By Anonymous - 04/07/2014 22:02 - United Kingdom - Sherborne
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IQ tests, even professional ones, are a measure of one type of intelligence. Scores over around 120-130 (on the ones averaging 100) don't give you much benefit career wise. If it was an Internet one, it's not worth thinking of. OP if you're where you want to be in life, it doesn't matter. If you're not, look at education to get there, you may need testing for dyslexia among other things. The score still doesn't matter. It's a number on one test.
If your son is so smart, then i have four words for you: YOU SHOULD FEEL RELIEVED. In modern society, kids fifteen or older have an IQ score of 40, possibly even lower.
Besides all else, IQ is averaged across the population, so the numbers are meaningless unless everyone in the world takes them, of course there's many countries where children don't even get schools to go to, so that's not going to happen anyone soon. But also means the ability needed to get average would lower, not loads and loads just get really low scores. And nothing worse than a teenager who thinks they're smart trying to claim that most others are stupid.
Online IQ tests are ridiculous. Actually, even written ones aren't great. One administered by a psychologist is the best, but to be honest, if you grew up with puzzles and logic games, you do better, regardless of actual intelligence. Mine came in above 160, so my skepticism about these tests isn't because I did poorly.