Wednesday, April 15, 2009

David Farrar is a genius

His score on this IQ test was 160, which apparently makes him an “extraordinary genius”. So I had a go. What a loser:

Mensa IQ Test - Mensa IQ Test

According to Sam who comments on Kiwiblog, my score of 144 puts me among the “Highly gifted (e.g., intellectuals)”.

Intellectual, my arse. I know some intellectuals – Vincent O’Sullivan and CK Stead, for a start – and they don’t waste their afternoons doing stupid tests on the Internet.


Bill Bennett said...

And my online attempt gave me a much lower mark than when I was professionally tested at a job interview.

Actually I think the test is some kind of advertisement, they're usually fixed so that everyone gets a good score.

Stephen Stratford said...

Yep, it's rubbish. Totally unscientific - even the kosher IQ tests which take an hour or so are questionable. Flattering, though, to be rated far clever than one is.