I am, according to the last one I took. I`ll refrain from patting myself on the back just yet, if you don`t mind.
Do they mean a whole lot? Probably not. Probably just means I can rewire your clock radio but I can`t seem to muster enough common sense to stop breaking every dish in the house.
I`ve been around a lot of people in life, and it seems like many people have a level of "genius" that is not measurable on these tests. For example, some are good socially, some are good with words, some are good with math, some are good at the arts, some are good at athletics. It seems like the more advanced a person is in a particular area, the more they suffer in another. For an extreme example, there are autistic people that are super math geniuses but that can`t hold a normal conversation. Some of my engineer friends could make you a nuke but they can`t manage to get a date or hold a relationship. I once read an article about the high suicide rate of math grad students because they are great at math but can`t deal with the irregular and illogical nature of real life. There are some people that are extremely gifted in music but who can`t read or write. (My husband seems to be considerably better at "balance" and
"coordination" than I am, but maybe am spending all my brain power
thinking that I don`t notice myself walking into walls.)
I think measures of intelligence are really only good for entertainment purposes, in that sense. There is so little we even know about how the brain works and why it does what it does ... how can we even begin to test for quantitative and qualitative data on something which we know so little about?