2008-04-25 05:32 pm (UTC)
Hey was logged in when I wrote that! stupid system x
Well thats 7 more than me when I last did one! And I'm stupid!
I can't do IQ tests. All that 'list the next numbers in the sequence...' stuff - I just stare blankly at the page, thinking 'What sequence?'
I have therefore reconciled myself to the inescapable fact that I am as thick as pigshit. Alas, membership of Mensa is forever barred to me. I will never be able to rub shoulders with Jimmy Savile OBE in the corridors of intellectual power!
In other news, what time do Lee-Anne's lizard lights come on? They won't eat their worms in the dark...
I am not convinced that Pattern Recognition is a good measure for intelligence. All IQ tests prove is someone is either good, bad or average at these sorts of tests. I could teach you how to do these tests. I guarantee your scores would improve. Would that really mean I have increased your intelligence?
I've known people who are better at IQ tests than me but not at all practical. We're talking perfectly able-bodied who call an electrician to change a plug, types. I think an ability to solve practical problems is just as much a measure of intelligence as elementary mathematics.
As for Mensa they always struck me as some sort of eugenics experiment.
Lights go on around 5pm... but Grish says "don't worry about them if they won't eat... Main thing is the birds seed must be changed".
Hmmm, I got 140 as well. Does everybody get 140, to massage their ego’s whilst giving away more personal details for data collection & marketing purposes? Doesn’t take a genius to work that one out!!
I did wonder that too. I gave them all false info. I think most people do this so I think market research must be a pretty flawed science these days. I have, on occasion, been stopped in the street and asked to do a survey. If I have the time I will do these. Just to lie. My favorite bit of market research sabotage I've heard of is to swap loyalty cards. So a single man over 40 with a cat becomes a 20 something family of 4 with two dogs over night over night and back again the following month.
I'll try the test again and get every get every question wrong and see what that does. If it is genuine I wish it would let you know which questions you got wrong.
I gave false info as well. I find the more questions I’m asked the more indignant I get and the more outlandish the replies become.
There’s lies, damned lies ….. statistics ….and market research
Yes! Before you apply for MENSA I’d do another ‘dummy’ test. I might do another myself pretending I’m only 10 years old ;-)
I remember hearing someone from a leading market research company being interviewed on the radio. She wouldn't believe that people would just make up stuff... As more callers phoned in to say they always lied to market research people, even though she kept on message I could hear in her voice her world slowly crumbling away.
I've just tried it again and put the wrong answer for a few questions... Also put in my address as UK this time and got a whole load of surveys I didn't get before... all pertaining to UK products.
... this time I got.
Free-IQTest.net - Free IQ Test
Quelle surprise! I entered as a 10 year old girl from Nottingham. Ticked any old box AND got a score of 104!! This test is more fraudulent than the data I supplied them with …
2008-04-28 09:17 pm (UTC)
It doesn't matter how old you are in theory, when you do an IQ test.
Your intelligence quota is supposed to remain stable for ever!
Therefore if you had an IQ of 140 when you were 10. It should still be 140.
Anyway Cyril Burt, the inventor of IQ tests was proved to have faked his statistics. Therefore rendering the whole shbang unscientific.
So a fake IQ test is following in a long tradition then?
Did he fake his own IQ score too?
2008-05-01 06:22 pm (UTC)
If I was going to fake my IQ I would put it at around the 200 mark :-)
(Well if you're going to lie.. do it properly)
i thought that was good - i though thats about what i was in real life (TM)without doing this test...