IQ is a measure of general intelligence.
Your general intelligence is your ability to reason, problem solve, decide, learn & act efficiently & successfully in the pursuit of your valued goals.
IQ and IQ Tests
The most well-known measure of general intelligence is a standardized IQ test. ‘IQ’ stands for ‘intelligence quotient’.
Standardized means that scores can be compared in the general population and you know what score is needed to be in a certain percentile – for instance above average, or in the top 2% (Mensa standard). Examples of IQ tests include the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale, the Stanford-Binet, and the Cattell Culture Fair test, and Raven’s Progressive Matrices.
There are many bogus IQ tests on the web that either don’t accurately or reliably measure your general intelligence, or which give you an inflated score. Valid, reliable, standardized tests are difficult to locate and are usually professionally administered.
IQ Test Scores
IQ tests are designed so that the average IQ score for test takers is 100. IQ test scores have a distribution in the general population that looks like a symmetrical bell – which is why the IQ distribution is often called a ‘bell curve’. You can see this ‘bell’ in the figure below:
By looking at areas of this curve, you can see that the majority of people (68%) have an IQ score between 85 and 115. Only around 2% have an IQ greater than 130 which is often called ‘gifted’ intelligence. This is the IQ score needed to join Mensa.
Here is a table that helps us interpret what IQ scores within certain ranges mean:
For a rough guide, an IQ of 115 or higher can be considered a ‘high IQ’. This equips someone to take on a university degree. An IQ of 130 or higher puts a person into the ‘IQ elite’ – the sphere of Harvard undergraduates and grad students.
If you choose this IQ goal, you can measure your pre and post-training IQ levels, and your IQ is guaranteed to increase 10 or more points.
You were right! I kept at it and am now averaging n = 6.5 after 24 sessions. Thanks so much for sharing this technology with people! I’m enjoying your blog as well. It does seem to be helping my cognitive effectiveness so far, at least on Raven’s matrices IQ tests. I scored a 118 on the Anders Jensen before the training, and after the training I scored a 768 on the TRI-52, which I suppose translates roughly to a 133-134 IQ. Ryuta Arisaka
Dave and I both use software called IQ Mindware…This is one of the brain hacking techniques from The Bulletproof Executive program, and it’s close to my heart because I’ve used it since 2009 with great success, boosting my IQ at least 18 points (I took standardized IQ tests before and after). Dave “only” gained 12 IQ points from it, but he didn’t do as many sessions as I did, and he’d already raised his IQ with other methods. From an efficiency perspective, that’s incredible. I gained 2.75 IQ points for every hour of brain training I did. Andrew Clark, Bullet Proof Executive COO
My IQ was 115 on the Cattell Culture Fair III before training with i3. After 20 days of training my IQ was measured at 134 on the WAIS-IV. My IQ jumped 19 points. I do believe I’m focusing and problem solving better. Thank you for a quality product. W. Henderson.
Just completed this fluid test Serebriakoff Advanced Culture Fair IQ Test and got a score of 25 which equates to IQ of 138. My IQ was 120 before training so your training does what it says on the tin. I thought I’d share this with others. Paul J.
When I did the tests before starting with your software last year in the pre tests it said 127 and after the software in the 138-140 range and I really enjoyed using it. C. Keddie
Finally, as I told you last week, this morning I´ve past the WAIS-test, after 16 n-back sessions. I´m really… amazed! My WAIS-IQ is 146 (percentile 99,9). …your program gave me an increased short-term memory. When I started training, it was difficult for me passing the 2-back phase, but in 16th I past the 6-back eventually, and found very very easy the 2, 3 and 4-back ones. Thank you very much for helping me in my goal: join Mensa. Mila Jiménez
I’ve always wanted to join Mensa. I came across your article on Mensa membership and this inspired me to train with this software – in preparation for the Mensa qualifying exam. I stuck to the program, and it certainly helped me attain my life-long goal. Thank you for this software. Janet Oster
So I took the Anders Jensen’s IQ test and scored a 118. Pretty ok. Then I completed the 20 day training. Honestly I waited a couple weeks before I took the JCTI. It said my index is 138. Did I just raise my IQ by 20 points?!.. Sean Tucker
As is suggested, I took an IQ test before the training. I completed all 20 sessions of the training over a period of about 35 days. Even though I was stuck at n=4 for over twelve sessions in a row, on session 15 I suddenly had a breakthrough and was steadily holding n=7–my brain had really adapted and grown! I did another IQ test after the training and found that my IQ had jumped by 19 points. Andrew