The kinds of stories we tell make an enormous difference in how well we cope with change. It also can help you believe in yourself. Unfortunately, the authors explain in this article, most of us fail to use the power of storytelling in pursuit of our professional goals, or we do it badly.
I entered the community like a strange, wild animal — and some members just reached out for me and took me in. I met plenty of valuable people: many of them I consider friends and there are lots of them I look up to.
In most cases, we manage to exchange opinions and discuss even sensitive topics without major fights… My horizon definitely became broader and I have been enriched with lots of new information. Discover Intelligence.
And then, during the first meeting with fellow Mensans, I had this sense of homecoming: as if arriving from another galaxy to a place where I belong. And yes, the daily dose of humour is addictive!
Stimulating discussions and debates at local, regional, national and international gatherings. I enjoy encountering many different opinions within Mensa.
I have always been a misfit. Still, under this mask, I was alone.
Valuable assistance to researchers, inside and outside Mensa, in projects dealing with intelligence and Mensa. Activities include: The lively exchange of ideas through lectures, journals, and special-interest groups; Stimulating discussions and debates at local, regional, national and international gatherings; Thought-provoking surveys and investigations of members' opinions and attitudes; Valuable assistance to researchers, inside and outside Mensa, in projects dealing with intelligence and Mensa.
Naturally, I also see the differences: different characters, attitudes and views — some of these I embrace, others I reject, but this makes the world complete. Alone and lonely.
The lively exchange of ideas through lectures, journals, and special-interest groups. Originally, I just wanted to have my IQ tested.
Friends, a community, a big family, numerous fantastic programs and activities. I guess I was looking for some external reinforcement.
What is Mensa? The society provides its members with diverse and exciting opportunities for social, cultural, and intellectual interaction.
I wanted to get rid of this mask; I was looking for an environment where people can understand me. What I found was a huge playground beyond imagination! We cannot be different in the same way. Mensa has members of all ages in more than countries around the world.
The world was a hostile territory. Welcome to Mensa A world of exciting social, cultural and intellectual opportunities. From the very first moment, my eyes have been sparkling: finally, I arrived in a place where people share similar thoughts, say similar puns, have similar associations like I have.
It is an honour to be a member of Mensa.
I took the test to see if I really do differ from the average. Out of curiosity, I finally ed Mensa — and I have been a member for 14 years now.
I was looking for a community, new friends and an environment where I can speak faster. Us. I ed the "club" out of curiosity. And at the end, the people I found in Mensa tamed me: they made me a better person.
In order to preserve my human relationships, I had to wear a mask of courtesy. Thank you all for adding colour to my days and to grey matter as well! I thought I would never have the time to attend the programmes as I had two young children. Also, I discovered the security of receiving help for any problem I might have.
What has Mensa given me? Now I have friends and acquaintances across the entire country. And, yes, I found it. I found a great community, interesting activities, lots of love — and, eventually, a husband as well! I am grateful.