Well, That Actually Explains A Lot…

http://www.unz.com/jthompson/folie-a-deux/

Dwelling on this a moment, one thing becomes clear: many people are immensely deluded. They think themselves two standard deviations brighter than they really are.

In fact, the scores on the Raven’s Matrices were corrected for two decades of Flynn Effect. Without the correction, the scores would still be 1.5 standard deviations too high. Lake Wobegon on steroids.

Back to the main point: people seem to be over-estimating their intelligence by 30 IQ points and their partner’s IQ by 38 points in the case of women doing the judgments, and 36 points in the case of men doing the judgments. People are deluded about their abilities, and deluded about their partners’ abilities. Delusion plus 7 points. This is dreadful, but also highly illuminating. No wonder so many people hate actual intelligence tests.

People who are actually below the “average” of 100 think they’re 2 SD brighter than they actually are.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the Democratic Party of the United States of America.

P.S. The GOP is full of cucks, not morons, but cucks just the same.

6 thoughts on “Well, That Actually Explains A Lot…

  1. People who are actually below the “average” of 100 think they’re 2 SD brighter than they actually are.

    Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the Democratic Party of the United States of America.

    LOL!

    i’ve taken a few of those online iq tests. interesting. i scored about the same … +- 2 points, on each test. it’s been several years now.

    i always find it interesting when people know their iq b/c those who know it are really, really smart because they were tested early on in their schooling – like in first or second grade – b/c the teachers recognized they were above average and had them tested. others who know their iq were tested in certain programs such as in the military. but those who were tested young were always tested b/c they were super smart, and their iq’s are always above 140 (higher than mine! i was not one of those tested young 😉 )

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    • The private, religious grade school I went to back in the 70’s valued conformity and obedience over academic prowess. When I was struggling and having some “behavior” issues my parents took me to a child psychologist who of course tested me before doing anything else. He ended up telling my parents that I was bored at school and I needed to be somewhere else with a more challenging academic environment. Well, my parents were relieved that it wasn’t an ability problem, but they sure weren’t going to send me to a non-religious school. That was mostly my father. I think he didn’t want to me to think I was “better” than him, even though I obviously was a little brighter. I was just going to have to be miserable and pray more…

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    • “Dealing with Dummies” is the bane of existence for people with an IQ above 125 or so. Having to supposedly “respect” the opinions or goals of organizational leaders who are both fairly dim and short-sighted is a daily irritation. Mine own fault for not being more ambitious earlier in life.

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