IQ test

anonymous asked:

Hey when I was diagnosed they told me they couldn't give me a full scale IQ because there was such a big difference between my working memory/processing skills and the others (more than 20 points). I haven't been able to find much information of this but I would have though it happens quite a bit to adhd people. Do you know anyone who has been told this? Is it really, really abnormal?

Yes, I know several people who have ADHD who could not get a useful overall IQ score. It just means you’re really good at some things and not so good at other things, but an average of your subscores would say you were just average at everything, which you are not. Neurotypical people are usually equally skilled (or unskilled) at most things, so an average of their subscores would be similar to the individual subscores.

For example, in my anecdotal experience, an NT is more likely to get about the same grades in all school subjects or about the same score on all exam subjects, but an ADHDer is more likely to have uneven grades and uneven subject scores.



In 2004, former New York Times Executive Editor Howell Raines asked, “Does anyone in America doubt that Kerry has a higher IQ than Bush?” Citing Bush’s and Kerry’s scores on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery—an IQ-like test that the military uses to determine whether a recruit is qualified for enlistment—the conservative pundit Steve Sailer countered that there was no doubt that, in fact, Bush had the higher IQ. And the chatter about IQ has begun for next November’s election. Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton is “smart enough to handle the job” and “may have a higher IQ than Bill”, while among Republican hopefuls, Jeb Bush is the “smart brother” and Ted Cruz “towers as the smartest presidential candidate”

Do the smartest presidents make the best presidents? 

One study estimated that by the time children are 4 years old, those growing up with parents in professional occupations, such as teachers, lawyers, and doctors, have heard 32 million more words than children raised in poor families (Risley & Hart, 1995). If the impoverished child was never exposed to the word, but would readily have learned it if he had heard it used, then isn’t it an unfair measure of the child’s intelligence that he doesn’t know this word that children from an educated family know?

AN 11-year-old black child has joined Mensa after scoring higher than Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates and Albert Einstein in an IQ test. Ramarni Wilfred started showing signs of genius as a toddler, when his favourite book was an encyclopedia. He could read and write by the time he started reception at school and last year, at the age of 10 and still in primary school, wrote a philosophy paper on fairness that earned him a 2:1 and a mock Oxford graduation. Prof. Hawking, Microsoft founder Gates and Einstein all have 160 IQs. Ramarni scored 162, putting him in the top 1% in the UK. Children hold the future. Like if you respect intelligence  This really made me proud.


Bjergsen’s IQ Test

Sorry kid. That guy you’re with accidentally helped eugenicists rank races like Pokemon.

6 Geniuses Who Saw Their Inventions Turn Evil

#6. Alfred Binet’s IQ Test Got Hijacked by Eugenics-Obsessed Racists

First, Binet himself knew his test wasn’t all that scientific. It came with tons of disclaimers stressing that the test does not measure static intelligence and should not be used to label people in any way. And, for the single purpose of figuring out a kid’s level of development, it worked pretty well. But then American eugenicists got hold of his work. The eugenicists loved the idea of intelligence tests because they wanted to use them to identify and weed out “the idiots” from the gene pool, which, by sheer coincidence, all happened to include anyone who wasn’t a white American. Never mind that the score can absolutely be improved with education – why burden the system with teaching children when we can just breed superior intelligence into them!

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Neuroqueer Nidoqueen: “An IQ test only measures one thing: How well you can take an IQ test.”

Before we can even ask whether IQ tests really measure intelligence, we must ask what intelligence is. Psychology and neuroscience haven’t demonstrated that it’s even possible to measure intelligence, probably because they haven’t even supplied a useful definition of the word!


Don’t be lulled by your kid’s good academic performance to think that they are not experimenting with drugs. It is commonplace with peers and it is naive to think that because you have a good, smart kid that they will not be curious.
—  Glen Oaks, N.Y., substance abuse official Bruce Goldman • Discussing a study that shows a connection between high childhood IQ and drug abuse. The study of 8,000 people showed that those who had high IQ scores when they were younger were more likely to use some illegal drugs at age 16 and at age 30. Despite this study, we still think kids should try their hardest in school; this isn’t some kind of crazy, blank check endorsement to dumb kids down even more. source (viafollow)
Reminder that

your race/ethncity doesn’t determine if you have a low or a high iq.

if anything, one’s socioeconomic  status and diet play a role in that.

plus iq tests tend to be puzzle/mathematical based, which only covers a specific type of intelligence.

if you are wondering, I haven’t taken a professional/paid for iq test, just a few times a free online one from different websites out of boredom. i think i got like a 128 or something, not sure if that’s a good or bad score tbh.

I wrote this in response to some racist anon heckling the roma one that claimed that the Roma have low iq test scores. 

i might edit this post to add sources a bit later.

~the aspie one


You have to work out what the letters mean. The first one is an example. According to MENSA, if you get 23 of these in one hour you’re a genius. Only 2 MENSA members achieved full marks.

  1. 24 H in a D          24 Hours in a Day
  2. 26 L of the A
  3. 7 D of the W
  4. 7 W of the W
  5. 12 S of the Z
  6. 66 B of the B
  7. 52 C in a P (W Js)
  8. 13 S in the U S F
  9. 18 H on a G C
  10. 39 B of the O T
  11. 5 T on a F
  12. 90 D in a R A
  13. 3 B M (S H T R)
  14. 32 is the T in D F at which W F
  15. 15 P in a R T
  16. 3 W on a T
  17. 100 C in a D
  18. 11 P in a F (S) T
  19. 12 M in a Y
  20. 13 = U F S
  21. 8 T on a O
  22. 29 D in F in a L Y
  23. 27 B in the N T
  24. 365 D in a Y
  25. 13 L in a B D
  26. 52 W in a Y
  27. 9 L of a C
  28. 60 M in a H
  29. 23 P of C in the H B
  30. 64 S on a C B
  31. 9 P in S A
  32. 6 B to an O in C
  33. 1000 Y in a M
  34. 15 M on a D M C