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eLucidate March 18th, 2015 2:21am

What do you think of people who announce their IQ score, even though no one asked.

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Captainbstring Biden is a Clown
03/18/15 6:23 pm

Who the hell cares? Your IQ is nothing more than a number which some people feel allows them to validate in their own minds how smart they think they are. If you have to provide your IQ score then I don't even want to talk to you.

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nekmor Round Rock TX
03/18/15 2:51 pm

It's an oxymoron; if you brag about being smart, you're stupid!

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Squidboy Snarkapottamus
03/18/15 3:39 pm

This. If you have to tell me how smart you (think you) are...you aren't. Coincidentally, every person who has shared an alleged 'IQ' score with me has been an overbearing, mouth-breathing moron.

Aurora PA
03/18/15 1:23 pm

It's definitely a turn off. It comes off pretentious for sure. But it can be funny if it's low and they're bragging about it.

Isomax TIC TOC
03/18/15 9:10 am

I belong to the school of "show me don't tell me"

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jvc1133 61535
03/18/15 8:54 am

Hee Hee, I'm proud to be out of single digits.

suppressedID IMEACH BIDEN
03/18/15 6:34 am

There is a correlation with guys and their penis sizes.

Pirate Uses the Tap
03/18/15 5:22 am

I don't know mine so everybody is safe from me doing that. 😌

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Maynard Londor
03/17/15 10:39 pm

If you got it from a website, get over yourself. You're being lied to.

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EarlyBird Portland
03/17/15 10:02 pm

I've seen the main SoH polls get very competitive with users announcing their IQ's. It's a huge turn off.

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eLucidate writing
03/17/15 9:42 pm

Although I'm a proponent of intelligence testing, especially IQ, I think it is trashy to brag about IQ scores.
If the best thing you've done with the gift of intelligence is a test score, try harder.

Maynard Londor
03/17/15 10:36 pm

Ha especially if they get it from a website. Of course your IQ is 140. It's not like the company who made it, didn't want you to buy the other products they had for people who are as smart as you have.

Krystina Let Freedom Reign
03/17/15 9:16 pm

If it's being stated just to brag, meh. If it's in a discussion & relevant, cool. Doubly cool if it's good.

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Wert A picture of my junk
03/17/15 8:55 pm

Similar to the people that bring up their Mensa membership. Insecure.

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susanr Colorado
03/17/15 8:16 pm

Not impressed. Somewhat turned off.

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
03/17/15 8:06 pm

Impressed if it's over 160 or so, but it would probably be obvious.

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iBakes California
03/17/15 7:43 pm

I think they're insecure.

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blitz6799 Chicagoland
03/17/15 7:42 pm

You're really tempting me to randomly insert things like my height, shoe size, etc into comments!

Ebola1 Florida
03/17/15 7:35 pm

Thank God a high IQ is not a predictor of success.

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eLucidate writing
03/17/15 9:36 pm

It's one of the best predictors of success, but still meaningless in most conversations.

Ebola1 Florida
03/18/15 1:09 am

Within a certain range of course but many people with a fairly average IQ surpass those with high IQ in real life success. Motivation makes the difference. As far as I know the last IQ test I had was in grade school and I don't even know how I scored

eLucidate writing
03/18/15 4:15 am

Those are interesting blog posts, but pick an outcome measure (e.g., income, jail time, job title) and look at specific predictors. IQ beats other measurables in prediction.

Ebola1 Florida
03/18/15 4:23 am

I have other sources I could provide to show that within a certain range IQ is not the major determinant of success. But I think you get my point.

eLucidate writing
03/18/15 4:29 am

Maybe range 95-105, or something close to the mean.

But think about something like motivation as a predictor. It would be mediated by IQ. A motivated person with IQ 80 usually will do worse than a lazy person with IQ 120.

Ebola1 Florida
03/18/15 4:33 am

Maybe on a test but not necessarily in the real world. And I'm speaking of higher IQs than you mentioned.

Kay41 the Midwest
03/17/15 7:34 pm

I don't even know mine so I can't announce it. But, I find it pretentious unless it makes sense in the conversation.

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Wert A picture of my junk
03/17/15 8:54 pm

Baked or mashed?

arctostaphylos Ankh Morpork, New York
03/17/15 9:32 pm

Scalloped. With bacon.

eLucidate writing
03/19/15 2:44 pm

Scalloped with bacon? I didn't know that was a thing, but I want it.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
03/17/15 7:32 pm

If it's over 130, I follow ;)

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