is 142 a bad IQ score?
Is 142 a bad IQ score?
What Guys Said 18
Bad? Well... it probably makes you more prone to depression. That wouldn't be good. It also makes it more likely that you suffer from Borderline Personality Disorder, or Narcissistic Personality Disorder. On the plus side, you're less likely to suffer from obsessive-compulsiveness.
To all the numbskull haters:
IQ is a test of relative problem solving skill. A high IQ is not a guarantee of a well developed vocabulary or grammar skills. It's not a panacea for laziness or lack of motivation. It's not an indicator of a person's general level of education. It shows nothing but aptitude for certain cognitive challenges.
A person can score highly on IQ tests at a young age before they're able to learn much about what it means. I know that I was given the test in 1st grade for advanced school placement. I certainly had no idea what it meant at the time.
A person may also have the raw skill indicated by a high score, but never have the opportunity or means to apply it or cultivate it.1
In relation to real IQ tests, you're like in the top 1% of the population.
In relation to internet IQ test percentiles, I hate to break it to you, but you're retarded :P2
For both the Stanford-Binet and Wechsler tests, a score of 142 is in the 99th-99.5th percentiles. If you scored 142 on the Cattell test, which has a higher standard deviation of 24 (instead of the standard 15-16), you're "only" in the 96th percentile of intelligence.
Either way, you're pretty smart.1
If you don't know what it means to be 2 whole standard deviations above the mean, than you don't deserve an IQ of 142.1
That you need to ask suggests that's not your score. Stop eating the paste.1
Depends on the test, lol.0
Just below Genius level.. very good0
are you serious? Einstein was around 160 - 180... the average iq is 100... what do you think?0
Yep it's awful0
200 – immeasurable genius
With your score of 142, you fall under the category of "highly gifted".0
It's very good0
You should try the international one.0
What Girls Said 7
it's not your score right?0
I'm not to bright & I know 142 is close to being a genius.0
Not at all. It's amazing. You're genius.0