What is an IQ?

The term, “IQ”, stands for Intelligence Quotient and is a general measure of a person’s intelligence.  It is widely used and commonly accepted as the standard for measuring intelligence in the United States and around the world.

You can find out your IQ score by taking a test such as our Free IQ Test or Spatial IQ Test.  There are also many other free quizzes on the internet you can use for a second opinion.

The scoring mechanism for calculating the IQ score is quite complex, however it’s interpretation can be understood quite easily.  The average intelligence score is 100.  You can then take a Free IQ Test or Spatial IQ Test to find your score for comparison.  An IQ score of 100 is considered “average” or the 50th percentile.  The majority of the population falls into the 85-115 IQ score range.  A much smaller percentage fall into the below 85 and above 115 category.

2 Responses to What is an IQ?

  1. Jake Crimson June 13, 2008 at 7:00 am #

    My IQ was 126 with the test. That seems high… what was yours?

  2. jr September 8, 2008 at 12:10 pm #

    127 on this one. i’ve taken a few with the following results: 95, 127, 129, and 131. i’m very skeptical of these tests — i believe, with no concrete basis, that my iq is probably only slightly higher than average. i doubt that i’m in the 120s in actuality.

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