Originally Posted by Fairplay
I worked with this guy who claimed he was a member of Mensa.
When I trained him I told him you might want to keep a folder to write down some of this information it is a lot to learn. He said "I can remember it all without notes."
I had to tell him things over and over finally, I would tell him "I thought you could remember all this." Mostly I would tell him you could figure it out you're so smart and I'm not and just leave him hanging. Misc. file issue type of solving problems all the time. I grew tired of bailing out the self proclaimed genius.
I was glad when he went to a different shift.
1- There are different schools of thought here. Some say memory has little to do with IQ.
2- This guy may or may not have been empty-claiming. But one example does not make others' 'claims' invalid.
3- I know (thru my son who IS
a MENSA member, of another member who has ADHD.
3- There ARE people with high intelligence out there and we meet them in our everyday lives without even realizing. Did you realize that mere actor James Woods has an IQ of over 180? He never attempted to split the atom, did he?
4- I have NEVER boasted about some IQ reading I registered in college. So many years have past and so many things have happened in my life since. It is just the pathetic overreaction of some posters here, when the subject was brought up in passing, that made it an issue.
Hey Comrade Shitsprayer, engineer Philip Emeagwali has an IQ of 190. And HE IS BLACK!!!!
... Why don't you chew on THAT for a while.