If you want to know your own IQ, here's the options...
- Option 1: The Web: Hunt around on the net, but there's really only gimmick
tests for free. If you find a good one, let me know. You can opt
to pay, but you'll probably get sucked in to paying more than what its
worth. Sorry, but I teach psychology at university, and have spent
several hours hunting around for a good, free, IQ test online and it doesn't
seem to exist. But I'm an optimist too - so try:
- Option 2: Buy Eysenck's book "Know Your Own IQ": Low cost, good quality, and
quite accurate. The book has all the questions and scoring, etc. and is
readily available, a small, cheap paperback. Its been around since the
1960's and is by one of the all-time most respected psychological gurus (though
somewhat controversial) on intelligence testing.
- Option 3: Get a Professional IQ Test: If you go to a psychologist, they
can administer a formal one-on-one intelligence test, such as the
Weschler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS)
(there's a children's version too), or the
Matrices. These results are generally very reliable and well-respected. A test like the WAIS also gives IQ scores
on many different sub-scales.
that intelligence (IQ) only has a small correlation with things like career
success and happiness. So, you may also be interested to read
Intelligent People Fail".