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Do you feel you are intelligent?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by drake, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I am a simian mongoloid too overwhelmingly unintelligent to understand even the most basic concepts of human society.

    Welcome. You will find yourself at home on the interwebz.
     
  2. Jerome

    Jerome Senior member

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    A fun way of phrasing it- whether we *feel* intelligent or not...I myself basically dont care about it and tbh I hate "thinking" itself profoundly and try to avoid it where possible cause Im very lazy; but thinking about it as objectively as one can be at such things Id say that Im probably a bit above average or average (not that it matters anyway-)...
     
  3. olualbert

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    It depends on how you look at it: being book smart does not necessarily equate to overall intelligence. I am book smart but I am not generally intelligent. Let me explain what I mean: If you look at people that are successful today, they have been able to master the act of "manipulation" and this in turn has helped them a great deal in life. Generally speaking, a well-rounded person in terms of social interaction tends to be more successful. If you are extremely intelligent and dont understand how to deal with complexities of social interaction, then your intelligence is meaningless.
     
  4. TM79

    TM79 Senior member

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    I've had my IQ tested twice - 134 and 138 respectively. Whatever. I don't put too much stock into that since a lot of things in life are driven by luck and timing.

    Snooki is a half step above retarded and I guarantee she's made way more in the last two years than I have.

    And I'm sure there are also homeless geniuses out there.
     
  5. ebmk3891

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    I've had my IQ tested twice - 134 and 138 respectively. Whatever. I don't put too much stock into that since a lot of things in life are driven by luck and timing.

    Snooki is a half step above retarded and I guarantee she's made way more in the last two years than I have.

    And I'm sure there are also homeless geniuses out there.


    Just because you're intelligent, doesn't mean you're going to make a lot of money.
     
  6. Jarandas

    Jarandas Senior member

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    I am a simian mongoloid too overwhelmingly unintelligent to understand even the most basic concepts of human society.

    Welcome. You will find yourself at home on the interwebz.

    Or a member of the EU Parliament. [​IMG]
     
  7. olualbert

    olualbert Senior member

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    "There are 3 kinds of intelligence: One kind can understand on its own, the second can understand through others, and the third can understand neither on its own nor through others. The first kind is excellent, the second good enough, the third useless."

    Niccolo Machiavelli
     
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    RSS Senior member

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    I feel well above average ... even if a high school English teacher told me I'd do well to become a clerk at K-Mart. I recall responding, "I think daddy owns K-Mart."

    EDIT: Sorry Mrs. Parker ... I have made amends in that last sentence. The possessive is gone ... as none should be present.
     
  10. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    I feel well above average ... even if a high school English teacher told me I'd do well to become a clerk at K-Mart. I recall responding, "I think daddy own's K-Mart."

    I can't imagine why she would have told you something like that.
     
  11. RSS

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    I feel well above average ... even if a high school English teacher told me I'd do well to become a clerk at K-Mart. I recall responding, "I think daddy own's K-Mart."
    My poor spelling ... I'm sure ... an use of possessive when it isn't about possession ... but rather subject-verb agreement.

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] ... I'll correct that Mrs. Parker ... oh yes, yes, I will.

    But there are times I avoid using the possessive when it is required. I often type it's for the possessive ... and I do know better. But I can diagram a sentence with ease (not that any job ever required me to do it ... dammit).
     
  12. jgold47

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    I used to be a fucking allstar. Classic under acheiver. ADD back when it wasnt as well understood kept be all kinds of screwed up. Off the charts on tests, etc.. but 0 ability to concentrate or focus. Has it held me back? professionally? Maybe. I always wanted to be a lawyer, and I think I would be very good at it, but I knwo there is no way I would even make it through law school. I feel like I have gotten dumber as the years have gone on, like my brain just cant resolve things any more. I grasp at words, get lost in conversations sometimes, shit like that (hell I probably need to see a doctor about it....), but I always chalk that up to how fast my brain is working, I;ve been told its called cluttering. So because of that, I feel like I could be 'better' than I am, but its not tripped me up as of yet.
     
  13. RSS

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    0 ability to concentrate or focus.
    I was often told this by teachers ... or more often my parents were told. In all sincerity, I was bored.

    As an adult I was diagnosed with ADD and begain talking medication. Within a few months my production of work nearly doubled. However, I got so focused that I couldn't tear myself away. I'd find myself sitting at my desk realizing I needed a break to visit the john ... but I just couldn't tear myself away from what I was doing ... until I absolutely had to.

    On a side note, with the taking of medication resulted in more of a focus ... my creative abilities suffered greatly. When medicating ... everything will be nice and precise ... my usual poor spelling will even improve ... but the artistic quality of my work isn't at the level it otherwise would be.

    I ... grasp at words, get lost in conversations sometimes ...
    I do this when I'm talking and something I've said triggers thoughts about somethings else ... resulting in my talking about one thing and thinking about another (or two). Not good.
     
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    I was often told this by teachers ... or more often my parents were told. In all sincerity, I was bored.

    As an adult I was diagnosed with ADD and begain talking medication. Within a few months my production of work nearly doubled. However, I got so focused that I couldn't tear myself away. I'd find myself sitting at my desk realizing I needed a break to visit the john ... but I just couldn't tear myself away from what I was doing ... until I absolutely had to.

    On a side note, with the taking of medication resulting in a more focus ... my creative abilities suffered greatly. When medicating ... everything will be nice and precise ... my usual poor spelling will even improve ... but the artistic quality of my work isn't at the level it otherwise would be.

    I do this when I'm talking and something I've said triggers thoughts about somethings else ... resulting in my talking about one thing and thinking about another (or two). Not good.


    Sounds like you and I should have a chat. I dont really talk to anyone about this, but sounds like you may have some insight.
     
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    Sounds like you and I should have a chat. I dont really talk to anyone about this, but sounds like you may have some insight.
    Feel free to PM me sometime.
     
  16. Gibonius

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    Objectively, I know where I fall on the IQ scale, but subjectively, it depends on the surroundings. In high school, I felt brilliant. In college, felt mostly average. In graduate school, I felt downright stupid sometimes, and I saw others who had a combination of brilliance and drive that was simply scary. Now I'm teaching, and I feel pretty damn smart again. It's an interesting little process.
     
  17. Master Milano

    Master Milano Senior member

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    Objectively, I know where I fall on the IQ scale, but subjectively, it depends on the surroundings. In high school, I felt brilliant. In college, felt mostly average. In graduate school, I felt downright stupid sometimes, and I saw others who had a combination of brilliance and drive that was simply scary. Now I'm teaching, and I feel pretty damn smart again. It's an interesting little process.

    i see people in my highschool with brilliance, drive, good social skills, and kinesthetic intelligence . Part of me wants to not believe it haha. I should be studying for finals right now...
     
  18. Genesis 30:3

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    so 43% are in the top 5%? weird. [​IMG]
     
  19. RSS

    RSS Senior member

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    so 43% are in the top 5%? weird. [​IMG]
    SF attracts only the best and brightest.
     
  20. Louispetit

    Louispetit New Member

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    People think me intelligent [​IMG]
    I try to even out the unbalanced parts of my intelligence every now and then by digging myself deep enough into something new that I can't get out when I've hit the bottom, which is very rewarding. Unfortunately it also eats into my wallet.
     

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