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    30,000 words. Most likely below average which is to be expected from people like us.

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    It's over 9000!

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    14 200
    I call myself batyote and I fight crime at night.

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    20,800. I tried to err on the side of caution w/ those words that bring up certain images or ideas but I wasn't totally sure about. I think this is kind of a bad test for that reason...sometimes I've thought I've known the meaning of a word but was wrong.

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    28,900. idk.

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    I am fine with this result. I know how to use a thesaurus and a dictionary. I have been trying to pay more attention to repeating some words over and over in all my posts. Especially "I guess", "like" and "though".

    Your total vocabulary size is estimated to be:
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    This is the estimated number of entries in a standard dictionary for which you know at least one definition.

    Thanks for taking the test! Based on participations so far, we've already got some decent statistics. Most native English adult speakers who have taken the test fall in the range 20,000–35,000 words. Click here for a full breakdown by age (opens in new tab/window).

    And for foreign learners of English, we've found that the most common vocabulary size is from 2,500–9,000 words. Click here for the full distribution (opens in new tab/window).

    However, we still need more data for complete analysis by age or education level, especially for participants under 15.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lungs View Post
    20,800. I tried to err on the side of caution w/ those words that bring up certain images or ideas but I wasn't totally sure about. I think this is kind of a bad test for that reason...sometimes I've thought I've known the meaning of a word but was wrong.
    i might've done this i think. I wasn't in the mood to pay careful attention.

    Edit: what also makes these estimations hard is that i can't necessarily give a definition to any given word, but when i'm in the midst of conversation i find i can use words i had either forgotten or didn't realize i knew. It's more like my vocabulary is more contextual.

    Edit2: retook it and paid more attention to whether i could give specific definitions or not and got 26,400 so... not that big of a difference. Whatever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Contra View Post
    what also makes these estimations hard is that i can't necessarily give a definition to any given word, but when i'm in the midst of conversation i find i can use words i had either forgotten or didn't realize i knew. It's more like my vocabulary is more contextual.
    Same.
    I call myself batyote and I fight crime at night.

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    31400 much smaller than I thought

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    Taking this initially compelled me to expand my vocabulary, but, outside of telling people my vocabulary count or passive aggressively belittling someone by using words that they aren't likely to know, I can't think of a practical reason to do so lol. If I don't know a word, it's probably because I have never heard it, which means it is unlikely that I will ever have a use for it lol

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    22500 lol

    83% on contra's test.
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    22,900
    This test is kind of dumb because the harder words it asks about are words often used in fiction, especially older fiction, which I don't read. I prefer to read non-fiction anyway, and if I do read fiction it's never from the 19th century or before and tends to be very recent.
    Knowing some antiquated words that are not used in conversation and are barely even used in academia is kinda pointless.

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    Here is another test. It gives you a percent instead, which isn't as interesting.

    http://vocabulary.ugent.be/

    I got 77%

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    19900, I am impressed..
    PS 73%


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    Quote Originally Posted by summerprincess View Post
    22,900
    This test is kind of dumb because the harder words it asks about are words often used in fiction, especially older fiction, which I don't read. I prefer to read non-fiction anyway, and if I do read fiction it's never from the 19th century or before and tends to be very recent.
    Knowing some antiquated words that are not used in conversation and are barely even used in academia is kinda pointless.
    Probably why the last section asks about reading habits.

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    21,600...seems about right.

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    80% on contras

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    the last row was like it was just making up gibberish


    (and 84% on the other one)

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    "You said yes to 89% of the existing words.
    You said yes to 0% of the nonwords.
    This gives you a corrected score of 89% - 0% = 89%."

    Am I the only one that took this and thought, "wtf is with all the pirate words?" Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starfall View Post
    Not if you are suedehead. If you don't casually use words such as vociferous in your everyday vocabulary, you are one of life's biggest failures.
    People with large active vocabularies are arguably better at colloquial communication, so it's not completely irrelevant. A lot of average and low verbal-IQ people get tongue-tied when trying to express relatively simple ideas in real time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by suedehead View Post
    People with large active vocabularies are arguably better at colloquial communication, so it's not completely irrelevant. A lot of average and low verbal-IQ people get tongue-tied when trying to express relatively simple ideas in real time.
    That's not really colloquial communication, as being further from the average impedes common communication. The other person has to know what you're saying as well. Being "good at communication" is about adaptation to the other party or parties involved.

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    And high IQ people are better equipped to adapt; it's easier to dumb yourself down than to emulate people that are above your level of intelligence. Even average IQ people are likely to have only a vague recollection of their milieu's linguistic palette, and hence stumble over some basic constructs when put on the spot, something which rarely happens to people with high verbal IQs that aren't on the autism spectrum.

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    Well, I would agree that intelligence relates to adaptability, but not necessarily I.Q.

    Portions of I.Q. tests use Ne/Ti, which are the most common stereotypes of I.Q. and I.Q. test questions. You have portions that are Visual-Spatial, which is most likely Si/Te. The Verbal portions, if present, are most likely Fi/Ne, or at least I am inclined to think that communication skills are Fi/Ne. The verbal intelligence tests are spoken by administrators. From what I can recall, my Verbal was the lowest on my original I.Q. test, but I was partially deaf at the time (test actually lead to hearing/speech treatments) and had to use visual/emotional cues to attempt to comprehend what was being asked when I couldn't hear. Later on my behaviors inversed once hearing was corrected.

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    I don't think I've ever met an intelligent person who seemed like they would score low on an IQ test, although that judgment is likely colored by confirmation bias. But theoretically, assuming no legitimate extenuating circumstances, how can someone with a severely limited vocabulary and capacity for abstract reasoning, poor long-term memory, poor spatial skills and meager fluid intelligence be considered objectively intelligent?

    I think I'm good at identifying savants; e.g. Kanye West is musically talented and occasionally says things that are 'deep' and 'insightful', but I consider him to be of average intelligence at best. High IQ people rarely chimp out the way he does.
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    Quote Originally Posted by suedehead View Post
    I don't think I've ever met an intelligent person who seemed like they would score low on an IQ test, although that judgment is likely colored by confirmation bias. But theoretically, assuming no legitimate extenuating circumstances, how can someone with a severely limited vocabulary and capacity for abstract reasoning, poor long-term memory, poor spatial skills and meager fluid intelligence be considered objectively intelligent?

    I think I'm good at identifying savants; e.g. Kanye West is musically talented and occasionally says things that are 'deep' and 'insightful', but I consider him to be of average intelligence at best. High IQ people rarely chimp out the way he does.
    Well did you read my Guilford's post I made yesterday and look into it a bit?

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    No, link?

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    Quote Originally Posted by suedehead View Post
    No, link?
    You can google Guilford's Structure of Intellect. Lots of pics too.




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    Size of my vocabulary depends on wich English-Russian vocabulary application i'm using in this moment.
    Types examples: video bloggers, actors

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sol View Post
    Size of my vocabulary depends on wich English-Russian vocabulary application i'm using in this moment.
    I thought so.

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    20,900

    A few of the words I could have used in a sentence with ease, but honestly wouldn't have known what I was saying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aylen View Post
    I thought so.
    My level of English is close to middle school where we studed one foreign language. This is basic level with <1000 of common words.
    Types examples: video bloggers, actors

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starfall View Post
    @suedehead



    I see GradeAunderA as an extremely intelligent youtuber, btw.
    Lmao. That's what I think as well.

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    This guy's pretty prolix @Starfall


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    His IQ is probably 140+.


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    Quote Originally Posted by suedehead View Post
    His IQ is probably 140+.

    IQ Scores & Ratings

    What is a good IQ score? What is a high IQ score? What is a low IQ score? These are common questions, particularly after someone finds out their score from an IQ test.
    Lewis Terman (1916) developed the original notion of IQ and proposed this scale for classifying IQ scores:

    • Over 140 - Genius or near genius
    • 120 - 140 - Very superior intelligence
    • 110 - 119 - Superior intelligence
    • 90 - 109 - Normal or average intelligence
    • 80 - 89 - Dullness
    • 70 - 79 - Borderline deficiency
    • Under 70 - Definite feeble-mindedness

    Normal Distribution & IQ Scores

    The properties of the normal distribution apply to IQ scores:

    • 50% of IQ scores fall between 90 and 110
    • 70% of IQ scores fall between 85 and 115
    • 95% of IQ scores fall between 70 and 130
    • 99.5% of IQ scores fall between 60 and 140


    Low IQ & Mental Retardation

    5% of people have an IQ under 70 and this is generally considered as the benchmark for "mental retardation", a condition of limited mental ability in that it produces difficulty in adapting to the demands of life.
    Severity of mental retardation can be broken into 4 levels:

    • 50-70 - Mild mental retardation (85%)
    • 35-50 - Moderate mental retardation (10%)
    • 20-35 - Severe mental retardation (4%)
    • IQ < 20 - Profound mental retardation (1%)

    High IQ & Genius IQ

    Genius IQ is generally considered to begin around 140 to 145, representing ~.25% of the population (1 in 400). Here's a rough guide:

    • 115-124 - Above average (e.g., university students)
    • 125-134 - Gifted (e.g., post-graduate students)
    • 135-144 - Highly gifted (e.g., intellectuals)
    • 145-154 - Genius (e.g., professors)
    • 155-164 - Genius (e.g., Nobel Prize winners)
    • 165-179 - High genius
    • 180-200 - Highest genius
    • >200 - "Unmeasurable genius"


    More notes on High IQ and Genius IQ:

    • Einstein was considered to "only" have an IQ of about 160.
    • Mensa is a society for people with high IQ, in the top 2% (1 in 50).
    • In 1926, psychologist Catherine Morris Cox published a study "of the most eminent men and women" who had lived between 1450 and 1850 to estimate what their IQs might have been.
    • Go to Estimated IQs of the Greatest Geniuses.

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    The 120-135 range would be ideal for me.

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