly confident I would dare to bet a lot of money on an IQ of 125 or lower which is still generously high. Since you seem to be from Cyprus (flag on profile), English is not your native language either so the English IQ test would supposedly underestimate your IQ. Conclusion: the second observation also shows an error of double digits, in the same direction (the test overestimates).

So, to conclude, I fear that this test may, quite surprisingly, actually overestimate your IQ! I'm pretty sure that's a conclusion nobody with an IQ over 130 saw coming!


A serious reply to Norman's joke and the topic starter's reply to it: research actually showed (not that surprisingly) that internet users tend to be on averagely smarter than non-internet users. Reasons include, amongst others that (1) social status and income are heavily correlated with both the use of internet (higher use for people who are richer and have a higher status) and with intelligence (higher intelligence for richer people as higher educated people tend to earn more on average). (2) Before country-specific correction, higher developed countries show a higher internet usage and a higher intelligence (education effect) and (3) age tends to be negatively correlated with both internet usage (obvious) and intelligence (again education effect).
As Germany is a highly developed country with a very large internet penetration, I think it may be correct however that the average German has a higher IQ than the average internet user, although the difference is probably not that big. ;-)

It's not clear as far as I know whether internet itself has an averagely positive or negative effect on intelligence but my guess would be that it coud be both depending on how you use it. It would be very difficult if not impossible to set up studies to find this as the causal nature of any effect would be heavily poluted by strong confounders like social status.
(I don't remember the exact reference where I got this, but a google scholar search could probably find some related articles)
What is your IQ?: 5/9/2015 12:28:02


Wohoo
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"Why would you believe Germans are brighter, oh god you're stupid."

How smart or how high someone's IQ is, has for a big part to do with there DNA, so natural the average IQ will be different per country/race, just like the average IQ will be different per family and will be different per individual.

Its known that some asian countries have relatively high average IQ, but because the the germans/Teutons have more diversity DNA within their race, there is a good chance that there smartest 10% have a higher average IQ then the smartest 10% in those asian countries. But that the 10% most stupid/lowest IQ asian are less stupid(higher IQ) than the 10% most stupid/lowest IQ germans/Teutons.


100 is the IQ average in europe/aizen, North-/South America and Africa has lower average IQ.

Countries with the Highest / Lowest Average IQ:
http://www.statisticbrain.com/countries-with-the-highest-lowest-average-iq/

I scored 149 on the online IQ test, all good. looks like the score really is including time.
I made a official IQ at the age of 12, i scored quite bad on the vocabulary part but still manged to get a score of 128.

Edited 5/9/2015 13:25:01
What is your IQ?: 5/9/2015 12:29:38


Norman 
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OK, to clarify stuff: After some very complex maths (that I won't explain here since you wouldn't understand) I came up with following forumula: "Internet IQ" - 55 = "Real life IQ".

As I said the maths behind my formula is super complex and I won't explain. Here just some good arguments for you that my formula is correct:
- In forum threads the average IQ people claim to have after those IQ tests is 140 while it should be 100.
- It shows a lack of intelligence to take internet IQ tests serious so people posting their "Internet IQ" in such threads should be way below 100.
- Iasonas has an "Internet IQ" (IIQ) of 141. However his 1v1 win rate of 23% is way below the average 50%. That's another arguemt that an "Internet IQ" of 140 has to translate to something below 100 "Real Life IQ" (RLIQ).
What is your IQ?: 5/9/2015 12:32:13


myhandisonfire 
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There was a very interesting study about how people using the internet actually overestimate their own knowledge (or intelligence), in which scientists conclude:

"searching the Internet for explanatory knowledge creates an illusion whereby people mistake access to information for their own personal understanding of the information.”


http://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/releases/xge-0000070.pdf
What is your IQ?: 5/9/2015 12:37:39


Thomas 633
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it is based on time to answer as well...
147.
What is your IQ?: 5/9/2015 13:11:14


Math Wolf 
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Interesting paper myhand! I'm going to refrain from nagging on their statistical mistakes and focus on their results only. :-)

They do seem to be on to something, the effects were pretty strong and consistent over the studies and it makes a lot of sense, nice find. It's been a while since I actually enjoyed reading a psychology paper.
What is your IQ?: 5/9/2015 13:17:53


Lawlz
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Additionally, it's worth considering that English is not my native language
And you already speak better english than OP.
What is your IQ?: 5/9/2015 13:18:30


Iasonas
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I guess you guys are right.
What is your IQ?: 5/9/2015 13:21:46


Benjamin628 
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Incorrect Thomas, I took about 4 hours to take it (Sports and such), got all of them right and got 153. That is not my IQ though.

Edited 5/9/2015 13:36:10
What is your IQ?: 5/9/2015 14:15:43


skourby
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yea, IQ doesn't mean anything. People with high IQ's are only moderately more successful than those with lower IQ's. the only two things that matter are creativity and curiosity, as they are the foundation of all sciences.
Just so you guys know i'm not saying this because i got a low IQ, mine is 180+.
What is your IQ?: 5/9/2015 17:09:44


Benjamin628 
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@skourby that last bit was unnecessary, but I agree with you completely.

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What is your IQ?: 5/9/2015 17:10:58


George Bush
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I don't know what my IQ is exactly but I do know it's rather quite high
What is your IQ?: 5/9/2015 17:21:48


Benjamin628 
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OK, to clarify stuff: After some very complex maths (that I won't explain here since you wouldn't understand) I came up with following forumula: "Internet IQ" - 55 = "Real life IQ".

As I said the maths behind my formula is super complex and I won't explain. Here just some good arguments for you that my formula is correct:
- In forum threads the average IQ people claim to have after those IQ tests is 140 while it should be 100.
- It shows a lack of intelligence to take internet IQ tests serious so people posting their "Internet IQ" in such threads should be way below 100.
- Iasonas has an "Internet IQ" (IIQ) of 141. However his 1v1 win rate of 23% is way below the average 50%. That's another arguemt that an "Internet IQ" of 140 has to translate to something below 100 "Real Life IQ" (RLIQ).


1. I took a real-life IQ test and my score was way less than 55 below my "Internet IQ"

2. You can copy a "Real-Life" IQ Test onto the internet.

3. What is the difference between real-life and the internet, if you are a computer programmer, you would know that the goal of AI is to mimic a human brain.

4. 1v1 Win-rate and IQ have nothing to do with one another.

Your "Good Arguments"

As I said the maths behind my formula is super complex and I won't explain you probably thought of a random number and tried to make it sound legitimate.

In forum threads the average IQ people claim to have after those IQ tests is 140 while it should be 100 I said I recieved a score of 153, my IQ is not anywhere near 113.

Iasonas has an "Internet IQ" (IIQ) of 141. However his 1v1 win rate of 23% is way below the average 50%. That's another arguemt that an "Internet IQ" of 140 has to translate to something below 100 "Real Life IQ" (RLIQ). This is my favorite one. I already said that 1v1 win-rate and IQ are not the same at all.

Edited 5/9/2015 17:23:23
What is your IQ?: 5/9/2015 17:45:26


Iasonas
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Edited 5/9/2015 17:46:27
What is your IQ?: 5/9/2015 17:46:14


Iasonas
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I don't have such low IQ. I came 5th in my coutry's math contest.
What is your IQ?: 5/9/2015 17:57:52


skourby
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I bet you live in Sealand
What is your IQ?: 5/9/2015 18:50:55

(retired)
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No he lives in Sea-Prus
What is your IQ?: 5/9/2015 19:02:36

Elroi{IL}
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Lol I do not want to know, if it's good then good, and if it's bad it just will do manipulations
What is your IQ?: 5/9/2015 19:37:26


Math Wolf 
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I don't have such low IQ. I came 5th in my coutry's math contest.

Good for you. I was actually ranked first in my country's official math contest when I was in high school. Still, I'm pretty sure that my IQ is (way) lower than 141. (Also, my country is about ten times as large as yours, so you'd probably rank about 40th-50th in my country.)

My only remaining question: if you are that smart, why feel the need to brag about your (wrongly estimated) IQ or ranking 5th on a math contest on Warlight? Look around you: a big chunk of the players here have a higher degree in science related fields or are well on their way towards it, so even if your real IQ is 141, you're not impressing anyone. You are even lucky that so far most of the answers have been by reasonable people because the trolls would have been even less nice about it.
What is your IQ?: 5/9/2015 19:37:39


Norman 
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@Benjamin628: I was talking shit that I have come up with in a couple of seconds...

However I do believe that there is a very strong correlation between a (non farmed) 1v1 win rate and intelligence. I very often see people in team games expanding into someting like a "2 income 4 territories bonus" while they could expand into a "5 income 4 territories bonus". I seriously believe that those guys are super stupid.

Edited 5/9/2015 19:39:05
What is your IQ?: 5/9/2015 19:46:31

Elroi{IL}
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IQ, it is mainly mathematical questions?
What is your IQ?: 5/9/2015 19:52:16


Math Wolf 
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@ Norman: practice and wanting to play well does a lot as well. As an example: I would claim that all members from my clan are above average intelligent people because I know their background. Yet, several of them have an average win rate and ladder ranking. If you aren't on Warlight for a long time or you play for fun without paying much attention, it's relatively easy to get a low win rate. Additionally, decent players who mainly play the ladder get a win rate close to 50% anyway (example: myself). Nevertheless I agree to some point that there very likely is a (strong) correlation.
What is your IQ?: 5/9/2015 20:10:46


szeweningen 
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Did someone say math contest?

Hmm, how about we make a math contest on warlight? I can prepare some questions and then you send answers in pm, dropbox or mail depending on the format of the answers. I've done it once in the past on a math forum and it was quite fun :) I know it's irrelevant to the topic, but since the topic is irrelevant I don't have any regrets about it :)
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