Re: Mensa--a positive word

Anders Sandberg (
12 Aug 1999 16:19:04 +0200

"Elizabeth Childs" <> writes:

> If all the the EQ tests look like the one below, then it would be pretty
> easy for someone with a high IQ to score well on this test, even if they had
> no social skills at all:

It looks somewhat different from other tests I have seen, so I question the generalisability. Also, at least the questions about how to handle different situations are highly dependent on exactly how you think and act, and likely contain serious biases based on the test-creator's views, social norms etc. Tests may measure more how well you conform to some social standard for being a pleasant person rather than real emotional intelligence.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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