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IQ test

posted by Jason Kottke   Jun 02, 1999

I took this IQ test and scored quite high. 155 as a matter of fact…which, according to the chart on their site, puts me at some sort of uber-genius level, even if it was just a quick test (your reported IQ is + or - 5 points away from your actual IQ).

I don’t buy it. I know I’m not an idiot, but 155 seems a little high. I think I’m just good at taking tests…and this test wasn’t particularly clever. The ACT, SAT and GRE tests were much more challenging. I realize IQ tests and standardized tests measure different things, but I find it easier to believe I’m in the top 5% of the test takers rather than in the top 0.5%…that’s a whole magnitude of order difference.