I am assuming there may be some high IQs (I am a former member of MinD, or MENSA in Germany) in the Nexus? What have been the challenges you have faced in the world due to this? Has your IQ sometimes been a heavy burden to bear?
Any thoughts on this? Experiences to share?
I have often wondered why topics regarding Mensa (Mensa is not an acronym) often prompt "sour grapes" replies, around about 98% of the time.
Congratulations if you got it.
hi douglas - my son's father is extremely intelligent and always had trouble in school because he knew so much and thought differently. it made him feel very alone. one time an airforce guy came to his school talking about the air force and and jet technology. my ex knew exactly what he was talking about asking incredible questions for a 2nd grader. the airforce guy was truly impressed. he has always felt alone in this sense. he says that one can always tell immediately when he meets an equal and he can just talk and be himself. he is very verbal. but, he hates games - the kind that mensa uses to test IQ. not all very intelligent people like those games. they do not find every one who is very intelligent. i'm not mensa material either, although i am not as intelligent as my ex.
(also, i am not very verbal as you can tell - very frustrating.)
another thing - when i first found atheist nexus, i was thrilled to find other people to discuss ideas with - to my disappointment, i have found some pretty low functioning thinkers who really don't use reason or logic in their diatribes. there are, however, people like you. . . i do appreciate people who are not as bright if they are good hearted and all people can be interesting. i am not a snob, but i really do enjoy intelligence, which is not always accompanied by emotional 'normalcy'. many of my friends have more than neurotic problems. anyway, i just wanted you to know that i totally understand your statement and your feelings about having a high IQ - i am sorry that so many responders to your query are so hostile. it comes with the territory, i guess, as you know very well.
hope to hear from you - alexa (p.s if i am frustrated as to people to really talk to, i know how my ex and people like you must feel :)