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Your score on the practice test is excellent! Congrats.

If you were wanting to be a member I'd say go for it. Personally, I don't really have a reason to join at this stage of my life so it would probably just be another distraction.

But I've taken some tough cert exams in my life, most I've passed, some I've failed, but showing up is the important part. How many people up the street from me have sat the Cisco CCNP and MS MCSE exams? None, only me. I failed some - at least I showed up for them.

Statistically, anyone who takes the Mensa test and fails would still be the only one in their neighborhood to have taken it - so there is a lot of esteem to be gained from the simple act of 'doing' when others aren't doing. :)

Brad - Thanks for your "go for it" encouragement! At this point in my life, it is not really important. But it is something I honestly would value if I had it. Ok, nuf said, I will check it out.


Just do it, you don't have anything to lose. I took the test a few years back - and passed. I never got round to actually joining MENSA but it was interesting. Because of my interest at the time I did a lot of research about exactly how IQ tests work, and whether they actually test intelligence.

Also, if you're into that type of thing, MENSA has a number of Special Interest Groups where you're able to meet people who REAAAALLYY know how to play RISK or Trivial Pursuit.

Obviously it gives one a slight boost in self-confidence to know your IQ is up there with the best of them, but if you don't make it you should remember that according to most current research your IQ is merely an indication of your ability to do well in IQ tests.

Oh, by the way - great site

Thanks - Maybe I will! Thanks for the tips and the perspective. Yeah - it's cool to know you qualify but important to not make too much of it. As an INTP, I tend to romance these kinds of intellectual accolades.....

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