« on: March 29, 2006, 09:51:20 AM »
I talked to my ex today. He was offered his dream job, but he's turning it down for a $50,000 job that will keep him in the South close to his family and new girlfriend.
I bet him three months ago that he couldn't possibly be offered $50,000 with his degree just coming from undergrad. As I haven't been accepted into a top 25 school, I just sat there with my mouth hanging open. Uggh.
Crap, I forgot to mention that I qualify for MENSA! Ah well, facebook ammunition.
Congrats on the MENSA but did anybody see the Apprentice last night. Trump PWN3D MENSA last night. That guy representing MENSA is doing a horrible job.
OMGosh, he's the worst! And a note about Mensa...I joined after I got my score, because I figured it would be a nice looking EC on my res. However, it is my opinion that tests such as the LSAT should not be used for admission. They're too trainable. Measure of IQ should be about your level of reflexive logic, not familiarity with similair questions / games.
I haven't seen any of the full length IQ tests that Mensa accepts, but I suspect (albeit to a smaller extent), that you could make yourself better if you took those over and over too. I have a friend who took one particular test like 5 times (diff questions each time, but similair problem types), and he scored progressively higher. I don't know...
I don't consider myself the top two percent of the population in terms of reasoning ability or mental quickness (isn't that what IQ is), but here I am...in Mensa. I think it just sounds alot more impressive than it actually is. I will say that some folks in there really seem to me that they are in the top two percent.