I'd like that, since I strivefor superiority..I'm arrogant too though, so apparentlyI'm not smart enough, to be.. smart.What I can say though, is that I amsmart enough, to not consider myself smart. ^.^"When an ordinary man attains knowledge, he is a sagewhen a sage attains understanding, he is an ordinary man."
interesting quote there
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science.Stupid people overestimate their own intelligence by up to 25% and tend to rate themselves as above average, wilish the more inteligent you get the lower you overestimage yourself. Eventually you reach a point at about average inteligence where you start underestimating yourself.In short, stupid ass people think they're smarter than they are, and smart ass people think they're not as smart as they are.So therefore the answers so far corellate nicely with human behavior.
Smarter than most? Not really I would say about average. I rank up there with the best in intelligence though. Difference being the ability to absorb knowledge, and the ability to apply it. As for wisdom... my age tells all. Not enough years under my belt to make any real calls there.
"About average" is actually more than most. 51% is the threshold for "most". Lol, so you are good.
Than most?Probably not.Than some?Yes.I work hard for every thing I have.When it comes down to it, whether someone is smarter than me or not I always put 100 percent in and gofor the kill!So whether someone is smarter, never works against my advantage.Because I am the type to work extremely hard and end up doing better than that person.
This poll is confirmation that people greatly overestimate their intelligence.
It would be if website users were a random sampling of the worlds population.
@kheserthorpe wait so a poll of less than 50 people actually isn't a good way to get a legit statistic?
@kheserthorpeI'd agree with you if we were on almost any other discussion forum.. but we're on GaG.
@CommieDearestBy saying that, you did a complete 180 on your original point. That's embarrassing, don't do that.
It's an excellent statistic. It shows quite conclusively that the average GaG user thinks they gave above average IQ. The question is what does that tell us?;)
@koko124 yes because I was dead serious and planned to use this in a published thesis.
@CommieDearestI wouldn't suggest using anything from this website in any sort of academic paperBut good luck with that :)
Hahaha, good thing sarcasm was cremated or else it'd be turning in its grave right now :-P
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I'll just say I have more common sense than most people do. If that is considered being "smarter" then yes, I am smarter than the average person.Common sense, not so common.
I don't know most people to know for a fact. I judge it on a case by case basis. I do think I'm smarter than average, but I'm no better than anyone else. I believe we all can be great if we choose to be and believe that we can
Considering that there are a few billion people out there with nothing more than a basic education, I don't think its too difficult to be smarter than 50% of people
im going to so NO (school wise) but if its in the real world/gaming i can match wits with the best of them LOLOL
Dunning Kruger works: en.wikipedia.org/.../Dunning%E2%80%93Kruger_effect
I don't think so, but my education says so. I do the highest level of high school and only 20% of the students does that.
90% of the poopulation will tell you that masters and Ph. Dr. degrees are just a proof of stupidity.
mmm nahh. not really. i do a lot of stupid shit lol :D
Not really.. Everyday I just realise just how much stuff I don't know.
No because I'm the most immature person in my class Along with a few other guys and girls
I certainly hope so. It's funny that most people think they're smarter than most people though.
I'm too stupid to know! So, not sure :/
no my IQ is like majority
I have to say yes (as cocky as it sounds)
I have no way of knowing that
What type of "smarts" are we talking about here?
Oh, hell yeah. :)
Mind you, most is only 51% so really it is ever so slightly higher than half, and, the bottom half includes crackheads, elementary school kids and the whole population of LA.
My smart phone is smarter than me :P
Definitely. Not a genius, but far above average.
Nope. But I am smart enough to know that I'm not the smartest person in the room... some people apparently lack even that much intelligence, haha!
In some ways, I suppose. In many ways, no. I think that I'm very good about thinking of consequences to my actions before just doing something and worrying about it later. In high school, I'd have friends who "passed around" other friends. Then it was "drama drama drama." Recently, a woman asked me if she should let her new boyfriend move in with her. I told her the possible issues, possible temptations (to which she pretended to care about), and said you can do it, but it could very well blow up in your face. Here are some of the stats. So... I wouldn't recommend it... but it's your life. I won't stop being your friend just because of this." - She had let him move in 3 weeks before, and didn't tell anyone. And those problems and stats? They happened to her. Then she's miserable and the guy is a "jerk." So, you knew ALL of this. You wanted me to say "Sure! Let him move in! That's awesome!" after what turned out to be a week of dating (which I thought was a month). I don't do that with friends. I don't cut people off in traffic. I don't block driveways if I can help it. I drive around the speed limit if I can help it. I don't weave in and out of lanes without signaling. When I get a call, I pull over; even with an earpiece, I'm only talking at stop lights, or I wait until I'm finished driving to read / text people. I don't put in money when I can't afford the debt. I don't buy expensive toys; I rarely use my credit cards. Job knowledge, taxes, accounting, knowing where to go to find important info, learning how to be super organized and STAY organized... or how to be great with women, remembering names or knowing how to shmooze for business - I'm an idiot.
Everyone thinks they are smarter, and more special than average ;)
I know lots of stuff from various books, encyclopedias and Guinness Book of Records, if that counts :P
I don't know how to perform brain surgery but that's only because I didn't go to school for itBut yes much smarter than average
In many ways yes. Of course most people think they are smarter but I truly believe I am. I come from strong genes and an academic family that has accomplished a great deal.
Smarter? Oh yeah. Without a doubt. Hard-working? No, I'm working on it...It sucks, but the truth is hard-work=smart nowadays. I made the mistake of thinking I'd get away with everything because I was smart, and I didn't. You should be both.
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