The stigma of high IQ societies

 

There are a large number of societies in the world, for every avenue of interest or lifestyle. Most will hold no hard feeling, though a handful will be open to harsh speculation. The more elitist societies have been known for ostracising others. There are many people who hold strong feelings about high I.Q societies even people who would qualify to join.

To join it isn’t quite as simple as submitting your scores from an online IQ test, you may only submit a military obtained test score, a full psychological evaluation of intellectual ability or governmental testing through schools.

There are many reasons why a lot of people find these societies personally offensive, to point out the obvious people aren’t offended by people who join gardening societies, because either they aren’t interested in gardening or if they are they could easily join, unlike a gardening society whereby you could be interested in the subject or not, all people possess brain power and it is something all people value. We spend our lives convincing our co-workers that we are capable and good at our jobs, by having the intelligence to have an eye for detail, problem solve and remember procedures. We convince our partners that we are stimulating conversationalists and expect respect for our views and thought process, all pointing towards gaining respect in the world through our intellectual capacity, something that all people will aim to achieve.

In the same way that people who would join a society for the beautiful would be deemed conceited, so are people who join high IQ societies. But is this the main reason why people would join?. Intelligence from a biological stand point, shows that people who score higher in these tests have higher synapses in the brain, and a higher percentage of cerebrospinal fluid that surrounds the brain, cerebrospinal fluid promotes imaginative thought. This is highly outside of the norm and would be considered a brain abnormality. Alongside abnormalities comes mental health issues. With 87% suffering with mood disorders like bi-polar, depression and anxiety, 20% being Autistic, and almost all people with high IQ’s having the personality trait of being introverted. Through social anxiety the world can become a difficult place to connect with and finding other people who are used to being “the odd one out” makes life a little less lonely.

Whether you agree with the social implications of these societies or not, all people need a place that feels like home.

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