Siren Watcher IQ:
Image: The Stanford-Binet row is accurate for my test, as they use the same .16 deviation.
So close to being accepted into Mensa.
Only one test score needs to be above the threshold on either of the Cattell tests to gain entry, so I was 1 point off acceptance with a 131 score.
“British Mensa can offer supervised tests using two separate, industry-standard tests, the Cattell III B and the Cattell Culture Fair III A. A score which puts you in the top two per cent of the population on either of these papers would qualify you for membership of Mensa. An adult can only get a maximum IQ of 161 on the Cattell III B test and 183 on Culture Fair. The two papers test different types of IQ. Cattell III B includes a lot of verbal reasoning, while Culture Fair – as the name suggests – is more suitable for people for whom English is not their first language and for those with language processing problems such as dyslexia. It has no words, only diagrams and images.”
The latter is used for fluid and crystalline intelligence, which is the ability to learn, problem solve, and apply abstract concepts. Ie, think outside the box to solve a problem. Some other IQ tests test your ability to think inside the box to a highly proficient manner. The test I scored high on was how well you can think abstractly and logically at the same time, which is usually used in creative pursuits, like inventing and entrepreneurial pursuits.
I conducted the test in Manchester, UK at the beginning of September, 2020.
Due to my high openness, I was told that the Cattell/Culture Fair test would be the best descriptor of my IQ Intelligence compared to other IQ tests.
Therefore, I did the test in the UK where the test is the default test for the country.
Alongside that I was living in Germany, which is further from Australia / America / Canada than the UK in order to take a proper English test.
I will retake the test in 2021.
For the 3% of the Population, the calculation is 97.3657942589%, which you can see here for 16 standard deviation (sd) column.
Genius level IQ:
“… the current view of psychologists and other scholars of genius is that a minimum level of IQ (approximately 125) is necessary for genius but not sufficient, and must be combined with personality characteristics such as drive and persistence, plus the necessary opportunities for talent development. For instance, in a chapter in an edited volume on achievement, IQ researcher Arthur Jensen proposed a multiplicative model of genius consisting of high ability, high productivity, and high creativity.” (Source).
In psychology personality tests, creativity is termed as openness, and productivity is termed industriousness from what I understand. In these areas, I score in the 94th percentile for creativity (the mean percentile for women in a general population (women and men) is 45, for men it is 55) and 88% percentile for industriousness (the mean percentile for men in a general population (women and men) is 51.5. For women it is 49.5). This implies I have the required skill set to be able to use my IQ adequately.
Both my IQ test scores were above 125, at 127 and 131 respectively.
What this means for an employer:
- I will understand all complex requests made to me.
- I can learn new skills very quickly.
- The skills I can learn are generally more complex than tasks which can be given to most workers.
- I have high industriousness, meaning that when given tasks to do or skills to learn I pour my blood sweat and tears into it.
- I am intelligent and creative enough to find new ways to solve complex business problems. This is due to my high openness.
- Due to my high disagreeableness, I have less fear in bringing flaws to superiors attention if I notice there is issues in the business which are leading to less efficiency or a financial loss.
- I am a jack of all trades, so I tend to have basic knowledge of all departments. Meaning that I have a better understanding of the stresses other departments are under and can negotiate a better working environment, gaining more efficient incorporation of tasks workplace-wide.
In Mensa’s post test questionnaire, my personality type was cited to be the Catalyst:
I find this is a good general descriptor of my personality within a workplace. Though I would say I do also ponder things quite a lot, but it may be that this is only in regards to certain subjects. As I do prefer to discuss things with others which trying to work out the things I have been pondering. I agree with the statements that I thrive on debate, and find myself drawn specifically into environments, or towards people, which are looking for a change.
I have an overabundance of energy which kicks things, even violently if these is a lot of resistance, into gear.
For example, I will force someone into bettering their life even if they protest to laziness, as long as it does indeed serve their needs in the long run. If I feel a corporate is too, ‘stuck in a rut’, and after an array of violent pushes still resisting required change, then I have noticed in retrospect that I leave the company rather than lowering my own energy.
I try to find places where I am needed for my skill set rather than just kept around out of custom. I tend to feel pulled towards businesses or people looking for a catalyst and I am relatively fine-tuned now at realising when my role has finished.