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Thread: How well do you discern shapes?

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    How well do you discern shapes?

    Because I often have people tell me that they can't believe I "could see that," I have realized over the years that not everyone finds the differences in shapes as easy to "see" as I seem to. Today I found a test that helps you determine your ability to discern the vague differences in shapes. This could be a great resource for quilters and instructors. You might enjoy trying it!

    http://www.buzzhearts.com/en/blog/on...this-test/109/

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    Thanks, Jan. I scored better than 4%. I also took the color test and did well on that too. I guess quilting comes in handy.
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    Hi Jan, I got 96% right. I was a little worried since I'm on my cell phone that I wouldn't be able to see the shape clearly.
    Thank you Jan.
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    Thanks Jan! I'm glad I can join the ranks of the 4%...
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    Top 4% for me.

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    That was fun! I'm in the top 4% as well! Yay!
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    Quilters are good! I also am in the top 4%.
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    Top 4% for me too. I think it's because my Dad was a Machinist and I did so well in Drafting class. I seem to do a lot better when math and a structured set of patterns is involved.
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    I wonder with these sorts of 'tests' just how true the results are?

    I scored in the top too.

    Or maybe because quilters work with patterns in fabric and patterns, we have a natural aptitude.
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    hmmm... I was in the top 4% also. Maybe everyone is? Or maybe we're all special.

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    Do you think that as quilters we are automatically part of the top 4%.?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    hmmm... I was in the top 4% also. Maybe everyone is? Or maybe we're all special.
    Yeah - and if you read some of the comments below the test it looks like everyone is in the top 4%. They can't all be quilters. It would be more interesting if the results would show you which ones you missed as it is highly likely that you didn't get them all correct.
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    #5 does not have a correct answer... the missing area has 4 missing lines and the choices are 3 or 5 lines. This test does not have anything to do with intelligence as stated at the beginning... it has to do with logic and perception.
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    Yep, I saw this on facebook a couple of weeks ago. I'm pretty sure I got them all correct except one that didn't seem to have a correct answer. Everyone there was scoring well also. We decided the test was an ego booster. One thing I don't like about all of these "tests" that go around on facebook is that they do not tell you which questions you missed. (Especially things like grammar.) Therefore, I wonder at their scoring...just sayin'...
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    I scored 96%.

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    Interesting test. I am nearly blind in one eye and I got a 96% even though the last few pictures were hard to get on my laptop. I am excellent at color, probably better than picking designs.

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    I am really disappointed! I took the test and also came up top 4%. So my inquiring mind took it again and of course entered a lot of wrong answers....guess what....I again came up in the top 4%. hummmm!!!!????

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjmachin View Post
    I am really disappointed! I took the test and also came up top 4%. So my inquiring mind took it again and of course entered a lot of wrong answers....guess what....I again came up in the top 4%. hummmm!!!!????
    now that's funny! go figure...
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    I got the top 4% also.
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    Top 4% for me also.

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    I too went back to see if there was a score lower. Worked hard to pick wrong answers scored 60 on 2nd round vs 96 first time. Think it might have something to do with quilters paying attention to detail. Interesting, B neg blood is only 4 percent of population.

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    I got 96% correct, in th top 4%
    I'm great at special skills, something men excel at, and very few woman.
    I love those types of puzzles. bring on some more.

    thanks for sharing with all of us.
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    I think we all scored so high because we are quilters. we pay attention to a lot of things others don't. we're just smarter than the rest of the population. we know the names of shapes past a square, others don't. we see color and shapes others don't also. We can visualize a quilt block, with color, when others can't see the design.
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    Something is wrong with the link for me. It takes me to buzz-hearts, then says it can't be found.

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    I'm in the top 4%.

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