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How smart are you?

 
Damrod

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03/20/2013 11:00 AM

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It's interesting how 50% of the responses claimed to be smarter than 90% of the population. If you clicked that, maybe you should re-evaluate your choice.
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LMAO!
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Yeah I clicked 80% based on the people I personally know around me...but not compared to the "big picture".

I guess in that frame of thought I'd prob be in the 60 or 70% range.

Not going to sell myself short. I can be pretty clever and I am a good problem solver. I also understand how IQ tests work and a ton of it is based on the ability to spot patterns...that in and of itself is a skill...does not necessarily establish creative thought and inventiveness.

The IQ tests are broken. They really need to be revised and how they are interpreted and valued revised. They were created in a time to prop up or solidify certain racial and socioeconomic prejudice....fact.

People's "intelligence" should be measured on what they can contribute. I have known some folks that would have been considered dumb as a stump come up with some great ideas to solve a problem...it is all relative.

The problem is, the current measuring system is biased.

Last Edited by Damrod on 03/20/2013 11:00 AM
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Sir France's Beercan

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03/20/2013 11:03 AM

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People have become specialists in specific areas...and sadly...general intelligence has suffered. Not many people are "Renaissance thinkers" anymore.

It takes a special mind to be able to recall history, science, advanced mathematics, etc.

I know engineers that are brilliant in "THAT" specific discipline and are dumb as a bag of hammers in say history or archaeology.

I strive to be a "Renaissance man". I try to be creative, artful, critical and spiritual. I try to solve problems I face both inside and outside the box. I had my IQ tested many years ago and I have learned a ton since then...but overall, I would prob rate about the same. I am NOT a super genius...just a dude trying to make it through this life as best I can.
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After reading that post you can also add 'cliche specialist' to your list of abilities :-)
Charlott

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03/20/2013 11:06 AM

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Probably not as smart as I think I am lol
Charlotte :)
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03/20/2013 11:07 AM

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People have become specialists in specific areas...and sadly...general intelligence has suffered. Not many people are "Renaissance thinkers" anymore.

It takes a special mind to be able to recall history, science, advanced mathematics, etc.

I know engineers that are brilliant in "THAT" specific discipline and are dumb as a bag of hammers in say history or archaeology.

I strive to be a "Renaissance man". I try to be creative, artful, critical and spiritual. I try to solve problems I face both inside and outside the box. I had my IQ tested many years ago and I have learned a ton since then...but overall, I would prob rate about the same. I am NOT a super genius...just a dude trying to make it through this life as best I can.
 Quoting: Damrod


After reading that post you can also add 'cliche specialist' to your list of abilities :-)
 Quoting: Sir France's Beercan


What do you mean? I really don't see myself as being super extraordinary...but I do realize I have some talent. How am I a "Cliche" specialist" if I am capable of recognizing my own limitations in the intellectual field? I can do other things that I hope adds to my ability to be an individual. I am not pompous or 'cliche" in my opinion...I like to think I am a realist.
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Sir France's Beercan

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03/20/2013 11:09 AM

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It is interesting to note that everyone rates themselves as brighter than those around them. One's perception of other peoples' intelligence will always be limited by your own so will result in a self fulfilling inference that one is cleverer than those around them.

The only real test is when people you know well tell you you're a lucky bastard for being so clever. Other than that, one's perception of one's own intelligence is inevitably limited to your own level of stupidity and dare I say it, many on this thread fall into that category.
Sir France's Beercan

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Double post 5a

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03/20/2013 11:13 AM

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Well, if you are comparing yourself to everyone else in the world, even the uneducated in 3rd world countries, then I would think most of us who can visit GLP and type a paragraph are above 90%.
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03/20/2013 11:16 AM
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Re: How smart are you?
Think about 100 people in your life.
Parents, friends, co-workers, extended family, teachers, stc.
Rank yourself.
 Quoting: wisc_natureboy


By looking at the pole results, I'd have to say a great many give themselves far more credit than they deserve. I gave myself an 80% and I'm 20% smarter than I gave myself credit for.....just saying....lmao!
Anonymous Coward
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03/20/2013 11:17 AM
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I average 67 on my yearly IQ test.
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Black?
 Quoting: BRIEF


And government employed.
 Quoting: Unixlike


Zaaazzzz???
Anonymous Coward
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03/20/2013 11:20 AM
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It is interesting to note that everyone rates themselves as brighter than those around them. One's perception of other peoples' intelligence will always be limited by your own so will result in a self fulfilling inference that one is cleverer than those around them.

The only real test is when people you know well tell you you're a lucky bastard for being so clever. Other than that, one's perception of one's own intelligence is inevitably limited to your own level of stupidity and dare I say it, many on this thread fall into that category.
 Quoting: Sir France's Beercan


I voted blank... Ive seen so many contradictions on how people "live" this life....IQ is overrated in general.
waterman

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03/20/2013 11:26 AM

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Anonymous Coward
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03/20/2013 11:28 AM
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I could be a batshit crazy lunatic that can't count to 20, and vote myself as being smarter than most people.

Right in the middle makes sense. I've talked to some serious smart minds, as well as some unimaginably dumb individuals.
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I average 67 on my yearly IQ test.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 2226485


Black?
 Quoting: BRIEF


you know it lmao.
Coelho

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03/20/2013 11:35 AM

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Re: How smart are you?
I've scored 129 and that's why I know that:

- All wars are derived by the banking cartel;
- 9/11 was an inside job, Sandy Hook as well;
- The world economy will collapse and that's by design;
- Obama is an impostor and a puppet who is going for USA's 2nd amendment to facilitate a NWO;
- There will be an armed civil war in the USA and the people will win but the real perpetrators (bankers) will be left alone and will try again;
- All religions are fake;
- Precious metals and land are the real money;
- Inflation is a hidden TAX;
- We should not pay taxes for our labor;
- We all should have the right to bear arms and protect ourselves;
- Drugs should be legalized and fuck who chooses to fry their brains, they will do it anyway...

And the list goes on but I have to work now! hi
Psych

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03/20/2013 11:37 AM

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I chose right in the middle.

Let's first get out of the way that knowing more about conspiracy theories does not equal being smarter. Although, there have been a time when I did think that (not unlike many others I suspect), and would most likely have hit the 90% as well.

Having said that. I always had an edge over the people I grew up with but since, I have met many people with more life experience, knowledge, and have at least my IQ.

It was a sobering but a most valuable experience when I started hanging out with different crowds. And also here I suspect that the people who ranked themselves in the upper 80 or 90% should try hanging out with different crowds.
Wookiee666

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03/20/2013 11:38 AM
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*Rick Grimes*

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03/20/2013 11:40 AM
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Re: How smart are you?
I do see that 77% of people on GLP have a massive ego!

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wisc_natureboy (OP)

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03/20/2013 11:41 AM

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Probably not as smart as I think I am lol
 Quoting: Charlott


Nice answer.
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waterman

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03/20/2013 11:42 AM

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I do see that 77% of people on GLP have a massive ego!

1rof1
 Quoting: *Rick Grimes*


I calculated 79% you might wanna check your math again.
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03/20/2013 11:44 AM
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I dismiss most people as being as smart as my dog. Not because I'm a pompous asshole, but because REALLY, my dog is just as smart.


 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 18342325
I'd say my dog is smarter than most here, she knows the limitations of her understanding, and doesn't try to prove otherwise.
*Rick Grimes*

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I do see that 77% of people on GLP have a massive ego!

1rof1
 Quoting: *Rick Grimes*


I calculated 79% you might wanna check your math again.
 Quoting: waterman


Now it's above 79...closer to 80..

lol
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03/20/2013 11:45 AM
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Re: How smart are you?
I chose right in the middle.

Let's first get out of the way that knowing more about conspiracy theories does not equal being smarter. Although, there have been a time when I did think that (not unlike many others I suspect), and would most likely have hit the 90% as well.

Having said that. I always had an edge over the people I grew up with but since, I have met many people with more life experience, knowledge, and have at least my IQ.

It was a sobering but a most valuable experience when I started hanging out with different crowds. And also here I suspect that the people who ranked themselves in the upper 80 or 90% should try hanging out with different crowds.
 Quoting: Psych


^^^^^^ the humble 7% of this survey !
*Rick Grimes*

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03/20/2013 11:47 AM
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Re: How smart are you?
We all know Olaf is the smartest around here.
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03/20/2013 11:49 AM
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A fool despises correction.........and smart poeple know all that they dont know? I was shocked to see the startling 50% who think there so smart!
waterman

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Your dog or as some scholars would say canine is only as smart as the invironment it is subjected to and thus my expectations of your canine being of high intelligence is tenous. .....(disclaimer: all comments are for entertainment purposes only and not actually directed toward any one persons, places or things.) Thank you and have a wonderful first day of spring!
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03/20/2013 11:50 AM
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Re: How smart are you?
I'm intelligence as heck!
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03/20/2013 11:51 AM
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I'm intelligence as heck!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24046300


Me to Im smart and stuff..............
*Rick Grimes*

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03/20/2013 11:55 AM
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I do see that 77% of people on GLP have a massive ego!

1rof1
 Quoting: *Rick Grimes*


Not as massive as mine!
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 Quoting: The Comedian


That's what she said?
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03/20/2013 11:58 AM
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Re: How smart are you?
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Well, upon seeing your thread title, I figured I was not going to be so presumptuous as to rank myself 'according' to my own perceptions of myself'; then I read the body of your comment:

"Think about 100 people in your life.
Parents, friends, co-workers, extended family, teachers, stc.
Rank yourself"


It has to be 90%. I do not know ONE person who makes any effort to find out the why's and how's of the world and systems they 'live' in.

Everyone I know seems to 'just be' content with going about their own business.

A surprising number of them NEVER read newspapers, or even watch news broadcasts, of any kind.

"What do you mean 'stop eating seafood?' Fukushima? What's that? Corexit? What?"

"GMO's?"

"You better stop going to that website. Everyone KNOWS that flouride is essential to good dental health! Oh, man!"

"Where do you get this stuff? The BIBLE specifically states that..."

"Sigh Op? Wha?"


These are just milder examples.

Those that DO have some interest in "being well informed" tend to start bitching and moaning when the news outlets they watch tell them it's time to bitch and moan. It is akin to a 'pavlov's dog' response.

They listen = they believe.

They would NEVER consider trying to research the possibility that what they are hearing could be some degree of propaganda, or, guided acceptance.

This goes for ANY and ALL news outlets. There's no thought to 'read between the lines.' No effort to dig deeper.

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So, based upon your parameters...at least 90%

GLP rules!!!

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p.s.: I'm having trouble posting at the moment. site access problems again!
 Quoting: Esoteric Morgan


If you dismiss people because they believe the Bible you have just failed at life. I hope you rated your self sufficiently low on the poll, honey. iamwith
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03/20/2013 12:00 PM
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Re: How smart are you?
I chose 70%, but I'm not really sure that I'm actually smarter than 70% of the population of Earth.

I am confident, however, that I think differently than 90% of the people on Earth, and certainly than 90% of people here in the good ol' USA. Heck, I often feel like I think in a completely different way than most of the people here.

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