Originally Posted by Dillinger
Yeah. I am calling bullish*t on that.
If you have a 185 legitimate IQ, you would be the smartest man to ever post here.
And if that is the case, what the F*CK are you doing posting here?!?!
Call it all you want, I've taken the tests and have been given the results. The last one was over ten years ago, and naturally I didn't keep the results. If I knew it was only on a 200 scale, I would have framed that crap, but I didn't even know. I thought it was much different, or scaled differently, and since the tests seemed so damn hard, I thought I must've done bad. It wasn't until I joined the Marines and people started going ape **** over my test scores there that I started to think maybe I AM kinda smart.
IQ tests ABILITY to learn, not how much you know. At least that's how it was explained to me.
Example of the significance there: my son knows stuff I don't know. I'm older, more experienced, and more formally educated than he is by far, but that means jack and ****. He still manages to teach me things.
IQ tests don't take into account any lack of common sense. Meaning even with a 185, you can still make a tool out of yourself if you don't apply ANYTHING, which happens all too often with me because of intellectual laziness.
They don't take into account being outside of a mentally stimulating environment. Being out of school, I'd probably test lower now. One person can take the same battery of tests five different times, and get five completely different sets of results back, even if their environment doesn't change much. MINE has changed a LOT.
Yes, I claim that score, as it's the highest I've accomplished. I also claim to still act like a dumbass, I'm intellectually lazy, my environment is vastly different than it was the last time I was tested, I've abused the living hell out of alcohol since then, and have been hit in the head many times, and had more concussions than I care to count.
Call it what you want, but you asked for no details. I've tested at 185, but I have to admit that I don't think I could pull that off again. It still counts though. Kind of "highest achievement".