The number shows how your performance compare to those of others your age. A score of 116 or more is regarded as above average. A IQ of 130 or higher indicates a high level of intelligence. Mensa, the high IQ society, admits members with IQs in the top 2%, which is generally 132 or above. The highest recorded IQ on record was 188, which he recorded in adulthood. His actual birth date was February 11th, 1955.
An intelligence quotient (IQ) is a numerical value that represents an individual's cognitive ability, as compared to others his age, based on standardized tests of intelligence. The score determines where someone falls on a full-scale IQ scale, which ranges from 70 to 140. An IQ below 70 indicates intellectual disability, while an IQ between 70 and 79 indicates mild mental retardation. An IQ between 80 and 89 indicates borderline intellectual functioning. An IQ of 90 or higher is considered very high intelligence. There are also broad categories for individuals with an IQ between 56 and 75, which includes mild mental retardation, and those with an IQ between 51 and 55, which includes profound mental retardation.
It is estimated that one in every five or six people have an intellectual disability. This means that about 1% of the population has an intellectual disability. This percentage probably varies across the world because it depends on how you define intelligence and mental illness.
Mensa, a well-known organization for persons with the highest IQs in the world, demands an IQ score ranging from 132 to 148 to join, depending on which (supervised, official) test you take. Meanwhile, Anne had a very high score of 137 on her exam, while Shaun received a score of 96, which is considered an average IQ level.
Anne has been praised for her genius by many people over the years, including Albert Einstein who said about her: "I consider myself extremely lucky that I've had the opportunity to know Anne, because she is a special person whose mind is filled with ideas that come straight from the heart." She also got married at a very young age to a man named Tom and they had three children together before they divorced. In 1995, she married again this time to Claus Hegerty who was a famous tennis player. They too had three children together.
Even though she's one of the most famous women in Switzerland and has millions of fans all over the world, she hasn't done anything remarkable with her life. She spends most of her time reading books and enjoying her family. She has nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren so far.
In addition to being smart, she's also beautiful. A lot of men have asked for her hand in marriage but Anne never accepted any of them. She believes that true love isn't supposed to be shared with anyone else and that it should grow over time as you learn more about another person.
An IQ test yields a score of 100 on average. The majority of persons fall between the ages of 85 and 114. A high IQ is defined as a score of 140 or higher. A genius IQ is one with a score of more than 160. The highest recorded human IQ was the result of a test-taker being able to answer questions about animals, plants, and minerals. He or she achieved this score in 1824 at the age of 11 years old.
The average person's IQ ranges from 80 to 120. There are very few people in the world who have an IQ below 70 or above 130. An IQ between 75 and 85 is considered normal. Some studies have shown that 5% of the population may have an IQ of 90 or higher and 1% has an IQ of 50 or lower. These individuals are called geniuses or idiots respectively.
So, an IQ of 200 is highly unusual but not impossible. Such persons can be classified as geniuses or idiots accordingly.
It is estimated that only 1 in 10,000 people have an IQ of 145 or higher. From childhood until adulthood, no more than 1 in 500 people achieve an IQ of 155 or higher. From adolescence to middle age, the figure is less than 1 in 10 million. Only 1 in 40,000 men and 1 in 75,000 women reach an adult intelligence level of 160 or higher.
Values between 90 to 109 on the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale and the Stanford-Binet test, for example, are considered typical IQ scores. Scores between 110 and 119 on these same tests are considered above average IQ scores. Scores of 80 to 89 are considered "poor average." Scores below 70 are considered severe intellectual disability.
A young adult's IQ will continue to develop well into his or her 30s. The average score on an IQ test is 100, so if your IQ was 85 when you aged out, your current age-appropriate score would be around 88.
High IQ scores are common in people who work with their brains daily. For example, scientists report that more than half of all neurosurgeons have IQ scores greater than 130, which is considered highly intelligent.
People who deal extensively with ideas and concepts will tend to have higher IQ scores than those who do not. For example, researchers have reported mean IQ scores between 111 and 116 for members of certain religious groups such as Hinduism and Judaism. By comparison, the mean score of 100 on conventional intelligence tests is based on data from Americans who identify as Christian.
High IQ scores are also common among criminals. Studies have reported mean scores between 120 and 130 among prisoners serving life sentences in maximum security facilities. By contrast, the average person has a IQ of 80 or lower.