No matter what you think of IQ tests, it is hard to deny they are fun to do and this one intelligence test, in particular, has recently become a viral hit. Making the rounds all over the internet, it has already been shared well over three million times and counting.
The authors of the test claim that this is a real gauge into one’s Intelligence quotient. Allegedly, if you are able to solve and understand the test then your IQ is above 150, making you something of a genius. On average, two-thirds of intelligence test takers score anywhere between 85 and 115, and just 5% of people score over 125. A score of 150 or higher would mean that you rank among the brightest, most intelligent minds on the planet!
Take a look at the puzzle below and see if you can figure out the pattern in the numbers shown. If you can’t solve it (as we couldn’t) then check out the video from the MindYourDecisions YouTube channel which does a step-by-step analysis on how to arrive at the answer and the rule of reasoning behind it. Even if you are able to solve the puzzle, to indicate an IQ of 150 or more you also need to understand exactly how and why you arrived at the answer and to prove that you have understood the rule of the pattern. Do not be too dishearted if you cannot, as there are numerous types of intelligence and having a high IQ is not the only indicator of it.
1. Are you ready? Here is the puzzle, have fun with it.
2. Did you get it? If you haven’t, do you feel a little like this?
That’s okay. That’s how we feel as well.