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Is this a reliable I.Q. test 2012-01-02 05:51:12 Reply

For those of you who have had real I.Q. tests, tell me, how does this compare to an actual I.Q. test and how did you score with this online test as opposed to your actual I.Q. test?

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Response to Is this a reliable I.Q. test 2012-01-02 05:56:21 Reply

Life rule #1

Never believe what you see on the internet.

at least to me, so no i wouldn't believe it

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Response to Is this a reliable I.Q. test 2012-01-02 05:56:55 Reply

It's subject to the same flaws that a normal IQ test is - that is, if you do it loads of times then you're going to get a higher score regardless of your actual problem-solving ability.

But it's a damn good indicator when you're in a hurry.

I don't know why you would be in a hurry to test your IQ. That's your responsibility, not mine.

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Response to Is this a reliable I.Q. test 2012-01-02 05:57:26 Reply

At 1/2/12 05:56 AM, Mantinziza wrote: Life rule #1

Never believe what you see on the internet.

at least to me, so no i wouldn't believe it

fergot to mention i have tooken a real IQ test, so im not wasting my time on it

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Response to Is this a reliable I.Q. test 2012-01-02 06:05:36 Reply

anything that takes you less than 2 hours to complete is not reliable, because they need to test you on a lot of areas to give a fairly good indication of your IQ score. this can only be done by takinga full IQ test by a licensed psychologist.

i have briefly skimmed through those questions and i can say they can test you on your processing speed at best.


^Just another nonsensical forum post.^

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Response to Is this a reliable I.Q. test 2012-01-02 06:12:33 Reply

At 1/2/12 06:05 AM, i-am-ghey wrote: i have briefly skimmed through those questions and i can say they can test you on your processing speed at best.

Actually, I really disagree with this. I've found both the questions of an official supervised IQ test and said quick internet IQ quiz to be fairly comparable in their overall cover in aspects that constitute an IQ (if not difficulty), and I resent the whole "at least 2-hour" gig to the point where'd I say that the official test could be a less reliable indicator for people prone to boredom when doing monotonous tasks for an extended period of time.

Folks, I know you're probably curious as to what your IQ is, but seriously, don't bother with the real deal. The money spent isn't worth being bored out of your mind for 2 and a half hours.

At 1/2/12 05:57 AM, Mantinziza wrote: fergot to mention i have tooken a real IQ test

You kill me, kid.

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Response to Is this a reliable I.Q. test 2012-01-02 06:21:03 Reply

So, nobody actually took both tests and compared scores?

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Response to Is this a reliable I.Q. test 2012-01-02 06:22:47 Reply

I did an IQ test on the internet once and it took me ages and when I clicked submit nothing happened


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Response to Is this a reliable I.Q. test 2012-01-02 06:25:34 Reply

i don't know what a real IQ test is like because i have never taken one before, but i do recognise most of the questions types (and i bet most people do): such as asking you rearrange letters, identifying the next number in a sequence, and so on. bascially, same question types, but with diferent numbers/words.

it is possible to score very high on this test (even though you have never taken the test before) with enough practice, because really, they are all routine bookwork. that's why i conclude that they can only access your processing speed at best.

if a real IQ test is similar to this, then i am disappointed.


^Just another nonsensical forum post.^

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Response to Is this a reliable I.Q. test 2012-01-02 06:29:59 Reply

At 1/2/12 06:25 AM, i-am-ghey wrote: it is possible to score very high on this test (even though you have never taken the test before) with enough practice, because really, they are all routine bookwork. that's why i conclude that they can only access your processing speed at best.

if a real IQ test is similar to this, then i am disappointed.

Sorry to dissapoint you. It kinda is.

Except completed in the comfort of your living room instead of in a seedy room where a supervisor sits at the other end and actively HATES you with all her might for making her sit there while you sit there and be bored and you can't talk otherwise the entire thing is scrapped and it sucks.

There's definitely SOMEONE out there who's taken enough formal IQ tests to get really proficient and good at them. They're both subject to the same fallacies like that.

Oh and the internet one is a bit easier and less intense.

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Response to Is this a reliable I.Q. test 2012-01-02 07:12:20 Reply

Thank you for your interest in the test at IQTest.com.
Your general IQ score is: 93

This is the outcome if you answer "True" on every question. But they want me to pay them to view my "profile"? How lame is that?


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Response to Is this a reliable I.Q. test 2012-01-02 07:14:29 Reply

Majority of online tests pump up your IQ to about 110-130 to let you think you're a genius. They ever so cleverly offer to sell you a certificate at the end proving this. In an ironic way it sorts of shows your real intelligence.

go see MENSA if you want a real IQ test.

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Response to Is this a reliable I.Q. test 2012-01-02 07:16:53 Reply

At 1/2/12 07:14 AM, Markface wrote:
go see MENSA if you want a real IQ test.

NO DON'T ISN'T ANYONE READING WHAT I'VE BEEN POSTING.

IT'S A TRAP AND THEY WANT TO YOU DIE OF BOREDOM BEFORE JOINING THEIR SILLY CLUB WITH NO BENEFITS.

fucking...

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Response to Is this a reliable I.Q. test 2012-01-02 07:19:01 Reply

At 1/2/12 07:16 AM, Lintire wrote:
At 1/2/12 07:14 AM, Markface wrote:
go see MENSA if you want a real IQ test.
NO DON'T ISN'T ANYONE READING WHAT I'VE BEEN POSTING.

IT'S A TRAP AND THEY WANT TO YOU DIE OF BOREDOM BEFORE JOINING THEIR SILLY CLUB WITH NO BENEFITS.

You obviously aren't a part of MENSA or you'd know how bitches uncontrollably cream themselves at hearing you're in MENSA.

MENSA.

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Response to Is this a reliable I.Q. test 2012-01-02 07:21:41 Reply

At 1/2/12 07:19 AM, Markface wrote: You obviously aren't a part of MENSA or you'd know how bitches uncontrollably cream themselves at hearing you're in MENSA.

MENSA.

I passed their silly test. I reserve the right to say that I could be in their club if I wanted to.

I also believe that I have the most authority on the subject of "real" IQ tests in this thread, because I don't think anyone else has actually taken one.

And I'm saying not to do it. You should believe me and my authority. You should all believe me about everything forever.

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Response to Is this a reliable I.Q. test 2012-01-02 07:25:01 Reply

At 1/2/12 07:21 AM, Lintire wrote: I passed their silly test. I reserve the right to say that I could be in their club if I wanted to.

I've done 3 in my life. They're quite boring. One for Mensa Australia, one on an RAAF aptitude test my brother was taking (decided to jump along) and one for funsies when I started med-school with my uni.

all quite similar results. Party hard.

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Response to Is this a reliable I.Q. test 2012-01-02 07:27:56 Reply

At 1/2/12 07:25 AM, Markface wrote: I AM A TERRIBLE PERSON WHO WISHES TO DESTROY DREAMS AND AM EVIL MUAHAHAHAHA

You monster!

Stop luring others to this terrible fate!

It isn't worth it people!
; You don't even get a certificate

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Response to Is this a reliable I.Q. test 2012-01-02 07:29:09 Reply

LOL, i am half-tempted to design and create my own IQ test here....


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Response to Is this a reliable I.Q. test 2012-01-02 08:23:40 Reply

meh, if theres anything shittier than an IQ test is an Online IQ test

I scored average and yet im doing physics and maths at A level, pretty badly though but thats because im fat and lazy, not stupid.

but then I scored a genius score and this is the same person who had his mother wipe his arse till he was 12.

heh, fuck erm.

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Response to Is this a reliable I.Q. test 2012-01-03 11:31:03 Reply

At 1/2/12 08:23 AM, JaguarProwlKnight wrote: but then I scored a genius score and this is the same person who had his mother wipe his arse till he was 12.

Wat...