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    We have seen in this thread that IQ is strongly hereditary, that children with highly educated parents also tended to have higher IQ's, and especially that male hormones significantly increased IQ (because IQ only testes typically male reasoning skills, like logic and spatial skills). We saw that the higher the IQ, the bigger the gap in numbers between men and women.

    Because IQ is so intricately linked to male hormones, it is normal to see a correlation between very high IQ and masculine social behaviour.

    The higher the IQ, the higher the sense of individuality and the independence of mind. Exceptionally gifted people care (much) less about what other people think of them, and are less sensitive to praise, and even less to flattery.

    Because they care less about the opinion and esteem of others, they tend to be less socially oriented, but also feel less easily lonely. Maybe it is because they have a very heightened sense of the "self".

    They feel pressed to tell openly what they think to others, especially when they hear something that conflicts with their reasoning or knowledge. They value more truth, facts and logic than friendship or emotional relations.

    Gifted people therefore only care about social conventions they agree with, and (harshly) criticise the others. They live in an inner world where anything that is not rational is wrong and should be changed. It is unconceivable to them to bask in mediocrity. They are born perfectionists (for what they care about).

    Their disregard for conventions, combined with vivid, creative and independent mind, often make them coin new words (often just for fun, to see the reaction of those who care about conventions), or use rare words (not by pedantry at all, but just because they like them better). In other words, they recreate the conventions for themselves.

    Typical high-IQ people are constantly thinking about something, worried about a problem, thinking about solutions... So they end up having little time and energy left, and little motivation, for ordinary chit-chat. Because they are constantly "navigating in their thoughts", they tend to be more forgetful of trivial things ("damn, I forgot to remove the clothes from the washing machine last night !").

    Their strong independence of mind and deep intellectualisation of things results in exceptionally gifted people having stronger individual interests than average ("passions" for some topics or activities). Once they get into something, they want to know everything about it (which can make them look like geeks or freaks to ordinary folk).

    High IQ correlates strongly with exceptional concentration abilities. The problem is that it makes such people quite stubborn until they know or understand what they wanted. Such children are known for always asking "why" questions, and never give up until they get a satisfactory answer.

    One thing that normally irritates people with high IQ is asking them to explain something (complex), then stop listening in the middle of their explanations. Exceptionally gifted people just can't understand why one would ask a question and not care about the answer, when they visibly do not understand that topic.

    At school, exceptionally gifted children are easily bored by lessons, because they understand before everyone else and get irritated when the teacher has to repeat for slower people. If it is a subject they are particularily interested in, they usually have learned everything by themselves before, which can create conflicts with the teacher, as gifted children do not mind correcting the teacher's slightest mistake in front of the whole class (that's their way of showing that they shouldn't be sitting in that class in a humiliating position of inferiority - well, you know how wild and vain kids can be !).


    On the whole, exceptionally gifted people tend to be hyperactive, eat a lot and sleep a lot (because the brain uses so much energy), or on the contrary eat and sleep very little (these are exceptions, like Napoleon, probably due to a different metabolism).

    At work, they have difficulty understanding why other people can't do as much as they do in the same amount of time, or don't do things as well as they should. They are usually unsatisfied by others, demanding, strict, and feel like they have to do things by themselves if they want them to be done properly...

    High-IQ people are very individualistic, but they usually strive for the common good (as well as their own interests). Their passion for things, their sense of logic, and their desire for perpetual improvement, make of them good politicians and philosophers. On the other hand, they usually dislike routine jobs, with predefinied tasks and little space for creativity and a sense of intellectual challenge.

    Given their individualism, they rarely bear the authority of other people, and are therefore more often self-made people, free-thinkers and entrepreneurs, rather than conventional academics or professionals employed by a company.

    Having a high IQ has little influence on most of the arts, as IQ only testes rational, logic and spatial skills. It may help for sculpture (spatial skills), or classsical music (rational and spatial).
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    Very interesting analysis. :)

    I can't really make any comments from a personal point of view... except one very minor point... I don't see that "truth, facts and logic" run counter to "friendship and emotional relations" (although I grasp the point, and realise that you are not saying they are mutually exclusive or anything); on the contrary I would say that truth (in the sense of facts) is very closely allied with honesty, which is imo essential to strong friendships and positive emotional relations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kinsao View Post
    Very interesting analysis. :)

    I can't really make any comments from a personal point of view... except one very minor point... I don't see that "truth, facts and logic" run counter to "friendship and emotional relations" (although I grasp the point, and realise that you are not saying they are mutually exclusive or anything); on the contrary I would say that truth (in the sense of facts) is very closely allied with honesty, which is imo essential to strong friendships and positive emotional relations.
    At least people know what to expect from you/us. :)

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    I see that this is a very old thread but in the off chance you will answer, I felt like I must sign up and reply. I had the weird feeling when I read this thread. Something similar to what you have when someone knows more about yourself than you do. It was like you were describing me. I wont go into detail, but I definitely have most of those character traits. Very strange. Do you know if this is proven, or a theory, or noticed patterns? Thank you, for helping me understand a little bit more :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karley View Post
    I see that this is a very old thread but in the off chance you will answer, I felt like I must sign up and reply. I had the weird feeling when I read this thread. Something similar to what you have when someone knows more about yourself than you do. It was like you were describing me. I wont go into detail, but I definitely have most of those character traits. Very strange. Do you know if this is proven, or a theory, or noticed patterns? Thank you, for helping me understand a little bit more :)
    When it comes to psychology (and often also medicine) nothing is ever 100% "proven". There are theories based on observed patterns, and this one is pretty well established. These traits have been observed in many different cultures over decades, and have been shown to correlate with high IQ most of the time.

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    I also wonder on this one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karley View Post
    I see that this is a very old thread but in the off chance you will answer, I felt like I must sign up and reply. I had the weird feeling when I read this thread. Something similar to what you have when someone knows more about yourself than you do. It was like you were describing me. I wont go into detail, but I definitely have most of those character traits. Very strange. Do you know if this is proven, or a theory, or noticed patterns? Thank you, for helping me understand a little bit more
    Very odd that I came across this thread through searching the internet to find this response... I feel exactly as you do concerning the OP however I don't think I would have registered and posted if I had not seen this comment. It is truly good to know there are other people that share all of those characteristics... I always knew they were there however they are rare to come across and people on the internet tend to be much more expressive than when in day to day life.

    One addition (or rather expansion) I would like to make to the OP has to do with one thing I notice every day at my college... People who come across as very intelligent, studious and diligent, most of the time are not as deep thinking and comprehensive as you would like them to be. They can be extremely knowledgeable in their field of study, fields that can be as complex as it gets... but when you deviate from their specialty their mind seems to derail a bit, their attention wanes as they listen and then they seem to get their mind to hop back on the rails by talking about something they know about. I guess you could say all they know is what they are doing and stick with it but once introduced with a totally different topic they just can't stick with it. All of what I said (even though it is a bit incoherent) is precursor to this... I believe that a person with a high IQ is truly a jack of ALL trades. They should have at least a small understanding, beyond the obvious, of everything coupled with the capacity to master any one of those things at will. Forgive me if I don't make sense in all of that but this is the first time I have ever tried to fully explain it...

    Another thing that kind of bothers me is, why is it that high IQ people are often exempt from having exceptional social behavior? There are many obvious advantages to being socially active and highly tactful. Through human interaction we learn... everyone is different and everyone has something different to offer. And it goes much beyond just going out and interacting but also putting yourself into all sorts of different situations to see how things are done, why people do what they do and see whats out there for you to try. And I would think that if you are aware of all this it would seem to me that this awareness is facet of intelligence all on its own. That, IMO, is part of the criterion for having a "high IQ" and it seems to be the most lacking characteristic of these highly intelligent people.

    I am most certainly ranting now, but thanks again Karley for your motivational post :) This is why I love the internet so much, I had a desire to know about what defines a truly intelligent person, type it into a search engine and you find a gem like this thread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwtraik View Post
    One addition (or rather expansion) I would like to make to the OP has to do with one thing I notice every day at my college... People who come across as very intelligent, studious and diligent, most of the time are not as deep thinking and comprehensive as you would like them to be. They can be extremely knowledgeable in their field of study, fields that can be as complex as it gets... but when you deviate from their specialty their mind seems to derail a bit, their attention wanes as they listen and then they seem to get their mind to hop back on the rails by talking about something they know about.
    I have noticed the same thing. High IQ societies have noticed that people with well-paid but highly specialised jobs, like lawyers, doctors, computer scientists, etc. usually have above-average IQ, but rarely beyond what is considered exceptionally gifted (over 135). Their IQ is more likely to be between 110 and 130.

    I guess you could say all they know is what they are doing and stick with it but once introduced with a totally different topic they just can't stick with it. All of what I said (even though it is a bit incoherent) is precursor to this... I believe that a person with a high IQ is truly a jack of ALL trades. They should have at least a small understanding, beyond the obvious, of everything coupled with the capacity to master any one of those things at will. Forgive me if I don't make sense in all of that but this is the first time I have ever tried to fully explain it...
    I think it is an excellent reason not to trust a "scientist's opinion" about a field that is not strictly their speciality. It always makes me laugh when people quote a physicist about a philosophical matter and say "see, this guy is intelligent and he believes in god !".

    The philosophical spirit (i.e. thirst for knowledge and understanding in every field) is probably the most characteristic of exceptionally gifted people.


    Another thing that kind of bothers me is, why is it that high IQ people are often exempt from having exceptional social behavior? There are many obvious advantages to being socially active and highly tactful. Through human interaction we learn... everyone is different and everyone has something different to offer. And it goes much beyond just going out and interacting but also putting yourself into all sorts of different situations to see how things are done, why people do what they do and see whats out there for you to try. And I would think that if you are aware of all this it would seem to me that this awareness is facet of intelligence all on its own. That, IMO, is part of the criterion for having a "high IQ" and it seems to be the most lacking characteristic of these highly intelligent people.
    Personally I see two main reasons :

    1) boredom : exceptionally gifted people being in general well versed many subjects, and often find more mundane conversation boring. Even when talking about more specialised topics, the exceptionally gifted might already know more than almost anybody else he meets, if he has taken some time to learn about that particular topic at one point in his life. In general, as knowledge accumulates with time, (specialised) conversation will become more and more difficult with ordinary people. When meeting other people becomes less exciting, or downright boring, why spend time and energy with them ? Of course there is always a need for having fun in a non intellectual way (but that is usually possible only with friends, not strangers).

    2) anxiety : it is one characteristic of people with higher IQ to be more (intellectually) sensitive. It is this heightened perception of the world that leads to strong, passionate interest in so many fields. You could say that high IQ people are like supertasters, that find great sensory satisfaction even in the plainest foods - except that in the case of gifted people it is for rational matters, not taste. This usually translates as being also more anxious or nervous (especially for younger people), which affects face-to-face socialising in a negative way. The Internet is a blessing for such people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maciamo View Post
    I have noticed the same thing. High IQ societies have noticed that people with well-paid but highly specialised jobs, like lawyers, doctors, computer scientists, etc. usually have above-average IQ, but rarely beyond what is considered exceptionally gifted (over 135). Their IQ is more likely to be between 110 and 130.



    I think it is an excellent reason not to trust a "scientist's opinion" about a field that is not strictly their speciality. It always makes me laugh when people quote a physicist about a philosophical matter and say "see, this guy is intelligent and he believes in god !".

    The philosophical spirit (i.e. thirst for knowledge and understanding in every field) is probably the most characteristic of exceptionally gifted people.




    Personally I see two main reasons :

    1) boredom : exceptionally gifted people being in general well versed many subjects, and often find more mundane conversation boring. Even when talking about more specialised topics, the exceptionally gifted might already know more than almost anybody else he meets, if he has taken some time to learn about that particular topic at one point in his life. In general, as knowledge accumulates with time, (specialised) conversation will become more and more difficult with ordinary people. When meeting other people becomes less exciting, or downright boring, why spend time and energy with them ? Of course there is always a need for having fun in a non intellectual way (but that is usually possible only with friends, not strangers).

    2) anxiety : it is one characteristic of people with higher IQ to be more (intellectually) sensitive. It is this heightened perception of the world that leads to strong, passionate interest in so many fields. You could say that high IQ people are like supertasters, that find great sensory satisfaction even in the plainest foods - except that in the case of gifted people it is for rational matters, not taste. This usually translates as being also more anxious or nervous (especially for younger people), which affects face-to-face socialising in a negative way. The Internet is a blessing for such people.
    Thank you for expressing so clearly why a scientist or psychologist may not be qualified to speak of spiritual things.
    Frankly, to me the issue is simple, we know less than 1% of what is out there in the universe... admittedly. How, then, can a person with less than 1% of knowledge concerning the universe, be qualified to make a statement about the existence, or non-existence of God? To use the reasoning of a 2-year-old... what if God's hiding behind the moon?
    The point is that no one has anything more than an imperfect understanding of things, and therefore NOONE is qualified to say that God does or does not exist. I have a verified genius IQ score and I believe in God. I think there is more than enough evidence to support my beliefs. Most historical geniuses did in some form or another.
    I would even argue that Jesus of Nazareth was the most brilliant man who ever lived, based on the success of His ideology. No other person has ever had enough intelligence to affect history more than that Man.
    If anyone can think of another person who has thought up an ideology that has had a bigger impact on earth please do tell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Q View Post
    Thank you for expressing so clearly why a scientist or psychologist may not be qualified to speak of spiritual things.
    Frankly, to me the issue is simple, we know less than 1% of what is out there in the universe... admittedly. How, then, can a person with less than 1% of knowledge concerning the universe, be qualified to make a statement about the existence, or non-existence of God? To use the reasoning of a 2-year-old... what if God's hiding behind the moon?
    The point is that no one has anything more than an imperfect understanding of things, and therefore NOONE is qualified to say that God does or does not exist. I have a verified genius IQ score and I believe in God. I think there is more than enough evidence to support my beliefs. Most historical geniuses did in some form or another.
    I would even argue that Jesus of Nazareth was the most brilliant man who ever lived, based on the success of His ideology. No other person has ever had enough intelligence to affect history more than that Man.
    If anyone can think of another person who has thought up an ideology that has had a bigger impact on earth please do tell.
    I don't know the name of the guy, but whoever invented god and religion in first place had a bigger impact on humanity than Jesus (who only created new trend).
    What about a guy who invented Democracy or music?

    Your high IQ should be able to tell you that because one believes in something it doesn't make it real. The only "evidence" of god/gods existence is in minds of people. World doesn't need god or religions to function, just laws of physics.
    Interesting thing is that Natural Selection can explain existence of spirituality in people (believe in god), but religions (doctrines of god) can't explain existence Natural Selection.
    Be wary of people who tend to glorify the past, underestimate the present, and demonize the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeBrok View Post
    I don't know the name of the guy, but whoever invented god and religion in first place had a bigger impact on humanity than Jesus (who only created new trend).
    What about a guy who invented Democracy or music?

    Your high IQ should be able to tell you that because one believes in something it doesn't make it real. The only "evidence" of god/gods existence is in minds of people. World doesn't need god or religions to function, just laws of physics.
    Interesting thing is that Natural Selection can explain existence of spirituality in people (believe in god), but religions (doctrines of god) can't explain existence Natural Selection.
    He is obviously very young just read his comment about his love for humanity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Q View Post
    Thank you for expressing so clearly why a scientist or psychologist may not be qualified to speak of spiritual things.
    Frankly, to me the issue is simple, we know less than 1% of what is out there in the universe... admittedly. How, then, can a person with less than 1% of knowledge concerning the universe, be qualified to make a statement about the existence, or non-existence of God? To use the reasoning of a 2-year-old... what if God's hiding behind the moon?
    The point is that no one has anything more than an imperfect understanding of things, and therefore NOONE is qualified to say that God does or does not exist. I have a verified genius IQ score and I believe in God. I think there is more than enough evidence to support my beliefs. Most historical geniuses did in some form or another.
    I would even argue that Jesus of Nazareth was the most brilliant man who ever lived, based on the success of His ideology. No other person has ever had enough intelligence to affect history more than that Man.
    If anyone can think of another person who has thought up an ideology that has had a bigger impact on earth please do tell.
    I would say that the most brilliant fictional character ever created was not jesus but The Joker in the Batman Comics. However, character flaws and a tragic past resulted in The Joker wasting his potential by becoming a villain. So it takes more than intelligence to become truly great.

    The success of christianity was based partly on the large size of the Roman empire when christianity first began to spread, but perhaps a more important factor was the ways in which Emperor Constantine changed christianity. He turned christianity into a religion that taught people to accept authority and obey their rulers, which made christianity popular with emperors and kings, who often forced it on their people as a way of centralizing power. Constantine also made the Persian concept of dualism (good versus evil) central to christianity, and added the seven sacraments used by the Cult of Mithras, which appealed to the need people seem to have to ritualize their religious experiences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aberdeen View Post
    The success of christianity was based partly on the large size of the Roman empire when christianity first began to spread, but perhaps a more important factor was the ways in which Emperor Constantine changed christianity. He turned christianity into a religion that taught people to accept authority and obey their rulers, which made christianity popular with emperors and kings, who often forced it on their people as a way of centralizing power.
    Good point. If Christianity didn't become ideology in support of monarchs and ruling class in general it wouldn't be so widespread and dominant in Europe. It promoted acceptance of servitude and faith/destiny of lower classes and consolidated power of elites as as given to them by god.
    Surely Jesus was religious revolutionary who emphasized salvation by love and doing humanitarian deeds, but ideologically he fell in such important issues like anti slavery movement, equality for women or simple social justice. His main idea was to accept any misery on Earth for nice reward in heaven. It gave people hope and spiritual lift, and it turned to be a very catchy and powerful tool for this new religion. Unfortunately for Christianity, this message is resonating much less in today's Western World, where life is very good and full of pleasure. We are very close to creating heaven on Earth. Just can't wait for my first robot and immortality pill :)
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    It was like you were describing me. I have all of those character traits you mentioned. :)


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    Hi, I signed up to write a quick post. I'm not here to boast about my IQ, I just wanted to present you with something I've noticed over my time through school and college (I'm 18 from the UK).
    The OP pretty much hit the nail on the head with my personal traits, but there is one more thing that I've come to recognise about myself (I'm hoping someone shares this trait).
    In school, I find exams ridiculously easy compared to other students. I can usually pass exams with the top grade with very little effort; usually I'll just read through the textbook a few nights before an exam.
    Because of this, I went a few years feeling as if I must have some sort of superior memory and it wasn't just simply intelligence.

    Here is where it gets interesting I guess...
    I've noticed that I find it easy to remember something that I WANT to remember such as a fact/quote/stat.
    However, when it comes to other things, my memory is actually quite appalling. I forget little things on a daily basis and it's not the usual things that everyone forgets. Often, I will have situations where I will have something in my hand, and suddenly it has disappeared and I have no recollection of placing it anywhere. I forget events, I'm always late to classes and meetings and if I'm told to "remember to do ____" 9 times out of 10 I will completely forget they've told me anything.

    It's frustrating, I feel like I am the complete opposite of a 'normal' person when it comes to memory. Of course it's nice to be able to remember facts for exams and general knowledge but it's not very helpful in the real world where I'll need to be independent as I really can't rely on myself to do things.

    Just thought I'd share, it would be nice to know there are others in the same boat.

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    I like your post. Pretty good presupposition. The social aspect in your latter paragraph is true and insightful, you did jumble me up for a minute but I think I got what you meant. Obviously peoples perceptions of others is normally at least slightly or extremely different than what the person is actually. High IQ people are anomalies and at least top 2% or higher at <1% of the population, so there are few people like them. If you look at more normal intelligence the likelihood of someone being like them is exponentially higher thus easier to make friends that you actually enjoy. It is a common thread of psychology that high iq individuals will like being around people but feel worse after being around them even though they wish to be there. Whereas average or normal individuals feel better after interactions and even energized with friends. You're obviously pretty sharp so I don't know how much of this you know, but I digress lol. There can be those people that are quite antisocial as their intelligence is almost a handicap and technically, once you get to the levels beyond intelligent, it is similar to extreme retardation in the opposite direction. I don't think high iq individuals being weird or socially awkward is a norm, which I think is what you were saying. Average individuals are obviously the vast majority of the population and their awareness and analysis skills won't be that accurate relatively, I think this may be why these sorts of dogmatic ideas stick. Not trying to be disrespectful to anyone if it sounds like that, I'm simply trying to be matter of fact, bare with me. You definitely said just about everything I thought especially the last paragraph.

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    I was recently taking an IQ test and tested at 155 with deviation of 15. testing was unable to accurately measure the IQ due to the fact that i answered the questions under the time limit and made a 100% however just like all standardized test this is imposable so i was said to have made a 99.9%. the way they measure high IQ is rather inaccurate i think.

    the reason i was tested was to diagnose my dysgraphia and allow the state to provide me with a laptop however I WAS TOO SMART so they said. i was insulted as this is completely asinine. do you send an untrained sniper to a covert mission or a trained one? why waste money on people who may not succeed when you can assist the above average people of the world. after all im not looking to make money but just contribute to society.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jay View Post
    I was recently taking an IQ test and tested at 155 with deviation of 15. testing was unable to accurately measure the IQ due to the fact that i answered the questions under the time limit and made a 100% however just like all standardized test this is imposable so i was said to have made a 99.9%. the way they measure high IQ is rather inaccurate i think.

    the reason i was tested was to diagnose my dysgraphia and allow the state to provide me with a laptop however I WAS TOO SMART so they said. i was insulted as this is completely asinine. do you send an untrained sniper to a covert mission or a trained one? why waste money on people who may not succeed when you can assist the above average people of the world. after all im not looking to make money but just contribute to society.
    A monstrous lie, you one-posting pisstaker.


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    Sharp 👀. No average human task. :)))) Lieing like that what a task for him. Jk. What a joke I made.

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    IQ test are only reliable until about 130. There are special high IQ test, but the past 150 it's hard to really know who is smarter than whom. There are also many specialised IQ tests (spatial, visual memory, logical, arithmetical, verbal), and people rarely score evenly in all. The problem with most logic test is that they have only simple problems, not ones involving pages of data to mentally sort out before computing. Chimps are faster than humans at some basic problem solving, but cannot deal with high-level complexity problems like humans.

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    Reading this also gave me quite a strange feeling.

    Thanks for posting this.

    I have been told (actually yesterday as I was in a coffee shop) that people with a higher IQ have a specific taste in classical music, BUT also Metal (heavy metal, or rock). He mentioned he read a study, but I don't know how reliable this random German is...
    (by the way my search for this study led me to this thread)

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    Quote Originally Posted by k98man View Post
    Reading this also gave me quite a strange feeling.

    Thanks for posting this.

    I have been told (actually yesterday as I was in a coffee shop) that people with a higher IQ have a specific taste in classical music, BUT also Metal (heavy metal, or rock). He mentioned he read a study, but I don't know how reliable this random German is...
    (by the way my search for this study led me to this thread)
    I could echo the thoughts of other posters in this thread but the real reason I registered was to say that I have frequently over the years told people that I felt there is a strong correlation between rock/metal and classical music. It is so strange to see someone else say it! I, myself, prefer Chopin most of all. Most any classical music has the same "feel" as rock and metal to me however. I would be quite interested in reading this study you speak of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k98man View Post
    Reading this also gave me quite a strange feeling.

    Thanks for posting this.

    I have been told (actually yesterday as I was in a coffee shop) that people with a higher IQ have a specific taste in classical music, BUT also Metal (heavy metal, or rock). He mentioned he read a study, but I don't know how reliable this random German is...
    (by the way my search for this study led me to this thread)

    It's understandable how intelligent people like classical music. It's an extremely pure and beautiful form of music which doesn't relate to the normal controversial music and has virtually no "cool" factor. I am a hugh fan of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozartand Johann Sebastian Bach. I also enjoy the choir music from The Red Army Choir and i'm extremely interested in russian history. My friend doesn't really understand why I find it so interesting and always says I want to be russian but then also says I want to be an american due to the fact I use many american words and pronunciations (I'm from england). I also find it hard to understand why he doesn't find it interesting, Especially the Chernobyl disaster when it was such a significant event that effected the entire world. He didn't even understand the basics of nuclear physics! :/

    I do like rock groups like matallica but I wish they would put there skills into creating a few classical peices like steve morse has (youtube watch?v=yIu7UA-823Y also watch?v=y-CC2jOVNSI which is a mix of classical and rock). That display of the arts sends chills down my spine and I can solemnly say I have actually cried listening to some of his work.

    Here are some of my favourite bands and artists if your interested. Led Zeppelin, Matallica, Toots and Maytals, Bob marley, Jimmy Cliff, The Upsetters, John Lennon, The Who, The Specials, Madness, Mozart, Bach

    From Michael Skelton (131 IQ, age 19)

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    hmm I spelt huge wrong :S

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maciamo View Post
    IQ test are only reliable until about 130. There are special high IQ test, but the past 150 it's hard to really know who is smarter than whom. There are also many specialised IQ tests (spatial, visual memory, logical, arithmetical, verbal), and people rarely score evenly in all. The problem with most logic test is that they have only simple problems, not ones involving pages of data to mentally sort out before computing. Chimps are faster than humans at some basic problem solving, but cannot deal with high-level complexity problems like humans.
    I agree with you that the level of intelligence that is above 130 is difficult to assess. Because it is very smart people.

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