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Old August 9th, 2011 (5:52 AM). Edited August 9th, 2011 by Avey.
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    i think this is a fair question to ask because the amount of ridiculously ignorant posts i read on this forum far outnumber the ones that actually make sense

    edit: for clarity. let's divide it into different types of intelligence; street smarts, social intelligence, academic intelligence and forum intelligence (ie how intelligent your opinions are in threads that ask for them)
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    Old August 9th, 2011 (6:02 AM).
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    Meh, people seem to think I am, I wear glasses, but I'm more of a dork then a geek. You could say I am in a fair amount of top set classes, but honestly I feel like I don't have a clue whats going on. xD I ain't saying I'm stupid though, my results are quite good.
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    Old August 9th, 2011 (6:06 AM).
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    I find the opening post to be extremely ironic, to be perfectly honest. At any rate, I think it's pretty dumb to worry about how intelligent you are. It's a pretty pretentious and self absorbed thing to worry about. How would you even measure your intelligence in a coherent and comprehensive way? By taking an IQ test? By looking at your qualifications? Even if I did have an out right answer to the topic, I wouldn't have anything to compare it to. There is no one way track to level of intelligence. Look at Freud, he speaks about moral development and how it will relate to what someone learns, and moral development is different from every person, meaning that every person has a different form of intelligence. Some perhaps have the ability to argue well, some might know a lot about mathematics and another might be extremely good at art and know quite a lot about the field. I use the final example, because some say that there is a difference between how people approach math, and how they approach art. This may be true to an extent, but you need to learn a hell of a lot of theory to be good at art. This theory is not learned by the same part of your brain which creates the pretty pictures.

    What I'm saying is, there isn't a way to measure anyone's intelligence. Obviously some people have problems which restrains them from learning as much as the average person, I'm not under any illusion that we're all equals. But the fact of the matter is, where Hawking excelled in science, Picasso excelled in art, there is no valid argument to state that one might have been smarter than the other (the gap in time taken into account).

    I don't think I'm an idiot, but when it comes to certain areas, I am. But I have talents and know a lot about certain things, meaning I'm probably intelligent in those. So, in all honesty, it depends on the subject. I could be the simplest person you've met, or I could seem insightful. Unless I was on the internet, in which case, it's quite easy to feign intelligence.
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    Old August 9th, 2011 (6:10 AM).
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      how is the opening post IRONIC in any possible way abnegation
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      Old August 9th, 2011 (6:16 AM).
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        I think I'm PRETTY intelligent. If I cared enough I would destroy everybody on this forum with my flawless logic in any argument I felt like arguing.
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        Old August 9th, 2011 (6:24 AM).
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          I think I'm PRETTY intelligent. If I cared enough I would destroy everybody on this forum with my flawless logic in any argument I felt like arguing.
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          I think my intelligence level is sufficient enough to survive in this world.
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          Old August 9th, 2011 (6:26 AM).
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          how is the opening post IRONIC in any possible way abnegation
          Because you're clearly making a thinly-veiled attempt at trolling and/or flamebaiting, which is just who you are.

          Anyway, I like to think that I'm fairly intelligent. I'm well-spoken, I have good grammar, I can put together coherent arguments, I can see through people's bs etc.
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          Old August 9th, 2011 (7:02 AM).
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            I think my intelligence level is sufficient enough to survive in this world.
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            Old August 9th, 2011 (7:21 AM). Edited August 9th, 2011 by Kevin.
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            Anyways I guess I'm intelligent, in my school everyone always tries and choose me for collaboration projects and such.
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            Old August 9th, 2011 (7:29 AM).
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              I'm well-spoken, I have good grammar, I can put together coherent arguments, I can see through people's bs etc.
              i wouldnt be boasting about good grammar while simultaneously making run-on, grammatically erroneous sentences littered with commas where there should be, at the very least, semi-colons.

              on topic if someone asked me straight-up if i was intelligent id say yes. however as abnegation said you cant measure intelligence. its not a quantifiable trait.
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              Old August 9th, 2011 (7:48 AM).
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              How smart I think I am feel depends on who I'm around, how I'm feeling, and what I've been doing lately.

              If I find myself surrounded by lots of witty people I feel dumb. If I'm around people older than me who can't even type on a computer or remember something I said a minute ago I feel smarter. If I'm in a good mood I feel smarter and when I'm feeling down I don't think I'm all that smart. If I've been using my brain recently (such as with reading, writing or some similar activity) I tend to feel more intelligent than I do when I've been sitting around watching television.
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              Guys? Either behave yourselves in this thread or I'm going to close it and hand out warnings. I don't want to see any more smart comments from anyone.
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              Old August 9th, 2011 (2:37 PM).
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              Old August 9th, 2011 (5:29 PM).
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                I'm average in every way. I think I'm better than a lot of people, but that's not because I'm particularly intelligent, it's because so many others are unremarkable.
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                Old August 9th, 2011 (5:58 PM).
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                Well, I used to be somewhat of a genius when I was really young... my school even made me take an IQ test, because I was doing multiplication/division in my head, when everyone else was just starting to learn addition/subtraction, and I got a 167. (I doubt its accuracy though... I figure it was probably pretty high, but IQ tests aren't reliable at all, especially one designed for a 6 year old.)

                That said, I got really stupid when I got older. I literally don't remember how to do multiplication or division. At all. I even failed Calculus. I couldn't wrap my head around it at all. (No drugs or alcohol involved. lol)
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                Old August 9th, 2011 (10:32 PM).
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                I think I'm intelligent enough, so that answers that.
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                Old August 10th, 2011 (1:46 AM).
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                Well I'm fairly smart, or at least... I think I am. I do well in school and dont find very many things particularly difficult and I understand stuff.
                I'm not even entirley sure what street smarts is. But apparently I have them. xD;
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                Old August 10th, 2011 (4:14 AM).
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                  I've always been the smartest student in my school, except for handwriting, which they stopped grading in 4th grade, so now im currently the smartest
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                  Old August 10th, 2011 (5:06 AM).
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                    Guys? Either behave yourselves in this thread or I'm going to close it and hand out warnings. I don't want to see any more smart comments from anyone.
                    Then how are we supposed to display intelligence?

                    Either way, lemme use my extreme intelligence to come up with a good answer... Oh look I just said how intelligent how am.

                    For clarity:
                    street smarts: Sorry, I'm not homeless.
                    social intelligence: I'm not that much of a social person, in fact I rarely speak. I guess I have nothing to say on this.
                    academic intelligence: The best student in class.
                    forum intelligence: I'd like that Livewire would allow me to openly mock people with different.. I mean, irrational opinions. I really dunno what to say about this. As you described it, anyone is getting 1337 points at this because that's only something others can judge.
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                    Old August 10th, 2011 (2:23 PM).
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                    I'm pretty intelligent. I'd say more then the average kid my age seeing as I'm in all college classes and I'm ranked 4th in school for my grade. (Well, was for last year.)
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                    Old August 10th, 2011 (2:31 PM).
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                    Then how are we supposed to display intelligence?
                    ...whoops. *facepalm* I meant smart as in, like, snappy/sarcastic/that kind of thing. I should've said no more flaming!

                    As you can tell, I am dumber than a box of bricks sometimes. Well, more like all the time. Ain't gonna lie. -_-; Wish I could say I was all intelligent and ~deep~ but there's nothing there 9 times out of 10. Why do I mod here again?
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                    I think my general intelligence is only average. Most of the time, I seem smart, but there are times when I feel dumb.
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                    Old August 11th, 2011 (2:25 AM).
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                    In basis of amount of knowledge relative to age, I'm well above average. I've studied some math in the college years and I'm also thirsting for knowledge in the physical sciences and the languages of Latin and Japanese. My last unofficial IQ test came to a 140, which I feel is fair, given I don't feel IQ tests are difficult.

                    Just stating facts... :P
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                    Old August 11th, 2011 (3:24 AM).
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                      I'm fairly intelligent, but I do feel pretty stupid sometimes. ^^;
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                      Old August 11th, 2011 (10:18 AM).
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                      Well, I was top of my class in high school, but seeing the uber-geniuses in college was certainly humbling. I like to think of myself as fairly intelligent, certainly more than average, but I'm not genius level by any stretch of the imagination.
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