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intelligence vs I.Q.

Posted by Jai on November 28, 2003, at 7:20:58

In reply to Re: iq shmikeyou sienna, posted by Larry Hoover on November 28, 2003, at 6:27:14

Plus, i am very curious where the normal people are. i guess the normal people dont want to post maybe because the feel inadequate or something with all the geniuses and gifted here.
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There is some distress about I.Q.'s for those of us who have lower than 130. My family has stressed how important this number is...my sister tested in the 99% in grade school and you'd have thought god had decended and was now living my sister's brain. It put a heavy burden on her and then the rest of us had to live up to that I.Q. I came along and was in the 52%. That was just one of the many dissapointments my presence brought into being. My younger sister didn't speak till she was older...she was completely intimidated. They thought she was mentally slow. But as it turned out we were all brilliant in our own ways. She was very deep...deep. Not a surface thinker at all...so testing was not the way to measure her intelligence. I was born seeing backwards/mirror. So my testing was challenged by that problem...as well as a few other problems.
My sister is in Mensa as is my son. And god bless my mother she wanted me tested after we had had an interesting discussion where I displayed some depth of understanding...it almost looked like she might like if this was true.
> The tests are flawed, but they're the best we've got. When I studied psychometrics (basically, psych testing of all sorts), we looked at the assumptions underlying IQ tests, among others (the MMPI is fascinating), and there isn't even agreement on what intelligence is....so measures of it are inherently more abstract than the ill-defined assumptions upon which the testing itself is based.
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gosh Lar, another topic you studied. Your knowledge is so vast...I totally enjoy that.
Jai


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