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Joining MENSA

  1. Aug 1, 2005 #1

    JamesU

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    now, I know that everyone at PF hates MENSA immensly, but I don't care.

    I'm wondering if anyone here know's how to join. it seems like the MENSA test is figuring out how to become a member. I know I'm qualified. I'm in the international high iq society, and my iq is about 135. but how to join?
     
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  3. Aug 1, 2005 #2

    Pengwuino

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    Why does everyone hate MENSA and what in the world is the international high iq society? I swear i remember hearing that on king of the hill...
     
  4. Aug 1, 2005 #3

    JamesU

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    http://www.highiqsociety.com [Broken]

    that's just a joke, click the link, take you to the real page
     
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  5. Aug 2, 2005 #4

    Lisa!

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    Are you a member?
     
  6. Aug 2, 2005 #5

    JamesU

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    yes...........
     
  7. Aug 2, 2005 #6
    Man I feel like a moron, mine's 104 :frown:
     
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  8. Aug 2, 2005 #7

    Pengwuino

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    I only got 121... i guess watching family guy takes away a few points...

    Something about that site makes me wonder though :P
     
  9. Aug 2, 2005 #8

    Lisa!

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    :rofl: :rofl: I'm too busy to take th test!
     
  10. Aug 2, 2005 #9
    I'm not quite sure but I think that you need a genius IQ to join MENSA which I think starts at 160. Maybe I should check first huh?
     
  11. Aug 2, 2005 #10

    JamesU

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    i thought it was 130
     
  12. Aug 2, 2005 #11

    Pengwuino

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    Its 130. I heard you can get a discount on car insurance!
     
  13. Aug 2, 2005 #12
    http://www.mensa.org/
    Ok.. so appearantly since scores can vary depending on the test you took the criteria stands at testing in the top 2% for whatever intelligence test you take. There's more info on the site.
    Since geniuses tend to be absent minded I doubt they will mind your lack of ability to use Google. :tongue:
     
  14. Aug 2, 2005 #13

    Lisa!

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    I have a big problem in taking any kind of test which are abit long! :grumpy: I get tired and bored too soon and I just answer the last questions randomly! :rofl: How can I be more patient?
     
  15. Aug 2, 2005 #14
    140 and up is near-genius/genius level.
    In some countries apearantly Mensa members can get special credit cards and insurance. A friend of mine suggests that to quell an ignorant population all Mensa members should be issued a firearm and a liscence to shoot people for being idiots.
     
  16. Aug 2, 2005 #15
    Based on IQ or based on actions? Cause I don't feel like getting shot.
     
  17. Aug 2, 2005 #16
    Yeah I know, I didn't think it was avery good idea either. :wink:
     
  18. Aug 2, 2005 #17
    To me, IQ never mattered much because I never actually knew what mine was or could be until tonight. I never let it hinder me or haunt me throughout my life, you know?

    Just becuase I'm 104 doesn't mean I can't achieve my goals of becoming a nuclear engineer. ;)
     
  19. Aug 2, 2005 #18

    Lisa!

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    I don't believe this test could say anything about our IQ! Most of time I fil the last questions randomly but I still get a high IQ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I think it means I'm lucky!
     
  20. Aug 2, 2005 #19

    Pengwuino

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    I get distracted too easily to get an accurate score :|
     
  21. Aug 2, 2005 #20
    Hmm--I took the "Tickle" IQ test (searched google for "IQ test")-->and got 136. Where exactly does that fit in on the IQ curve? Can I really trust that IQ test??

    **Btw, minimum IQ to join MENSA is 140, according to http://www.cableforum.co.uk/board/archive/index.php/t-2433.html. Smart indeed, for them to have their own IQ test, b/c online is risky business; there are sites with really WEAK IQ tests...:frown:
     
  22. Aug 2, 2005 #21

    Pengwuino

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    No its suppose to be 130... but I think they recently changed it to top 2%
     
  23. Aug 2, 2005 #22

    loseyourname

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    I knew a women who was in MENSA. She was quite incompetent at just about everything. Her apartment was disorderly and reeked of cat crap. She barely had any money and borrowed constantly from her rich parents (she was in her early thirties). She taught English as a second language and married one of her students (a Cuban) to get him citizenship. She was very intelligent and one of the most articulate and clever speakers I've ever met, but she radiated insecurity. I don't think she took part in any MENSA activities, if they even had any. She apparently joined on a whim just because she could.
     
  24. Aug 2, 2005 #23
    MENSA requirement is a score in the top 2% (standard deviation 2) of the population on a standardized and supervised IQ test. That means:

    132- Stanford-Binet
    148- Cattel
    130- Wechsler

    As you can see an IQ score doesn't mean much without indicating the relevant scale.
     
  25. Aug 2, 2005 #24

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    MENSA is for people who is in possession of a particular form of intellect, and often very little besides. I know of very few accomplished scientists who are members of MENSA, but I do know about quite a few truck drivers and the like who are.
     
  26. Aug 2, 2005 #25

    Lisa!

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    :bugeye: :bugeye: Maybe these truck drivershaven't had enough money to continue their educations! :cry:
     
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