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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-07-07 08:53 AM
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Poll question: Does Loner=High IQ?
I've been curious about this for awhile.

If you know your IQ please participate, so I may reach some very unscientific conclusions with this very unscientific poll.

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-08-07 03:01 PM
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1. Feel bad no one has answered your poll
I'm not sure if it equates to intelligence or not. I do know that the interests I have developed or can talk passionately about seem to be very different than the typical chit chat that seems to consume most people's daily "talk." As a result, I often feel a little alienated from others. It's not that I don't care about them, I do, but it causes me to sometimes wonder if they care the same about me since they are not as interested in these subjects as me. :shrug:
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-17-08 10:36 AM
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2. 147 here.
I've always hated it too. My family says it makes it hard for me to relate to "normal" people. I guess it could be partially to blame, but I don't see how it can totally be to blame. It depresses me. For years, I did as many drugs and drank as much alcohol as I possibly could to try to "kill brain cells." Now, my memory is bad, but the IQ hasn't changed. Wish I had know that way back when. My short term memory would be nice to have now.
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-25-08 10:23 PM
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4. Here's a fact:
The intellectually gifted population often has trouble socially and psychologically.

I'm a teacher. I took extra certification in gifted ed from UCSD, which included a semester of going through case studies and statistics.

Intellectually "gifted" individuals often suffer from asynchronous development: intellectually advanced, socially/emotionally behind the curve. That, plus the plain fact that they don't fit well socially with people that can't relate to the way they think, put them at risk for lifelong social/emotional problems.

Just as you describe.



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mak3cats Donating Member (489 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-17-08 11:38 AM
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3. Non-actively-participating Mensa member here... (n/t)
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-25-08 10:24 PM
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5. 132
according to a test given to me as a teenager.
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spiritual_gunfighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-15-08 01:24 PM
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12. Is that Jello Biafra?
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smoochy Donating Member (34 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 10:30 PM
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6. Wow...
I sense a bit of narcissism in those poll answers!
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-28-08 05:24 PM
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7. It's over 160, and I am a loner, and an obnoxious prick (sometimes)
but you already knew that. :rofl:
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-01-08 10:09 PM
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8. Well it's certainly not equals.
There are people with high IQs that are not loners. Richard Feynman comes to mind. On the other hand, high IQ is likely to push you outside the mainstream of human society, almost by definition. It's hard to be different (two sigmas out on the intelligence scale) without being different.
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Karl_Bonner_1982 Donating Member (701 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-08 12:08 AM
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9. Probably.
I think that loneliness may exist at both extremes of the IQ spectrum, with less of it in the middle. This is probably because the average people relate to their peers better than the few people at top and bottom.
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-08 04:00 PM
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10. Very well put.
No doubt there are other ways in which being "outside the normal range" would correlate with difficulties of "social adjustment" of one sort of another. Cultures are normative systems and they put a heavy premium on conformity and "fitting in".
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spiritual_gunfighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-14-08 02:30 PM
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11. My IQ is 149
and I relate to absolutely no one it seems.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-22-08 03:06 PM
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13. If I wasn't afflicted with ADD, it probably WOULD be over 140...
As it stands, I'm only 131. x(
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Systematic Chaos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-22-08 03:22 PM
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14. My results have always varied from 136 to 141 depending on the exact test.
Like some of the other people upthread, sometimes I hate it.

It's way too much to try and explain here and now, but let's just say my development was anything but smooth. :(
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