World Genius Registry (WGR) is the most relevant and up-to-date international listing of living geniuses. While all other listings are static and offer you outdated scores, our listing is dynamic. All IQ scores (SD 15) are updated according to the latest norms, at least twice a year. There is currently NO FEE for listing. Requests for inclusion on our lists can be sent to:
Kirk Raymond Butt at : email@example.com.
REQUIRED INFORMATION TO ACCOMPANY LISTING REQUESTS ON WGR (I,II,III):
(1) Proof of your score in the form of a certificate or email you received from the test author (JPG, scan, screenshot etc.).
(2) Proof of Identity (JPG, scan, screenshot etc.) on a picture ID showing name, birthyear and nationality. You may conceal other information. WGR listings will only display your name and nationality. It would be helpful if you could also send a personal URL link (FB, Linkedin, etc.). This would be helpful in confirming your identity and in authenticating requests for listing.
(3) URL links to your test author's website containing your test and latest norm. For inactive tests, which can be listed on WGR - II and III, include test author confirmation of your score on the test's post-mortem norming.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE WORLD GENIUS REGISTRY:
Previously, WGR was hosted on the VeNuS High Iq Society website of which I am the Vice-President. WGR was created in December 2020 by the forward thinking of Domagoj Kutle, the President and Founder of VeNuS. WGR was temporarily housed on the VeNuS site until January 15, 2021. Domagoj and his views on intelligence and IQ testing was the inspiration and motivation towards for my developing and maintaining this WGR site. Some of Domagoj's interesting ideas on the concepts of Genius, intelligence and IQ testing are expressed on his VeNuS site.
IQ RARITY AND THE PURSUIT OF GENIUS :
This website will limit the listing of scores to a maximum of 195 IQ (SD 15). This will hopefully play some small part in discouraging creators of online tests from overly inflating their norms. This entails not offering unrealistically high scores on their tests or creating tests and norms that allow too many scorers to place in the upper level or ceiling area of their test, especially if this occurs in the 195 and above area. It is, however, OK for scores (of 195 and below) to be listed on WGR from tests where the ceiling is set above 195, as long as the overall number of scores do not show that an unrealistic number of test takers have scored near the upper level or ceiling of the test. Our planet is nearing the population mark of 8 Billion humans. So, from a statistical vantage point it is important to consider the idea of ‘IQ Rarity”. An IQ of 202 (SD 15) would be held by roughly 1 in 190 billion individuals. An IQ of 200 (SD 15) would be held by roughly 1 in 76 billion individuals. An IQ of 195 (SD 15) would be held by roughly 1 in 8.3 billion individuals and so on. It is not until you get down to the an IQ of roughly 171 (SD 15) that the population rarity in which this score would occur sinks below the 1 in a million mark.
In the past two decades, intelligence testing for high range ability has been moving away from the arena of timed testing and has ventured more into the arena of untimed testing. Probably the single most important reason for this is the fact that most traditional timed tests have ceilings that do not venture above 160 IQ (SD 15). These tests were not specifically developed, standardized or normed to pickup high functioning levels of human intellectual ability. In completing these types of tests you have more time to engross yourself in the in-depth task of strategizing towards finding solutions for harder and more challenging problems. These are problems that take you beyond the scope of individual items on timed tests where often only one minute is permitted to make a lightning quick decision towards selecting the correct response. Untimed tests generally include problems that range from easy to extremely difficult. For those lacking the prerequisite intellectual ability, it is unlikely that the harder problems will be accurately solved. By this means, the actual intelligence of an individual can come to light.
The science or philosophy behind untimed tests is still in its infancy, with a lot of obvious inadequacies and rough edges. Often amateur test developers jump into the process without fully considering which human intellectual skills or abilities they are actually attempting to harvest. Indeed, the true complexity of the human brain is still poorly understood, especially in relation to the many facets of human intelligence. However, there is nothing inherently wrong with attempting to unravel the depths of human thought and abilities through experimenting with High Range IQ tests. It is one necessary link in the chain.
Both timed and untimed tests scores are permitted on WGR, although the majority of scores showcased on this site are “untimed” tests. The glue that holds the WGR concept together is the idea of maintaining lists and data on tests that are not STATIC by nature. In particular, other similar listing sites on the internet post scores according to old norms or data. Among other things, new norms and data are accumulated by test creators in order to further fine tune the scores and validity of their tests. Of particular interest in contrasting the difference between older, more traditional-style timed tests, is a quote used by VeNuS Society member, Gabriel Garofalo. He states that, “…High Range Tests put intelligence under the spotlight of a new paradigm, offering a dynamic ‘deep reasoning’ model, instead of a static "fast thinking" one."
Through endeavoring to track and record the latest information available in relation to many of the high range tests currently in circulation, this website will continue to follow the development, missteps, redirecting, and inevitable evolution of online tests over time. A reminder though, that having become more aware of the true nature of your intellectual gifts is but a starting point towards your future. Your true 'potential' can only be realized through actually applying yourself in the real world. And let your path be one that enhances not only your own life but the lives and futures of others as well.
Dr. Kirk Raymond Butt