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# what’s the average on IQ?

like, what’s the average IQ of a person, does it differ with age and gender? i’d like some statistics please. and what does it mean if a person’s IQ is 131?

A few days ago
countbehavior

When a person is given a valid I.Q. test by a trained professional scores between 90 and 109 are considered “average”. A score of 131 would be considered “extremely high”. These classifications are from the WISC/WAIS scoring manual.

Valid I.Q. tests (WISC/WAIS/WPPSI, Stanford-Binet, Woodcock-Johnson, UNIT) are normed by age, so your raw scores are only compared to people of your same age. Sex, although normed for, is not indicated in scaled or composite scores.

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A few days ago
javaman
The average is 100. Most people who graduate college at likely 115 or higher. An IQ of 131 means you’re somewhere in the top 5-7%. The top 1% is somewhere around 140. Genius is normally considered 150

You’re likely best at the timed IQ tests in your late teens and early twenties. As you get older you accumulate more knowledge so you should become wiser.

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A few days ago
perfectlybaked
120 is average, I think.

Any deviation from the median is above average, obviously, but it only starts to get significant when you’re talking like 150 and up. 170 and up is genius-level.

However, IQ only measures a person’s mechanical intelligence, their ability to memorize, their ability to work with numbers. It won’t tell us if a person is good at a musical instrument, knows how to paint, knows how to drive a race car like no other, or is a good athlete. Those are different fields altogether, and so far no scientist has come up with a way to measure those things, because those are right-brain items, and science is left-brain, as is the traditional IQ test.

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A few days ago
professorc
Average RANGE is 85-115- pure average 100- 131 is above average.
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A few days ago
tweedropjes
Average is 100.

If the person who scored the 131 isn’t you, my guess is that the score is telling us that the person is insecure and/or full of his- or herself. I can think of few good reasons for revealing one’s IQ. (I mean, reasons besides curiosity in an anonymous forum like this…)

If the person is you, it means you are smart.

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A few days ago
mathur
110-120 is the average score…

131 means that the person is intelligent and pretty much above average

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A few days ago
Daniel R
100 is the adult standard. 131 means you are above average, not quite a genius.
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A few days ago
Omer K
Ignore Hate boy.

A high IQ statistically leads to a good income, and a more prudent life.

Be thankful for it 😉

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A few days ago
Hate Boy!
It means you scored well on a test. It doesn’t necessarily mean you’re smart in any way.
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