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Soul Eater
January 9th, 2009, 9:03 AM
I know most of us think we probably know more than others and sometimes even think we know everything. Let's just try to be honest about this. XD

Anyway, how smart would you say yo are?

In other words, do you know general common sense knowledge? What is one thing...or even a few things you know alot about? What are you terrible at and aren't so smart in? It doesn't have to be just how smart you think you are. XD

For me, I would say I'm average smart. It depends on what I'm doing and though I have a low IQ just over 70, I am a very smart girl.

I can't really say I have a specific subject I am good at, then again I am really good at reading, writing and spelling.

I'm very terrible at Math, social skills, cursive writing and reading comprehension. :<

(Also, I know this can be critical and if anyone has a learning disability or a low IQ, please don't make fun of them. Abide by PC rules and don't make fun of anyone.)

January 9th, 2009, 9:17 AM
I'm great at language and reading and such, but I can't memorize anything.

Like in Latin class... heh, can't exactly memorize the words XD

I'm getting tested for ADD, though, so that might be a part of it...

I don't know my IQ, so I'm not sure how intelligent I am, though I scored high on our state's MAP tests (higher than our school's average which is higher than our state's average) I just have problems remembering to finish things and turn them in.

Soul Eater
January 9th, 2009, 9:20 AM
I'm great at language and reading and such, but I can't memorize anything.

Like in Latin class... heh, can't exactly memorize the words XD

I'm getting tested for ADD, though, so that might be a part of it...

I don't know my IQ, so I'm not sure how intelligent I am, though I scored high on our state's MAP tests (higher than our school's average which is higher than our state's average) I just have problems remembering to finish things and turn them in.

Hmm...it's possible you could have ADD, like you said. I have ADHD and it does effect how I remember things and I have a terrible short attention span. I can never finish my stories either but one particular story I have been able to work on, off and on.

I remember taking a test last year with the school psychologist. She tested me to see where my stand point was and I was on the mild borderline for Autism. (They found I had it when I was in 2nd grade, my parents said that I had a terrible time learning to speak and I had a huge delay in my development.)

January 9th, 2009, 9:24 AM
Well, I have had a steady 4.0 Grade Point Average all of my life.

I am great at math (though that's not my favorite thing on earth :P).

My IQ was evaluated at around 120 when I was 5.

I would consider myself smart.


January 9th, 2009, 9:27 AM
i would say i am pretty smart.im not a genuis or anything but im not dumb either, i guess im just average..

January 9th, 2009, 9:29 AM
Interesting discussion we have there... Well, I always were one of the top students in my class and last year I Took the IQ test and I got 116, thats probably a good mark. I don't have problem at being social as well, and it's easy for me to learn new languages and to memorise things etc. My problem is that I lack on decent corporal coordination, I'm really bad at sports like basketball, soccer, volley etc, even though I'm not fat T-T...

January 9th, 2009, 9:41 AM
I'm in the second top set in school so ehmm, I'm not the best, but I'm easily not the worst =D

January 9th, 2009, 11:07 AM
I don't trust any arbitrary scores for IQ, so don't expect me to quote a figure, but I am fairly smart (and also modest 8D). I breezed through a Maths AS-Level exam today, for example, and I'm taking it five months earlier than most people who take Maths in my year. I've been commended for my overall intelligence, too, and I've been consistently one of the highest-scoring pupils in exams at my school. Plus, it is a gramar school, and we all know grammar school students are better than normal students (http://www.new.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2354243699). 8D

Gold warehouse
January 9th, 2009, 11:16 AM
I'm top in my History class with A* coursework and I'm predicted A* in the exam on Germany. I got an A in my English mock exam and got an A for my first science GCSE. I don't do so well in Geography where I got a D for the coursework (although, I blame the teacher) and in Maths I managed to get a C in the mock exam.
I got 128 in an IQ test but I don't trust those anyway.

January 9th, 2009, 11:17 AM
well, i'm definitely smarter than most of the people in my class, but in my year group? no. i would guess i'm around average, maybe just a tiny, tiny, bit higher. i'm completely terrible when it comes to maths. i'm good at art, social, and english though.


January 9th, 2009, 11:22 AM
I'd say I know enough to get by. When it comes to talking about myself I'm really modest.

January 9th, 2009, 11:59 AM
Well...I pretty much breezed through high school with a decent GPA without studying at all. I've never had to work too hard and have always been good at memorization and understanding concepts, especially with math and science. I'm by no means amazing, but I'd consider myself intelligent =P

January 9th, 2009, 12:21 PM
I never studied for my GCSE exams at all, because I was confident I could do well, not out of arrogance, but I've been told (and so have my parents) ever since I was a very small boy that I was naturally smarter than average.

Ironically enough, I only studied for my Spanish GCSE, and that's the one I did the worst in. I suck at languages, except English. I was top of my class for around two and a half years in Years 9/10/11.

January 9th, 2009, 2:59 PM
I'm obviously a god of gnosis.
137 was my score.
I've constructed a theory of the universe.

January 9th, 2009, 3:04 PM
Too smart for my own good, I'd say. XD

January 9th, 2009, 3:37 PM
I think I'm fairly academically intelligent. I have taken one school IQ testand many certified online tests, with my scores online ranging from 130-160 and the school being 137 (which got me into G&T a year earlier than others). I'm a straight A student and I have an extensive vocabulary.

Common sense wise, I'm inconsistant :3. I make the least intelligent errors sometimes for silly reasons. It's all DDDD: for me 'cause of embarrassment and such. Other times I'm wise though &&& I give my mommyyy advice at times. ^^

January 9th, 2009, 3:45 PM
i have been awarded for being in the top 5% in year 10 at one of the top grammer schools. But i can't do geography. It confuses me...:knockedou

January 9th, 2009, 3:48 PM
No. My IQ is 97 or so for a reason. >_>

But I memorize stuff in Science and all that so yeah I'm not dumb.

January 9th, 2009, 3:50 PM
i would say im a bit more than average

January 9th, 2009, 5:13 PM
It depends, I'm smart in Science and Computer. I suck at Math and English [it can be seen in my grammar]. So my IQ should just be between low and high. There is no perfect person of this world you know.

January 9th, 2009, 5:16 PM
I'm fairly smart, I would say. I'm probably at the top of my class... I'm not sure about my IQ, and I am smart in both terms of common sence and knowledge, but the knowledge more.

January 9th, 2009, 5:21 PM
Meh, I guess I'm fairly smart. I'm okay in English and Biology/Science, but when it comes to Maths and History, then I start to fail a bit.

As for my IQ, I have no idea.

January 9th, 2009, 6:12 PM
I took an online IQ test once and it came out 144

I'm pretty sure its not accurate though.

In general, however, I feel that I am "above average" in terms of intelligence, I am one of the three people from my last year science class chosen for 8th grade Earth Science, I was one of the 4 people from my last year science class to be chosen for 8th grade Algebra Honors, I was recommended for the higher level foreign language class by my English teacher, and have maintained straight A's in social studies. In addition, I was recommended by my art and music teachers for Studio Art and Music Theory, though I chose Studio Art, which is, as well as Earth Science and Honors Algebra, high school (9th grade) level. Therefore, I consider myself above average intelligence, though truthfully, I fail at random knowledge (e.g. What color are Minnie Mouse's shoes?) And sports knowledge, and politics confuses me. Academically I perform well, artistically/musically I perform well, and anywhere else I fail.

Gawd, now I sound like I'm bragging. All of this I worked hard for, so success really does come before work only in the dictionary. And I really don't feel that smart most of the time, I get low grades occasionally and stuff, and I have issues with memorizing dates in history unless I repeat them over and over in my head a bajillion times. And I tend to think somewhat unrealistically at times, sort of like out of the box, but about a mile out of the box, and am prone to make stupid (and embarrassing) mistakes at times.

January 9th, 2009, 7:00 PM
i stink at spelling but math and science are my top 2 subjects always A in math and science

January 9th, 2009, 7:18 PM
I would not say I am smart in general, but I am clever seeing as I can analyze certain things like poetry, writing, novels, works of Shakespeare, etc.

I do not have general knowledge even though I would like to. Perhaps if I did not have to focus on three AP classes this year, I could be a little "smarter" in my Calculus class if I had more time to actually study it.

I am also pretty good at common knowledge in history, particularly U.S. History. I barely have any knowledge of current history seeing as I am not in Civics yet, but I am in Economics now, and I seriously cannot understand the basics of it to save my life!

January 9th, 2009, 7:20 PM
I could be really smart if I wasn't so lazy and knew how to study and pay attention. :/ Which is exactly why my mom rails on my grades so much, since I don't use use my full potential.

Virtual Chatot
January 9th, 2009, 7:44 PM
I scored a 140 on my last IQ test taken at my school, but I don't believe that's a real way of measuring intelligence, only how fast you can process information.

Other than that, I practically get straight A's and I have a very healthy vocabulary, so I i'm more than average.

I'm to humble to call myself a genius -.-'

January 9th, 2009, 9:33 PM
Just like someone said before, it really depends.
There are a lot of sectors to be questioned about, and a lot of things to be taken into consideration.
It really ain't a modest thing to state yourself as smart, but meh...

I'm bad at general knowledge, but good at management of situation, and a lot of other things...

And, this might sound stupid, but can someone help me take an IQ test for free online? I don't really know where and how to take one...

Capt. Couch
January 9th, 2009, 10:42 PM
I'd say that I'm quite a bit smarter than the average bear. While I don't know my IQ, I typically score very high on academic examinations, placement tests, and standardized testing. I am a very analytical person with much aptitude for language, music, mathematics, and many different forms of physical science. I also rely much on spatial reasoning and "on-the-fly" thinking.

Jeez, I sound as if I'm bragging. :P

That being said, I can also be very lazy at times, which is the most reasonable explanation for not being a straight-A student.

January 9th, 2009, 11:07 PM

I'll be honest- Average. I suck at Trigonometry and Civics. I have an accurate measure of my specific abilities concerning English (Especially Grammar and Journalism, oh, not to mention creative writing.), Arts and Advance Biology. Not so much with Chemistry though...


January 10th, 2009, 1:29 AM
IRL, many people are jealous of my brains for the IQ. Regardless of what others say, I rather be stupid.

My general knowledge is great, as long as it has nothing to do with humans-that-have-names. I can confidently say I can pass on information about the supernatural, pollution, earth, space, human body and more, but absolutely not history of for-what-reason-how-who-did-this-at-when-and-where.

January 10th, 2009, 1:57 AM
I wouldn't say that I am smart, but more like average-above average area, though some people probably don't expect that I know what they're talking about from time to time when I do know what they're talking about

January 10th, 2009, 1:59 AM
OK, I'm not good at quick thinking. Actually, I'm very bad at quick thinking. And my personality portrays me as a bumbling idiot. Even though that is not the case. Intelligence is relative to the people around you. For example, in my school community, there are very few people of my kind with whom I can hold a decent conversation with. But if I went to a different school with slightly smarter children, I wouldn't be considered a nerd.

EDIT: I just took an IQ test and apparently I have an IQ of 122. Bummer, I thought that was the average...

January 10th, 2009, 2:26 AM
but 122 is above average isn't it?

edit: I usually score 110-120 area on IQ tests

Virtual Chatot
January 10th, 2009, 6:56 AM
but 122 is above average isn't it?

edit: I usually score 110-120 area on IQ tests

It depends on the test's grading scale, but 100 is usually average.

Mario The World Champion
January 10th, 2009, 11:02 AM
I don't have a clue. I do know a lot of things, but I do believe that I'm dimwitted to a point. I was always in the bottom half of report card rankings when I was in school, even though I did excel in one or two subjects.

Overall, I'm not very smart.

January 10th, 2009, 11:07 AM
Smarter than the average person, definitely.

January 10th, 2009, 12:33 PM
Um... I could definitely be an A student if I did my best and remembered homework. :/

Like a friend said to me once:

Why would I want an A when a B is so much cooler? Hell, I don't even need to work to get a C! But then what about Ds? Screw this, I'm getting straight Fs on all my report cards!

NoBel_ToKYo ™
January 10th, 2009, 12:54 PM
intelligence and stupidity fit into a LOT of different contexts. you can be an outstanding student, straight A* on the report card (like one person i actually know) however, in life terms, the kid is an ABSOLUTE ****. sometimes it's hard to know which ones more important: whether you should excel academically, or you should know how to handle your life. that takes intelliegence in itelf, see?

kissing. raindrops
January 10th, 2009, 1:05 PM
Well, I guess I'm a pretty smart person actually. xD
I have an average of around 91-94% (100% is the highest obviously), and I get most of the stuff in school xP
So yes, I'm smart.

January 10th, 2009, 1:53 PM
It depends on the test's grading scale, but 100 is usually average.

It is?? Wow. Anyway, intelligence is not relative to how smart you are in different subjects. Any idiot can memorise a textbook. The IQ test has questions that require logic rather than questions that require pre-learned knowledge. That way, the IQ tests can give an accurate assessment of how smart you are overall. Sure you need basic knowledge of Maths and general knowledge, but only things you pick up along your life.

Gerri Shin
January 10th, 2009, 3:05 PM
depending on the subject I can do very well or very poorly.
If it's related to computers and hardware setup then yes I would consider myself smart seeing as I would most likely get a 100% or at least above an 87%
If it involves a lot of Math or writing of papers I would do abysmally.

January 10th, 2009, 7:06 PM
I think that I am intelligent, but I would do quite a bit better in school if I wasn't depressed.

January 10th, 2009, 8:27 PM
I do go to a specialized high school, so I guess I'm a little smarter than your average teen. But compared to the other kids at my school, I'm at the bottom of the ladder.

January 12th, 2009, 4:10 AM
In my opinion, I'm pretty smart actually. Without any effort I'm at the highest form of education in the Netherlands.

Though my grades aren't that high, because I never do my homework. Why do homework when you can have fun? 'D

January 12th, 2009, 6:32 AM
I'm great in sciences(Astronomy, Biology, Geology to be specific), I suck in History, Philo and Local Languages. I always top in sciences but I flunk in the others. Weird huh?

the bitter end.
January 12th, 2009, 8:54 AM
Well my spoken IQ is 195, but I don't think I'm too smart truthfully. ;D Just good at analyzing problems and finding solutions.

Black Omega Zero
January 12th, 2009, 9:30 PM
I am good at math, I have honors, and I also am a straight A student... My IQ is 150 or above, but I lack of general knowledge, what I know best is algebra... I also won first place (with other 11 students), the Mexican Math Olympiads at Aguascalientes... but because of my lack of experience... I didn't make it to the next level... math is actually easy for me...

January 12th, 2009, 9:45 PM
I aRe SmArT!!

Don't judge me... >_<

January 12th, 2009, 9:47 PM
I suppose I'm quite smart. I made a lot of extension classes in primary. And I got a lot of good results in my end of year exams & half year exams.
Though I will admit a certain obsession n=knocked a couple of million brain cells out of me =/

January 12th, 2009, 10:27 PM
I'm quite good at spelling, but terrible at grammar. So I'm half-half good at English.

I'm good at sport.. even though that doesn't come under 'smart' I still consider it important... and it is still a lesson at school. Sport's a big thing in my life, so.. I'd say that's what I'm best at.

I'm okay at maths, but I could improve a great deal.

Other stuff in general like science and music I'm fine with. I'm not bad nor good with them.

January 13th, 2009, 4:10 PM
Well...I pretty much breezed through high school with a decent GPA without studying at all. I've never had to work too hard and have always been good at memorization and understanding concepts, especially with math and science. I'm by no means amazing, but I'd consider myself intelligent =P

That is a basic summary of where i stand intellectually. Thank you, Aurafire. :)

Other than that, I rank myself as "pretty damn clever" on the smartness scale. I don't really excel hardcore in anything except being smart, oddly enough.

But I'll still be slow, for example, I didn't know that London Tipton is a direct parody of Paris Hilton until recently.

January 13th, 2009, 4:54 PM
Basically Really smart.... lol