160 is the highest the standardized test can test someone at, and each test tends to cost about a thousand dollars to take (I’ve gotten mine for free from a professional Psychologist, before anyone suggests it’s fake and I got ripped off.) Not very good at math but developed fairly deep computer skills mainly on my own obsessively fiddling around (is that possible?) Only an idiot would believe vested-interest propaganda that .02% of the earth’s atmosphere affects what everyone agrees is a majority water-vapor dependent process. So are you ready folks, its going to be great, it was so great that I didn’t even finish, I was perfect and so high I knew I was the best, and you all know that too, because I am perfect, so when my score reached the highest possible ever, as in ever on this world, or any world, its great it really is something, that I knew some people would be hurt or cause problems for us great people which is why I will leave you with one thing, and its all you need to know and that is you are all great, perfect, and the best highest IQ scoring, greatest comment reading people that I know, and I know because I said it after I realized after I would have people question my IQ score being the highest ever but higher then higher of any score ever it was great that I wrote this while my test was concluding and even though you all are amazing, I couldn’t have done it like I did without you all being here to take it all in, and I mean all of it, everything I have and more you took when I was giving it, and kept giving it over and over again, and as hard as it was you managed to take it and didn’t stop, I know because I have done this before and it was great but you all are the best I have had, I mean that, your so good, I am the best but you are good that I didn’t want to finish and see your faces after I was done but it nothing is forever, and remember I think your great, and glad you all were here to take it from me, I know its alot to take and handle and its so great, just amazing, that I will come again and again aslong as you and people like you will be here and ready for the greatest, and I mean great, perfectly amazing ride of a lifetime you won’t ever forget about how good you scored, I won’t and I just want to thank you for thanking me for giving myself to you all. If I had my way everyone would be made to wear external ID so that people could avoid the arguments of unmatched challengers, and so that I could be left alone and not have to deal with the moronic level of obtuse opinions of out false leaders, (not leading me) and their catering to numbnuts at the middle of the bell curve. Seriously need to be more hardworking. “Comparison is the thief of joy…” -Theodore Roosevelt, You don’t have to be in competition with anyone, there’s no reason to be insulted by others achievements or by their judgement(s) about you. Bill, a small reminder that you are a United States American, not just an american. I’ve made B’s my whole life, and everyone around me never lets me forget it. It’s amazing when people talk about how smart someone is when they are genius level..they never talk how they are so compassionate or loving or empathetic which I’d argue is far more important to living. A lack of empathetic ability can make a genius on paper look like the biggest dumbass on the planet. I was born and raised in Los Alamos, NM (a place full of smarty pants folks). Had I done poorly I would have deemed it a stupid unscientific test. With your intelligence you can go to college and end the feeling of being lost or left behind. I am not super great at anything, and can’t do math super fast. Why would an omnipotent God create a world with so much wrongdoings. If the process is organized enough to change very little on a daily basis, then they can do well. I skipped 2 grades and my first SAT was like 1200 when I was 12, so I don’t think it’s wholly impossible. I’ve done mensa.no’s online home test and got a score of 138 which would at the time qualify me for mensa. Make As. Ok wow, I didn’t think my comment would start a full-on war yeeeeezus christ I wrote this over a year ago and just came back to it when I searched my name on Google just to see what came up, and this was one of the first results. I just figured my parents and other adults saying im smart and can do better is what they said to all children. Is it possible that you have ADHD like me? And I do believe that the statement “Everyone has their own opinions” is true…that’s why we vote for presidents and things…but that is her belief and we have freedom of speech in America. I’m probably not as intelligent as you, and my skills are on the deduction and mathematical side, rather than language, but I understand the frustration. srsly tho, you TOTALLY were bragging. If I met a genius, I wouldn’t call them an idiot liar, I’d ask for their help, for a small bit of knowledge. You know more about all things than the best of the Mensa folks Prometheans, the Triple Nines, the Mega Society members, the Four Sigmas, the Cerebrals Society, Giga Society, The International High IQ Society, Top One Percent Society, Colloquy, Vertex Society, Omega Society, and more. My grandmother had a wonderful response to your post: SELF PRAISE IS HALF SCANDAL…. Stanford-Binet IQ 156 Mensa IQ 165. doesn’t mean im smart. But really, it doesn’t matter what your IQ is or how “smart” you are. I cannot explain this as and I certainly do not believe IQ equals intelligence. Intelligence is not trying. I graduated Valedictorian in 3D Computer Animation/Special Effects and then another degree on Dean’s list in Computer Graphics and have an A+ PC Tech certification. I started college at the University of Leeds when I was 13 and received a Doctorate in Science (DSc) by age 19. pls be careful not to hurt others feelings, bragging hurts 🙁 Trust me, i know from experience- people brag all the time @ my school and i feel sooo stupid :((( so pls just dont brag like that, even if u werent meaning 2 brag. Although test with an IQ of 186, I concur that there is too high a deviation with any testing above 140 or so. Those are boring, even if you understand everything in there. Which means they have to have a big enough vocabulary to be able to “think”. Simply put: if you’re racing against 10 people, you can’t beat 12. Most everything that you have herein stated is opinion-based and although probability demands that you should at times land close to some semblance of truth in your ramblings, you have definitively beaten the odds. My IQ is not neccesarily high but i can beat a lot of top percentile IQ students at almost any catagory. Do you know most highly intelligent, when asked to assess their intelligence, actually self-assess themselves lower than less intelligent people asked the same question? In 1993, I was evaluated for brain surgery to control epileptic seizures and, as part of the pre-surgical testing I was given an IQ test on which I scored a 118. Having friends with a variety of skills and capabilities is wonderful. But they do sell! Besides recent scientific research seems to indicate that the accuracy of any IQ test is questionable as there are so many areas of possible expertise. At that point, you can out think the average person with so many other answers that a common question like, “What do you think I meant?” makes you appear stupid because you literally don’t know which of the seven different interpretations they meant. You go girl! But keep up the good work (and make sure not to burn out, believe me it sucks)(also a lot of gifted children tend to develop a fear of failure or don’t like being initially unsuccessful. Honestly, you’ve achieved the same amount of awards that an average child with a genuine work ethic can achieve. I can put things together without directions. I really did transition, but that’s because I’ve always been a woman. Retired now I was always an artist but now can be that full time. This means the normal distribution of intelligence of the human species should center at 100. Most people have a score between 90 and 109, which means that they are classed as having a normal or average intelligence. I totally agree, ant it is distribution of a particular capability. Please just be sensitive to the fact that some people might have just been hurt by your bragging (even if you weren’t trying to brag). All if this is about neurological connections in the brain; which take time to develop. Cool, I’m 26 and am actually currently going through a professional, licensed STANDARDIZED IQ TEST that only about a dozen people in the state are qualified to give, and the STANDARDIZED test literally only goes to 160. Just doesn’t work. Your imitator thinks that you can be duplicated; your lover knows you can't. Einstein is known for developing the theory of relativity and the famous equation E=mc2 and is the recipient of the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics. When I was very young, I was always telling my parents that I was stupid. Death to the anti-racists who push the lie that all the subspecies are the same or capable of the same. After a Year call out with the Army during the Bay OF Pigs fiasco, I returned as Service manager for a larger company, and got a fast promotion to 2Lt. – Garry Kasparov. Thanks for your comment Bill, we’ve gone through and edited the article for grammar/spelling. Exceptionally smart and extremely wise are two different abilities. However, her IQ is only relevant in the context of her fame for it. And srsly? She bought me two encyclopedias and an expensive trombone. It was a completely empty basement…cement floor and block walls. When I was tested I scored 175 which ment I joined Mensa and was in their top tier. My friend has an i1 of 140 and he is younger than me by a few months. I was also an all A student, that was until I realized that no one cares in the real world. I’m pretty sure that online tests are wrong because I took one, (keeping in mind at I’m only fifteen years old), and I got an IQ of 140. I disbanded the organization after one-hundred days. are so much ‘sharper’ than Einstein. I've been in a generally good mood ever since. You can’t even test the IQ of the inventors of any other 22,000 plus versions of the fiction of God because they are all dead. Over the years i have worn many hats…..my dad used to say i could be a ‘pretender’ & do anything i wanted to do, be anything i wanted to be..he though that idea was exciting..shocked & dismayed, i said Why? Mature, you say? Focus on problem solving, your ability to critically think and empathize with others. Who showed great leadership potential every time he spoke trying to bridge the division in society for a better life for all. What created the primordial egg that predated the big bang? Not to mention distributing it to everyone, and essentially making millions. Those of you thinking you are a genius at eleven are fooled by the fact that they grade you on a curve based on the average elevn year old, you could be precocious (prematurely advanced) so that is no prediction that you will be smarter than the average 30yr old when you reach that age. A collection of quotes by Marilyn vos Savant on study, knowledge, wisdom, love, flatter, inspire, motivation, addiction, observation, funny, humanity and drugs. However, when I eventually decided to have a go at joining MENSA, I only just scraped in with an IQ about 135. I asked him what he had don wit his schooling, he mentioned his job. No prizes for the victor, at least that’s been my experience. Look it up. Did you know that there are some people who can taste something and name every single ingredient (each and every spice even just a pinch) that you’ve put in it?! Marilyn vos Savant og hendes ydmyghed. I’m Nigerian and 20. Family photos show i was walking & talking by age 7 months, & self taught to read by age 3…by age 4 i was reading adult level & could read bits of foreign languages as well…because i could also read and write upside down & backwards, with both hands simultaneously, i skipped kindergarten & started first grade at age 4..first grade was pure torture, everyone else was learning the alphabet & how to read..i was terribly bored until high school, where the library was a little more advanced..i am a speed reader & finished the library by the end of my second year….i have a degree in Computer Science & in Graphic Arts, studied Nursing but refused to test when i realized the medications we were expected to give patients were little more than toxins & that was unacceptable..to harm instead of heal was to my mind Not what it was all about. If you actually managed that I’d like to know how, I just turned 13 and a couple months ago was tested and got a 161. Age: 74. Her published works in ‘Ask Marilyn’, ‘More Marilyn’, ‘and Of Course’, ‘I'm for Monogamy’ and ‘The Power of Logical Thinking’, were compilations of these intricate puzzles and questions featured in her columns. Both Kasparov and Von Savant have beem proven to be in the 130s, I have learned some essential things through your site post. Although I am but an incontinent toddler now, I have been imbued with cosmic intelligence. This sction of comments is just full of people expressing their IQ score, but it’ll only be useful if you can use your head straight and for the right thing ya know. Anastasia, your comments did sound a bit boastful. The Cattell scale is only to 160/161 – and this certainly USED to be the one used by Mensa. That means the theoretical maximum IQ should represent 1 in 107 billion. Did you know that just because a human qualifies as a genius in one area of life they can fail miserably in what may be simple to you, like relationships. EVEN if your IQ is 160!!! I can think of only two careers. It does get easier! They all make life more interesting. Skill is successfully walking a tightrope between the twin towers of New York's World Trade Center. Clearly. For your information, they were marine biology textbooks, and I am very interested in that topic. I worked at a series of jobs from 1988 until 2005. My friend cannot do any of these things and she is impressed that I can. What will we do 😂😂😂 This is why anyone can’t just apply for these courses . that’s not to say I think they’re stupid or idiots, just that I always did better on tests, was more mature, more reasonable and generally academically better but I don’t think my IQ is that high but I think it’s definitely well above the average of 100-120, my IQ is about 17, I typed this with a crayon 😉. Take Jack Ma for example, his IQ is not at all high, he barely graduated from a community college with a bachelor’s in english. The IQ score moves 15 points in either direction with each standard deviation. One of the most celebrated American author, columnist, playwright and lecturer, Marilyn vos Savant gained popularity after having recorded the highest IQ, according to the Guinness Book of Records. In my life, my slight autistic tendencies mean job success is hard and conracting works for me. A brilliant flash […], With increased globalization, our world has seen unprecedented levels of connectivity resulting in human-caused spread and introduction of organisms. So no, I really, really do not believe any of these people claiming that they are at 160 or above at, pretty much any age. Judit Polgar -“one of the strongest [Female] chess players of all time”. The “highest possible IQ” calculation clearly doesn’t match the rest of the article, which features several people with IQs above the max, many of whom lived or are living concurrently. She graduated with her Masters with high marks when she was 20. He was awarded several prestigious math awards, including the Fields Medal in 2006. Some people here do understand. Hence obtaining correct answers with no memory. Anyways, I enjoyed your comment and this article. I was always struggling with emotional control, and still do to this day, but have learned much wisdom over the years. I only have 139. A couple years later when my family moved from California to Utah I was give various tests and found that I was just bored with the level of instruction and then advanced from 3rd to 6th grade in one year. I’m three years old and as I’m typing this I’m also finishing my sixth PhD in Chemical Engineering. Correction: ‘as if he were,’ not ‘as if he is.’. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California where he works at UCLA. There have been about 100 billion humans alive in the history of humanity meaning there would be approximately 408 humans in the history of the world with an IQ of around 200 or higher. Not because of my IQ or achievements, on the contrary I just choose not to be one of the LOL yEPIC jUsT LiKe ForTnIte kids. It can be challenging and isolating to have a high IQ. Long term memory does not become possible before one’s brain develops to a certain point. He was a once in a generation scientist who perfectly balanced his scientific endeavors along with connecting science to the general public. {Note the differentiation made between high IQ score and true intellect? I don’t know my IQ, but I’m pretty sure I have about 2 and a half brain cells. This forum is total, absolute waste of time and misleading in toto. It’s not her fault that this world is full of bigots who discriminate against anything from sexual orientation, race and gender to people with unusually high IQ’s and autistic people. Most of these Gods have no idea of the Universe. He didn’t have an easy time in college, later moving to Texas where he became a teacher. YOU GO GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yeah leave her alone and read your Genius, a divine book packed full of useful information for the information space age we live in today. I applaud that you went through and cleaned up the article. Most recently, I have taken to my council a means to combat child obesity. In 1952, Grade 8 , A comparison done between North Eastern USA.and Maritime Canada. I’m both intrigued and appalled by the level of narcissism on it. If someone says they are smart and cant laugh you’re dealing with a fraud. That's great to hear! I fail in my marriage to my wife. If it relies on marketing or interacting with people, then SQ is the better measurement, assuming the conversation itself is not complex. Tested twice about 15 years ago and was 128 plus or minus 2 if I recall. Marilyn vos Savant (/ˌvɒs səˈvɑːnt/; born August 11, 1946) is an American who is known for having the highest recorded IQ according to the Guinness Book of Records, a … I think they compete in different leagues, to begin with but highly awaited international contests are mixed i think. It’s in the geological records and therefore man has no effect/ability to counteract global processes such as these in all but infinitesimal cases, as we are but a speck in the vastness of molecules. I have been a member of many high I.Q. To the people saying that the highest possible IQ correlates to the size of the population… sigh.. No. societies; have remained a member of the most selective of all; and was for many years listed in the Guinness Book of World records. I’ve taken several tests. That is not a ba ba it’s a bottle and kept it that way. We had a good Army Cadet program which I enjoyed, and received excellent training in many subjects. Being conquered by one’s ego, is itself, a sign of low-to-average intellect, even among those who have mastered mathematics. By this time was a Capt. Most Respectfully, Donald. I hate the level of competitiveness in today’s world that centers around intelligent people. Took an IQ test when 17 years of age. Bill is no go to ball with laugh be he bill and no ball. Jesus Christ created each and every one of us and gave us each unique talents, gifts, and skills. The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination. Six months after my surgery in which my amygdala and hippocampus were removed all of my pre-surgical tests were repeated and my IQ results increased to 127. And to those that didn’t believe me, why do you think I’d go through the trouble of making up a bunch of this stuff just to gloat on some obscure article I found at 3 a.m a couple weeks after my first IQ test at school?!? 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