I don't beleive in tests, but some of my friends do... They also beleive in IQ.
So, I ventured to undertake a simple but "classic" IQ test to find out (I knew it anyway) that my result is much higher than that of one of my close and beloved friends, who is undoubtfully clever and genius - but... who can challenge the on-line results? :)

That's what I read:

Congratulations, Lana!
Your IQ score is 136
(they carefully don't mention that 136 is out of... to save us from a bitter disappointment!)

This number is based on a scientific formula that compares how many questions you answered correctly on the Classic IQ Test relative to others.

Your Intellectual Type is Word Warrior. This means you have exceptional verbal skills. You can easily make sense of complex issues and take an unusually creative approach to solving problems. Your strengths also make you a visionary. Even without trying you're able to come up with lots of new and creative ideas. And that's just a small part of what we know about you from your test results.

Al this seems true. But why am I a warrior again?!

Am I not a beautiful and clever, kind-hearted, caring, fit, open-minded (what else?) woman after all?
So, my verdict is: DO NOT BELEIVE IN TESTS! :)


Leonid Mamchenkov said...

Yeah yeah ... :)

You forgot to link to the test, so that others could take it and compare results. :)

Lana said...

Oh my God!
I'm even smarter than I thought :)

Lenia, my love, the title of my post has been properly linked (as you taught). Will you go on with this test now? (but please don't tell me that you score 1000 - we, warriors, are sooooo sensitive!)

Lana said...

For those who follow, I've just completed a Super IQ test (just interesting) and it says (I'll omit an introductory paragraph):

Lana, your IQ score is 120

The way you think about things makes you a Creative Theorist. This means you are a highly intelligent, complex person. You are able to process information of nearly every kind with ease, using both creativity and analysis to make sense of the world. Compared to others you also have a very rich imagination.

Not bad, ha?
I like "highly intelligent" : who meaures that hight? :)

Lana said...

Forgot a link (Leonid, this is 4 u :)

Leonid Mamchenkov said...


The title of the post is usually a permanent link to the post itself, not to some other site. There are some blogs that do otherwise (like yours), but that is considered by many to be unintuitive. :)

I tried the Classic IQ test, and, indeed, your results are higher than mine. I am a mere 135, not like the superb 136 that your have. :)

Your Intellectual Type is Insightful Linguist. This means you are highly intelligent and have the natural fluency of a writer and the visual and spatial strengths of an artist. Those skills contribute to your creative and expressive mind. And that's just some of what we know about you from your test results.

P.S.: You probably lied about your age, as all women do. :)

Lana said...

IQ 135 does not prevent the one from mere rudeness (I mean: "You probably lied about your age as all women do"). I doubt that you are as experienced in women (and their age) as in insightful creativity. Sorry...

Leonid Mamchenkov said...

didn't mean it in a rude way, sorry