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Informations about the society for high intelligent peopleWhat is Mensa?
What is Mensa doing?
How can you join Mensa?
What is intelligence?
Where can I address myself to?
For that there exist in more than 50 cities in whole Germany monthly regulars' tables, where Mensans and guests are meeting together, to talk about everything what is moving them, in a relaxed and stimulating atmosphere.
The several days lasting, taking place yearly, nationalwide events like the Berlin summer party, the big Silvester party and the memberance gathering are such popular, that Mensans from abroad travel there specially to join.
The particular of it? In Mensa bright people can let their thoughts flow free - unaccustomed mental leaps, ludicrous theories and quibbling wordplays here do not only produce wonderment, but find sondern auf eager takers.
Not to constrain the diversity of opinion inside the association, Mensa itself takes no stand on political or religious issues, but rather has pledged itself to stringent neutrality.
So Mensa features the framework - the members themselves have to fill it with live. Because of that is a lot of fun, many members are engaged complimentary vin the society. That is why the range of activitites is very diversified, and the list permanently grows longer and longer - everyone can take part, but nobody has to participate.
If someone has time and feels like to go to gatherings, if she or he is sociable or more reserved, dos not play a role concerning the affiliation to and for the acceptance inside of the association. In the case you want to get an impression, you are heartly welcome to visit with us during a regulars' table.
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There are no other criterias for membership eligibility. That's why you will find miscellaneous people with Mensa and interested as well as interesting conversational partners for practically each subject.
For potential members of a minimum age of 14 years Mensa offers group tests in many cities; also single tests supervised by a graduate psychologist can be accepted.
Visitors at gatherings are always welcome. Noboby will ask them to tell their IQ - by the way even among themselves Mensans do this very rarely.
Why an association for high intelligent peopleWith Mensa people get acquainted with others, who have only one common characteristic - a high IQ. Otherwise they came from all groups of age and have complete miscellaneous personal and occupational backgrounds. Due to this diversity the circle of acquaintances will expand by interesting people, who you probably never would have met otherwise.
The acquaintance with other highly bright people makes it possible for Mensans to exchange in a manner, many of them feel as liberating and natural. Nobody can describe this exactly, but most of the members and the visitors of Mensa gatherings know at once, what is meant. Here they can loose the "mental brake" - in chats about everyday life's subjects likewise. For this reason Mensa is for many members an embosomed completion for the general circle of friends and acquaintances.
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The intelligence quotient (IQ) was defined by scientists, to be able to make statements about the relative intelligence of people. The intelligence quotient is the result of a measurement made with the aid of an intelligence test.
Not each method is using the same scale, that's why you have to know the, to be able to evaluate an achieved result. There is no difference as in the case of the indication of temperatures: The measured value "20 degrees" does not say anything, as long as it is not clarified, if you mean Celsius or Fahrenheit.
Who IQ and intelligence are connected?Often the IQ ist understood as indicator for intelligence. Of course a test only can highlight of partial aspects of the intelligence, for example the capability in thinking logically and imaginating sterically.
In contrast other aspects of the mental capability avoid themselves against standardized methods of analysis. That applies to the creativity, but as well as to the so-called social intelligence, which a person exhibits in the interaction with other people.
In spite of the known deficiencies IQ-tests remain the the best instrument of analysis, that is to ours disposal at the moment.
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