Personality Cafe banner

1 - 20 of 61 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
75 Posts
Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
Mensa IQ Test

I know I do, doing some Te related activity energises me

Also I know you are all competitive, so more reason to beat that :p





Still though I'm beyond hopeless when it comes to seeing the big picture. It's tragic
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6 Posts
I know I do, doing some Te related activity energises me

Also I know you are all competitive, so more reason to beat that :p


Still though I'm beyond hopeless when it comes to seeing the big picture. It's tragic
Impressive score, friend!

I like IQ tests, but there is a clear barrier, after which I am incapable without mulling it over for some time. Mine was 131, scored 133 as a child and 129 as a teen, so I'm still around the same area.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
74 Posts
Mensa IQ Test

I know I do, doing some Te related activity energises me

Also I know you are all competitive, so more reason to beat that :p





Still though I'm beyond hopeless when it comes to seeing the big picture. It's tragic
Not sure about these websites are accurate in applying the test or considered as real measurement to anyone's intelligence, i have a huge doubt about these websites. (Not the IQ test)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
75 Posts
Discussion Starter #4 (Edited)
Not sure about these websites are accurate in applying the test or considered as real measurement to anyone's intelligence, i have a huge doubt about these websites. (Not the IQ test)
According to some Mensa Member the real one is not far off

 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,378 Posts
I got 125 (which is in the 95.2 percentile range).



I guessed on quite a few of them. Had 11 minutes left. Should have taken more time with some of them.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Dare

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,739 Posts
Did you like taking it? I personally enjoy it
I like the challenge of solving problems, and spotting patterns especially is very satisfying. I am curious about the last question, though. In every other case I could at least narrow down the range of possible answers, but I have no idea what the pattern there even was.
 

·
Plague Doctor
INTJ, 5w4, Ni-T type
Joined
·
6,039 Posts
Every time I've taken an IQ test, I score between 125 and 135, so I'm pretty confident that my IQ, as measured by these tests, is 130. However, I'm not certain what that even really means at this point in time.

I'm not very impressed with the Mensa institute to begin with for personal reasons that has nothing to do with their tests and measures. Second, I don't like to take something which has been developed (and expanded upon and refined) to measure intelligence a certain way as an accurate measure of my default state.

In other words, I might be able to perform high on the test (130), but otherwise, I might not actually apply all that intelligence in day-to-day activities. So, I see IQ as potential, but not exactly actual.

Also, I can be incredibly smart in pattern recognition or with math problems but completely ignorant in matters of human interaction.

So, to answer the question: IQ tests are interesting to me in that they attempt to measure human capacity and I'm interested in how it works and why it works. I think it can be fun to find one's IQ. However, anything past that I try not to take too seriously. After all, I think it's also important (for me at least) to know my weaknesses rather than my strengths at this point in my life. My weaknesses impact me more and are opportunities for growth.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
75 Posts
Discussion Starter #10
I like the challenge of solving problems, and spotting patterns especially is very satisfying. I am curious about the last question, though. In every other case I could at least narrow down the range of possible answers, but I have no idea what the pattern there even was.



- Reverse 1st image from 1st row upside down
- Combine it (put it over) with the 1st image from row below
- What clashes gets erased, the rest remains
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
5,331 Posts
You beat me you dirty little prick lol, wonder which ones I got wrong, I felt pretty solid with all of my answers.

Screenshot_2017-11-06-13-49-52-40.jpg

If anyone can see the attachment, that's the only one I couldn't see a pattern in, anyone know what it is?
I can't even remember which one I chose, top right I think, but it was a total guess.

I legitimately don't see the pattern.
 

Attachments

·
Registered
ENTJ; 8w7; Persian C
Joined
·
9,448 Posts
I prefer a lazy game of Sudoku™ + playing on a great Linux OS [with sufficiently great privacy concern(s) being addressed] & a smooth-running mean PC machine powering it.

I got 125, as well with around 15 minute(s) left. I am listening to marvelous Techno, as well. I took it (&) scored same 3 times. I took another (&) scored around 130 once -- I took another (&) scored lower in a wave during a [mental-evaluation]. According to Gewgole that is superior sonic ultra-lightening intellect. Either way; my score(s) cluster between 120-130; I find it fun with paper/pencil. I do enjoy test-taking.


As for my opinion on IQ test(s) ::

 
"Smartness," and "intelligence," are distinct. While many smart-humanoid(s) are likely to have higher IQ's; all specimens with "high IQ's," may/may not be smart. Do 'extremely smart persons,' exist? - indeed, and most are simply highly educated specimens in a specific field of study or a specimen who has much accumulated knowledge about anything - not just 'correlative' data; nor easy access to knowledge sources (re: experts), but knowledge of (X)—which is for ex; a sufficiently useful tool for determining which doctor to select, and which to be weary of, however most do not have the acquired knowledge themselves to distinguish smart (re: knowledge of X) - from specimens who are heavily & critically relient on hueristics (knowledge of how to use the knowledge of (X) that exists). I would consider a humanoid with a Ph.D (& demonstrable knowledge in their area), e.g., physics, psychology, zooology, economics, mathematics, linguistics, or even the fine arts, such as music (re: mastering an instrument / composing music), someone "very smart".

I would consider a humanoid with a "high-IQ," someone highly intelligent (re: advanced problem-solving / fixation on lose/lose conflicts - solving irresolvable problematic conflicts) skill(s)). There have been plenty of 'average-IQ' humanoids with "smarts" and noticable wits. If you have both (a very smart humanoid with a HIGH IQ), I would consider the specimen along the lines of ('Hawking'). I do not think Hawking is only just, "subjectively," smart/intelligent, and most specimens would recognize him as "objectively," above the rest. If by objective, you mean POV-invariance.

Anyway, most specimens have the capacity to be smart people with average IQ's - and 'stupid' (i.e., reliance on knowledge illusions) with high-IQ, and et al. There are also 'objectively' low-functioning specimens with low IQ and very little "smarts," which most specimens haven't anything to worry about in regards to themselves, for ex; such a specimen is utilizing PerC without any major complications, I reckon they are relatively average in IQ & functional, with a capacity to be at least, be somewhat smart if the specimen applies themselves. I am sure if any such humanoid was only just very dumb (re: Low IQ & no capacity to be/gain smarts) - this would have been easily determined/addressed somewhere [in early childhood] (re: lacking the capacity to develop / problem-solve simple hiccups on the environmental terrain) which as pointed out earlier, isn't simply inability to academically keep up peers, but malfunctions with effectively and/or reasonably interacting with them as well, (i.e., severe behavioral problems) and Neuroplasticity is also a considerable factor to consider when considering other spectrum such as (age).


In other words; IQ is only noticably "fun" when you are being a smart-ass (!)
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
601 Posts
Supposed 125 IQ as well. Granted, I rather zoned out towards the end as the tediousness of the questions, but in the words of the above :

"In other words; IQ is only noticably "fun" when you are being a smart-ass (!)"
 
  • Like
Reactions: Dare and Turi

·
Banned
Joined
·
2,152 Posts
I was doing a thing with Raven's Progressive Matrices about a year ago, and I was really excited about using them as a kind of test for automated reasoning.

Apparently I didn't do enough with them, or something. Or else I had a stroke and didn't realize it in the meantime. Or there's a wizard who turned my blood into a powder for the amount of time it takes to perturb certain key neural pathways in order to gather information about my passwords saved on my computer while I thought I was taking the test.

Anyway, 65 is a good golf score, I think, and you're supposed to drive that speed, in mph, I guess, if you're old. Speed kills.

I had the same matrix as Turi, and I'm tired of looking at that one -- I basically just guessed, and still don't see it. I thought one of the tokens could represent state in an elementary machine, but I just am out of executive function to look at it.

Someone of legal IQ age should probably explain that one, put it to bed. Maybe spoiler it, please: I know I won't go to sleep without looking at it again, and if it can be solved, I'm sure I and anyone else can with enough examination.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
919 Posts
I always score between 128-136 (or something like that), I do like taking them, but as soon as I spot a pattern I get bored really fast so at the end when the toughest ones are I'm like... "ehhhhh I'm bored" and get sloppy. I know I could solve them (as I know what the pattern is, like with the last one in this test) but I'm too lazy to do the mental effort to turn it over etc

I assume I know how much I'll score and don't see it as something that has real life application (I still feel stupid) so I don't get the reward after finishing it. More like "I wasted my time on stupid patterns that all are the same! F***!"
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
2,152 Posts
I assume I know how much I'll score and don't see it as something that has real life application (I still feel stupid) so I don't get the reward after finishing it. More like "I wasted my time on stupid patterns that all are the same! F***!"
I'm on board with your first ¶ -- I found myself very distracted, prone to a tiny bit of mind-wandering in some part of the brain, and partly annoyed toward the end that the patterns didn't jump out at me with only a minimum of manipulation.

In part I was distracted by the number of similarities I could see with the patterns to a number of different styles of thinking: graphical manipulation, transformations in linear algebra, propositional logic operations, and some graph theory that I could see a few valid ways of understanding, but knowing that only one is correct.

Not making an excuse, just stating what I think my errors were. It does inspire me to do more work on the Raven's, in addition to going back to some of Smullyan's cute little puzzle books (I like the one on lambda calculus -- the title was something about blackbirds or something, I don't remember).

But I'm kind of interested by the part of your post I quoted. I'm not at all criticizing your point of view -- it's very understandable, and yet I don't quite understand. I can see, since you did indeed demonstrate fine ability, yeah, it might seem like asking....I don't know, a language student to spend time conjugating verbs or whatever.

However, the one thing I enjoy about the Raven's is that it's the one absolutely subject-free (arguably -- see my issues above) framework that seems to work the very skills I use when working on various logics, and the same skills for dealing with algebraic relations (homomorphisms, and so forth over various structures). I know not everyone's really into that stuff, but that's why I approach the Raven's as kind of like doing scales on a musical instrument, or maybe doing pushups or something.

Not intended to be advice in anyway, just that I was interested to hear your different perspective, and since I think it's a fascinating subject, thought I'd pop back in and do some blah-de-blah.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
62 Posts
I can't take your given IQ test since I'm younger than 18.

But I've taken many other ones(mainly region-specific ones, since I live in Hong Kong, the questions would most likely be Math-based since we're stereotypically good at Mathematics), and I mainly get around 130-140. However, I have only taken online IQ tests, not the official ones, so I highly doubt any of these are accurate.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
75 Posts
Discussion Starter #20
I can't take your given IQ test since I'm younger than 18.

But I've taken many other ones(mainly region-specific ones, since I live in Hong Kong, the questions would most likely be Math-based since we're stereotypically good at Mathematics), and I mainly get around 130-140. However, I have only taken online IQ tests, not the official ones, so I highly doubt any of these are accurate.
They are accurate for online tests. Many members of MENSA reported how the real result is very close
 
1 - 20 of 61 Posts
Top