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« on: January 29, 2008, 12:01:02 PM »
He's Not as Smart as He Thinks

A British researcher reports that the male ego is often larger than his actual IQ. But you might be surprised by what women think of men's intellect.


Are men smarter than women? No. But they sure think they are. An analysis of some 30 studies by British researcher Adrian Furnham, a professor of psychology at University College London, shows that men and women are fairly equal overall in terms of IQ. But women, it seems, underestimate their own candlepower (and that of women in general), while men overestimate theirs. Furnham talks to NEWSWEEK's Joan Raymond about his findings and why perceived IQ matters. Excerpts:

NEWSWEEK: Many studies show that men score slightly higher in IQ tests. Is this significant?
Adrian Furnham: Universally, men tend to score higher on certain specialized skills, such as spatial awareness. In the real world, that means they might be better at reading maps or navigating. Women score higher in terms of language development and emotional intelligence. But most experts agree there is no real, important overall difference when it comes to gender and intelligence.

But women think they aren't as smart as men?
That's the conundrum. What I study is "perceived intelligence," essentially how smart people think they are. I analyzed 30 international studies, and what I found was that women, across the world, tend to underplay their intelligence, while men overstate it.

 So do most men think they're Albert Einstein?
There certainly is a greater male ego. It's what we call the male hubris and female humility effect. Men are more confident about their IQ. These studies show that on average, women underestimate their IQ scores by about five points while men overestimate their own IQs. Since these studies were international in scope, the results were essentially the same whether women were from Argentina, America, Britain, Japan or Zimbabwe. Another factor affecting perception may be distribution of IQ ... Although [men and women] are on average the same, the people at the very top and the very bottom of the IQ bell curve are more likely to be men. That is a pattern that we see in the university setting, with men either being at the very top of the class or at the bottom.

Do women tend to think that men are smarter than they are?
Surprisingly, [both] men and women perceive men being smarter across generations. Both sexes believe that their fathers are smarter than their mothers and grandfathers are more intelligent than their grandmothers.

What about the kids?
If there are children, [both] men and women think their sons are brighter than their daughters.

http://www.newsweek.com/id/101079?g=1


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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2008, 12:02:31 PM »
But how smart of me to think all along that I'm not really smarter than women.

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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2008, 12:07:54 PM »
All I know is that it's really difficult to argue with an intelligent woman. There's no way out. :)
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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2008, 12:09:24 PM »
mao ni giingon nga
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« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2008, 02:23:29 PM »
I'll give you a secret how to argue with a woman.

This tactic seems to work for me, well most of the time that is.

Whenever they're angry at you and shouting, just stay quiet. And what I also do is just nodd and agree with them, and they usually think im trying to be 'smart' with them, hahahahaha. Its so cute to see a girl get all riled up. Ah, the thrill of being chased, its so exhilarating.

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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2008, 02:53:55 PM »
My wife is so amused that I may be the one tutoring my kids about quadratic equations, but she's the one who changes our light bulbs or tightens our door knobs.

I guess both of us are anti-stereotypes. But I do agree with her that individuals, male or female, have something in which they are smarter than others.

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« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2008, 02:56:11 PM »
Well thats a good example to give to your kids, Mr. Bene.

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« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2008, 03:24:08 PM »
It was my father who taught me how to read.  And it was my mother who dealt with clogged plumbing. ;D
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« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2008, 03:27:02 PM »
It was my dad who taught me mathematics and science problems. It was my mom who was there to comfort us after Dad 'disciplined' us.

I could still remember being a child playing with the Lego set and bulldozer/construction toys my father bought me, and he would explain to me what each construction vehicle did, its purpose. He would always quiz me on what each toy did, everytime I got it right, i recieved a piso coin. :)


Ah the memories.

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« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2008, 03:48:37 PM »

Hi Paul,

Wow, it's a pleasant surprise to know that my wife and I are not the only ones breaking the mold of male-female roles in the family...

Our friends tell us that between me and my wife, I am the better cook. The truth is, when she was still my gf, she tried so hard to get my heart through my stomach... I laughed while rating her culinary skills. Ingon ko 75%, and then I taught her the basics. Later, she found out that my gf before her was a food technologist who taught me kitchen skills. A man can excel at the kitchen and a woman at plumbing...






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