Hi, I’m Alan Shellard.
I took the test in the late 80’s and joined but allowed my membership to lapse in the 90’s as life became rather hectic, but re-joined in 2010 and I’m glad that I did.
I always felt there was something different about my thought processes, I was confident that I had something to offer, yet I did not do well at school in the mid 50’s to late 60’s due to boredom. A problem well known to Mensa.
Taking the test and passing confirmed my intelligence, and justified my suspicions to me.
I like Mensa because meeting like-minded and diametrically opposed people, all with opinions and often willing to share them. And finally being accepted by and becoming a member of Mensa is what you want it to be, you can enter a world of knowledge or just keep in touch by reading the magazine. You can be the biggest party animal and socialise at local, national or international events or just remain in the background content in the knowledge that you have friends all over the world who are probably very similar to you.