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Social "intelligence" test

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Trophonius, Oct 12, 2019 at 10:45 AM.

  1. Trophonius

    Trophonius Member

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    Found this and I thought it was interesting: Social Intelligence Test

    I got 30/36. More than I expected. I would like to see others results in the same test.
     
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    It's basically the RMET (Reading the Mind in the Eyes Test) under the guise of a "social intelligence test". Not sure what this alone has to do with social intelligence, but I scored a 29/36.

    The average score according to the NYTimes article above is between 22 to 30 for reference. The comments there are pretty interesting.
     
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    tree Blue/Green Staff Member V.I.P Member

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    I was disappointed due to the title of the instrument.
    "Social Intelligence Test"
    It turned out to be what I have seen many times.
    *How good are you at deciphering emotions portrayed
    in photographs of human faces?*

    Last time I completed one of these I realized that it was easier
    to think of the images as representations of an emotion, rather
    than imagine I was discerning actual feelings of another person.
     
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    Yes I got 30, though I took a few guesses at some questions. I am quite good at recognising expressions and emotions, it is unstructured social interaction I find difficult.
     
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    Facial recognition/emotions tests? Yeah, I've taken those before.

    Usually scoring around 23 to 26 points as I recall. Not too good...:oops:
     
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    Shamar Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    I got 17. Most of the photos were meaningless to me, although I was able to eliminate one or two of the choices most of the time. As far as I was concerned, it was mostly guesswork. A few I was able to get easily.
     
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    Last time I completed this was in January 2018.
    I got 34.

    I sent the link to my NT friend. She got 28.
    Her employment includes having been a social worker.
    But her experience does not include having taken any college level
    art classes. I have.

    I told her that I'd used a strategy.

    Instead of thinking "What do these people look like they're feeling?"
    I asked myself "What is this a picture of?"

    Somehow that made it not difficult.
     
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    Actually, I wonder ……………. I think most of us can do pretty well with recognizing expressions. We've spent a lot of our lives studying them and figuring them out, after all. We see someone's expression, we often go through a thought process - what is that expression? Associate it with the situation - what's happening to that person to cause the expression? Yes, we recognize when someone is angry, we've seen it too many times and want to run. Even cartoons are good at facial expressions, so we're learning from day one. But recognizing the expression is very different than knowing the correct way to respond. So I don't think this is really a good method to measure someone's social skills.
     
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  9. Trophonius

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    I agree with allow of you. Like most tests online, it measures virtually nothing. I was still curious to see what most people would get.

    I think that being able to decipher the emotion conveyed, without other stimuli that can interfere, and having enough time to think about the answer, can't even get close to estimate the ability to understand emotions in social settings.
     
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    True. They establish benchmarks of a sort as "tools", but they are not intended to be a replacement for comprehensive diagnostic processes. Though in my own case I've always been aware of the possibility of misunderstanding facial expressions.

    It happens. :oops:
     
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    If it weren't multiple choice, I would have no idea what to say for the majority of them. Do you think that's the case for people in general?

    Since it is multiple choice, I got 33. Most of the time it didn't make sense to me, but I knew it wasn't the others.
     
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    Jeremiah Chaotic Neutral

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    I got 32 out of 36, but I've done tests just like this before, under different names. Also I figured a lot of them out by process of elimination - if it wasn't a multiple choice test, I wouldn't have done as well.
     
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    i got 21/36
    i am not surprised.
     
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    I scored 25 out of 36...supposedly equal to or better than 36% of participants.

    I had no idea what I was doing most of the time. I kept thinking "that looks like so and so" or "wow she's wearing a lot of eyeshadow" but I got almost no meaningful information from the facial expressions.

    I think I only scored as high as I did because it was multiple choice. If I'd been asked to fill in an answer on my own I am certain I would have gotten fewer than 10 correct. Probably fewer than 5. Probably 0. Usually the emotion I thought was being expressed at first glance wasn't one of the answers, so I had to pick one.

    This legit felt like looking at a wall and trying to figure out what it is thinking or feeling. I just have no clue. It was more stressful than I thought it would be.
     
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    Juliettaa Black Sheep. Society of One. V.I.P Member

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    That was my approach too.

    My score - 31. Most questions answered via process of elimination.

    I agree with the comments about multiple choice. Without that, I'd have probably scored zero!
     
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    Lycoris Soft colors smell quiet.

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    I got 29/36, supposedly better than 74% of participants.
    The strategy I employed later on into the questions, was to observe if the person was looking directly at you or to the left or right, then it is easier to differentiate between more "confident" emotions rather than the other ones. Another one was to look at the eyebrows, which largely allowed me to determine the severity and polarity of the emotions listed in the choices.
     
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