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quote:Originally posted by sharkeyandgeorgeI took the mensa home test recently and have been invited to sit a supervised assement on the 1st of april. not wanting to sound arrogant i have been tested many many time and have always been in the top 1 percent so dont think ill really have much of a problem passing the question is do i want to be a member? are any of you members?what are the benefits? and perhaps most importantly to all of you that are members does it make a diffrence on a c.v?replies to any and all of these questions would be appreciated and perhaps all of the naked scientists out there could tell me what their thoughts on mensa are?"your not paranoid if they're really after you"
quote:Incidentally, in response the Michael's point over spelling, there are plenty in mensa who are dyslexic (and my own spelling is atrocious, and would be a lot worse was it not for spell checkers – but ofcourse, a spell checker only tells you that you have spelled a word correctly, not that it was the correct word that you had spelled correctly).
quote:Originally posted by ukmickyAlso maybe correct spelling doesnt count when it comes to someone IQ but shouldn't someone with an high IQ,the type of IQ which mensa are looking for be able to put a proper sentence together, using the correct word terminology and linking everything up so it reads correctly.
quote:Originally posted by sharkeyandgeorgei dont think im dyslexic but have always had a bit of a blind spot in spelling
quote: nor do i claim to be a genius or even very smart but i am quite bright and happen to be very good at I.Q tests.
quote: Also thanks for the info another someone but i would fear to use my proper tests as all the ones ive taken have been for medical reasons and i would be humiliating to show these tests to other people.
quote:By the way the word you should have used above was spelt and not spelled. SORRY
quote:Originally posted by ukmickyAriel thankyou your my champion
quote:Originally posted by Ophiolitequote:Originally posted by ukmickyAriel thankyou your my championThat would be you are my champion.Observe; collate; conjecture; analyse; hypothesise; test; validate; theorise. Repeat until complete.
quote:Michael has to be more intelligent than humans
quote:I'm a little hesitant as I know the exam will require my ability to blow bubbles and pull funny faces at hamsters in a cage. Your advice will be greatly appreciated.
quote:Originally posted by arielwelleither that or you used a spellchecker!and while we are pointing out every spelling and grammar error...let me say to neilthat it should be my three year old's instead of three year oldshaha!  ariel
quote:Originally posted by sharkeyandgeorgeNeilep I suspect you are mocking me!,J'accuse."your not paranoid if they're really after you"
quote:Originally posted by Solvay_1927But I’d suggest that you don’t go out of your way to tell complete strangers that you’re a member – they might just find it a turn off (unless they’ve got to know you first).
quote:Originally posted by sharkeyandgeorgewell its done the cheques in the mail looks like im sitting the test on the first
quote:Originally posted by sharkeyandgeorgealas i was 1 point shy of the scorein the culture fair test and 2 points shy in the other i suspect i may have got in if i had finished all the questions but sadly i missed half a dozen due to the very tight timing ah well i can always try again next year
quote:Originally posted by sharkeyandgeorgeIt wasnt about boasting neilep i just needed something to put on the blank sheet of paper that tis my cv ive got very little useful skills to put on there unless someone needs lockpicking or balloon animals?J.B.S Haldane on the perforated eardrums which were a consequence of his pressure experiments "the drum generally heals up; and if a hole remains in it, although one is somewhat deaf, one can blow tobacco smoke out of the ear in question, which is a social accomplishment".
quote:Originally posted by HadrianWhat is the point to it if not a bragging right and an ego trip?
quote:Originally posted by another_someonequote:Originally posted by HadrianWhat is the point to it if not a bragging right and an ego trip?That has to be each person's individual judgement to make – I have tried to answer it for myself in my earlier response.Ofcourse, there may be no point at all for some people. Out of the 1 million people eligible in this country, only 27,000 are members; thus for about 97% of the eligible population, they either don't see a point, or simply don't know what they are missing.