Auto-estimated IQ

In genius studies, auto-estimated IQ, or “self-estimated IQ”, in defunct layspeak (Ѻ), per self-terminology reform, refers to the estimation, e.g. via either interpolation, extrapolation, intuition, guesstimation, and or test-based gauge, etc., of one's own existence state intelligence quotient (IQ).

In 1995, a study of 46 male and 80 female students, who were asked to estimate their own IQ prior to completing the digit symbol and vocabulary tests from the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS), found that men tend to over-estimate their IQ, and that women tend to under-estimate their own IQ. [1]

The following are related quotes:

“My IQ is H2SO4.”
Dr. Seuss (1930), College Humor [2]

“I have always been somewhat precocious, both physical and mentally. My IQ stands somewhat above the average. So, it seems that from a hereditary point of view, nature was very kind to me.”
— Martin King (1950), essay on the religious development of personality (penned at age 21)

“My IQ is at least 180.”
Bertrand Russell (c.1960), attributed (Ѻ); possibly apocryphal, being a mixture of his uberman theory, his "common man" (Ѻ) quote, and his 180 Platt IQ (1962) estimate

“My physics genius level is between 1.5 and 2.5.”
Lev Landau (c.1962), personal notes (see: Landau genius scale)

“My IQ is somewhere between Dr. Seuss, who in 1931 claimed an IQ of H2SO4, and Dr. Faustus, who in 1514 sold his soul to the devil for truth, knowledge, and power; the embodiment of the latter found in the mind of Goethe, who in 1809 professed that he and his wife were like CaCO3 (limestone), who when put into contact with H2SO4 (Captain) have no “choice” but to debond, and who in 1926 became the first ever person ranked [Cox] with an IQ of 225.”
Libb Thims (2013) YouTube post reply to query by Paul Rael, Aug [3]

1. Reilly, Jacqueline, and Mulhern, Gerry. (1995). “Gender differences in self-estimated IQ: The need for care in interpreting group data” (abs), Personality and Individual Differences, 18(2):189-92, Feb.
2. Lindemann, Richard. (2015). The Dr. Seuss Catalog (pg. 96). McFarland.
3. (a) Thims, Libb. (2013). Query: “Who are you, a professor somewhere? And what is your IQ?”; asked (Ѻ) by Paul Rael, Aug.
(b) Note: variations of this "what is your IQ query" have been asked reoccurring since circa 2009 (see: Libb Thims (genius ranking)); draft answers prior have been attempted, this is the first one that seems to hold in the mind.

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