Trvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 22 Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 736 times:
I have taken the one in the American Way magazine before, but it did not say anything about determining your own IQ. I have also taken a non-mensa IQ test before and I scored a 158 (which is good, itsn't it?)
Redngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 47 Reply 5, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 697 times:
Although I'm not a member of MENSA, I've read several of their "official" books. Here's a paraphrase of what the note information said in one of the books:
MENSA is a high-IQ society... MENSA has members who have Ph.D.s as well as members who never graduated from high school... MENSA does not base its membership on any kind of standardized test (including the I.Q.) rather on tests it administers independently.
I gotta be honest -- I measure 160 on the I.Q. scale but I couldn't complete enough of the official books to "pass" -- perhaps I'll do better when I take an officially administered version...
747-600X From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2777 posts, RR: 16 Reply 6, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 685 times:
Mensa is something of an elitest group, as far as I can tell. They seem to enjoy revelling in their superiority in terms of intelligence. I will be an active member in the near future, though for now I am simply submitting poetry, etc.
"Mental health is reality at all cost." -- M. Scott Peck, 'The Road Less Traveled'