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Friday, July 07, 2006


I had an I.Q. test this morning. A friend from the Browncoat community needed test subjects for running I.Q. tests and since she lives on campus, I figured I'd volunteer. Once again, it turns out I'm smart and stuff. This is good. The bad thing is that if I'm in the 97th percentile for intelligence, then it makes me fear desperately for the rest of the world. No wonder most people just don't get it. It really amazes me that humanity has done as well as it has if most people are dumber than me, because criminey, I surely don't feel very smart. In fact, most of the time, I feel like a complete spaz. And there's plenty of things I don't get. And lordy, if everyone else is soaking up less, then how have we survived this long? Scary stuff.


  • I wouldn't worry about it. I usually test in the ballpark of a 140 IQ (99th percentile) and that hasn't stopped me from making rather spectacularly stupid mistakes. The more I see this sort of thing, the less I believe that what they test for has any bearing on how well one adapts to the world.

    By Blogger Bill B, at 9:40 PM  

  • My boss and I joke a lot at work about IQ tests. On the "Stanford Binet" we're both in the 99th percentile... but while it's the most common test it's not the only one. I've taken four IQ tests and range from mentally retarded to MENSA material. Really. My boss has taken five with similar results.

    By Blogger Unknown, at 7:11 AM  

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