Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by tyler, Aug 20, 2011.
I tried clicking both options.
Why is there no "Maybe" option?
Umm why... whats this threads purpose...
I want this to end up exactly even. I really do.
No. I'm smarter than 99.9348 % .
I have no idea
Im measured to be smarter than 95-98% of the population... But most people on TF2maps is probably just as smart...
You can tell by your excellent grammar and correct use of English
i dont really believe that how someone posts or uses chat online has anything to do with intelligence
if you see at at the end of a post, it means they're joking
i dont see emoticons!
Depends on the time of day
I guess it depends on whether we're discussing actual intelligence or potential intelligence. We all have the potential to be smart or dumb. But I would be surprised if you knew a lot of intelligent people who couldn't articulate themselves without perhaps say a communicative disability or language barrier involved.
I don't think i could be blamed for making presumptions about Element Boi based on his post history that ran along the lines of that he's either young, holds no value in communication, has communicative difficulties or that English is a second language for him.
Those who communicate like morons tend to prove themselves to be morons on one level or another. Why else would someone speak broken English if they weren't lazy or didn't pay attention in class?
I never called Element Boi dumb. I just found it ironic that someone would claim to be in the top 5% of "intelligent people" with a sentence formed in broken English. Not to mention fail to specify what population he was talking about; the population of TF2maps? The world? Your country? Anyone who valued what they were saying would have done their best to communicate what they meant and if they couldn't... it was either a resitriction based on extenuating social cirumstances or basic intelligence.
On a side note:
I also find it interesting, forming a debate based on defining intelligence here, that a friend of mine can pass a maths degree with a first class mark. Yet she cannot boil an egg, she consistently leaves the polystyrene tray on the base of pizza's before putting them in the oven, and thinks she has fallen in love with any man that ends up sleeping with her. She constantly makes bad decisions that would be common sense for anyone else. Her first car was an expensive first hand 4 door car she scraped within 4 days of purchase because she was a learner despite advice from all her friends to get a second hand 2 door car for her first few months/years driving. She doesn't seem very intelligent does she? But she still managed a first class degree in mathematics. I just guess being a pampered only child and single for all 25 years of you life and being betrayed by anyone you considered a "bff" throughout your life makes you bad with people and basic tasks.
Grazr there is a large distance between using mathmatics, life desisions and experience :3
Well that was part of the discussion. I would personally rate someones intelligence off their capacity to assess a situation and respond accordingly. You can apply that to any situation. Whether it was a physics theory, a mathematical equation or social situation. The application of problem solving is universal.
If someone was a lazy communicator i would consider them a lazy person. how someone communicates shows a lot about their personality. Someone who is sarcastic is often bitter or hostile, someone who is condescending has a large ego, someone who can't or wont speak properly believes there is no value in it or is lazy/unmotivated.
I scored an 800 on the math portion of the SAT, and have shown high aptitude in many tests displaying my knowledge in this field for such an age. I won a statewide physics competition in Texas .
But alas I play pyro so I'm pretty stupid. <50% here.
I've already mentally marked down all the >50% people as douches. You don't know everyone, so it's just presuming you're better than almost everyone. Which is that special kind of self-confidence i'd consider "Kinda Douchey".
but I have met almost everyone and they are SO STUPID you have NO IDEA
You should mark down the <50%'s as well. They don't know everyone, so they're just presuming they're worse than almost everyone. It's not a very good boost to self confidence accepting you're not smart.
What is smart anyway? How can we define smart? I don't think it's a very good question. Academically smart? Artistically smart? This is a silly thread.
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