A little quiz for those in the gifted/genius IQ range - Page 5 - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Free Your Mind
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-11-2010, 05:53 AM   #61
Refugee
 
Bonoa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: a nuthouse for total Egyptfreaks
Posts: 1,040
Local Time: 11:27 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by financeguy View Post
(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. No. Having high IQ doesn't necessarily mean having a low EQ, like most people think.
2. No
3. Not necessarily. I know certain people who are actually loners by choice!
For me, I'm a very social, outgoing person with a large group of friends. The danger is, when you have a large group of friends, some will only expect you to go out, drink and party. But I know only a handfull can be called good friends, of whom I know will be there for me during hard times!
4. Yes, I smoke, I bite my nails and I listen to U2.
__________________

__________________
Bonoa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2010, 08:00 AM   #62
Blue Crack Addict
 
The Sad Punk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: VEGA INTL NITE SKOOL
Posts: 28,691
Local Time: 07:57 AM
1. I feel like it'd be better if I didn't know I had a high IQ. I don't see much point in them and, in a way, it's just another way to put pressure on you. I think the way I'm handling this question speaks for itself.
2. Oh sure.
3. Life's a bitch and then you die
4. that's why we get high
__________________

__________________
The Sad Punk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2010, 07:58 PM   #63
Blue Crack Addict
 
unico's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Rage Ave.
Posts: 18,747
Local Time: 05:27 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by kafrun View Post
I was tested ages ago and told I was at 147. Do I get to play in here, too?
That was mine, too! Do me.
__________________
unico is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2010, 10:43 PM   #64
Blue Crack Supplier
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 30,343
Local Time: 05:27 PM
I don't feel pressure about my IQ because I don't tell people my IQ. People don't have expectations of me because of it because they don't know what it is.
__________________
phillyfan26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2010, 04:59 PM   #65
ONE
love, blood, life
 
financeguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Ireland
Posts: 10,122
Local Time: 11:27 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by kafrun View Post
I was tested ages ago and told I was at 147. Do I get to play in here, too?
Answer the questions kaffy
__________________
financeguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2010, 06:23 PM   #66
ONE
love, blood, life
 
financeguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Ireland
Posts: 10,122
Local Time: 11:27 PM
Another thing I wanted to ask is whether other people that are gifted have this tendency - when I've done something, especially at work, it doesn't interest me in the slightest doing it again, I am either on or off, not much inbetween, does anyone know what I'm talking about?
__________________
financeguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2010, 08:05 PM   #67
ONE
love, blood, life
 
financeguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Ireland
Posts: 10,122
Local Time: 11:27 PM
There's a lyric in a U2 song, "I knew much more then than I do now", and I kind of think I know what he means. When I was 16 or so, in the run up to exams I studied probably 12 hours a day and reaped the rewards in terms of not only getting by far the best results in my school but also getting first place in the entire country in one subject (would have to credit the teacher for that in part.) If you're the best, on one day, of all those thousands of people, then everything you do afterwards will seem mediocre, so, hey, no point in trying too hard - or so it seemed to me, but maybe it's time to let go off that thinking pattern.

Here is an odd thing. The guy who was second best academically at my school is, or at least was a dipso also (much worse than me. He had already started drinking at school and by university his dipsomania was becoming unmanageable. I know he was an dipso because he told so himself. I kind of suspected it because he would go missing for months on end and not turn up to lectures. I think eventually he graduated with a degree well below his capability) Is it just in Ireland that gifted people get lost in themselves, or does this happen everywhere? I sometimes wonder what became of him.

I've been bad for a long time, it's time to be good again.
__________________
financeguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2010, 08:54 PM   #68
Blue Crack Addict
 
kafrun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Upside-down
Posts: 19,644
Local Time: 03:27 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by unico View Post
That was mine, too! Do me.
Serious?? We were meant to be togethar

Quote:
Originally Posted by financeguy View Post
Answer the questions kaffy
k

1) I suppose it depends on how you define EQ, but I would perceive myself as having a good one. Where I think I tend to stumble is controlling negative emotions. I think that's more bad temper than anything, though Still, maturity seems to have tamed that over the years.
2) I'm always striving for personal growth, but that's in all areas.
(3) Fuck yeah, but I'd attribute that to overall awesomeness moreso than just my supergeniuspowers.
(4) I do tend to latch on to certain things, bordering on obsessive, but it always seems to be positive, healthy outlets rather than substances/relationships/destructive habits in general.
__________________
kafrun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2010, 11:00 PM   #69
ONE
love, blood, life
 
digitize's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Dallas and around the Texas Triangle
Posts: 13,966
Local Time: 04:27 PM
I'm a fucking genius, but I'm so misunderstood!
__________________
digitize is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2010, 11:32 PM   #70
Blue Crack Distributor
 
VintagePunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: In a dry and waterless place
Posts: 55,732
Local Time: 05:27 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by financeguy View Post
There's a lyric in a U2 song, "I knew much more then than I do now", and I kind of think I know what he means. When I was 16 or so, in the run up to exams I studied probably 12 hours a day and reaped the rewards in terms of not only getting by far the best results in my school but also getting first place in the entire country in one subject (would have to credit the teacher for that in part.) If you're the best, on one day, of all those thousands of people, then everything you do afterwards will seem mediocre, so, hey, no point in trying too hard - or so it seemed to me, but maybe it's time to let go off that thinking pattern.

Here is an odd thing. The guy who was second best academically at my school is, or at least was a dipso also (much worse than me. He had already started drinking at school and by university his dipsomania was becoming unmanageable. I know he was an dipso because he told so himself. I kind of suspected it because he would go missing for months on end and not turn up to lectures. I think eventually he graduated with a degree well below his capability) Is it just in Ireland that gifted people get lost in themselves, or does this happen everywhere? I sometimes wonder what became of him.

I've been bad for a long time, it's time to be good again.
You used the term functioning alcoholic. Or was it highly functioning? In any case, I think that's one of the main things that keeps me from ever flirting with that point, is that I'm afraid I wouldn't function so well, and I'd lose any modicum of intellectuality that I've ever had. Maybe I just don't have enough confidence in myself. Who knows.

What I get from that lyric you cited is that with age comes the realization that no matter how much you know, you really don't know shit, because the possibilities of knowledge are endless. As a 17 year old, I thought I knew it all. Now, I realize how little I do know. I'm far less certain of many things now than I was then.

Define "lost in themselves." The Irish condition does sort of fascinate me, though. It's a unique cultural circumstance, for sure.
__________________
VintagePunk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2010, 01:56 AM   #71
Rock n' Roll Doggie
FOB
 
Kieran McConville's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Auto Dafoe
Posts: 9,600
Local Time: 08:27 AM
I don't really know what personal growth is, or means. It's more of that psych-lingo that really means nothing much to me. If I fell into the appropriate IQ category, I'd say that the best hope of happiness lies in being good at something and enjoying it, and accepting that you will not be good at everything (no, not even geniuses get to be that).

The fact that the sum of all human knowledge and wisdom has been out of the reach of any one individual for going on half a millennium now is kind of liberating.
__________________
Kieran McConville is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2010, 01:26 PM   #72
Refugee
 
AliEnvy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 2,320
Local Time: 10:27 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by financeguy View Post
There's a lyric in a U2 song, "I knew much more then than I do now",
I interpret that line to mean that we experience self-imposed limitations as we mature that we don't perceive when we're younger. There is opportunity for brilliance in naiveté because there can be openness to all possibilities and less fear of risk or failure. "The less you know the more you believe".

Quote:
Originally Posted by financeguy View Post
If you're the best, on one day, of all those thousands of people, then everything you do afterwards will seem mediocre, so, hey, no point in trying too hard - or so it seemed to me, but maybe it's time to let go off that thinking pattern.
Fear of failure and the feeling of "ok now what". I think anyone who has achieved a lofty goal experiences that to some degree afterwards. For me the key - and the challenge -has been to find new lofty goals that seem meaningful and worthwhile to me.
__________________
AliEnvy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2010, 09:18 PM   #73
ONE
love, blood, life
 
financeguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Ireland
Posts: 10,122
Local Time: 11:27 PM
This really struck a chord with me:

Quote:
Why I Stopped Drinking Alcohol
Like many people who wish to better themselves, I make a habit at the end of each year to note what areas of my life need improvement, so a couple of months ago I was going over a list of my
goals
and resolutions for 2007. The normal ones were there, of course, like losing weight, or exercising more - but I also wanted to be more successful at my home-based business, have more energy, and save more money.
The funny (or pathetic) thing is that these are pretty much the same resolutions that I've had nearly every year for the past decade! But, this time something was different in my mind. Something clicked. And that something was that I began to notice a common reason as to why I hadn't achieved these goals before.

I realized that the common reason was my addiction to alcohol, and that it was alcohol that had prevented me from achieving the goals I wanted to because it sabotaged the foundation of my efforts. Oh, maybe on some level I KNEW this before, but it never hit me to the extent that I realized I had spent an entire decade trying to made positive changes in my life, but I had an enemy that was sabotaging me behind my back.

This enemy drained me of energy, inspiration and enthusiasm - not to mention money, time and health. More importantly, I realized that as soon as I stopped drinking alcohol I will be able to accomplish all of my goals and resolutions that I put my mind to. It was a clear and easy choice for me: stop drinking alcohol and my life will improve in every area. Guess what? I did and it has.

Alcoholism Prevents You from Being a Better Person

We all have areas of our lives that need changing for the better, and some of us are more successful at change than are others. If you, or someone you know, is struggling with an alcohol addiction - and simultaneously trying to be a better person - then you can rest assured that it is the alcohol that is preventing you from becoming that better person.

Whether there is a health or financial problem, relationship or spiritual issue, the plain truth is that alcohol is the reason that change hasn't happened as of yet. But, equally true, as soon as alcohol is removed from your life, your goals and dreams will come true as surely as the sun rises each morning.

I simply want to stress how important it is that you recognize that alcohol is the saboteur of your dreams. As soon as you get alcohol out of your life - true happiness, health and success will come in.
Alcoholism - Why I Stopped Drinking Alcohol
__________________
financeguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2010, 10:36 PM   #74
Acrobat
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 476
Local Time: 06:27 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by financeguy View Post
This really struck a chord with me:



Alcoholism - Why I Stopped Drinking Alcohol
Boy, have I got a song for you Finance Guy. If you don't know it already, I suggest you download the song "Between the Bars" by Elliott Smith. Spend a dollar, or euro, or whatever. It's the article you cite above, but set to music.
__________________
Knuckle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2010, 02:41 PM   #75
Acrobat
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 476
Local Time: 06:27 PM
...Or better still...

"Drink up baby, stay up all night,
the things you could do
you won't, but you might
The potential you'll be,
that you'll never see,
the promises you'll only make
Drink up with me now, and forget all about...

YouTube - Elliott Smith - Between The Bars
__________________

__________________
Knuckle is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:27 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com