Please Get Psychology Terms Of Intelligence Right

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by olroadbeech, Nov 30, 2015.

  1. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    before you call someone an idiot here , understand that you are saying that they have an IQ of zero to 25.

    imbecile would be a member with an IQ of 25-50

    moron would actually be a compliment to most people here. their IQ would be in the 50-70 point range.

    100 is normal. not many of that here.

    not sure what you would call people with IQ's over 100. pompous asses, maybe?
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I'm sorry, what are you babbling about?
     
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  3. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    idiot, imbecile, and moron used to be specific terms but are outdated and no longer used.
     
  4. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    I always thought imbecile was worse than idiot.
     
  5. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    Not true, a quick query of the word idiot here returns 13 pages.
     
  6. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Because you are a moron?
     
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  7. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    I wonder how good those IQ tests that are on the internet?
     
  8. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    And all have pictures of frogs
     
  9. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    The term still exists but fell into disfavor and stopped being used by professionals many years ago. Now it is just a name for a stupid person and not a clinical diagnosis.
     
  10. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    TOS did not get the memo.
     
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  11. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    According to @olroadbeech , I am a pompous ass
     
  12. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Is a pompous ass another name for a @Monkey Butt ?
     
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  13. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    i always though imbecile was the worse thing i could call someone. i grew up with the 3 stooges. i call most people idiots and always wanted to work down from that.
     
  14. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    Sometimes, idiot is a term of endearment.
     
  15. Only when we are talking about @turdferguson and @Monkey Butt
     
  16. Come to one of our PCM's
     
  17. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    Can we say idiotic, imbecilic, and moronic?
     
  18. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Maybe those labels still apply to the drivers in your center. It's only a Commonwealth anyway.
     
  19. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    i've been called many things but the mods won't allow the list here but i have always been curious about rating them from worse to best.

    i remember years ago UPS has us sign a paper about no name calling and treating each other with respect.

    i did sign it but did not sign my name. i think i signed hillary clinton but the center manager didn't catch it.
     
  20. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Sounds like something I would do.