Bragging about an online IQ test on Facebook would be both stupid and obnoxious so I didn't post my results for general viewing but made a comment about it in a private group of close friends who were all raised in weird home schooled environments like me. One guy commented that he doesn't put much stock in the tests because he comes out as brilliant whenever he completes similar quizzes. Then last night I talked to another friend from the same background who took the test I did also receiving a similar score. She was surprised as well which got me thinking. I'm not making a case here that we are geniuses on par with Einstein but I find it interesting how people similar to me are hesitant to accept good results related to their intelligence. Because most of my friends were discouraged from going to college and we aren't breaking open ground in quantum physics or curing cancer, we feel like proof of intelligence must be a failure in the measuring stick at best or an aberration in the test at worst.
but instead say thank you and accept it. It's a proven psychological fact that if you think you are smart you are way more likely to do well on exams etc. Your potential is probably untapped so knock the valve off that oxygen cylinder and go nuts.