I'm not going to boast my results, only that my parents were smart enough to not tell us our I.Q.'s until we graduated high school so as to not have it influence or affect our lives.
I have met several people that were members of Mensa and every one of them was extremely intelligent as well as extremely lacking in common sense. Most of them knew their score shortly after they took the test and their parents treated them differently, pushing them to broaden their horizons and to take advantage of this score. They missed out on social interactons and experiences that would have nurtured the common sense that they would need to function better in society. My parents spared me that burden and structured life. As a result, I am intelligent and resourceful, relying on both my intellect and my common sense. I thank them for that. Just because I had a high score, I still graduated from H.S. pretty close to the bottom of the class roster, mostly due to the fact that I saw no use in applying myself to courses that served no purpose in my life. That was my choice. This is also to point out that just because your I.Q. is high, doesn't mean you will always have good grades and will succeed in life. You still need to apply yourself.
Now would everyone stop taking the bullshit I.Q. tests and just be happy with the way you are.
Edited by badger, 19 February 2008 - 10:39 PM.