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Should I try to get in to Mensa?

Okay you can choose to believe me or not but I think I can qualify for Mensa after taking their practice test and getting recommended to take the real test. However, I don't know if it's even worth it. I'm barely passing highschool, due to lack of effort and the fact that I'm truant, and I don't see myself making it into a decent college. I'm also a stoner believe it or not. I have no idea what Mensa even does but for something so exclusive it has to be worth it right? Idk any advice, answers, ridicules if you'd like would be appreciated.

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Extra info: I'm 16 and have no idea what I'm gonna do with my life 👌

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  • Expat
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    You haven’t recognized the difference between “in to” and “into.” You’re not a genius. You’ve taken some of these online IQ tests and got your hopes up. 

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    I would never join a club that would have me for a member.

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  • Luke
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Only if you're too stupid to get into the Prometheus Society

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  • Todd
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    I've met Mensa members. Not impressed. Definitely a club for narcissists. It would have the opposite effect on me. I'd probably not hire someone that places their worth on some wishy-washy criteria. IQ tests aren't very good litmus for what a person's value is.

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  • 2 months ago

    There are no benefits to being a member of MENSA other than boastng rights. Many MENSA members aren't safe to be out of the house on their own. High IQ is often no indication of being a practical person.

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  • 2 months ago

    Sure, give it a try. I don't see what it would have to do with the rest of your life, but there's no harm in trying. Getting into Mensa doesn't get you into a school, or a job.

    Only you can decide if it's worth it.

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  • keerok
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Practice test? That's a joke! Anywho, if you really think you're deserving, go ahead! Advice? Being a genius is one thing. Actually doing something great is another. Don't get it? A question then. Why are there Mensa members who are janitors?

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  • Petter
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    I don't know if it's really worth anything, more than possibly a paper that says you are pretty smartm which possibly could lead to some doors opening, when you for example apply for jobs, I don't know.

    No real need for highschool to pass a Mensa test. It's all about IQ.

    As I see it it's basically like a social club for people with higher IQ, but I have never been involved in any so I really wouldn't know...=)

    • Lv 4
      2 months agoReport

      fun answer and intelligent question
      ; interesting that a place expects 'smart persons' to pay people money to tell them that theyre smart, which actually wouldnt seem like a smart thing to do, and the 'iq requirement' is only slightly more than supposedly average anyway.. hmmm  :)

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  • 2 months ago

    My grandmother was in mensa for a few years and didnt like it so she left. I never asked her why she didnt like it though

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  • 2 months ago

    Take the Groucho Marx Approach: "Why would I want to belong to a club that wants members like me?"

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