Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsOther - Science · 4 weeks ago

What does it mean that I have an IQ of 80?

8 Answers

  • Tom
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Low "Average". The average IQ is 100.    There are ranges of IQ with names---although People are getting "politically correct" and the tendency has not been to use them---likely out of fear of "offending" a potential Voter. or party.

    By definition An :Idiot" has an IQ of 0-25---about the ability of a 2 or 3 year old at best.  An "Imbecile" has the intelligence of a child 3 to 8 or so years old and an IQ of 26 to 50, and a "Moron" has a 9 to 12 year old's functionality and a IQ range of 51 to 75---These are NOT just NAMES we call people we disagree with , but were ( and still are in some circles) legitimate Psychological terminology to describe different degrees of " feeble mindedness"

    The terms may be modified by 'grade"----A person with an IQ of 75, for example is called a "High Grade Moron" ----Only Morons are deemed to be able to take care of themselves and live independently.

    Of course these terms are not used much in public any more as a user would be roasted alive on the altar of political correctness----But in private, Psychologists find this an easy scale to use.----I like the British--they were late to get aboard the PC train--and tend to" call a spade a spade"-even their institutions may use these words in their names---like "Northridge Home for Idiots and Imbeciles"---quite quaint and amusing.

  • Megumi
    Lv 6
    3 weeks ago

    It means that you are an adult of age 18 or more who has the mental development of someone who is age 14.4.

  • Terry
    Lv 4
    3 weeks ago

    You`re smarter than the dotard.

  • 3 weeks ago

    It means that your IQ is higher than 8.9% of the population.

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  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    You won't go to university

    or you come from a different culture than the people who designed the test

  • CRR
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    You won't be able to join the army.

  • 4 weeks ago

    You're perfectly suited to ask and answer questions on Y!A.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Means you're a Dimocrat.

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