View Poll Results: Do you think Thai people are intellectually sub par in comparison to Western people?

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  • No. I think they are equal to Western people

    10 35.71%
  • Not sub par but not equal to Western people

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  • Definately less well educated

    11 39.29%
  • They are intellectually sub par to Western people

    9 32.14%
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    Your Opinion of Thai Intellect

    What is your opinion of Thai people as to whether they are intelligent or not.
    Last edited by kjun12; 02-02-2017 at 02:14 PM.

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    Hot and cold, like any country's people...And weather...

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    They think differently.

    (Whether)

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    Try using the correct word - "whether" - and posters might understand your question.

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    Some yes some no same everywhere...

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    Think too mutt, kjun12...

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    Most probably more intelligent than the OP.

    weather/whether......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auroria View Post
    Most probably more intelligent than the OP.

    weather/whether......
    I deserved that.

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    I find Thai people to be vastly superior to us Westerners in so many ways. As an example they don't allow themselves to be hindered by silly things like traffic signs or lights. They know that to get from point A to point B the shortest route is the most logical one, even if it means going against the traffic flow.

    They understand that rules just get in the way and ignore them. while we fret and fight over them and waste endless time trying to follow them. If Thais had a national motto it would likely be "never give a sucker an even break"...

    On the negative side they put ice in beer and dilute a measure of good Scotch by dumping a bottle of soda-water into in and loading the glass up with big ice cubes.
    I blame the Americans......and Thaksin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by koman
    I find Thai people to be vastly superior to us Westerners in so many ways. As an example they don't allow themselves to be hindered by silly things like traffic signs or lights. They know that to get from point A to point B the shortest route is the most logical one, even if it means going against the traffic flow. They understand that rules just get in the way and ignore them. while we fret and fight over them and waste endless time trying to follow them. If Thais had a national motto it would likely be "never give a sucker an even break"...
    You're condoning the deaths of families due to their ignorance to obey traffic laws?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicethaiza
    Some yes some no same everywhere...
    when have you ever left Thailand to find out?

    The majority of Thais are a lot thicker than the majority of Westerners.ei ei

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    Can I go with you Dill? 5555+

    everyone always differnt ...example...I think you are clever but maybe for other one think you are not...

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    ^ wanna come to Japan?

    We can build a snowdicky

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    Less well educated, yeah, 'definately'.


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    Would be fun ...Dill

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    Inventions by Country

    Belgium
    • Newspaper
    • Saxophone
    Czech Republic
    • Soft contact lenses
    France
    • Adding machine
    • Pressure cooker
    • Hot air balloon
    • Parachute
    • Submarine
    • Ambulance service
    • Photography
    • Airship
    • Helicopter
    • Animation
    • Cinema
    Germany
    • Printing press
    • Newspaper
    • Clarinet
    • Pocket watch
    • Automated calculator
    • Light bulb
    • Microphone
    • TV
    • Petrol/gasoline & Diesel engines
    • Automobile (+engine, differential gear...)
    • Parachute (bagged)
    • Motorcycle
    • Jet engine
    • LCD screen
    • Walkman
    Italy
    • Glasses
    • Viol and cello
    • Mechanical clock
    • Violin
    • Thermometer
    • Barometer
    • Piano
    • Telephone
    • Radio
    Netherlands
    • Microscope
    • Telescope
    • Pendulum clock
    • Mercury thermometer
    • Audio tape
    • Video tape
    • CD
    • CD-ROM
    Russia
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    • Tramway (electric)
    • Radio (receiver)
    • Tube TV
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    • Video Games
    Canada
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    USA
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    • Submarine
    • Refrigerator
    • Telegraph
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    • Regrigerator
    • Vacuum cleaner
    • Radio (transmission)
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    • Cash register
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    • Electronic TV & TV Broadcast
    • Microwave oven
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    • Charge/credit card
    • Electronic calculator
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    • Photocopier
    • Air Conditioner
    • Tractor
    • Traffic lights
    • Parking meter
    China
    • Paper money
    • Navigational compass
    • Firearms
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    Ladies with cocks
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    sugar bread

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger
    Inventions by Country
    So thailand more fun less serious lol 555+

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    The Thai's thought process is much different from those in the west, whenever they do actually think. Most Thai's actions are ruled by how things have been done historically and not towards how to improve something. This eliminates any risk of being wrong if things go south. All is good if one continues to go down the same path others have taken before.

    With regard to education, you need to speak to most Thais as if you are speaking to a 7 year old. In depth statements will only be met with blank stares. The capacity to reason is absent so keep it simple. They are this way on purpose to decrease or eliminate any creative thinking.

    I have yet to carry on any kind of intellectual conversation with a Thai which is due to their lack of general knowledge. Will things change? Not in my lifetime.

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    Lynn & Vanhamin (2012) is the latest study I could locate - 88. HVGIQ -1989 - 91.

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    Is the poll about intellect or education.
    There is a difference. Having a degree doesn't guarantee intelligence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mundi View Post
    Is the poll about intellect or education.
    There is a difference. Having a degree doesn't guarantee intelligence.
    I am not your research assistant. References have been provided.
    Obviously, the answer is in the definition - IQ. In addition, there is much more to it than that.

    Your IQ?

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    ^ He's talking to the OP, ya dummy

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    Data on the IQ and education of members of TeakDoor would be interesting/amusing.

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    I expect this thread to fizzle out quickly after my previous post.

    I did not complete an IQ test.
    As an Australian, my tertiary education was completed on a part-time basis from the late 1960s until 1980.
    During that time, I graduated as follows: BEc, BBus (Accounting), Masters in Taxation Law.

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