Recently been thinking about my approach to life and how it coalesce with testing scores..

I'm someone who has difficulties functioning in certain areas.. I seem to be better at randomly jostling around looking for "clues" or details that I need? I think of myself as unable to attend a university because of my poor performance in school subjects that are associated with writing and reading.. So I've been thinking about this and trying to adapt to my circumstance..

I wonder what my weakness is and what it is that makes me unable to do what would be more successful in a modern society. I'm not successful at all it would seem but I work hard every day to achieve something.

Similar to what other people talked about with ADHD it's like I have to work twice as hard but get half the result and I want to question why this is..

I believe results from the WAIS-test is more important then tests of executive functions when it comes to predicting success but the executive tests tells me more about how my process works? In what way am I attending to information well?

I've done TMT B for example online and recieved a score of 7/10 people.. That indicates a good executive function but when I tested my verbal flexibility with a psychologist i recieved a bottom result.. 1/10 I would say.. So one question is if executive flexibility is one thing or is dependent on different areas of the brain..

I do a massive amount of thinking and real life excursions because I don't think I am executively disabled, at least not in a standard sense so there are a lot of things I can do "visually". I have no problem planing a route or finding new patterns in movement. I think this is correct because of my high score in spatial working memory which is a good indicator of executive function. This with the TMT B result indicates I do well with visual orientation. I also don't have problems with visual computer games that I play..

Verbally I was thinking there might be something to my low score. Mostly I've been trying to imagine what someone with poor verbal flexibility would be able to say or interact with. I wonder if there is any truth to my poor result because I've been finding that I can have success even though my poor results have led me to believe I am useless..

A question for Aeh would be how I detect poor verbal flexibility as measured by the D-kefs verbal fluency collection. A question is also why executive functions matter on a practical level. One psychologist said it was decision making? Is it the speed at which we make new decision based either one verbal or visual information? "New choices" with which we direct out behavior?

I think that doing an IQ-test is not very reliant on Executive functions and I've read about it that the correlations between D-kefs and Wechsler subtests is in the 0.20 range if not lower.

The interesting thing is that I believe in IQ-testing a lot, to the degree that it's a certainty of ability in tasks. I had a poor coding result and I've been analyzing why that could be. There are multiple things that you need to be good at to be a "fast coder"..

Anyhow, having a executive detriment slows down coding or more generally, "the speed with which you accomplish something" and in the coding test they estimate how many digit/symbols you can finish within a short time frame.. I believe this to be a good estimate of how fast you progress with tasks.. What do you think Aeh?

The question that I've been pondering from the beginning is if the full scale IQ score is most important or if the CPI/GAI rule is relevant. The rule is that is you have to much variation in your profile the full scale IQ doesn't accurately represent your actual ability. A question would be if most my GAI scores are in the 120-130 range and coding is in the 80 range. Hmm.. I think the rule applies. Is this correct?

When I look at my real life pattern of verbal interaction I'm a person that doesn't answer and take my time to ponder the conundrum.. This would be a description of someone with low verbal processing speed but high verbal logical ability. I spend hours every day after I've come home analyzing thoughts and ideas I've picked up during the day, it seems there is endless learning..

It's not entirely accurate.. Executive functions are used to make new knowledge, stuff that I already know aren't a problem, i have enough verbal fluency for that (average).. I believe that the definition of "slow but deep" applies to me. Some people prefer quick surface interaction while I want accurate and to the point interaction, Quality of quantity I've said at some times..

Anyone else ponders this way?

I think the accurate description is "slow but accurate".. Takes time to develop ideas but they are very good when they are! This is because logical tests such a similarities measure the accuracy of you verbal thinking or "verbal logical reasoning" while coding assess speed of completion.. My low coding, the doctor claimed was due to poor executive functioning which means that my process of making a decision is really slow but since I'm very intelligent I make accurate conclusions about things.. I just can't wrap my head around the executive limitations based on how the test measures it..

You are asked to name one piece of fruit and then "switch" to a piece of furniture. Where does this process show up in real life? I think I tend to stick to one topic for a long time based in task itself.. The test assesses how many times you can switch and how many items you get accurately. I failed miserably at both. Does this test have anything to do with intelligence? Why do we use this test in the first place? What is executive verbal flexibility?

Edited by Klangedin (05/15/22 02:42 AM)