05 January 2006

Me and Bill down by the schoolyard

Congratulations, Aydin!
Your IQ score is 138

This number is based on a scientific formula that compares how many questions you answered correctly on the Classic IQ Test relative to others.

Your Intellectual Type is Facts Curator. This means you are highly intelligent and have picked up an impressive and unique collection of facts and figures over the years. You've got a remarkable vocabulary and exceptional math skills — which puts you in the same class as brainiacs like Bill Gates. And that's just some of what we know about you from your test results.

This is the result I got from the "Classic IQ Test" I took at Tickle. What they think they know about me is probably wrong. I don’t have "exceptional" math skills, I am not good at math. I barely passed the mandatory math classes I had to take back in college. Actually, I consider myself a slow learner. But, hey, if they think I am smart, why argue with them, right?

Tickle wouldn't tell me which questions I answered wrong without a payment. You want money? Go ask Bill.

Anyway, it was a fun test. I am curious to know what they tell a person who does really bad on one of these tests. You are a moron in the same class with Zippy the Pinhead. To find out, I may go back and take the test again and this time pick what I think are the wrong answers to most questions.


deniz said...

Here's mine:

Congratulations, Deniz!
Your IQ score is 129

Your Intellectual Type is Insightful Linguist. This means you are highly intelligent and have the natural fluency of a writer and the visual and spatial strengths of an artist. Those skills contribute to your creative and expressive mind. And that's just some of what we know about you from your test results. Read more...

how nice!

pascal said...

Pascal, your Super IQ score is 125

Your overall intelligence quotient is the result of a scientifically-tested formula based on how many questions you answered correctly. But it's only part of what we learned about you from your answers on the test. We also determined the way you process information.

The way you think about things makes you a Creative Theorist. This means you are a highly intelligent, complex person. You are able to process information of nearly every kind with ease, using both creativity and analysis to make sense of the world. Compared to others you also have a very rich imagination.

How did we determine that your thinking style is that of a Creative Theorist? When we examined your test results further, we analyzed how you scored on 8 dimensions of intelligence: spatial, organizational, abstract reasoning, logical, mechanical, verbal, visual and numerical. The 3 dimensions you scored highest on combine to make you a Creative Theorist. Only 6 out of 1,000 people have this rare combination of abilities.

I'd say they have the personality type on the "SUPER IQ" test pretty close for me, but I'll try the "CLASSIC IQ" test to see where that lands. I have a few quibbles with the test, such as a few formatting errors (letters not showing, for example), but it is interesting.


Oh, yes, there was one question on the Classic Test that didn't make sense. I was asked to pick what would go in a square, but there was one blank & one hachured square & I couldn't tell which one I needed to fill.