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Old 07-30-2019, 06:18 PM   #1
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For those of you with Aspergers, what's your IQ? And please describe how your score affected you personally. Mine is only 121, which is low AF for Aspergers. Still, I don't have to deal with being an outlier as a person with higher or lower IQs would.
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Old 07-31-2019, 04:51 AM   #2
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121 is low AF Mine is like 100 ish (i think?)
Im not super sure but its seems quite plausible, infact i would almost have expected a much lower score than that.
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Asperger's here. I don't know what number my IQ is but I was able to graduate a mainstream college with honors. I'm not extremely gifted though and do struggle with math and foreign languages. As far as my personality it has made me enjoy intelligent conversations.
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Mine was 116, but it was years ago when I last took an IQ test. Results might be different nowadays.
I do enjoy deep and intellectual conversations. I'm not particularly talented or educated in any regard though, even if a lot of people claim the opposite.
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It is hard to define intelligence. I have a friend who also has aspergers and is high IQ. His lack of logic sometimes annoys me. But he is super talented with math and visospatual stuff, and I am not.

Sometimes it is hard to find something within one's area of interest that is a challenge, so there is some boredom. Otherwise I don't know.
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For those of you with Aspergers, what's your IQ? And please describe how your score affected you personally.
It's impossible for me to describe how my IQ score affects me because there isn't a clear causal connection between the two. In other words, is the effect of such and such a result of a high IQ or due to having Aspergers? Or nurture? Or a combination? Anyway, last time it was measured my IQ was 172. Although my membership has lapsed, I was a member of Mensa for many years which seemed very much an Aspie club - in least in my areas.
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Mine was tested back in the 1990s and came out as 142. It’s been useful because I have lots of other things I struggle with — mental health, general “weirdness,” physical health, etc. — so it was a relief to not have to struggle in school, as well. I also don’t think I could be successful at work without it. I need to be able to learn quickly, integrate different concepts, and detect implicit patterns. One doctor wanted me to do ECT, but I chose not to because the potential memory loss would destroy my ability to work. It also allows me to fit in with most of my colleagues.

On a rare occasion, I’ll get annoyed at my mother because I have to explain things repeatedly to her that seem obvious to me, but for the most part this doesn’t bother me. I also realize most people probably get irritated at their elders from time to time for such things. One meme that comes to mind says, “To my children: Never make fun of having to help me with computer stuff. I taught you how to use a spoon.”

IQ tests are quite flawed, though. The online ones are close to garbage, and the professional ones are geared towards folks raised in a certain socioeconomic group that have grown up with specific resources and experiences. There’s merit to the cliche “you can’t judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree.”
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Know that types of tests with higher scores aren't reliable. The scale Mensa uses now cuts off at 135 and 156 for the old test.

I know some people pride themselves with showing their IQ, but then I want to know according to what scale and what test was used.

Also my friend who has a higher score than I do, is lost when it comes to simple reasoning. My own intelligence is also skewed in some direction Which means two high IQ people can be really different from each other.

I don't like to talk so much about the pure numbers of IQ, more about the problems people with good academic skills have as kids, because we're sort of already lost. Kids need to have at least somewhat challenging tasks, but for high IQ kids, they usually just do nothing the first three or four years of school. This can cause them to lose motivation and actually strangely fail school later on.

For me.. i just don't feel stimulated enough in the areas I'm good at, and I feel stressed in areas where I suck. I don't think you have to have a particular IQ score for that to happen.

Also it is a myth that aspies are smart. The diagnosis says you cannot be mentally challenged to have a diagnosis or aspergers, meaning, everyone who has all the symptoms but aren't smart enough, don't get diagnosed.

This is totally resolved by the term aspergers being terminated.
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