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Exciting poll about you

Discussion in 'Whatnots' started by Dice, Sep 10, 2020.

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How smart do you think you are?

  1. Smarter than everyone

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Smarter than most people

    8 vote(s)
    53.3%
  3. Average

    4 vote(s)
    26.7%
  4. Less smart than most people

    1 vote(s)
    6.7%
  5. Dumber than a sac of sacs

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. A smart ass

    2 vote(s)
    13.3%
  1. Beren

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    I went with smarter than most people, but I have some justification for it even outside of computer games. :p
     
  2. Dice

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    lol I thought you might choose the top line. :p As far as academic intelligence you're definitely up there.
     
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    Beren :p My mention of computer games that require strategic/tactical/critical-thinking skills was only part of the equation; I have a variety of reasons for believing I'm smarter than average. But still I'm assuming that people who pick games that require brains to play over passively and vegetatively watching TV are smarter than average because of the fact that we choose things that stimulate our brains for entertainment.
     
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    Ouch sorry my bad. you got me there again :eek:!

    Told you my English was not that great :D
     
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    My IQ test says I'm smarter than most people. My real life experience says I'm dumber than a brick.
     
  6. Dice

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    Lol Ken, you're another person I thought might choose as the smartest one in the poll :p I think life experience is a matter of wisdom rather than smarts.
     
  7. Beren

    Beren Lovesick and Lonely Wanderer Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Well the thing is, when you work where I do, you're surrounded by a lot of brilliant people as colleagues. And it becomes hard, even arrogant, to say that I'm smarter than the rest of them. And some of my colleagues, I definitely don't think I can make that conclusion even if I'm not selling myself short. A different perspective and circumstance. :)
     
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    Excellent answer Beren, and I believe nobody who answers the poll as being the smartest, would actually be the smartest one. The poll is more about how people see themselves. I asked everyone how smart they "think" they are.

    Tal pretty much nailed it with the first comment he left. :p
     
  9. Harbourboy

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    This test has been done many times by many psychologists, and the results always come out that a large proportion of people claim to be smarter than average, which is a statistical impossibility - which proves that humans are not very good at assessing their intelligence, or have a poor understanding of statistics.
     
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    Yeah people are egocentric. Also some of them might have a poor understanding of statistics as well. So did you participate in the poll?
     
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