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Old 03-28-12, 05:06 AM   #26
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I had to take a weeks worth of tests of every description when I tried to join the New Zealand Army some 15 years back. They came back and told me that I was too old (24 at that time) and too qualified - I had 2 degrees at the time. I'm sure there was an IQ test in there somewhere, but they never did tell me the results.
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Old 03-28-12, 07:22 AM   #27
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Twice, averaged 118-120 which turns out is pretty average.
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Old 03-28-12, 07:39 AM   #28
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A real one, not some dinky little magazine test.
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Old 03-28-12, 07:45 AM   #29
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Twice, averaged 118-120 which turns out is pretty average.
118 - 120 = -2. That is not average, just saying.
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Old 03-28-12, 08:07 AM   #30
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Yes, and was invited to join MENSA. I was smarter then than now.
Yeah, me too. I did a couple of tests to see if I could join MENSA. I joined up and then figured out that I was smarter than most MENSA members, since I wasn't going to continue to pay them to continue the privilege. (I also think I was smarter then).
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Twice, averaged 118-120 which turns out is pretty average.
Average was originally 100 but it creeped up over the years a liitle. Still you are a good bit above average.
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Yeah, I passed on the Mensa invite, too -- WTF, they invite you and THEN want to test you some more? BITE ME -- test THAT!

Somebody told me whwen I was in the service that the ASVAB included an IQ exam, that it filtered through all the dross, and that mine was 129. But there was a senior SGT who wasn't very bright, and his was listed at 146 (my last online "dinky" score), so I'm doubtful.

Since all that didn't get me a good job with a future, it's ALL dross.
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I never took an IQ test. If I were forced to take it, I wouldn't want to know the results.

/ I don't like disappointment.
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Me too, same applies.
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Took a real IQ test in the 5th grade and was skipped up to 6th. Took another test in the 6th to see how that messed me up. Took several in the last 5 years to see what effect my brain injury has had. Good news, I am still as stupid as always... not much change!

I remember when I took the test in 5th grade... so many questions I had no clue... I guessed and scored quite high (155). I think that was evident of me being a good guesser, nothing else. Recently when I tested, after all my education and work experience, I knew the answers alittle better - I scored 138 - 142. Probably closer to the truth...
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Mine was smarter than yours (Snickers has since passed on to the Great Catnip Field in the Sky):
Actually, mine is also in the Great Catnip Field. I wonder if Snickers and Ms. Kitty are playing a game of chess up there?
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I had to take a weeks worth of tests of every description when I tried to join the New Zealand Army some 15 years back. They came back and told me that I was too old (24 at that time) and too qualified - I had 2 degrees at the time. I'm sure there was an IQ test in there somewhere, but they never did tell me the results.
Same experience with the Australian Army.

They had all these different tests (mechanical, numerical, language) and they gave us a certain amount of time, but explained that the test was not designed to be finished, so don't panic if you didn't get it all done or had a problem with any question. Just move on and do the next question, get as much done as comfortably as possible.

So, with about half the allotted time left, I'd done it all (checked it a couple of times for mistakes) and was sitting there looking dumb. About 5% of the room looked like me - the rest were looking a bit pale and freaked all the way to the bell.

Next day I have some psych Captain look over everything and ask me what sort of thing I wanted to do. I asked how my scores were and what could I do. She gazed at the sheet and said "any job in this army you want."




The medical was funny too. I'd just aced the hearing test and when the nurse noted the unit I was applying through (the reserve unit near my university was artillery) she joked "nice hearing...that's not going to last".
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Old 03-28-12, 11:53 PM   #38
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Actually, mine is also in the Great Catnip Field. I wonder if Snickers and Ms. Kitty are playing a game of chess up there?
I wouldn't doubt it. Snickers was always able to out-think me.
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BUT! my daughters scored 160 and 170.
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Old 03-29-12, 11:54 AM   #40
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I failed a urine test once but that's what you get when you don't study.
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Old 03-31-12, 06:39 AM   #41
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Knowing the number of my IQ-- knowing I was smart-- has never been a factor for good in my life. I NEVER should have taken those tests.
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