What wpm would you consider decent in real life?

By unknownbeing - updated: 9 months, 2 weeks ago - 7 messages

If you were to see a person (any age, occupation) typing in real life around you,

what wpm would you consider decent (pretty good)?

('in real life' meaning the sampling group not biased

to programming, gaming, type-racing, writing enthusiasts)
By nikhillondhe - posted: 9 months, 3 weeks ago

I think it would be about 40-45 WPM
By divine_. - posted: 9 months, 3 weeks ago

40-45 is around the average, typing at 120 i now see it as very very slow. I think what would mostly be considered decent would maybe be around 60-80 wpm, and i know that it might seem high but if you can use all your ten fingers and know how to type correctly on a QWERTY keyboard then you should be typing around 50 once you get the hang of it, and then if you go on to improve your score then maybe around 60-70. so my final answer would be 65 wpm.
By seinfeld - posted: 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Hmmmmmm... 200 wpm
By hunterz1200 - posted: 9 months, 2 weeks ago

Anything around 100WPM is decent, I think. It takes a bit to get there and that speed starts to look crazy to people who type a more typical 30-40 WPM.

Updated 9 months, 2 weeks ago
By not_that_great - posted: 9 months, 2 weeks ago

I don't know dude 200 seems kinda slow tbh
By seinfeld - posted: 9 months, 2 weeks ago

Indeed, 200 WPM x 5 chars/word = 1000 chars/min seems kinda slow =)
By markstos - posted: 9 months, 2 weeks ago

I consider 60 wpm decept for a professional using a computer all day for their job.

My goal is 80 wpm with 95% accuracy.

Typing faster and with higher accuracy may help a flow state of transferring ideas into the computer.

So it's not just about speed, it's about maintaining focus on the task at hand not getting distracted by the typing experience.