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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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    Twice, averaged 118-120 which turns out is pretty average.
    I've got your restraining order right here. [grabs crotch] Restrain this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by willmw View Post
    A real one, not some dinky little magazine test.
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    Yet more proof that I'm.. well, pretty much right about everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MangoPumpkin View Post
    Twice, averaged 118-120 which turns out is pretty average.
    118 - 120 = -2. That is not average, just saying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FrenchFit View Post
    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).
    Dangit, I almost only post in Foo, so my post count is abysmal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MangoPumpkin View Post
    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.
    You're just trying to start an argument to show how smart you are.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by FrenchFit View Post
    Yes, and was invited to join MENSA. I was smarter then than now.

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Wills View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by krobinson103 View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Lamplight View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikebikes View Post
    Yes, I'm an idiot.
    BUT! my daughters scored 160 and 170.
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    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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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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    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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