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#1 JimmieMac   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7761 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

JimmieMac

Posted 30 March 2006 - 07:04 AM

Or at least that's what these guys say.

#2 camoor   Jams on foot fires CAGiversary!   15208 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 30 March 2006 - 01:20 PM

It's like the chart that Lisa shows Homer, where increasing intelligence translates to decreasing happiness.

Moe: All right, tell me when I hit the sweet spot.
Homer: Deeper, you pusillanimous pilsner pusher!
Moe: All right, all right. <with a small hammer and chisel, taps the crayon further up Homer's nose>
Homer: De-fense! De-fense!
Moe: Eh, that's pretty dumb. But, uh ... <taps once more>
Homer: Extended warranty? How can I lose?
Moe: Perfect.

#3 jmcc   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9608 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 30 March 2006 - 02:07 PM

Seems like participating in the study in the first place is a pretty good indicator of incompetence. Competent persons would probably have something more important to do.
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#4 Soodmeg  

Posted 30 March 2006 - 02:15 PM

Well what do you expect in todays society? Telling the truth about anything has become a thing of the past. If you ever say that you just happen to be bad at something everyone will think your an idiot because you are not the next einstein.

Especially with jobs if anyone ask you tell them that your damn good in almost every feild known to man becuase if you dont its admiting your a douche or something.


Meh....

#5 JSweeney   ... CAGiversary!   10522 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

JSweeney

Posted 30 March 2006 - 03:59 PM

Actually, that show that I'm better than I think I am. :)

#6 jmcc   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9608 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 30 March 2006 - 04:20 PM

Actually, that showS that I'm better than I think I am. :)

Oh?
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#7 SpazX   13 Billion Years in the Making CAGiversary!   8301 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 30 March 2006 - 04:28 PM

Well it is a well-known effect. You'll rate yourself above average in things that are harder to verify (intellectual tasks that can have errors justified, etc) and average or below-average in things that are easy to verify (physical tasks, it's easy to test whether you can run a mile in a certain amount of time with few easy justifications of inadequacy).

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#8 mykevermin   Queen of Scotland CAGiversary!   36496 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 30 March 2006 - 04:29 PM

That's not news to me. A survey prior to the study in the OP (which was published in 1999) found that 85% of people consider themselves to be "above average" in intelligence.
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#9 JSweeney   ... CAGiversary!   10522 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

JSweeney

Posted 30 March 2006 - 06:48 PM

Oh?


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#10 Blade   Xenaphobic, Warrior Princess CAGiversary!   10518 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 30 March 2006 - 11:36 PM

How can the majority of people be below average if the average is determined by the majority? These people are incompetent. ;)

#11 Dr Mario Kart   SD/2D Defense Force CAGiversary!   10945 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Dr Mario Kart

Posted 30 March 2006 - 11:43 PM

How can the majority of people be below average if the average is determined by the majority? These people are incompetent. ;)


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Uneven distributions? [I know its a terrible picture]

#12 Blade   Xenaphobic, Warrior Princess CAGiversary!   10518 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 30 March 2006 - 11:49 PM


*pic*

Uneven distributions? [I know its a terrible picture]


Ugh, you just don't get it. You must not drive a Hybrid. ;)

#13 jaykrue   Professor Of Pimpology CAGiversary!   8592 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 31 March 2006 - 12:01 AM

Ugh, you just don't get it. You must not drive a Hybrid. ;)


Well, if you want to be pedantic, the good dr mario kart is right. As an example, if you have 5 ppl taking a test out of 100 points and 4 of them score 1,2,3,4 respectively and the fifth person scores a 95, the average would be 21 and the 'majority' of ppl would be under it. Now, the median (the midpoint in a series of given numbers) here would be 3 and at least half of the given population (5 ppl) will be at or above this number.
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#14 JSweeney   ... CAGiversary!   10522 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

JSweeney

Posted 31 March 2006 - 01:22 PM

Ugh, you just don't get it. You must not drive a Hybrid. ;)


Uh oh! This thread is blanketed in smug!!

#15 sblymnlcrymnl   married ... with children CAGiversary!   30090 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

sblymnlcrymnl

Posted 31 March 2006 - 01:29 PM

This is why we have standardized testing. So that everyone knows their place. ;)

#16 Demolition Man   REV-OH-LU-TION! CAGiversary!   14830 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Demolition Man

Posted 31 March 2006 - 04:15 PM

Well I knew all along I sucked... I just didn't know I sucked that badly. ;)

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#17 hiccupleftovers   Worst Poster on CAG CAGiversary!   18068 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

hiccupleftovers

Posted 04 April 2006 - 07:03 AM

Wow, this was a great article Jimmie. Thanks for sharing :D