I am a prominent figure in the IQ community and have an IQ above 177 minimum. That is why I am here. What can you do for a 19-year-old whiz kid?
High IQ Societies
High IQ Societies limit their membership to people who score within superior percentiles on a valid, supervised IQ test. They exist to build communities – for communication and exchange of resources between members. Below is a list of the better known high IQ societies – including Mensa.
You can locate the membership requirement IQ score on the IQ bell curve that shows percentages in the population for IQ scores.
You can see that with a professed IQ of 178, our ‘whiz kid’ friend has a truly remarkable IQ!
High IQ Tests: The Mega Test and Others
Most IQ tests are designed so that the average score (100) is obtained by most people. These tests are designed around the average person with an average intelligence. The tests discriminate between individuals’ IQs in the middle ranges, where the difference between an IQ of 100 and 105 may be a matter of several questions on the test itself. But at their upper end, these tests don’t discriminate as well: a the five-point difference between IQ scores of 145 and 150, for example, may translate into test score differences of only one or two questions. There have been various high IQ society tests devised over the years that make fine distinctions in the highest IQ stratosphere. These tests are so difficult that only the highly gifted will get average scores, and only near genius intellects are able to achieve the highest scores! One famous high IQ test is the Mega IQ test by Ronald Hoeflin, founder of the Mega Society – a high IQ society much more demanding than Mensa. Only 1 in 20,000 Mensans would qualify for Mega Society membership! A score of 1 (out of a total of 48 questions) means you have an IQ of between 100 and 110.
For a selection of high IQ tests, including the Mega IQ test, visit this site.