Those tested overestimated their own IQ by 30 or so points, and their partners by 38 or so.
Intelligence differences did not relate to relationship satisfaction. Although intelligence rates second or third in the list of desirable partner characteristics, couples do not show evidence of active assortment by intelligence.
Why are these estimated so wildly exaggerated? The usual over-estimation is about 8 points, but that figure comes from a small sample of undergraduates, so is probably unrepresentative.
Originally posted by whoami
Polak ancestry here. I used to think my IQ was only about 110 or so, then I took the WAIS and was surprised to learn it's actually in the 130s.
I would be surprised if it's under 120 or so, at least verbally. You seem to be able to understand concepts and form arguments at a pretty high level.
Most people here who post on here will be surprised by their IQ. This is, fundamentally, a moderately high IQ community. Much as I hate to say it. Same with DH. If you weren't fairly smart you would just fuck off with a bad taste in your mouth.
The IQ average doesn't mean a whole lot, as long as it's above 95. This is because statistically, regardless of the average, in the white race, the rate of genius level IQs is significantly higher than east Asians, who are the second smartest race. Poland, for example, will statistically have a fuckton more genius level IQs per one million people than an African country with the same IQ average. Nothing against Africans, just a fact of life.