Test Creators Claim Only People With An IQ Over 142 Can Spell All 21 Words Correctly

Updated February 2, 2017

We all want to top the charts. For some it becomes a lifelong aspirations. Others just wish for it and don’t really go after it with full force. President Donald Trump, who purports an IQ of 156, certainly holds one of the highest IQs for U.S. presidents if this score is true.

In the quiz below from Playbuzz, you’ll be given the opportunity to prove that you rank among the geniuses. If you can get these 21 spelling questions correct, your IQ is far above average and bordering on the genius range.

Try it out now and see where you stand among the general population!

For those who get all questions correct, you’ll be marked as someone with an IQ higher than 142. Plus, you’ll get the following message:

“You have an IQ score of 142 or higher!! You have philosophical tendencies. You believe in the importance of art, and you question common sense. Romance is the foundation of your happiness. You believe that love overcomes all obstacles, and feel supported within the comfort of intimacy. You like to read, you have a lot of theories, and you are more interested in intellectual pursuits than anything else. You examine yourself objectively, and your interests are wildly eclectic. Share this unique spelling test with the world.”

If you fail, you’ll be asked to try again. You’ll also get this rather depressing message from Playbuzz:

“You flunked the test. Share it with everyone you know… “The world is not limited by IQ. We are all limited by bravery and creativity.” – Astro Teller”

What does your IQ score say about you?

In general, the average intelligence is a score between 90 and 109. If you’re in the 80s, 70s or below, you are either “dull”, “deficient”, or “feeble-minded.” But on the other hand, if you’re over 140 you are either a genius or near genius.

According to Wilderdom.com, intellectuals often have an IQ between 135-144 while professors or people known for their thinking ability are between 145-154. You’ll find that many Nobel Prize winners have a “genius” IQ between 155-164. A high genius is 165-179 whereas the highest genius is 180-200 and the “unmeasurable genius” is above 200.

For comparison sake, Albert Einstein had an IQ of about 160.

Can you boost your IQ score? If so, how?

Professor of psychology at the University of Michigan, Richard Nisbett, told Live Science that your IQ can change over time.

“But [IQ] tests give you the same answer to a very substantial extent, even over a period of year. The older you are, the more stable your test score will be. The most volatility in IQ scores is in childhood, mostly in adolescence. Offhand I can’t think of a reason why it would be, it just seems to be the case.”

On the other hand, Stephen Ceci, who is a developmental psychology professor at Cornell University, claims that IQ scores can definitely change over a lifetime, according to Live Science.

“A large number of other studies [show] IQ can change. Many of the changes in IQ are correlated to changes in schooling. One way that school increases IQ is to teach children to ‘taxonimize,’ or group things systematically instead of thematically. This kind of thinking is rewarded on many IQ tests.”

Professor Ceci continued: “Life experiences and school-related experiences change both the brain and IQ. This is true of adults and children.”

Are you happy with your IQ score?

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