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Old 01-09-2010, 04:01 PM   #16
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Circumstance is much more important to who you are than anything like IQ.
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Old 01-09-2010, 04:02 PM   #17
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I have no idea what my IQ is, nor do I plan to find out.
just to actually add some value to this thread (instead of just appearing to be a smartass), i'll reply to this.

i was tested about 12-13 years ago. i can't remember the specific result, but i do remember i was in the gifted fap fap range. i have no desire to be tested again. i also have no reason, unless i plan to get another university degree - and it's not like you need an iq test to enroll anyway.

it personally didn't impact me finding this out, all it really did was basically give my parents more of a reason to get annoyed by my academic laziness - knowing i could kick ass and take names (although they didn't care until i was in university) but not actually trying hard enough to do it.
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Old 01-09-2010, 04:13 PM   #18
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some people also don't have a sense of humour
Geniuses don't do humour I'm afraid.
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Old 01-09-2010, 04:17 PM   #19
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my, some people certainly think highly of themselves.
Well now we've a good reason to look down upon you commonfolk eh? This is our thread for the elites, stay out!








Meh, I don't get why it would be 'immodest' to admit you're smart. It's not like I chose to get a high IQ or something. Like floppy ears, it's something you get when you're born, so why should I hide it from the world?
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My questions are:

(1) Do you view yourself as having poor EQ (emotional intelligence)?
(2) If yes to (1), have you/are you taking steps to rectify this?
(3) Do you perceive your giftedness as having made you happier than those less gifted, or is the obverse true?
(4) Do you struggle with addictive behaviour patterns?
1. Yes, to some extent. I'm too practical and rational sometimes to be able to relate to people on a purely emotional level. I also don't need a lot of emotional up-keep and am low-maintenance in that regard, but not everyone else is.

2. Yes, and there is a particular relationship that has forced my hand in this respect. And I think that regardless of its outcome, it has been a very good thing for me so far.

3. Both. Happier because I think it has given me more opportunities than I would have had otherwise and because most of the friends I have made are extraordinary people whom I would not have otherwise met. Less happy in the sense that I was indecisive about what I wanted to do with my life (sometimes having too many options is not a good thing).

4. No, I really don't have an addictive personality at all. This might be related to my very short attention span.
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Old 01-09-2010, 04:40 PM   #21
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I had no idea there were so many geniuses wandering around this forum. We all have our crosses to bear. How sad.

I too am afflicted with genius. Beyond this, I also have to balance it against more heart-stopping good looks than should have ever been visited upon just one man.

Aaaahhh. It feels so good to finally come out and admit that terrible secret.
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Geniuses don't do humour I'm afraid.
you're calling me stupid?

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Meh, I don't get why it would be 'immodest' to admit you're smart. It's not like I chose to get a high IQ or something. Like floppy ears, it's something you get when you're born, so why should I hide it from the world?
i agree with you entirely! although i'm not sure people with floppy ears can be quite as proud of themselves. freaks.
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Meh, I don't get why it would be 'immodest' to admit you're smart. It's not like I chose to get a high IQ or something.
Agreed. School programs that separate kids into IQ hierarchies would be to blame for that. In retrospect I suppose I'm glad the schools in my area didn't do that when I was growing up.

Also, I've always thought that intelligent by nature and smart are very different even though they're often used as interchangeable. Smart is more a function of high EQ.
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YouTube - Chris Langan, bar bouncer with the alleged world's highest IQ.

Even if he didn't find lots of money he found happiness. Though I seriously doubt he will scientifically discover the existence of God in this lifetime.
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Even if he didn't find lots of money he found happiness. Though I seriously doubt he will scientifically discover the existence of God in this lifetime.
well, if adam savage can't bust that myth i don't know who can.
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well, if adam savage can't bust that myth i don't know who can.
I'm sure he'll write a book with his "theory" because there is no way of testing it.
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i don't know my IQ but i consider myself "gifted/genius".
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Old 01-09-2010, 05:32 PM   #28
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4. Many, ranging from very minor to major things. I also have a fear of future addictions that I won't be able to prevent myself from falling into (this is probably a question better asked of someone ten years older than I am).
You are correct to be wary.

More generally, in my opinion, any addiction is a craving for emotion.
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I'm sure he'll write a book with his "theory" because there is no way of testing it.
too easy
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Old 01-09-2010, 05:37 PM   #30
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I had my IQ tested in the 6th grade and the proctor came out, asked me if I eat paste in class, and left. I always thought that was odd.
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