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    #250131 - 01/03/23 01:00 PM Recommendations for high-IQ society to join?
    acgoldis Offline
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    Registered: 08/21/18
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    Hi!

    I was wondering what High IQ societies are recommended for someone with a 660 Verbal, 790 math, and 670 logic GRE (this was taken in 1994). I'm near the border of the 99.9% societies, just below apparently, but interestingly I did much better on the practice GRE logic (730) than I did on the actual test.

    Mensa seemed close but not at my level, and I love the Puttyverse. I'm looking for a society with a lot of polymaths, especially in the United States.

    I went to MIT and find that I have a lot of peers at the Harvard Club at my level. And I've met a few people from the Phillips Andover high school (very prestigious) and I see them as my intellectual equals. I haven't really met many people at my level though outside those areas.

    Thanks!


    Edited by acgoldis (01/03/23 01:01 PM)

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    #250132 - 01/05/23 01:34 PM Re: Recommendations for high-IQ society to join? [Re: acgoldis]
    Eagle Mum Offline
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    Registered: 02/24/20
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    Mensa uses +2 sigma as the cutoff for membership. Above that, the other societies use +3 sigma (Triple nine society) and +4 sigma (Prometheus society) and their entry tests criteria are very strict, so you may have to sit a different test to achieve entry. The problem is that tests for these purposes take a lot of effort and time to design and validate. The internet enables questions and answers to be leaked, so almost all of the applicable tests have been compromised, so membership of these societies have fallen drastically.

    The Puttyverse looks fantastic. Amongst mature adults, Iíve found that itís not so much raw IQ which makes an individual interesting and worth listening to and learning from, but how much expertise theyíve gained in their chosen field(s) of interest.

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    #250134 - 01/10/23 01:58 PM Re: Recommendations for high-IQ society to join? [Re: acgoldis]
    acgoldis Offline
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    Registered: 08/21/18
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    Looks like Torr accepted my scores and gave me a 147, which looks like a good average of the two scores and a little higher than I expected. Will any other societies like Triple Nine take a Torr reference in lieu of a test which happened to not fit?

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    #250139 - 01/14/23 02:24 PM Re: Recommendations for high-IQ society to join? [Re: acgoldis]
    empleat Offline
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    Registered: 01/18/22
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    Here you have some it was create quote unquote by some supposedly 200IQ greek genius: https://www.iqsociety.org/win/societies/

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    #250150 - 01/20/23 05:02 PM Re: Recommendations for high-IQ society to join? [Re: Eagle Mum]
    indigo Offline
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    Registered: 04/27/13
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    Originally Posted By: Eagle Mum
    Amongst mature adults, Iíve found that itís not so much raw IQ which makes an individual interesting and worth listening to and learning from, but how much expertise theyíve gained in their chosen field(s) of interest.


    Well said, EagleMum!
    smile

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