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Journal Mensa Babe's Journal: Finally! The results of my experiment. 28

My work seeking the mysterious correlation between AQ (i.e. how someone is popular in the society at large) and IQ (i.e. how someone is clever, smart and intelligent) is finally completed. The results I got may surprise some of you. Here is what I have found out:

People with AQ 7 are most likely to have IQ over 150. People with AQ 11 are most likely to have IQ 175. People with AQ 16 usually have IQ in the range of 140-160, which is exactly the same range, which is the most common among people with AQ 17, however with AQ 17 about half of the people have IQ well over 150, just like all of the people with AQ 21 (the transition to the higher half of 140-160 range must be somewhere around AQ 18.5) and this trend continues up to the point of AQ 27. Then, over AQ 27 strange things happen. The AQ 28 is a usual value of former Mensa members, i.e. those people, who once used to have high IQ, which suddenly dropped below the acceptable level. Half of the people with AQ 28 however have IQ around 140 which is still acceptable in Mensa, however one would suspect a slow but noticable decreasing of IQ at this point. People with AQ 31 have IQ 179, but people with AQ 36 have strangely IQ only 170, and for AQ 39 the most common IQ semms to be 148. This is very interesting indeed. The optimal AQ seems to be exactly 31, which is the highest score one could get without being autistic. Any comments?

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Finally! The results of my experiment.

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  • ... with this guy's work [chello.nl]? If so, I'm not exactly sure what the AQ has to do with popularity. Or maybe I'm missing something.

  • How did you collect your numbers?

    What are your conclusions?

    Best of luck.
    • How did you collect your numbers?

      I was just going to answer pointing you to my older journals [slashdot.org], which I then realised you seem to link to in your signature... Then I found out that I am the only person on your friends list... You are also a foe of Surak [slashdot.org], who happens to be my friend and fan, and has a strangely similar nick name to yours... May I ask what is going on here?

      • I was just going to answer pointing you to my older journals, which I then realised you seem to link to in your signature... Then I found out that I am the only person on your friends list... You are also a foe of Surak, who happens to be my friend and fan, and has a strangely similar nick name to yours... May I ask what is going on here?

        He's trolling me. He thinks I'm ekrout, hence the name. He can't post in my journal anymore because I made it 'friends and friends of friends only' so he's feeling le
        • Once you get the taste of creating multiple /. userids, it's hard to stop, isn't it?
        • He's trolling me. He thinks I'm ekrout, hence the name. He can't post in my journal anymore because I made it 'friends and friends of friends only' so he's feeling left out now.

          I see. Well, who is that Krout/ekrout anyway? Take a look at this comment [slashdot.org]. It's not the first time someone said I am Krout or Ekrout or something similar. First I thought that it is some kind of an insult which I don't understand... But anyway, according to those people you and me seem to be the same person... OK, bipolar dis

          • I'm a 32 on the AQ, btw, which makes me Asperger or Autistic or something. Only 1 point over your 'optimal'. I haven't had an IQ test in a number of years, but when I was in 6th grade or something I was tested and my score was in the mid-to-upper 170 range. I don't care to get it tested because I'm not one of those people who see IQ as a value judgement as to the worth of the person, and I generally don't go bragging about it, so the only reason I post it is in the name of science. ;)

            Is there an accurat
          • [Admittedly, I'm a little late to the party, but you happened to hit on one of my pet peeves.]

            Tsk. Someone claiming intellectual superiority should know the difference between schizophrenia and Dissociative Identity Disorder (formerly Multiple Personality Disorder).

            This article [spcsb.org] should clear up the misconception.

            -J

            • Someone claiming intellectual superiority should know the difference between schizophrenia and Dissociative Identity Disorder (formerly Multiple Personality Disorder).

              Thank you very much indeed. That is a very interesting article. The name "schizophrenia" with its Greek schisma root turns out to be terribly misleading.

        • Ah, that explains everything. Always wondered why you restricted posts in your journal.
  • You should read the disclaimers before making sweeping claims that the test publishers don't. If you get a score of 32 or higher, you may have Asperger's. This doesn't mean you do, and given the weighting of the questions, someone who is very socially maladjusted, and has some other has few other symptoms of Asperger's will score above 32. I just ran the test, chose the socring answer for every social-interaction question, and alternated between sides for the rest (ignoring which side was scoring), and go
  • Very interesting, but I don't think you have enough data for your results to be statistically significant -- but I think you knew that already.

    -- shayborg
  • People with AQ 7 are most likely to have IQ over 150. People with AQ 11 are most likely to have IQ 175. People with AQ 16 usually have IQ in the range of 140-160, which is exactly the same range, which is the most common among people with AQ 17, however with AQ 17 about half of the people have IQ well over 150, just like all of the people with AQ 21 (the transition to the higher half of 140-160 range must be somewhere around AQ 18.5) and this trend continues up to the point of AQ 27. Then, over AQ 27 strang
  • I just learned that I apparently have some "fans" (just one or two). I got curious, and went to see what I could learn about them. I got to Mensa Babe, and then I learned that I may be autistic!

    Excellent... now I've got a good excuse. Thanks, Mensa Babe!
  • I scored a 30. Not sure what that means, but ah well.
  • I think maybe you should rethink this whole Mensa obsession you seem to have. I have found that IQ is a pretty shitty indicator for anything important. If someone has a high IQ, I know that person will be able to follow my logic. That's about it.

    In the broad spectrum of human qualities, I find that to a relatively insignificant attribute.

    For your statistics, my IQ was 161 when I was tested two years ago. It's probably around 158 now, but that's based mostly on speculation. My AQ was 10.
  • You aren't coming up with any conclusion but:
    "My score is 31, 31 should be the right score for the really smart ones like me"
  • will u go out wit me?

    i mean, if u r hot will u go out wih me? with m? wth me? WITH ME? WITH ME.....?

God doesn't play dice. -- Albert Einstein

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