Those who feel they are of above-average intelligence may benefit from socializing with like-minded people. For this reason alone, these individuals may want to take an IQ test and see if they are eligible for entry into Mensa.
According to the organization’s website, Mensa is an international society of people whose exceptional IQ places them in the top 2 percent of the world’s population. Those who are granted membership have the opportunity to participate in cultural and social activities, including the chance to join special interest groups.
David Brown, a public relations coordinator for Western Washington Mensa, told the Federal Way Mirror that the misconception that Mensa is nothing more than a group of people who perform well on tests is not the case.
"We get together, we have those special interest groups," Brown told the news source. "We’re just like any other group with a wide range of likes and dislikes. This gives us a common ground for socializing."
On August 24, anybody who feels they have what it takes to join Mensa can visit the Puyallup Public Library in Washington, where a round of admission IQ testing will be offered, according to the news outlet. The assessments are scheduled to last about two hours.