As an aspie, how does your intelligence compare with others?

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09 Oct 2021, 4:10 pm

Yes over-density of brain wiring in infancy is associated with autistic development and traits. Some kind of chemical that prunes the brain, doesn't get triggered and so more synaptic structures remain into adulthood ad on mri i think theirs increased electrical activity over nt brains. kinda like an electrical storm, which causes problems in ensuing social development which is externally dependent, not inherent-( people who grew up feral, or severely isolated and locked away from huma contact in childhood, their brains fail to build critical interpersonal skills, leading to retardation,sever impairment.)

This is a complex subject, that only the scientist have a real grasp on, and it's being 'fleshed out' every year. Cutting edge science in neurology. ASD could very well be a over reliance on TPN functions and an inability to switch over to the DMN as efficiently as NT's.


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09 Oct 2021, 5:51 pm

My IQ scores got me into Mensa, but I resigned my membership.



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09 Oct 2021, 6:54 pm

the prisoner Quote: people who grew up feral, or severely isolated and locked away from huma contact in childhood, their brains fail to build critical interpersonal skills, leading to retardation,sever impairment.)

this is just for the sake of thought: if not in total isolation constantly . A person can leverage limited experiences into that realm of imagination .( possibly?)
then i find myself in a position to quote Albert Einstein " Imagination is more important than knowledge" :mrgreen:


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09 Oct 2021, 6:57 pm

Theoretically - Image

Reality - the epitome of mediocrity.

Latest flukes:

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https://president2205.wixsite.com/foursigmasociety

I'm up for bulls*****r of the year 2021 for that one.


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09 Oct 2021, 10:46 pm

Sometimes I feel really stupid, especially when it comes to social media and networking. Computer technology is also a bit beyond me.

But I have a bachelor's degree in psychology so I can't be completely dense. My IQ is above average but nothing to write home about.



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10 Oct 2021, 6:54 am

firemonkey wrote:
Theoretically - Image

Reality - the epitome of mediocrity.

Latest flukes:

Image


https://president2205.wixsite.com/foursigmasociety

I'm up for bulls*****r of the year 2021 for that one.


but the thought of acknowledgement is a nice one , congradulations ?


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10 Oct 2021, 7:42 am

Acknowledgement is good at first. After a while though you realise it's undeserved.

Some people on the list.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ricardo_R ... _education
http://www.longevityhistory.com/about-the-author/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Coeckelbergh
https://web.ics.purdue.edu/~stephe87/
https://www.su.se/english/profiles/hlage-1.313716
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_R._Rose
https://genuitysci.com/leaders/thomas-w ... hil-pstat/
https://icahn.mssm.edu/profiles/roy-morris


I'm someone who was first hospitalised in 1975 at the start of my A level term. I have no A levels and no university degree. I last did anything remotely academic back in 1976. I used a score from a highly contentious high range test to join. The nearest reputable score being 11 points lower. The only way I get near that score is with one of those Wonderlic type tests that a whole host of people could do well at.


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10 Oct 2021, 7:42 am

Honestly, I used to think I was above average in intelligence. I seemed to understand things more easily than my peers, was always top of the class (or nearly) for ‘academic’ subjects without really trying. As I got older I lost interest in education and just kind of coasted to a stop with gaining academic achievement. I couldn’t see the point of it.

Put me in front of an ‘IQ’ test, I’m average. With an EQ test, I’m well below par. What is intelligence though exactly? People still think I’m highly intelligent, even though the tests say I’m not, and probably my opinion of myself used to be overinflated.

But I do have a different way of processing the world and the things in it, so I notice things others don’t. My silence and observation gives me some kind of appearance of intelligence and it gives me an accumulation of knowledge, because I’m observing and not doing. I know alot, but call me into action, I am frozen.



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10 Oct 2021, 9:08 am

I’ve consistently scored highly on IQ tests, but everyone I’ve ever met says that those are a load of hooey so I don’t know how much that’s really worth.

At any rate, I do have very strong reading and writing ability, and am very knowledgeable about whatever my interests (read: obsessions) are.

However, unsurprisingly I’d say my social intelligence is low.



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10 Oct 2021, 9:22 am

i could echo the above post , i think ...even several of them .


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10 Oct 2021, 9:40 am

simonthesly74 wrote:
I’ve consistently scored highly on IQ tests, but everyone I’ve ever met says that those are a load of hooey so I don’t know how much that’s really worth.

At any rate, I do have very strong reading and writing ability, and am very knowledgeable about whatever my interests (read: obsessions) are.

However, unsurprisingly I’d say my social intelligence is low.


I was reading encyclopaedias at a very young age, i.e a bit before the Kennedy-Nixon election in 1960. That being the first time I got interested in politics. Not that I recall the event, but I supposedly rushed into the kitchen to tell my parents the news of that election.

I used to mention 'Disney Walt' which could only have come from a printed format. My parents had recently bought a 12 volume set of the children's encyclopaedia Britannica .


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10 Oct 2021, 12:59 pm

General knowledge, pretty average. Social knowledge less intelligent than others. So yeah pretty average mostly, nothing super star about me.


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10 Oct 2021, 1:03 pm

My intelligence is above median but below average.

Kind of like someone making $70,000 income is more than what most people make, but pales in comparison to millionaires and billionaires.



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10 Oct 2021, 3:19 pm

I had the unfortunate chance to get IQ tested by a neuropsych professional because I became depressed and chronically ill in university and I dropped out. My parents wanted to fix that and had the professionals throw the kitchen sink at me of testing and treatments. Turns out I have a high IQ, particularly in spatial reasoning. The test admin told me she'd never seen someone do the Block Design test as fast as I did. But I flopped badly on some other tests that involved sequencing things in a logical order.

I had very lopsided SAT scores, my verbal score was over 100 points higher than my math. I don't do logic, really. I'm a very artistic, aesthetically inclined person, and do well in subjects like psychology, but I have problems with logic to the point I consider it a true disability akin to dyscalcula. I tried taking a philosophy class in uni and had to get out of it because I feared I'd make a fool of myself during debates. I'd make the worst lawyer! But I do well in more figurative and poetic thinking to the point I had tutors telling me I could be a priest.

I think if I hung out with most aspies at a convention or something I'd not fit into the stereotypes most NTs and even aspies have of male aspies. Some of the highly logical types might even think I'm stupid. But I think I'd relate a lot to many female aspies as I share many of their strengths. It's the main reason I didn't get diagnosed until 34 after my life had collapsed, the strengths and weaknesses I have don't fit the aspie stereotype that my teachers, therapists, peers and even I had. I thought I was just a unique NT, like how a lot of late diagnosed aspie women say.



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10 Oct 2021, 3:34 pm

Fnord wrote:
My IQ scores got me into Mensa, but I resigned my membership.


Seems reasonable, I mean if I'm eligible. :wink:


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10 Oct 2021, 3:49 pm

Fnord wrote:
My IQ scores got me into Mensa, but I resigned my membership.

why, if you please? :scratch: