Asked to join Mensa

Hi, I was asked to perform a variety of tests for university (a stipulation to apply for a bursary) and one of the tests was a test performed by a psychologist to measure my degree of dyslexia. They are still deciding on the bursary but my I.Q results returned with an I.Q of 147 (my orthography was my weakest area and mathematics was my most able area) and I have been told this is certified proof to join Mensa but I am not sure that they are any benefits to joining especially since there is an annual charge to be a member and university is expensive. Has anyone any idea of possible benefits?

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i beleive theres a good job going on countdown!! :whistles:

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Yeah I Believe You:roll:

147 aint to bad, they let you join with 147 though????

one benefit is bragging rights

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Gerbil Have some rep for you awesome avatar

Dog is God :w00t:

Afro_Zombie;2727691

Gerbil Have some rep for you awesome avatarDog is God :w00t:



dog is a racist he got cancelled for it
he might be back on now though

also he is very cheesey
for example

"america wants a hero, i'll give them one"

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foxymissroxy;2727678

i beleive theres a good job going on countdown!! :whistles:



Did they not fire a person in countdown about money?

electriclinux;2727744

Did they not fire a person in countdown about money?



yeah because they wanted her to take a pay cut.. . . .but think of all those brain training ads you could get signed up for and it was a pay cut to her may not be to you!! :thumbsup:

what a-level's did you get?

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I receive the results on the 14th.

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harlzter;2727798

http://news.bbc.co.uk/player/nol/newsid_6940000/newsid_6949000/6949037.stm?bw=bb&mp=wm&asb=1&news=1&bbcws=1



Was that making a point at my dyslexia or just a generic video?

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electriclinux;2727821

Was that making a point at my dyslexia or just a generic video?



you are dyslexic??

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Afro_Zombie;2727845

you are dyslexic??



Yes it was written into the original post, I suffer from a form of Phonological dyslexia.

electriclinux;2727821

Was that making a point at my dyslexia or just a generic video?


Wow how touchy are you? :oops: No that was a video posted by duckmagic I meant to link to his post rather than direct to the video, post ]here

FWIW my brother suffers from dyslexia as does my partner and suspect one of my kids may do to so I wouldnt point fun at it, as I side note I was amused by a dyslexia awareness campaigns t-shirt that carried the slogan "I suffer from dailysex".

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No just a question, saw the original post a little later circulating around.

147 is very good, I got 138 and passed my Mensa preliminary test. I was going to join just for an ego boost if anything, and it might be good in later life or job applications etc. Its only about £40 for the membership isnt it?

harlzter;2728035

I was amused by a dyslexia awareness campaigns t-shirt that carried the … I was amused by a dyslexia awareness campaigns t-shirt that carried the slogan "I suffer from dailysex".



I used to, but it's sometimes closer to weekly these days.

OP, no benefits I can think of, and no matter what you say, people will tend to judge you on traditional methods (exam results, interpersonal/communicational skills etc). Putting MENSA membership on a resume might even come across as somewhat laughable, or at the very least egotistical (as some of the previous comments have implied). I wouldn't waste my money.

Do you have a letter from Mensa saying you're good enough to get in? If so, keep that with all of your other achievements.

duckmagicuk2;2728423

Do you have a letter from Mensa saying you're good enough to get in? If … Do you have a letter from Mensa saying you're good enough to get in? If so, keep that with all of your other achievements.



Yes, along with a printout of your Microsoft gamer points ;-)

Liddle ol' me;2728480

Yes, along with a printout of your Microsoft gamer points ;-)



:giggle:

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Liddle ol' me;2728480

Yes, along with a printout of your Microsoft gamer points ;-)



Oh and don't forget the ps3 trophy's you can soon get!

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I scored 149 on one of the TV IQ test thingies once. Its never helped me in life - and I doubt being about to say "I've joined MENSA" would either. At best its a small talking point.

Mind you, it seems it doesn't stop people boasting about high IQ scores, when clearly they are telling porkies! Just one more thing to laugh at I suppose!

mensa was 152 when I joined. Complete waste of time and I had to pay money to be in it!!

ADZ1478;2733163

mensa was 152 when I joined. Complete waste of time and I had to pay … mensa was 152 when I joined. Complete waste of time and I had to pay money to be in it!!



No benefits at all then??

Isn't it a bit like getting a certificate certifying you are sane.

What would be the point in waving that about
And they want you to pay for it. Is that an intelligent option???

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WoolyM;2733351

Isn't it a bit like getting a certificate certifying you are sane. What … Isn't it a bit like getting a certificate certifying you are sane. What would be the point in waving that about :pAnd they want you to pay for it. Is that an intelligent option???



well actually some people can be so clever that they can drive themselves insane! its happened to many geniouses

I have not recieved any feedback, but have just reread my last comment. Apologises if I have offended anyone. I should have considered my comments more carefully. I was going to edit and remove comment but as another has quoted from it it would not be so easy.

Sorry. :oops:

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St Pierre;2737267

well actually some people can be so clever that they can drive themselves … well actually some people can be so clever that they can drive themselves insane! its happened to many geniouses



why are you banned ??

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Proximo;2738918

why are you banned ??



LOL. He's hardly in a position to reply!!!:p

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guv;2738984

LOL. He's hardly in a position to reply!!!:p



lol yeah I had hoped someone had witnessed his wrong doing and would fill me in
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